• Do you aspire towards an exciting career in the global fashion industry?
  • Do you want to develop specialist skills to give you the competitive edge?
  • Do you want the opportunity to work on live projects that open doors to a range of careers?

The two year extended diploma offers a strong emphasis on practical fashion skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding. Students on the programme will develop their skills through a wide range of practical projects which will involve working to briefs set both internally and by external clients.

You will learn about the fashion industry, emerging trends, the fashion retail environment and the enterprising world of managing your own business from our diverse base of professional staff and visiting lecturers.

Courses available in:

  • Fashion
  • Clothing
  • Higher Education
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Throughout this course you will learn and develop a good eye for colour, texture and shape, the ability to spot and develop trends and drawing skills.

You will concentrate on 2D and 3D skills, along with understanding how to articulate ideas to an off shore manufacturer. There will be a high computer-aided design (CAD) emphasis on 2D work allowing for a professional finish, while fabric and form will be explored to ensure applicable 3D outcomes are achieved.

Following the Fashion route you could be:
  • Fashion Designer
  • Creative Pattern Cutter
  • Garment Technologist
  • Textile Designer
  • Fashion Journalist
  • Fashion Retail Manager


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“I enjoyed the aspect of it being a small group, because it meant I wasn’t waiting for machines to free up and I could interact with my peers in a relaxed environment.”

Amy Skelley
BA (Hons) in Fashion

Amy Skelley was originally studying a Fashion Degree at another university, but due to complicated circumstances with tutors and other elements of the course, Amy decided to come to Rotherham to do a Fashion HND course which eventually evolved into a BA (Hons) Degree.

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