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BA (Hons)Garment Technology

Birmingham City University
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

The BA Hons in Garment Technology has been developed to reflect and respond to contemporary practice within the global fashion industry. You will be encouraged to develop a professional, enquiring attitude within technical aspects of clothing production and an ability to become confident and self-motivated in your chosen practice.

You will gain experience and insight into this sector of the industry studying topics including; advanced pattern cutting, design management and realisation, garment fittings, grading and sizing. You will also study; production planning, costings and quality control.

You will gain primary knowledge from technical specialists, both within the teaching team and through guest visits to and from industry. This specialist course provides opportunities to work on live projects throughout, including an individual final year collaboration.

Previous students have worked with fashion brands such Burberry, Hackett, Amanda Wakeley, Karen Millen, Monsoon and Topshop. Also technical sportswear companies sportswear companies including Adidas and Rab. Within this course you will use industry standard Gerber software and gain an insight into garment production both in the UK and overseas.

Programme structure

This course is ideal if you intend to pursue a creative career within the technical fashion industries. Our previous graduates work within companies including Hackett, Burberry, Joules, and Mountain Warehouse, as well as many other international brands.

In your first year you will be introduced to the fundamental skills needed to work within the fashion industry including fashion theory, commercial and conceptual design, trend research and garment development.

During your second year you will develop these skills to a more focused and advanced level, before applying for work experience within your chosen sector of the industry, with the option of a sandwich year between the second and third years of study.

In your final year you will be introduced to pattern cutting, fittings, grading and sizing, production planning, costing, testing and technical packs. You’ll also use industry-standard Gerber pattern-cutting software, and strengthen your knowledge of global manufacturing.

Career opportunities

Graduates pursue careers in fashion design, menswear, children’s wear, sportswear and other niche markets, garment technology, styling, visual merchandising, buying, PR, costume design and event management.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States