What a year!
With everything that has happened (and not happened) you would think we might have lost heart… not a bit of it. Our students have come through with a whole new set of skills and interests in our 3D cluster of courses.
Our Fashion, Textiles, Fashion Textiles Furniture and Product, Design Studio practice and Fashion Accessories and Jewellery courses show amazing work, some created at home and in their own spaces as well as on site in the University's excellent workshops. We have even opened a new MA in Jewellery and Silversmithing which will sit beside our other MAs in Textile Design, Furniture and Product and Interiors.
Our workshops are the spinal cord running through our courses. While we have negotiated the finer aspects of social distancing, we have maintained access and built on our students' independent making abilities across a range of projects to enable students to make both on site and off. We have kept everyone safe with our onsite testing and we are working hard to maintain safe practice while the current Covid-19 epidemic remains an issue.
Our courses are a truly hands-on experience and each course prepares you for the competitive field of designing and making from the ground up. Whether you want to be an independent designer/maker or create your own brand, perhaps work within the industry for a major design house or teach, we work with you to engage each students’ particular strengths and interests in preparation for the world of work.
Live projects are key to student success, and we have engaged with industry by creating opportunities to meet and present to external professionals across all our disciplines. Online and where possible in person. This has worked to gain an understanding of the context of projects as a practitioner and stretches creative and professional muscles.
Enjoy the show!
Prologues – Fashion BA, the class of 2021