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Fashion Buying and Merchandising

Course Summary School: Manchester Fashion Institute

Location: United Kingdom, Manchester

Education: Diploma

This course shapes talented communicators and negotiators with a strategic eye. The focus is on developing market-led products from design to production in a commercial environment.
  • Technology and creativity are at the heart of Manchester Fashion Institutes courses, with a major emphasis on developing your business skills, and exposure to a wide range of businesses and employers. Our courses give you the option of spending a year working in industry to gain valuable skills and contacts.
  • We’ll provide you with practical experience of the international apparel industry through optional overseas study trips. Previous destinations have included Shanghai, New York, Istanbul and Paris.
  • You’ll benefit from the multi-million pound, newly refurbished facilities, with access to industry standard equipment including more than 150 specialised sewing and joining machines and equipment, 3D bodyscanner, sew-free bonding equipment, automated and laser cutting equipment, 3D printing and the latest digital pattern-cutting software.
  • Our students and graduates win many awards, including most recently the Arts Thread/Urban Outfitters Award, Humen Cup Silver Award, Drapers’ Company Award for Technical Textiles, the Survitec Group Award for Innovation in Functional Clothing Design, Best Gap Stylist at Vogue’s Fashion Night Out, and finalist at Graduate Fashion Week.
Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years sandwich