The BA Fashion Sportswear (Hons) at University of the Arts London (UAL) teaches how to design and produce activewear and sportswear, from functional to fashion-focused. You will consider how sport, science, new technologies, fashion trends and cultural contexts influence clothing fashion retail.
This course will challenge you to design garments that are a fusion of individual contemporary style and function. It is one of a group of fashion product courses, all of which are designed and delivered to prepare you for employment in the relevant industry.
To this end 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. For example, the course has collaborated with Canterbury rugby and Rapha cycling.
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 the sportswear sector of the fashion industry.
Many graduates prefer to seek employment as soon as they have completed their undergraduate studies. Recent graduates have gone on to work as designers for technical sports brands and lifestyle sportswear brands- Adidas, Puma, Altura technical bikewear, Crewroom specialist rowing brand, Korda specialist angling brand, Aitor Throup, Fila, DKNY to name a few.
You can apply until:
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4 years (with placement year in industry)
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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