|Study location||United Kingdom, Rochester|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
A relevant portfolio is required.
For this course we will require you to attend an Applicant Day and bring your portfolio for assessment. Ensure that your portfolio is well presented and logically organised, with material evidence that demonstrates your ability to develop a project or idea – ideally it should also include an exploration of drawing techniques, and experimentation with colour and different types of media. Further information on how to compile a portfolio and the specific requirements for examples of work to be included will be provided on the Applicant Portal after you apply.
BA (Hons) Fashion Atelier has been developed in consultation with and in response to fashion industry needs for high-calibre graduates skilled within design, and the technical and product development sectors of the industry.
The course has earned an international reputation for producing incredibly talented graduates working at the highest levels of the industry and with a business acumen that enables them to make a name for themselves in a highly competitive market.
As the only course of its kind, this very practical degree will provide you with an innovative, hands-on approach to experimentation and realisation, with a clear focus and depth of learning on specialist industry technical and creative skills.
The course is based on the traditions of technical craft skills cultivated over many generations, combined with a forward-thinking approach to design and innovation.
You’ll develop specialist technical skills in draping, creative pattern cutting, machine sewing and realisation, and the specific creative skills and expertise needed for bespoke tailoring, couture-inspired fashion and contemporary design for the modern wardrobe.
Our unique BA (Hons) Fashion Atelier course enjoys an international reputation for producing talented, ambitious and dedicated graduates. As the only course of its kind, it’s a very practical degree that develops and refines the skills required for the design studio and atelier workshop.
Providing an innovative approach to experimentation and realisation, with a clear focus and depth of learning on specialist industry technical and creative skills, the course is based on the traditions of craftsmanship, combined with a forward-thinking approach to design and innovation.
Our fashion and textiles courses are ranked sixth in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2018.
During this fashion atelier degree, you’ll learn the specialist technical and creative skills needed for handcraft tailoring, couture-inspired fashion and contemporary design for the modern wardrobe – these include specialist draping techniques, creative pattern cutting, bespoke tailoring, fabric manipulation and three-dimensional realisation. You’ll also learn design communication skills such as illustration and computer-aided design.
You’ll have access to spacious studios dedicated to research and design, pattern cutting and production, with specialist industry-standard facilities. Our team of highly skilled staff and visiting practitioners will offer you a wealth of knowledge and experience in order for you to develop a range of tangible and transferable skills that have real industry value.
With a work placement in the second year, you’ll also have the chance to gain invaluable industry experience, further strengthening your CV and skillset for your post-graduation career.
Our graduates secure a variety of design roles, including:
Savile Row apprentices
Creative pattern cutters for high-end brands
Freelance or in-house design and pattern cutters
A number of our graduates have secured rewarding roles in industry areas such as:
Creative pattern cutting
Sample maker – freelance or in-house for high-end brands
Savile Row apprentice.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.