Winchester School of Art / WSA - Fashion and South Buildings

Fashion and Textile Design

Fashion and Textile Design at Winchester School of Art offers outstanding studio facilities and a high level of industry exposure. Connect with leading fashion design companies through live briefs and guest lectures to gain experience ahead of your career. 

BA Fashion Design enables you to specialise in either menswear or womenswear, where you'll practice traditional skills alongside innovative digital techniques. You'll learn to use industry-standard pattern cutting equipment, a range of digital printers and the latest laser cutting and 3D print technology.

Create exquisite textiles using our digital and traditional knit, print and weave facilities on BA Textile Design. Choose to specialise in woven, knitted or printed textiles, using superb studio equipment such as Shima Seiki and Dubied knitting machines, a Mimaki printer and a jacquard loom.

Our graduates have gone on to work for Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Cath Kidston, Urban Outfitters and Topshop to name a few, or have set up their own fashion labels.

Fashion Marketing with Management

Encompassing the latest digital practices, Fashion Marketing at Winchester School of Art equips you for success in marketing roles in the global fashion industry.

As a business course within an art school setting, it offers the academic rigour of a Russell Group degree while nurturing the creative skills that will make you stand out in the fashion world.

You'll get unrivalled industry exposure on BA Fashion Marketing with Management, through guest lectures, real company projects and visits to leading brands. Collaborate with students on other fashion-related courses, and work to write, edit, organise and direct photography shoots for your own fashion magazine.

Games Design and Art

Combining the creative side of games design with essential technical know-how, BA Games Design and Art is a distinctive programme incorporating illustration, character design and storytelling as well as coding and digital skills.

Explore concepts you are passionate about and make the games you want to make. These might be games that offer an immersive experience, make people think differently about an issue, generate team-based fun or offer pure escapism. Broad in its scope, this course covers the whole spectrum of gaming, from physical games and board games to video and virtual reality games.

Past industry projects have included working with IBM, the Royal Society of Public Health and National Air Traffic Control.

Graphic Arts

One of only a few Graphic Arts courses based within a Russell Group university, BA Graphic Arts at Winchester School of Art teaches you to create engaging, effective creative solutions, shaped by research insights and realised through digital or physical media.

Strong links with industry ensure the curriculum is at the forefront of current practice, and opportunities to engage with external practitioners is integral to the programme. We make the most of our proximity to London with regular studio visits, as well as overseas trips.

Our Graphic Arts alumni are now among the top designers, photographers, animators and illustrators working at high-profile companies such as Mother, ustwo, Saatchi, Sony, Harpers Bazaar, The Guardian and Activision.

City of Winchester

Winchester School of Art is based in the picturesque city of Winchester, with its fascinating history, wide range of amenities and lively cultural life.

We are within easy reach of London and just ten miles from the vibrant city of Southampton. Winchester city centre, railway and bus stations and our halls of residence are only a ten-minute walk from the WSA campus.

Other attractions on offer include an independent cinema, a theatre, live music venues, wide-ranging sports facilities and excellent pubs and restaurants.