Member Spotlight: Winchester School of Art
UKFT Education Partner Winchester School of Art (WSA) is proud to be one of the UK’s leading art schools based within a global top 100* Russell Group university, the University of Southampton. WSA has an established history going back 150 years. Their staff and students are a community of passionate creatives, using their artistic ambition to make a positive impact on society. *QS World University Rankings, 2021.
WSA offers a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including BA Fashion Design, BA Textile Design, BA Fashion Marketing with Management, MA Fashion Design, MA Textile Design, MA Fashion Management and MA Fashion Marketing with Branding.
Situated on a specialist arts campus, students can access unrivalled facilities and industry-standard equipment, such as laser cutting, dobby looms, dye labs, Shima Seiki and Dubied knitting machines, computer aided design (CAD), photography and video studios, a TC2 loom and Mimaki digital fabric printing.
The School has an employability-focused curriculum, with students able to network with industry professionals through live briefs, guest lectures and internship opportunities. WSA also works closely with the local community, with students contributing to high-profile events such as Winchester Fashion Week.
BA Fashion and Textile Design graduate, Lauren Sawyer, says: “I love the fact you have the opportunity to explore your own creative ideas in a professional and exciting environment, with great support from teachers and peers. I loved the challenge and responsibility [during my placement year at Urban Outfitters] and learnt so much about the industry.”
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