Students have designs on new fashion and textiles degrees

University of Wolverhampton Fashion & Textiles degree students are celebrating success at their end of year shows – and degree study is on course for a change of direction.

Graduating students showcased their work at their Annual Fashion Show in the Arena Theatre as part of the wider Artsfest celebrations and a collection of work is now on display at the Degree Show in the Wolverhampton School of Art.

The Fashion & Textiles degree is currently being reviewed with two new separate degrees being created to allow for more specialist study.

Jo Bloodworth, Lecturer in Fashion in the Faculty of Arts at the University, said:  “We’re developing a new fashion course and enhancing our provision to offer students opportunities to specialise more and to follow their passions in terms of their key skills.

“Work is currently underway to split the provision into two separate degrees so that students can study either Fashion or Textiles instead of having to do two in one – although there will be some crossover and students can still work together on projects.”

Corey Smith, 23 from Wolverhampton, a third year Fashion degree student, said:  “I switched my studies part way through my course. I initially studied a degree in Sociology and Social Policy and then decided to move across to Fashion. The whole course is structured to help you with your weaknesses and focus on your strengths.

“I had thought that it wasn’t realistic to want to be a designer, but with support from staff at the University, I think I can now realise my ambition and have secured myself a work placement when I graduate.”

Anyone interested in studying Fashion or Textiles should come along to the next Open Day on Saturday 19th August 2017. Work is on display at the Degree Show, George Wallis Building, Wolverhampton School of Art until Wednesday 21st June 2017.

            

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Date Issued: 19th June 2017

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