FASHION DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY - Menswear, Womenswear, Sportswear

BA (Hons) — 3 or 4 Years Full-Time

FASHION DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY - Menswear, Womenswear, Sportswear

BA (Hons) — 3 or 4 Years Full-Time

FASHION DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY - Menswear, Womenswear, Sportswear

BA (Hons) — 3 or 4 Years Full-Time

FASHION DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY - Menswear, Womenswear, Sportswear

BA (Hons) — 3 or 4 Years Full-Time

FASHION DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY - Menswear, Womenswear, Sportswear

BA (Hons) — 3 or 4 Years Full-Time

FASHION DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY - Menswear, Womenswear, Sportswear

BA (Hons) — 3 or 4 Years Full-Time

FASHION DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY - Menswear, Womenswear, Sportswear

BA (Hons) — 3 or 4 Years Full-Time

FASHION DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY - Menswear, Womenswear, Sportswear

BA (Hons) — 3 or 4 Years Full-Time

FASHION DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY - Menswear, Womenswear, Sportswear

BA (Hons) — 3 or 4 Years Full-Time

FASHION DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY - Menswear, Womenswear, Sportswear

BA (Hons) — 3 or 4 Years Full-Time

FASHION DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY - Menswear, Womenswear, Sportswear

BA (Hons) — 3 or 4 Years Full-Time

FASHION DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY - Menswear, Womenswear, Sportswear

BA (Hons) — 3 or 4 Years Full-Time

The course reflects contemporary industry standards and encourages students to design and develop innovative fashion products and ranges using both manual and digital technologies. Students work on live projects with industry partners and also have opportunity to undertake a placement and/or overseas study combined with a year in industry.

Students have the option to graduate with a Menswear, Womenswear or Sportswear award, by selecting specialist units in year two and three. Or they can work across specialisms and graduate with a non-bracketed award. However, all students are encouraged to direct their learning towards specialised target markets such as luxury, outerwear, denim, tailoring, performance or lifestyle sportswear. The practical aspects of the course are underpinned by the study of the business and cultural contexts of fashion and consideration of sustainable industry practices.

Amy Astley Coach Design Competition Winner
Amy Astley Coach Design Competition Winner
Dalia Youseff
Dalia Youseff
Eppyar Hunt Jigsaw/Pongees Competition Winner
Graduate Fashion Week Presentation 2016
Graduate Fashion Week Presentation 2016
GFW Innovation Award Shortlist Melissa Bentley
Tom Bird-Jones Graduate Fashion Week Presentation 2017
Tom Bird-Jones Graduate Fashion Week Presentation 2017
Jessica Mernock
Zoe Alexandria Leach FAD x Missoni
Niamh Clarke International Youth Design Competition 2017
Jenny K Tran
Jenny K Tran
Lauren Evans
Lauren Evans
Graduate Fashion Week Showcase 2016
Graduate Fashion Week Showcase 2016
Graduate Fashion Week Showcase 2016
Jade Shields
Jade Shields Backstage Graduate Fashion Week 2017
Lily Kersley
Lily Kersley Graduate Fashion Week Showcase 2017
Alex Ritchie
Lindsay Johnstone
Lindsay Johnstone
Lindsay Johnstone
Lindsay Johnstone
Claire Deakin
Claire Deakin
Claire Deakin
Alana Dylak
Alice Hobbs
Alice Hobbs
Eleanor Cowlard
Megan Johnson
Rebecca Clarke Graduate Fashion Week Presentation 2017
Rebecca Clarke Graduate Fashion Week Presentation 2017
Rebecca Clarke Portfolio
Rebecca Clarke Portfolio
Matthew McGroarty
Matthew McGroarty Canterbury Competition Winner 2017

Features and Benefits

  • The best of both– Develop in-depth technical know-how and commercial business skills alongside your own personal design aesthetic
  • Manchester and beyond– enhance your learning by taking study trips. Previous trips have been to trade fairs in Paris, Munich to visit the ISPO trade show, and India to explore sustainable craftsmanship.
  • First-hand experience– Benefit from excellent placement opportunities in the UK and abroad, our dedicated placement team help source placements at companies such as Nike, Ralph Lauren, Speedo, Acne, Burberry, Old Navy and Adidas.
  • Hone a specialism– take the opportunity to develop your skills in womenswear, menswear or sportswear. With access to specialist staff, tailored projects and industry competitions to develop a deep knowledge and enhance your employability.
  • Cutting-edge facilities– you’ll have access to industry-standard equipment including more than 150 specialised sewing and joining machines and equipment, 3D bodyscanner, sew-free bonding equipment, automated and laser cutting equipment, 3D printing and the latest digital pattern-cutting software.

Recent Awards

  • iD Dunedin International Emerging Designer Awards Winner: Katie Clarke
  • Old Navy Competition 2018 Winner: Maryam Alsaei & Sophie Parnaby
  • International Youth Design Competition 2017 Bronze Award: Niamh Clarke
  • FAD x Missoni Competition 2017 Highly Commended: Zoe Alexandria Leach
  • GAP Design Competition 2017 Winner: Natasha Solanki
  • Fielding and Nicholson Tailoring Competition Winner: Bethany Frewin
  • Abercrombie and Fitch Competition Winner: Alice James
  • Humen Cup International Youth Design Competition Silver Award: Anastaciia Panchenko
  • RAB Outdoor Design Competition Winner: Mia Thompson
  • Milano Pro Design Competition Winner: Hayley Swaffield
  • Canterbury Design Competition Winner: Matthew McGroarty
  • Canterbury Design Competition Winner: Rebecca Clarke
  • Dare2b Skiwear Design Competition Winner: Hollie O’Shea
  • Dare2b Skiwear Design Competition Second Prize Winner: Rebecca Clarke
  • Fielding and Nicholson Tailoring Competition Second Prize Winner: Jacob Williamson
  • Graduate Fashion Week Lenzig Sustainable Denim Competition Winner: Niamh Carr
  • PCA Cordura Durable Design Award Winner: Thomas Davidson
  • British Fashion Council Stradivarius Fashion Design Competition Second Prize Winner: Alex Ritchie
  • International Youth Design Contest 2016 Silver Prize Winner: Lauren Bennett
  • Fielding and Nicholson Tailoring Competition Third Prize Winner: Jennifer Cunningham

Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years sandwich

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Graduate Fashion Week Presentation 2018

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We have been providing the fashion industry with creative and technically proficient designers for over 27 years.

Previous graduates hold positions in companies including ASOS, Burberry, Calvin Klein, French Connection, River Island, Bershka, Roland Mouret and many more organisations and brands in the UK and internationally.

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Alumni Profiles

Zoë Alexandria Leach

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology Womenswear - Graduated 2017

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Tom Bird-Jones

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology Womenswear - Graduated 2017

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Niamh Clarke

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology Womenswear - Graduated 2017

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Dalia Youssef

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology Womenswear

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Jade Shields

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology Menswear - Graduated 2017

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Lauren Bennett

Fashion Design and Technology BA (Hons) — Graduated 2016

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Claire Deakin

Fashion and Design Technology BA (Hons) — Graduated 2015

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Matthew McGroarty

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology Sportswear - Graduated 2017

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