The BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology Sportswear course will encourage you to challenge convention through research driven design projects, manual and digital pattern making, technical specification, innovative material and manufacturing technologies and traditional and contemporary fashion communication tools. These creative studies will be underpinned with units in fashion business and fashion cultures. The combination of cultural and business awareness alongside creative and technical capabilities will enable you to locate your own skills and ambition firmly within the fashion and sportswear industries. The course offers three pathways in Womenswear, Menswear and Sportswear. The flexible pathway structure will allow you to work in a studio environment amongst other students and experiment across specialisms initially. You will gain a broad overview of the fashion industry before defining your individual design identity and narrowing your practice towards a Sportswear specialism. Our exceptional links with the fashion and sportswear industries will provide you with the opportunity to be involved in live industry projects, guest lectures, competitions, external showcases, work placements and optional study trips. Students have previously been to Paris, Amsterdam, India, China and Berlin. We also offer a full-time, four-year sandwich route option that provides the opportunity to spend your third year on an industry placement to enhance your employability. You will also have the chance to take part in international educational exchanges. The final year of the course will equip you with a portfolio of work that will support you in progressing onto your chosen career path or further study. You will have design skills, industry literacy and specialist technical sportswear knowledge that will set you apart from other fashion design graduates. Features and benefits of the course; - An industry focused course that will enable you to develop the creative design skills and technical expertise essential for success in either performance sports or fashion sportswear companies. - An outstanding technical resource and studio environment boasting industry standard equipment and machinery. - Excellent placement opportunities in the UK and abroad, our dedicated placement team help source placements at companies such as Puma, Rapha, Regatta, ASOS and Adidas. - Opportunity to enhance your learning by taking study trips. Previous trips have been to fabric trade fairs in Paris, Amsterdam to visit denim brands and washing facilities and Berlin to attend sportswear trade shows. - Live projects and competitions are integral to the course, our students have enjoyed recent success in many high-profile competitions and awards with brands such as Canterbury, Dare2B and Old Navy.