by Atena Ameri
BA (Hons) Costume Design and Practice
An industry placement provides the perfect opportunity to gain work experience and test your knowledge in the fashion environment.
We spoke with BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Design for Performance student Atena Ameri to learn more about her placement year at Birmingham Royal Ballet.
How did you find and secure your placement?
Birmingham Royal Ballet were looking for a student designer from the university and I replied to an email they sent to Claudia, who is a Lecturer at the School of Fashion and Textiles. I went for an interview and brought along my portfolio to showcase a variety of design work and garments.
By Chloe Thorn
BA (Hons) Fashion Design Graduate
So, this post is for anybody interested in applying for BA (Hons) Fashion Design, Costume Design & Practice and Garment Technology courses at Birmingham City University.
To support your application you will be asked to bring your portfolio to an Applicant Taster Day. Your portfolio is a fantastic opportunity to show who you are beyond your paper application. It’s about your creative ability and your potential. You may not have studied a fashion specific course yet, so understandably you may be unsure about what to include in your portfolio.
It is important to understand that portfolios are subjective so what you choose to include is up to you, but if you’re struggling with ideas of what to include or how to structure it take a look at the following guidance:
If you need any more help or information about creating your portfolio head to our School of Fashion and Textiles website.
by Lou Howlett
Final year BA (Hons) Costume Design and Practice
‘D E S T I N A T I O N S is a unique opportunity for performance design graduates from across the UK to showcase their work to a wider professional and public audience.’
Oxo Tower Website
B A C K during the hustle and bustle of completing projects and final submissions, a group of us from the School of Fashion and Textiles and the School of Visual Communication were approached with the opportunity to exhibit our work at ‘Destinations‘, at the Oxo Tower in London.
by Grace Bentley
Second-year BA (Hons) Fashion Design
When I discovered the archive collection, the Honeysuckle dress was the first item that increased its significance in my mind to being the culturally valuable collection it subsequently became. For me it’s the ‘poster dress’ of the collection.
Lecturer, BA (Hons) Costume, Design and Practice.
Here, you’ll find students, staff and alumni doing just that.
At the School of Fashion and Textiles, we push the boundaries. We explore, challenge and add to the breadth and vibrancy of our rich and varied sector.
Every individual student experience is a different journey, which across 14 courses leads to a wealth of creativity and expertise that we just have to share.
One thing we’ll always share is our School…
This blog is the new home for our community of aspirational, innovative, creative individuals. It’s about sharing our experiences and visionary ideas with each other, the industry and the world.
What we’ll be sharing:
Student Experience – student points of view. Shared advice, tips, learnings, experimental work etc. Here’s where students really inspire each other, our school community and the world.
Comment – gain a deeper perspective on current events and industry news with topical commentary from our School experts.
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Profile – discover our teaching staff, their areas of expertise and industry experience.
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