What can I do with a Fashion degree?

Studying in the School of Fashion and Textiles, you’ll be taught by award-winning academics with a wealth of industry experience and you’ll be perfectly placed to make valuable professional connections. From work placement opportunities to world class facilities, we offer a supportive and creative student experience, and we’ll help you discover the exciting avenues you could explore when you graduate.

BA (Hons) Fashion Design

Our BA (Hons) Fashion Design degree course will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in the fashion industry and have the chance to take part in exciting work placements, with companies such as Ted Baker, Mary Katrantzou, Paul Smith, Topshop and River Island.

Graduates from our course progress to gain jobs within many of the major high end and high street companies, both within the UK and overseas. You’ll find Birmingham City University alumni working in Adidas, Marks & Spencer, Erdem and Victoria Beckham.

With this degree you could become a Stylist, Textile Designer, Fashion Designer, Fashion Product Manager, Pattern Cutter/Grader, Fashion Illustrator, Costume Designer or Fashion Lecturer.

BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion

Guided and supported by a knowledgeable, industry-experienced staff team, you will gain an education across the different fashion sectors and develop skills in order to undertake a number of industry roles, including Buying, Marketing and PR, Trends forecasting and Event Management.

Many of our students go on to become buyers or PR assistants, finding opportunities with brands such as Next, Office, Paul Smith, Store 21, Karen Millen and ASOS.

With this degree you could become a Retail Manager, Retail Buyer, Fashion Journalist, Fashion Blogger/Vlogger, Fashion Advertiser or E-Commerce Manager.

BA (Hons) Fashion Branding and Communication

This course's unique mix of both fashion communication and branding will give you the skills you will need to be a creative, confident, well-informed fashion communicator, ready for the industry.

With this degree you could become a Visual Merchandiser, Retail Merchandiser, Fashion Journalist, Fashion Marketing or PR Specialist.

“BA (Hons) Fashion Branding and Communication provides students with a high-level of visual fashion communication, writing skills, presentation experience and the confidence required to enter many roles within fashion and the wider design industries. During the course students undertake modules which cover creative direction, fashion styling, publication design, fashion photography, brand creation and all types of content creation for digital, social media or events. Skills such as concept development, creative thinking, still and moving image-making alongside knowledge of design software for print or moving image also facilitate a high level of potential employability within many other business sectors.” – Claire Ritchie, Course Director

BA (Hons) Costume Design

The course will prepare you as a designer practitioner within a breadth of performance genres, and you will develop a range of skills applicable to a career within costume design and practice.

You’ll find Birmingham City University alumni working in Angels Costumes, Costumes with Character, Pitlochery Festival Theatre and ‘The Paradise’ (BBC TV series).

With this degree you could become a Costume Designer, Fashion Designer, Garment Technician, Stylist, Visual Merchandiser or Event/Project Manager.

BA (Hons) Garment Technology

Our BA (Hons) Garment Technology degree course nurtures and encourages you to develop a professional and enquiring attitude within technical aspects of clothing production, and an ability to become confident and self-motivated in your chosen practice.

With this degree you could become a Garment Technologist, Designer, Pattern Cutter or Buyer.

BA (Hons) Textile Design

Our BA (Hons) Textile Design degree is designed to ensure you have the skills, vision and creativity to appeal to a range of employers.

With strong understanding and skills in traditional and digital design, you will become adept at a number of textile processes, including print, embroidery, weave and knit. You’ll also gain a clear vision of where you fit in the industry in order to build a strong personal and professional portfolio, using promotional and marketing skills you’ll be prepared to take to future job roles.

With this degree you could become a Textile Designer, Print Designer, Interior Designer, Product Designer, Pattern Cutter or Trend Forecaster/Consultant.

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