Teaching and assessment
As a small university, we centre our teaching around your individual goals – identifying the skills and support you need to thrive. Our small, interactive classes ensure you’ll have a high level of contact with tutors, enabling you to build upon your individual strengths and interests.
You'll be taught through a combination of:
- Lectures – larger group sessions
- Seminars – small, interactive groups
- Masterclasses – group discussions with guest practitioners
You'll learn from academic staff who live and breathe fashion and design, offering new insights into the latest trends and the chance to apply your learning practically.
They include marketing and PR professionals, journalists, merchandising experts, stylists and buyers who continue to work in this flourishing sector alongside teaching. Their knowledge and experiences ensure classes are shaped by current industry practices and reflect the changing agendas of the fashion and design industry.
You'll also hear from prominent guest speakers and collaborate closely with successful brands, designers and magazine editors, who'll provide real-world projects for you to work on – from product launches to fashion shows, charity events and photoshoots. Our students have recently worked with:
- Alejandra Caro, Marketing Director at Harrods
- Andrew Maag, Former CEO at dunhill
- Deborah Bee, Formerly at Vogue and Marketing Head at Harrods
- Sophia Lai – Creative Director of In Bed With You
Events & opportunities
Studying in the city gives you the chance to get involved with a wide variety of campaigns, shoots, collaborations and events, and you’ll be encouraged to regularly visit exhibitions, enter competitions and join internships – developing new relationships and gaining first-hand experience.
Contact hours and expected workload
In Terms 1 and 2, the typical contact hours for a 20 Credit module is 60 hours per term (approximately 5 hours per week). 60 Credits are taken per term. Weekly contact may vary from module to module. Term 3 is a predominately self-directed term, with individual supervision involving a one-hour weekly meeting.
Methods of assessment
This course focuses entirely on coursework, with no exams. Instead, your skills and knowledge will be assessed through practical work, presentations, projects and creative realisation – as well as essays, reflective writing, written analyses, reports and research.
Students with disabilities
We welcome and support students with a wide range of disabilities and health concerns. This includes learning difficulties, visual and hearing impairments, mental health difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, mobility difficulties, and temporary or chronic health conditions.
We ask that you speak with Student Registry and our Disability team as early as you can, to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us.