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This course is the study and development of wearable media. This innovative course offers designers of the future the opportunity to study fashion design with a focus on the use and application of new technology. Students will work collaboratively across disciplines to learn how the latest 3D and design technology is helping to transform processes and innovate fashion creation.
Students will be expected to have five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English), and hold at least one of the below or equivalent UK/international qualifications.
Students should ideally have a background in art, creative media, or design. Applicants are expected to submit a portfolio of work which shows a range of their skills and demonstrates why they would be a good fit for the course.
We may also consider a combination of portfolio and academic qualifications and take into consideration progress made during studies and/or relevant work experience.
Students will be continually assessed through preparation of written and project work. Assessment in the final year is through dissertation and portfolio.
Students will build fundamental skills in textiles, digital design directives, and the most current industry software and technology.
There is an emphasis on understanding fashion with a focus on signature and direction.
We encourage students to start thinking about their contextual studies research throughout this year.
Students will gain greater understanding of creative collaboration and start to build a skills based portfolio.
We support all our students to undertake a work placement in the final term. Students start to solidify ideas about their signature pieces and brand.
Students will bring their learning together in a self-directed design project, ready for show or exhibition at the degree show.
We ask students to show their contextual studies research and thinking in a long form dissertation.
Students will bring together their skills in an industry ready portfolio whilst at the same time being encouraged to enter external competitions.
Successful completion of this course can lead to postgraduate study in MA Fashion Design, Management and Innovation
This course is about creating designers with industry-ready skills and a firm grasp of concept development.
Students are encouraged to think about their design signature from the start of their studies and course leaders will work with each individual to oversee their growth as a designer.
They will learn through a mix of practice and theory and will be supported by teaching staff and visiting professionals from the fashion industry.
Using digital workshops, students are encouraged to explore new digital technologies such as 3D printing, digital knit, digital print, digital embroidery, laser cutting, access to body scanning, and the Lectra CAD/CAM design management system.
Alongside mastering the latest fashion-tech, students will be taught to use industry-standard software such as Clo3D, Marvellous Designer and Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
With access to the latest camera equipment and video editing software, Adobe Premier Pro, students will increase their awareness of different creative fields and learn the value of interdisciplinary exploration.
Students can also explore our unique materials library, which hosts 1,500 material samples and an interactive table for further research.
Launching in January 2021, students will have access to The Institute for Creativity and Technology. This will be located next to Ravensbourne on the Greenwich Peninsula and will explore the interplay between creativity and technology. Recent collaborators include Samsung R&D, Digital Greenwich, YKK, Vodafone, BBC and Design Exchange Magazine.
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As the fashion designers of the future, students will develop the knowledge and skills to kick start their career within menswear design, womenswear design, textile design, creative cutting, product development, CAD/CAM processes, professional spec. drawing and tech pack production.
Students have gone on to secure positions at brands such as ACNE, Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Chloe, Givenchy, Joseph, Louis Vuitton, Maison Margiela, Oscar De La Renta, Stella McCartney and Victoria Beckham.
Throughout the course, students work on industry-led design briefs and competitions. This is an opportunity to apply their creativity and design sensibility.
In the past, students have worked with some of the biggest brands in the world of denim - VF Corporation encompassing Timberland, Wrangler, Lee and North Face. Recently, a strong and exciting relationship has been established with Kingpins denim.
Students have also been exposed to industry briefs with international fashion brands such as Roksanda, Haider Ackermann, Christopher Kane, Palmer Harding to name a few.
A work placement is an integral part of the learning experience at Ravensbourne. Past students have secured internships at prestigious brands such as Givenchy, Viktor & Rolf, AF Vandevorst, Haider Ackermann, Anne Demeulemeester, Joseph, Mary Katrantzou, Craig Green, Peter Pilotto, Hussein Chalayan, Christopher Kane, Calvin Klein, among many world-leading brands.
If you have any questions, we'd love to hear from you. Just use the contact details below or chat to our students.
Ravensbourne University London
6 Penrose Way
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