The course has close industry links to individuals and organisations that regularly hold guest lectures, provide internship opportunities, visit the school or provide masterclasses. This has recently included well-known names in the industry such as multi-award-winning journalist, blogger, film producer and director Ateh Jewel, make-up artist Lee Pyecroft, the MAC artist team and Leni’s model agency. The Guardian and Weekend Observer magazines have also taken part in previous projects and Queenie Yang, BoF China Editorial Director has visited for a guest lecture.
During the second year you will study a unit that includes an industry brief which is an exciting styling project, enabling you to work with two brands with global reach, these have previously included the French eyewear brand BAARS Eyewear and the UK based ethical brand Artisans & Adventurers.
Solent is also home to the innovative retail space Re:So, an award winning, unique project, supporting student entrepreneurship, work based learning and increasing employability skills through hosting guest speakers from the fashion and design industries, workshops, photo shoots and exhibitions.