BA (Hons) Fashion & Textile Design Degree / 3 Years Full Time
Design, conceptual thinking, image presentation and of course individuality are just some of the qualities which combine to drive fashion. Through our award winning degree from Northumbria University UK, over the three years you study with us, you will develop your own distinctive design handwriting so that, when you graduate, you will be ready to make your mark on the world of fashion too.
In year one you get the chance to investigate and experiment with a diverse range of fashion disciplines including womenswear, menswear, textiles and knitwear. By year two you are ready to choose your specialism and can really begin to make your mark. Through a combination of tutorial guidance, project ‘crits’, lectures, competitions, live industrial projects and placements you will build your understanding, expertise and portfolio. By your final year you can realise your personal vision through a capsule collection conceived, developed and presented by you as well as creating your final portfolio of design project work, essential to get the right start in your future career.
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What our Graduates say about us…
Award-winning International Fashion Designer My design journey and professional education began at AOD. It was from here that I truly found myself, along with the amazing lecturers and people I met along throughout three and a half years! This has paved the foundation and stepping-stones to what I have achieved and what I will be. I have had many memorable experiences at AOD from winning the ‘Student Graduate Industry Collaboration’ award at the ‘Mercedes Benz Fashion and Apparel Awards Sri Lanka’, winning the International catwalk competition at Graduate Fashion Week and going on showcase at Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week.
While I studied for my Northumbria University UK degree at AOD, our faculty always encouraged us to go out and explore traditional arts and crafts. Through many study tours to villages, special workshops with artisans and guest lectures with international designers who work with crafts, I started identifying the huge potential held by the local handloom industry. This was the beginning of my brand ‘Nithya’. AOD has been a major part of my design journey from the very beginning.
What the Design Industry says about us…
Deshamanya Mahesh Amalean
Chairman, MAS Holdings
On behalf of MAS Holdings, I would like to recognise AOD for playing an important role in the education and development of design competency as the centre for South Asian Operations to Northumbria University – School of Design, UK. Design will play a crucial role in the future of the Sri Lankan Apparel industry and MAS Holdings recognises the importance of instilling creativity in young minds through design education.
I commend AOD for its continued efforts in the development of the creative industries and administering internationally recognized Design Education from the prestigious Northumbria University - School of Design in the UK. I am certain that these efforts will lead to the development of the next generation of fashion graduates with the requisite skills that the market demands to support the growth of the industry.
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