Fashion Buying with Design allows you to follow a creative design pathway. This course has been created to meet the needs of the highly dynamic, fast-moving and exciting sector of fashion retail buying and merchandising, and covers garment design, range planning and trends and covers specialist areas of fashion buying across womenswear, childrenswear and menswear. The course puts high emphasis on teaching you how to become commercially minded. You will have the opportunity to meet buying experts and work on live industry projects. • **Creativity and business sense** will be developed through the design pathway • **Focus on product design and garment making** range planning and trends as well as developing buying skills such as range building and negotiation • **Learn the specialist areas** of fashion buying across womenswear, childrenswear and menswear • **Work on live projects with industry** and meet buying experts • **Option for a year’s industrial placement** where you will apply your learning and gain valuable experience in companies such as George, Timberland and ASOS • **Next, Marks & Spencer, River Island, and Selfridges** are where some of our recent graduates have progressed onto careers at, and some have also and set up their own labels, such as Beth Widdowson and Lizzie Leary who started the successful online retail company Kindred Sole • **International opportunity** through #DMUglobal where you will have the opportunity for a meaningful international experience, with previous field trips to Antwerp, Amsterdam and New York • **The new Vijay Patel building** has been designed to provide the space and facilities where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design courses • **Core workshop materials available at no cost** to our students along with some programme-specific workshop materials • **Cash awards of £150, £200 and £300** for students in years one, two and three respectively, towards materials and specialist printing* *Awards are available to students undertaking full-time study and pro-rata for part-time students. Students on placement and therefore not incurring such costs are not eligible for financial assistance.