The course will give the required degree, however, I feel as though I havent't been necessarily what I need for what I intend to do. Alot has been about buying and merchandising which of course is good to learn, but I plan to be an entrepreneur and open my own clothing business - makind and designing my own garments. This means that the skills of management that were taught were minimal. They needed to have covered all areas required by various people. Even if I worked for a retailer, i am not interested in buying or merchandising. The lecturer's have all been very helpful and engaging, which has been a bonus. Some more than others, but I have enjoyed hearing their industry journey and using them as a possible network for the future. I personally would have loved more practical (like final major project) type of assesment but I understand as a business student the essays and exams were best suited. Although, they could have had a research,plan, develop, design, develop, construct, market,promote, showcase and analyse type of assessment (like ib manchester met). My whole lecture class consists of over a 100 students which is challenging and doesnt allow use to meet everyone, there are people I have never seen over the last two years but were always there. I feel they need a more social together aspect or task to break down some of the barriers. The prwstige that comes with my university is also very useful as a ceetified reference. Overall, I cannot wait to finish and I know the course is good but just jot well suited to me.
I couldn't say enough how lovely this university is!! The food is lovely and so are all the tutors very helpful. I think the assignments are very useful in the way of helping me learn and pick up new skills along the way as well as becoming professional :)
It's very free and open. You're able to go into whatever your interests are and expand on them. If you're into costume, you can do that and if you're into virtual reality you can do it! There is a project for everyone and even if the course doesn't provide a project for you, you're free to do your own project and make whatever you want.
the structure of the course is excellent, each term you're given 1/2 units and assignments and then you hand them in and have around 4 weeks time off without worrying about assignments and university and can really relax. the forms of assessment are mainly through reports as the course is very visual, there's no exams. the content is good as it covers all aspects of buying and merchandising and projects can be really exciting and enjoyable however they're quite unrealistic in the real world for example there's no previous selling history from companies. there are collaborative projects with industry such as ASOS and Westfield which is really exciting. the teaching is generally really good however there is little contact time weekly and very rarely one on one time which can be difficult if you have questions or concerns. I have enjoyed the degree so far i am almost at the end of my second year, however i would totally say you could find a course that condenses the information and is a lot shorter and then get yourself into industry as a lot of knowledge is learnt on the job through experience. i would definitly recommend university of the arts, london college of fashion specifically as it such a renowned well known name within industry and the tutors have amazing backgrounds and careers which is shown through the teaching.
This is an amazing course. I have learnt lots and the staff have been really helpful. The teaching methods have helped us to learn everything we need to know or the help is there if we need it. The course content is exciting and fast passed. The best part of the course was placement year and final year. The chance to take a whole year to develop a collection to our own collection to our own brand has been the most helpful and eye opening year yet. Each year I have improved and learnt so much. I wish I could go back and do it all again.
Anyone who is interested in studying womenswear or menswear design. I would recommend studying fashion pattern cutting - it allows you to learn how the designs are made and what the pattern will look like. I think it gives you a better knowledge than some of the other courses on offer. After completing this course you will then be able to make any design.
The content of the course is quite informative and constantly has me inspired. The structure of the course has students working together and building a network.
The lecturers are great. However, the university is not good as the library closes early, there not enough PR books available and the building is far too small as compared to other universities.
The title "magazine publishing" gives people the initial idea that is is going to be all about the designing, publishing and launching magazines. Wrong. It is more about the theory behind it; starting up a business, the law and legislations behind every move you make in media, and a lot more in depth digging into the world of print publishing. It is a useful degree to take if you plan on creating your own magazine in the long run, but not if you are more into the designing and creating aspect of magazines.
Overall the course has been very enjoyable. I am excited to start my final year after my placement year. The course has taught me so much about footwear and myself. I feel more confident, and the staff are lovely. There is always disagreements- within personal opinions, however the staff are always on hand for support and feedback. I love the creativity that we have on our own projects, as well as industry projects. The technicians are life savers, and love their jobs- which pushes us to push ourselves to achieve the best we can. Everyone has varied experience within the industry, so what ever you plan to do there is always someone who can help you. I never wanted to go to university, however I am very glad I have started this course, and will be very sad to finish!