Costume Design and Practice, Fashion Design, Garment Technology

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.
Costume Design and Practice, Fashion Branding and Communication, Fashion Business and Promotion, Fashion Design, Garment Technology, Textile Design

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Here, you’ll find students, staff and alumni doing just that.

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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.
News – hear about events and life on campus at our amazing Parkside building and around our inspiring, fashion front-running city of Birmingham.
Profile – discover our teaching staff, their areas of expertise and industry experience.

Get ready to  C H A L L E N G E   and  R E D E F I N E  how you think about fashion and textiles.
We are the School of Fashion and Textiles and this is our blog.

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