New 3D design courses from Anglia Ruskin

Published: 14 May 2007 at 15:29

Two brand new and contemporary design courses, which will be available from the Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences at Anglia Ruskin University from September 2007, are set to turn many heads in Cambridge.

Two brand new and contemporary design courses, which will be available from the Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences at Anglia Ruskin University from September 2007, are set to turn many heads in Cambridge.

The BA (Hons) Fashion Design and BA (Hons) Interior Design are possibly two of the most hotly anticipated courses being planned for launch at Anglia Ruskin this autumn.  They will run alongside the newly-launched BA (Hons) Film, Television and Theatre Design course to form a cluster of new 3D Design disciplines available to those with an eye for design and style, and an interest in creativity.

Interest in fashion and interiors is at an all time high which is why  Dr Christine White, Programme Leader for Design, feels that these courses from the Cambridge School of Art will capture the imagination of a large range of applicants.

“We hope to have students applying from a very wide range of backgrounds which will add to the exciting, colourful and cosmopolitan feel of the work we do here at Anglia Ruskin University.”

The BA (Hons) Fashion Design course is designed to shape the fashion design professionals of the future. It includes individual design, pattern cutting, construction, illustration, computer-aided design (CAD) and a focus on fashion industry awareness.

Dr White continued:

“Whether negotiating the design elements appropriate for commercial fashion retailing or exploring the individual conceptual practice of the designer, students will be critically challenged to extend their creativity in the context of the rapidly changing global fashion business.”

The new Fashion Design BA is taught using all the latest ideas for learning and teaching alongside skills of industry practice, such as pattern cutting and surface decoration. Students get to design using the latest software including the industry standard technical facilities of the Gerber system of pattern development.

Students will also travel to Paris, Milan and Prague for exhibitions, shows and conferences of interest to the 3D Design areas.  =Fashion design students then complete their studies by creating their own collection.

The course will take students on a journey of discovery through the history of fashion and fashion practices right up to the very cutting edge of modern technology.

Visitors to the university are welcome and the next Open Day is 19 May 2007, 10-3pm when those interested can discuss with tutors the courses and see the spaces in which they will work.