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BA (Hons) Fashion

UCAS Code: W235, W23A (with a placement year)

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Course Overview



Fashion at Staffordshire will equip you with a skill set, ready for the fashion industry. You will develop your creative conceptual thinking, as well as gaining a real understanding of commercial design.


This will be achieved by:


  • Practical and technical skills in across the fashion industry, such as design, garment construction, CAD, visualisation, alongside an underpinning of theory.

  • Flexibility to negotiate modules to reflect your specialism and further enhance your career options.


  • Live industry projects, competitions and study trips.


  • Collaborations with other courses, such as photography and film, to broaden your knowledge and develop strong team working skills.


  • Internships to gain hands on experience and to enhance your CV.


  • Specialist permanent staff as well as industry based visiting lecturers and guest speakers, to enrich your learning, from a diverse perspective.



Betty Smithers Design Collection


You will also have access to the amazing Betty Smithers Design Collection. A vintage archive of clothes, accessories and products, donated to the University by the designer Betty Smithers. Students can borrow and handle the collection for drawing, photoshoots as well as studying how the garments are constructed.

Image Credits:

Photographer: Catherine Dineley.

Stylist & Hair: Rachel Heeley.

Make-Up: Megan Plummer.

Model Sarah Pearse.

Dress & Hat: Betty Smithers Collection.

Shoes: Models Own.

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