Participants Needed – Fashion Design Alumni – Research Study

July 5, 2022

‘How do fashion design students manoeuvre through their final year of study? and how does this facilitate entry into the fashion industry?’

Did you Graduate with a BA (Hons) Fashion Design degree during the period between the mid 80s to 2021, from a UK institution?

The aim of the research is to identify factors determining as to whether fashion design students are equipped with industry relevant skills upon completing their practice-based degree.

The study will provide the wider fashion community with an overview of skills evolution over the last thirty years, providing definitions of creativity and employability. Identifying key skills and skills acquisition within this timeframe. The data will highlight the development of ‘practice’ in the fashion industry through the application of skills identified by you.

There is no obligation to reply to the post; should you choose to participate in this research please remember it is voluntary and you may withdraw at any time.

I am interested in your experience, how the skills in your final year of study contributed to your employment or if you pursued a different career. All experiences post-graduation are relevant.

Research undertaken by Dorota Watson, part-time Education Professional Doctorate student at Oxford Brookes University in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.

Contact Dorota Watson via: 18077792@brookes.ac.uk

Please email Dorota Watson for further information regarding the research project prior to deciding/confirming participation by 11th July 2022.

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