Choosing the right course can be a difficult decision. To make sure you start off on the right path, we’re taking a look at the different courses available at Birmingham School of Fashion and Textiles, to show you how diverse and exciting this area of study is.
Fashion Business and Promotion
- Visual Merchandising
- Marketing and Public Relations
- Event Management
On this course you’ll learn how fashion roles work together, and develop your commercial and planning skills, competitive awareness and the ability to think outside the box. We’ll develop your business knowledge and language, in order to undertake a number of industry roles, including Buying, Marketing and PR, Trends forecasting and Event Management.
Fashion Branding and Communication
- Fashion Writing and Design for Publications
- Trend Forecasting
- Brand Generation
This course is an inspiring mix of creative direction and styling, fashion or lifestyle writing and brand communication strategies, all of which will give you the skills you need to be a confident visual communicator. You’ll develop skills in a range of creative media including photography and styling, art direction and graphics, print and digital design, branding strategy, journalistic writing and fashion film.
- Creative Direction
- Context and Theory
- Independent Practice
Our Fashion Design course is perfect for imaginative students who have a desire to work as designers, pattern cutters or product managers in the fast-paced fashion industry. You’ll learn design skills such as CAD, live fashion drawing, fashion illustration, fashion flats, styling and photoshoots, alongside contextual studies in fashion and related art and design.
- Textile Processes
- Client and Colour
- Professional Pathways
On this course you'll experience the disciplines of print, weave, knit and embroidery, developing expertise in one or a combination of approaches. With an emphasis on experimentation, you will begin by developing core skills in design through exploring textile processes, visual research, colour, and composition. You’ll gain a clear vision of where you fit in the industry and build a strong personal and professional portfolio.
- Fashion and Textile Skills and Processes
- Signature Project
The foundation course is an exciting step towards your chosen degree and provides an opportunity to develop skills across fashion design, fashion business and textile design disciplines. It gives you a platform to share with and learn from others, while developing visual communication skills and processes, and building confidence and independence ready for the next stage of your degree.
After successful completion of your foundation year, you will have the flexibility to switch onto a number of related undergraduate degree programmes within the School of Fashion and Textiles.