Fashion Design (B.A.)

The bachelor's degree course in fashion design at the University of Applied Sciences in Trier is oriented towards the specific professional profile of the designer. The aim is to provide practice-oriented training for highly qualified designers who, depending on their talents and aptitudes, seek their professional fields of activity in the diverse professional spectrum of fashion design and the clothing industry.

Students acquire skills that are highly valued in the professional field of fashion and clothing. These include in particular skills such as independence in organisation and management, the ability to work in a team, research and analysis skills, conceptual and creative thinking, social skills, innovative skills geared towards implementation and the ability to critically reflect on one's own and other creative achievements. The promotion of these competences is achieved in terms of content by teaching media, communication and cultural studies basics, methods and knowledge in complex design projects. In addition, inter- and transdisciplinary courses in the context of new media-supported forms of teaching, learning and cooperation will show students a variety of ways in design processes.

In the bachelor's degree course in fashion design, the focus is on the creative-artistic examination of the basic research, the concept and the design up to the realisation, in accordance with the specific job description of the designer. At the same time, students deal with art, social and cultural science topics in depth.

A wide range of contacts to external institutions, companies, universities and networks support this offer. In addition to the subject-specific orientation of the bachelor's programme, interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity are regarded as indispensable components of the design process and are therefore consistently applied across the disciplines in the Design Department of the University of Applied Sciences Trier.

The internationality of the fashion design course is reflected in the above-average proportion of student exchanges with international universities as well as in the practical phases of the students' curriculum. The Fashion Design department maintains numerous intensive contacts with partner universities abroad.

Further information

Structure of the study programme

In the bachelor's degree course in fashion design, the focus is - in accordance with the specific professional profile of the designer - on the creative-artistic examination from the basic research to the concept and the draft to the realisation. At the same time, students deal in depth with art, social and cultural science topics.

In addition to the study semesters, the Bachelor of Fashion Design also includes an internship semester, which can be completed as a professional design internship, a semester abroad or as a practical project at the university.

An extensive range of subjects and courses helps students to set individual priorities. The last semester is spent working on the Bachelor's thesis, the so-called Bachelorthesis.

Career Opportunities

The bachelor's degree in fashion design offers numerous perspectives and opportunities.
 For further qualification or specialisation, bachelor graduates have the opportunity to take up a master's degree course. This advanced course of study prepares students to work independently and on their own initiative, as well as for managerial positions.

The fields of work are in all areas of the fashion and clothing industry: fashion design (womenswear, menswear, casual/sportswear, kids wear) as well as in the clothing industry. In addition, the degree course also qualifies students to work in related fields such as costume and accessory design, fashion consulting, merchandising, PR and advertising, fashion and product management, industrial design, product design or fashion journalism.

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Workshops / Studios

The Design Department has a wide range of digital and analogue workshops. Many of them are almost always available to students 24/7:

  • Fashion ateliers
  • knitting studio
  • Computer pool and computer centre
  • Digital printing service
  • Clay-Lab
  • digital lab
  • 3D printing
  • Laser cutter
  • computer pool
  • Photo studio
  • own workstations depending on availability

Other workshops, such as metal construction or the carpentry workshop can be used within interdisciplinary projects. The workshop managers and subject teachers introduce the students to the workshops and the materials used. The students have the opportunity to get to know different techniques to realize their artistic and creative designs and concepts.

Cooperations

A wide range of contacts to external institutions, companies, universities and networks support this offer. In addition to the subject-specific orientation of the bachelor's programme, interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity are regarded as indispensable components of the design process and are therefore consistently applied across the disciplines in the Design Department of the University of Applied Sciences Trier.

International program

The internationality of the fashion design course is reflected in the above-average proportion of student exchanges with international universities as well as in the practical phases of the students' curriculum. The fashion design department maintains numerous intensive contacts with partner universities abroad.

More about the numerous exchange programs can be found here>

Application and registration

STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL BACHELOR APPLICATION

1. submission of the folder/folder check

2. participation and passing of the aptitude test

3. application for a place at university
 

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STUDY FINANCING

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Everything at a glance

  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Standard period of study: 7 semesters
  • Start of studies: every six months, i.e. in the summer and winter semester
  • Number of ECTS points: 210 ECTS
  • Tuition fees: no tuition fees are charged for a first undergraduate degree
  • Type of study: Full-time
  • Target group: Applicants with university entrance qualification (general qualification for university entrance/ qualification for admission to a university of applied sciences) and professionally qualified persons with special artistic aptitude
  • Entry requirements: one foreign language, aptitude test, internship/ practical training

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