On this course graduates nurture essential soft skills needed for personal growth and development, improve their professional profile through employment related study topics, and have the possibility to undertake a period of practical work experience within a fashion company. The overall aim of the course is in communicating readiness for employment. Companies are constantly on the look out for talented fashion graduates at all levels that also have communication, leadership, observational, and problem solving skills, as well as being adaptable, reliable, independent, multilingual and professional. This course focuses on topics that evolve around employment, covering issues in work ethics, personal branding, communication, presentations, and public speaking, as well as fashion law and entrepreneurship.
Participants also investigate issues on corporate culture and enjoy a series of guest speakers and VIP talks, learning at first hand from experts in the industry. The core of the programme is constructed around a 3-6 month period of work experience within a fashion company related to participants main area of study, for example in fashion design or accessories, and in all areas of fashion business covering merchandising, communication, and styling to name just a few. During this work experience participants gain practical exposure to the workplace, working with industry professionals on real business issues including handling workload and time management in the fast paced world of fashion. Personal development is further assisted through one-to-one guidance and group workshops on career development, portfolio presentation, and homepage and online profile management. Foreign language study further supports professional development for any future international working environment. Participants complete the course with a reflective journal and personal presentation package that fully reflects their study specialisation, their skills and industry experience gained on the programme, communicating their ability and readiness for employment at a professional level.