Study Level: BA / BFA / BDes
Specialism: Fashion Buying
School / University: De Montfort University
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts, Design & Humanities
Address: The Gateway
Postcode / Zip: LE1 9BH
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone Number: +44 (0)116 255 1551
This specialist degree programme covers the roles and responsibilities of a fashion buyer and designer, while developing a strong business sense within this fast-paced, competitive industry.
Fashion buying requires both strong commercial understanding as well as theoretical knowledge. This course will prepare you for a diverse range of roles within the global fashion industry by developing in-depth design and buying expertise, and by gaining knowledge of the product lifecycle and critical path, current trends, selection, costing and promotion.
Learn about garment design, pattern cutting, prototyping, construction, and computer-aided design (CAD), while investigating materials, embellishments and technical approaches.
We will nurture your professional practice through personal development planning, as well as guided research and critical reasoning. Sustainability is at the core of our curriculum and we will encourage you to become an agent of change by equipping you with a range of tools to work towards a more responsible future.
The shift in fashion retailing from high street to online is driving exciting innovations, and you will develop the resilience and skills to respond to new directions in consumer demand. Our experienced academic team work alongside industry professionals to put your learning into context, ensuring that you are ready to take on the challenges of our rapidly changing industry.