This pathway focuses on the advanced study, development and resolution of original fashion design – through men's, women's or children's wear. Students will be supported in the exploration of couture, advanced tailoring and draping methods as well as innovative material and construction technology.
This course is divided into five modules taken over three semesters (if studied full time). Each module is designed to be flexible, allowing you to bring your own fashion interests and pathway choice to the assignments while extending the boundaries of your current artistic practice through experimentation, research, analysis, and creative exploration.
Using research methodologies, concepts and processes previously explored in the course you will evaluate interrelationships between theory and practice. You will produce a fully-realised, original body of work with significant commercial or conceptual relevance, supported by critical and reflective written work.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.
This course will prepare you for a diverse range of fashion careers in the design, communications, marketing, promotion, jewellery, accessories, textiles and journalism industries worldwide. We encourage entrepreneurial spirit in our students, giving them the confidence to set up independent fashion labels in the future.
Matt Ryalls studied Fashion Design at Central St. Martins and has worked as a stylist and Fashion Editor for Arena, Dazed & Confused, Exit, Nylon, POP and The Face magazines. His practice focus is independent publishing and DIY modes of communication, and his research interests include sub/youth/pop cultural communication and the intersection between fashion communication and sociology.
Emma Dick is leader of the theory and research modules, Lecturer in the Visual Culture, History and Theory of Fashion and a member of the Diasporic & Transcultural Practices Research Cluster. Emma is currently working on development projects empowering women in Central Asia by linking textile artisans to global markets.