Your timetable will be built around teaching time using our facilities on campus with online sessions for some activities where being virtual adds value. That means it’s not going to be like 2020 over again. We've combined the best of our pre-pandemic teaching with what's worked best for students while they've been learning at home.
We’ve planned your learning so it has most benefit for you. Hands on classes which require facilities will be taught face to face, such as collaborative photography and styling projects and production classes for Fashion Communication and Styling students, and technical classes such as pattern and sewing workshops and knit, print and weave workshops for design or textiles.
This will allow you to express your creativity using our state-of-the art facilities and studio spaces, as well as meet your classmates and tutors in person and be part of a creative community.
More contextual learning will continue to be online, such as the Fashion Visual Cultures modules, as well as make-a-long/coffee morning sessions which allow you to be creative outside of scheduled learning. We will also continue to hold one-on-one tutor meetings online if you prefer, meaning you can be more flexible and save some money on travelling too!
Our teaching and learning approach is evidence based and designed using feedback from students and staff during the pandemic and in previous years.
Students have found working online has helped develop their creativity in ways they would not expect and discovered strengths they didn’t know they had. Many textiles and design students for example focused more on digital realisation and incorporated new technological advances into their design approach.
Fashion Communication and Styling students will continue to make the most of SLACK as an online communication and resource network, giving you easy access to live digital documents and briefs, as well as module information.
Having online recorded lectures means you can watch back in your own time, allowing you to pace your learning.
As well as free access to Adobe Creative Cloud, second and third years will be able to remotely access digital realisation software, CLO3D, via splashtop on their own laptops so they can continue to work at home and experience new technology and digital approaches to fashion creation and communication
On top of that, although our third years were unable to host a physical exhibition of their work, students and staff produced an online showcase, 2020 Vision, not only exhibiting the amazing work, but also bringing in alumni to host career talks, and interactive workshops.
Being online meant our students’ work was able to be reached by professionals all over the world and we look forward to continue running this online alongside a physical degree show.
In your second year, you’ll be fully supported to apply for and complete a work placement. Past students have gained experience at studios such as Alexander McQueen, Matty Bovan, Mary Katrantzou, Simone Rocha and Richard Quinn.
Afterwards, you’ll use this experience to reflect upon and analyse your own future in the industry and focus on producing final year work that aligns with the job you want.
Our strong industry links will give you the opportunity to collaborate with industry professionals and other creatives to work on real life briefs and practical projects throughout your degree, enabling you to build your networks and portfolio so that you are prepared for the beginning of your career.
The team is looking forward to welcoming you to Middlesex! With our placement programme, state-of-the art facilities and dedicated team, we’re excited to see you develop into a professional, ready to take on the fashion industry.
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