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University of Huddersfield: Fashion Design

Institution University of Huddersfield
Department Department of Music and Design Arts (AHMDA)
Telephone +44 (0)1484 257054
Study type Taught


Our course is designed to develop creative problem solving and innovative fashion design skills, incorporating sustainable approaches and considering new technologies.

The course encourages research and discussion of new methods and experimental techniques in fashion design, to develop practical and analytical skills. The course aims to support the development of imaginative approaches to problem solving within the technical and design sector of the fashion industry.

The aim of this course is to enable you to: * Critically appraise the importance of social, technological and cultural dimensions of garment construction as applied to your personal practice and that of others.

  • Evidence advanced knowledge and understanding of the complete fashion design cycle, from concept to garment including its emerging and future trends.

  • Systematically plan, negotiate, and implement a coherent body of work underpinned by advanced practice and research in fashion design.

  • Contribute to the principles and processes inherent in design to extend the life of clothing.

  • Evidence awareness and relevance of your practice in relation to professional standards in pattern cutting and garment construction.

Practical modules are run by staff who are practicing designers with expertise in fashion design. You will acquire strong 2D and 3D technical skills required to establish your career or advance your current practice. Students are encouraged to engage with other departments within the University, such as 3D printing, laser cutting, textile print, embroidery and weave. This course is suited to applicants who wish to develop a future career within the industry or who wish to advance their existing skills in this area.

Additional costs - Materials: You will need to cover the cost of some printing of your work for presentation during the course. You will also need to supply your own materials for some aspects of your studies, which may include sketchbooks, general art materials, and some specialist materials and tools for the Major Project. The cost of these items in recent years has been approximately £500 - £700. However, given the nature of the Masters course, where your own project design is the driving focus for specific outcomes, these costs are approximations only. It may be that, depending on the nature of what you intend to produce, the costs may increase or decrease. The costs vary depending on the materials you choose, the specialist area you pursue and how you present your work.


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