On the Cordwainers Fashion Bags and Accessories: Product Design and Innovation (Hons) course at University of the Arts London (UAL) students learn how to research, produce initial design ideas and develop them through to a finished 3D prototype. It also provides a comprehensive understanding of the fashion accessories industry and the role of a product designer and developer.
This course is one of a group of fashion product courses, all of which are designed and delivered with employment in the relevant industry in mind. Therefore, you will study a range of units that will equip you with the relevant professional, communication and business skills, and undertake live projects set by industry where there will be presentations to and from the companies involved.
You will have the option of doing a placement year between the second and final year of the course. Successful completion of this year will give you an additional qualification, and you will have the opportunity to make contacts and build relationships within the industry before the end of your studies.
This course focuses on producing graduates who are encouraged to make an innovative and visionary contribution to accessory product development within the fashion industry.
All of our undergraduate courses offer career development, so that you become a creative thinker, making effective contributions to your relevant sector of the fashion industry.
Graduates who wish to continue their education at postgraduate level can progress to suitable courses within the College, the University or elsewhere.
Many graduates prefer to seek employment as soon as they have completed their undergraduate studies. Recent Fashion Accessories graduates have obtained positions with a number of companies, including Alexander McQueen, Mulberry, Vivienne Westwood, Tom Ford, Lulu Guinness, Chanel, Simpsons, House of Fraser, Accessorize and H&M.
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Entry to this course will also be determined by assessment of your portfolio.
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