Experimentation and innovation, an eye for detail and research based approaches are the core essence of our teaching, covering a mix of creative practice and theory-based learning. With its interdisciplinary and collaborative approach, you will be introduced to a vibrant maker-culture.
The course is delivered through a wide range of lectures, talks from external visitors, seminars, practical workshops and in-depth individual tutorials. In addition, self-directed study and group projects will prepare you for your professional life.
Graduate Fashion Week 2019
Behind the scenes at Graduate Fashion Week 2016
Graduate Fashion Week 2018
Graduate Fashion Week 2017
Working with industry
As a student at Ravensbourne you will experience working with and for industry. With an integrated and accredited work placement in your second year, you will gain the invaluable opportunity to work in industry, applying your skills and knowledge in a professional context. Previous students have had work placements at renowned brands such as Ralph & Russo, Aitor Throup, Tatty Devine, Givenchy, Victor & Rolf and many others.
You will also work on live industry briefs, gaining feedback directly from industry professionals and giving you the chance to collaborate across subject disciplines. Ravensbourne has pioneered this approach with industry partner VF Corporation, as shown in the film below.
Our electives in Year 2 allow you to make a choice in your curriculum and will teach you how to collaborate and integrate into the ever-changing and interdisciplinary world of design.
Fashion working together
Students from BA (Hons) Fashion, BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Brand Management and BA (Hons) Fashion Accessory Design and Prototyping worked collaboratively to create innovative new denim brand proposals that reflected a brief set by VF Corporation.
Work by Sam Martin-Harper
Graduation: Showcasing your work
By the end of your degree you will have an accomplished and professional body of work ready to showcase to press and industry. You may be looking for your first design position in industry, wish to start your own business or explore options of further study.
Our students showcase their graduate collections and portfolios at Graduate Fashion Week (GFW). Last year, four fashion accessory students were selected to participate in the catwalk show. Additionally two of our students were awarded as runners-up in the prestigious YKK Accessories Award and the Vivenne Westwood Sustainability Award and had immediate interviews as a result of GFW.