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Northumbria University

The University has its origins in the Rutherford College, founded in 1880. Today by, putting students at the heart of an outstanding experience, and with world leading research and award-winning partnerships, Northumbria is a new kind of excellent university. Northumbria’s alumni include Apple’s Sir Jonathan Ive, principal designer of the iPad, iPhone and iMac. Our School of Design covers the discipline areas of Industrial Design, Fashion Design and Innovation Design. Northumbria’s design programmes are delivered internationally, with partnerships including the BINUS-Northumbria School of Design in Indonesia and the Academy of Design in Sri Lanka.

Exploring the wider business of fashion, you will study construction, concept generation and fashion forecasting across a range of themes including menswear, womenswear, performance sport and lingerie. Concepts and promotional skills will be developed through the integration of fashion graphics and photographic styling, creating exciting visual campaigns to launch future lifestyle brands. Guided by our internationally-exhibited academic team, you will explore every stage of taking a fashion product to market – from consumer research to design and promotion.

Year-long placements will immerse you directly in the industry and project briefs set by major brands such as Puma and Abercrombie and Fitch, will enhance your portfolio. Plus, our field trips and industry links allow you to travel to the fashion capitals of the world – adding a real edge to your student CV. Northumbria’s successful Fashion Design graduates are already influencing the wardrobes of the young and stylish working for brands such as Nike, Burberry and Worth Global Style Network. Whether it’s through design, trend forecasting, talent-spotting, publishing or PR, this course will set you up for a wide range of exciting careers.

In 2013, Northumbria was selected as one of only five universities internationally that were invited to take part in the Orange International Student Design competition. Three prizes were awarded including the Design for All prize, which was awarded to Northumbria Fashion Communication student, Melissa Smith. Our talented students have scooped awards at major events such as Graduate Fashion Week in London – the hottest spot for up-and-coming talent. Be there. Many of our graduates have won top awards from Graduate Fashion Week and the British Fashion Council and have been headhunted by major fashion players. So to make it as the next designer, illustrator or creative pattern cutter, join the course that launches some of the brightest careers in fashion. Our graduates work with major brands including Ralph Lauren, Chloe and Givenchy.




    Northumbria University



    NE1 8ST, GB