The Year 0 course is taken before the three-year BA (Hons) degree and is a preparatory Fashion course aimed at students who want more time before Year 1 to further develop their creative, drawing and portfolio skills. With a thorough introduction to the fashion design process, Year 0 is highly creative, offering you the opportunity to explore many areas of fashion, design, fashion drawing, illustration, portfolio presentation, image making and styling. After Year 0, you'll begin to build a wide portfolio of creative and practical skills and discover your own design identity on our Fashion course. You’ll graduate fully prepared for a career in the fashion industry, with business knowledge and your own unique design identity. We’ll encourage you to be forward-thinking and experimental, with an intellectual and critical view of the fashion industry that challenges you, enhances your employability and shapes your ambitions. You’ll work within a close-knit hub of likeminded creative individuals, reflecting the collaborative workroom atmosphere found in industry. The course will equip you with a firm foundation in fashion history and theory so you’ll learn about a range of fashion and design concepts, and how these relate to your own work and creative thinking. Our fashion and textiles courses are ranked sixth in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2018.