The Fashion Design and Promotion course at Sunderland seemed to offer something different - something I hadn’t seen at other Universities. I felt welcomed and at home very quickly; the staff were always there to help and work with, which I found useful.
I was studying Art and Design at Sunderland College and was told that the work I was doing would be more than enough to get me into university, but I wasn’t sure art was what I wanted to do with regards to a career. I was always interested in fashion though so I thought, why not give that a go?
The course covers a wide range of topics over and above fashion design. I’ve explored styling, branding, making and digital design to name just a few.
I would definitely recommend the University of Sunderland, as studying here has helped me to understand what I want and need to do, not only with my work but also with my life. It’s really made me think about the future and where I would like to go with my degree.
My advice to future students: don’t think fashion is an easy option. Do your research on what you want to do during the course and beyond, come prepared, and never miss an opportunity!
I was awarded a scholarship in both the first and second year, which was a big help financially. I also found that all of the staff members will give their time and advice, should you ever have any questions or if you need any help.
I plan on studying an MA when I graduate and from there, my dream job would be to become a menswear designer!”
Published 29 November 2019