601–800 th
World University Rankings 2020
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2019
51-75 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB, United Kingdom

Fashion - Coventry University

A key feature of the course are the exciting fieldtrips we run – you will have the chance attend a variety of professional events and conference, such as Premiere Vision in Paris and Berlin Fashion Week. You also have the chance for hands-on experience, working alongside staff on our in-house fashion brand, SOWN, which has previously won a Lord Stafford Award for Innovation, as well as ReFreshed UNLtd. This social media enterprise, which is run in collaboration with homeless charity Coventry Cyrenians and Coventry Trading Standards, upcycles counterfeit goods into one-off ‘designer’ garments to be sold to raise money for the homeless in the ‘ReFreshed shop on Far Gosford Street in Coventry. It was highly commended in the national Green Gown Awards 2014. Our staff benefit from many years of professional experience as designers, researchers and business owners; they include the designer of the award-winning ‘Richmond Trouser’, a highly specialised and innovative trouser designed for service personnel with profound leg fractures caused by IEDs in Iraq and Afghanistan. The design, undergoing wearer trials approved by the Ministry of Defence, was developed for Rackety’s, the UK’s leading supplier of clothing for disabled adults and children, and is named after Colonel David Richmond, the highest ranking officer to be injured in the Afghanistan conflict. Key course benefits; - Option to study abroad with partner institutions in Milan, Barcelona, Paris, Tokyo, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Bologna and Liege. - The fashion area is fully stocked with a wide range of consumables (thread, fusing, zips, eyelets, trims etc.), a fabric store, fashion archive and a wide range of dress stands for the production of adult clothing, children’s wear, outsize and maternity. - Support to enter national competitions including; the Clothes Show Live, Hand and Lock, Midlands Design Awards, Claire’s Accessories, George, The Worshipful Company of Glove Makers, The Broadweavers and Clothiers Association, The Coventry Mercers. - Opportunities to exhibit your work at key events such as Clothes Show Live and internationally in China and Europe. All students have the opportunity to exhibit their work at all of the events that we do, however, work may be selected by ourselves and/or industry professionals, in order that we show work that is of an acceptable standard for exhibition. - Access to three well equipped fashion workrooms, a fashion design studio, two shop window areas for visual merchandising, fabric library, storeroom and two laser-cutting rooms, which include industry-standard traditional machinery and highly specialist equipment, such as a digital printer, sublimation printer, vinyl cutter, millinery equipment, leather scriver, sonic welders, tape seamer, bullet moulder, computerised heat fusing machines and keyhole button holer. - Apply for work placements with companies and designers such as: Iris Van Herpen, Richard Nicoll, Preen Studio, Lulu Liu, Trendstop, Vogue Australia, Oxfam and Tatty Devine, Seraphine, Comptoir Des Cottonnieres, Mary Katranzou, Sainsbury’s TU, The Future Laboratory, Calvin Klein, Natori New York, POP magazine, Arena Homme+ Magazine, WGSN, New Look, Topshop, Burberry, Boden, George, Peter Jensen, Injury Hong Kong, The Fashion and Textile Museum Bermondsey and J Model Management amongst others.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-14
  • Location
    Main Site,CoventryUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250