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Hi!

I'm Maeve, a student rep currently studying (BA) Textiles Design at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton.

I've just finished my first year so if you have any questions about life at the Winchester School of Art let us know!

Here's a few links to forums if you want more info/to chat to other prospective students and ask questions!

WSA Official Thread: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?p=95374161&highlight=winchester%20school%20of%20art

University of Southampton Accommodation Thread:
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6265368

If you have any questions about anything don't be afraid to ask and I'll respond as soon as I can!

Best of luck! :smile:
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Reply 1
I was wondering how far the halls are from the college and how do you manage to carry your work? Are there lockers?
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Original post by AMK803
I was wondering how far the halls are from the college and how do you manage to carry your work? Are there lockers?

Hi!

Both Erasmus Park and Riverside Way are 15 mins from the Winchester Campus, and there are options such as the shuttle bus or unlink busses from the halls in Southampton!

There aren't any lockers at the uni, however depending on the course you will be allocated a desk space for your work! (Most practical courses have personal spaces where you can leave things you're working on there) Although due to covid this has changed the past year with some courses!

It's recommended to bring a portfolio case if you need to bring work from halls into uni, and its good to buy one for interviews anyway!

What course have you applied to? and where are you looking at for accommodation?

Best of luck, and hopefully see you soon!

Let me know if you have any other questions :smile:

Maeve
BA Textiles Design student ambassador
Hiya, I'm considering going to Winchester college of arts for fashion marketing in 2022. I wanted to ask, is there opportunities/links to do internships during the summers while at university?
Also, I wanted to ask once leaving university is there support given such as links/contacts of businesses to go into successful careers once getting your degree?
Thank you
From Grace
Original post by Grace Leonard
Hiya, I'm considering going to Winchester college of arts for fashion marketing in 2022. I wanted to ask, is there opportunities/links to do internships during the summers while at university?
Also, I wanted to ask once leaving university is there support given such as links/contacts of businesses to go into successful careers once getting your degree?
Thank you
From Grace

Hi Grace,

Apologies that none of us have replied sooner!

In most courses at WSA, you do get encouraged to look for career related internships and jobs, which your tutors will help you! You might have to be proactive about where you want to go, or asking about it but it’s definitely something that’s discussed and suggested you look for! Likewise with graduate placements, your tutors will give you support on creative CVS, portfolios and how you things work after your course!
With Textiles we get opportunities to showcase work competitions with companies, and I’m sure Fashion Marketing has a similar process for students to put themselves out there!

You certainly won’t be left in the dark, and there’s plenty of time to gain understanding of your chosen specialism and industry!

Hope this helps!

Maeve ☺️
Year 2 BA Textiles Design
Reply 5
Hey!
I just received an offer letter for MA in Fashion Design at Winchester School of Art. It would be a great help if anyone can give me an insight on his/her experience in the department, opportunities they provide, about the faculty, post-course placement, whether it is better to take up university housing or not, and which one, and any other related information.

Your response would be of great help and value.

Thank you
Original post by Ishman
Hey!
I just received an offer letter for MA in Fashion Design at Winchester School of Art. It would be a great help if anyone can give me an insight on his/her experience in the department, opportunities they provide, about the faculty, post-course placement, whether it is better to take up university housing or not, and which one, and any other related information.

Your response would be of great help and value.

Thank you

Hey @Ishman

Great to hear you have received an offer, we look forward to welcoming you to the University!

Although I can't help much in regards to Fashion Design as I am currently studying BA Fine Art, I can tell you, in most courses they provide opportunities to experience the wider field in fashion design. It might be worth looking at the course prospectus to find out further information and if you have any further questions to email the course leader!

I understand Fashion Design is keen to get students industry ready so includes a lot of opportunities for internships, but also, a lot of industry professionals come in and give talks and advice they have for current students. I would definitely recommend going to these, I know in Fine art I find these interesting as it's great to hear other people’s opportunities they’ve had, and also it may give you an idea of what sort of jobs/ internships sound interesting to you after your uni journey! I’d also recommend interacting with your course leader and other students as much as possible, as you will start to build a network, develop interests further and become more experienced in the realm of Fashion design. Your course leader will give you support on creative CVS, portfolios and how things work after your course!

In terms of housing, we have both Erasmus Park (through the uni) and Riverside Way (Private accommodation but a lot of students rent here!) which are 15 mins from the Winchester Campus. There is also the option of living in Southampton as you can get the shuttle bus or unlink busses from Southampton to WSA campus itself!

Below, I have placed a link outlining the course, where you can find more information here!
https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/fashion-design-masters-ma#structure

Hope this helps a little,

Olivia (Uni of Southampton Ambassador)
Reply 7
Original post by Uni of Southampton Students
Hey @Ishman

Great to hear you have received an offer, we look forward to welcoming you to the University!

Although I can't help much in regards to Fashion Design as I am currently studying BA Fine Art, I can tell you, in most courses they provide opportunities to experience the wider field in fashion design. It might be worth looking at the course prospectus to find out further information and if you have any further questions to email the course leader!

I understand Fashion Design is keen to get students industry ready so includes a lot of opportunities for internships, but also, a lot of industry professionals come in and give talks and advice they have for current students. I would definitely recommend going to these, I know in Fine art I find these interesting as it's great to hear other people’s opportunities they’ve had, and also it may give you an idea of what sort of jobs/ internships sound interesting to you after your uni journey! I’d also recommend interacting with your course leader and other students as much as possible, as you will start to build a network, develop interests further and become more experienced in the realm of Fashion design. Your course leader will give you support on creative CVS, portfolios and how things work after your course!

In terms of housing, we have both Erasmus Park (through the uni) and Riverside Way (Private accommodation but a lot of students rent here!) which are 15 mins from the Winchester Campus. There is also the option of living in Southampton as you can get the shuttle bus or unlink busses from Southampton to WSA campus itself!

Below, I have placed a link outlining the course, where you can find more information here!
https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/fashion-design-masters-ma#structure

Hope this helps a little,

Olivia (Uni of Southampton Ambassador)

Hey Olivia

Thank you so much for your reply. It was of great help. Also, if it's not too much to ask for, could you please share a profile link, etc., of someone currently studying or who has passed out from MA Fashion Design, Winchester School of Art. This would be of great help as I will be able to ask similar questions and gain more clarity and insight into the course.

Thank you
Ishman
Original post by Ishman
Hey Olivia

Thank you so much for your reply. It was of great help. Also, if it's not too much to ask for, could you please share a profile link, etc., of someone currently studying or who has passed out from MA Fashion Design, Winchester School of Art. This would be of great help as I will be able to ask similar questions and gain more clarity and insight into the course.

Thank you
Ishman

Hey @Ishman,

I believe Anna, our 2nd year Fashion student ambassador, has answered the following questions in more depth now.

Let me know if I can assist you in any other way but hopefully course related questions have been answered more thoroughly.

Best of luck,

Olivia (Uni of Southampton Ambassador)
Reply 9
Hey
Thank you so much for answering my questions.
One last thing that I need to know is whether those websites are genuine to book a room in riverside way.
https://www.student.com/uk/winchester
https://www.collegiate-ac.com/uk-student-accommodation/winchester/riverside-way/

Please do let me know if anyone is aware of it.

Thank you

Ishman

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