Fashion at UWE Bristol gets Creative Skillset seal of approval

Issue date: 20 July 2015


Fashion at UWE Bristol is the latest creative course at the University to receive industry approval from Creative Skillset, the industry body which supports skills and training for people and businesses to ensure the UK creative industries maintain their world class position.

Following a rigorous assessment process which reviewed the quality of student work, and content and delivery of the fashion curriculum, BA(Hons) Fashion, is one of only 11 Fashion programmes in the UK to have achieved the Creative Skillset Tick, a benchmark for fashion industry standards.

Deb Southerland, Programme Manager, Fashion at UWE Bristol, says, “We are delighted to get the stamp of approval from Creative Skillset. It's the recognition from Industry that we're equipping our graduates with the right level of skills and experience through the strong practice-based focus of our programme and testament to the hard work and talent of our teaching team and students.

“There are exciting developments ahead for the programme, starting in September, we can announce that we will be working on new live student projects across all levels with Henri Lloyd, Anti-form and Mulberry.

“Having just seen our latest cohort of Fashion students graduate this week, we know that the course is excellent preparation for a career in the fashion industry. Many of our students are offered jobs by their placement hosts and many of our graduates have gone on to successful careers in the industry, in roles that include designers, pattern cutters and product developers. ”

It has been another award-winning year for Fashion at UWE Bristol, building on the success of previous years; three students were shortlisted for awards at Graduate Fashion Week with Level 3 Fashion Communication student, Clementine Hardcastle named the runner up of this year's Creative Direction & Styling award.

Recent graduate Joanna Robins is also one of only 24 graduates to be selected by Texprint industry panels to exhibit her work at leading textile exhibitions, including September's main Texprint exhibition at Première Vision Designs, Paris - Europe's leading textile design event. The fashion programme will also be exhibiting and selling student and alumni work at Première Vision Designs, Paris, to further embed the programme and students' work within the fashion and textile industries.

To find out more about studying BA(Hons) Fashion at UWE Bristol, visit the School of Art and Design webpage

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