Fashion degrees at the University of South Wales examine and nurture the connection between commerciality and creativity. We aim to produce visionary fashion designers who are ready for successful careers in the retail and fashion world. Our graduates have the skills and knowledge to excel in the fashion industry, and we prepare them to become the future faces of design.
Our students have won awards at Graduate Fashion Week for many years.
All fashion students work on ‘live’ projects and competitions with fashion brands, which are supported by annual industry visits. These opportunities will help you gain maximum real-life exposure in the fast-paced and competitive work arena of fashion, retail and interior design.
> Visit the USW Fashion graduate portfolio website
At USW we have incredible contacts with the fashion industry. Our students work on 'live' projects with real brands that have included the likes of Next and Topshop. Many of our students have also undertaken internships at fashion brands including Vivienne Westwood and Harrods.
We are affiliated with Graduate Fashion Week. Each year, our students showcase their final year projects at the event, where top fashion brands and the best in the business attend.
Our staff have years of combined worldwide experience and working knowledge of the fashion industry so you can rest assured that you will be in safe hands with our team who are always available to provide guidance when you need it.
Each year we take time to celebrate the work of our Faculty of Creative Industry students through a festival called 'Gradfest'.
This dedicated festival is home to project work, blogs, videos, social posts and so much more from our Fashion students.
Students from across the university have the opportunity to showcase their work to the masses and take pride in doing so.
Take a look at what our students have worked on over the past year or so by viewing the Grafest 2021 Fashion website page.
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