Contour Fashion

Combining heritage, innovation, and technical excellence this course is regarded by industry professionals and experts making it one of the world’s best intimate apparel design degrees.

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Key Facts



BA (Hons) Contour Fashion

Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 years degree


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates

Degree Overview

The course has unparalleled links with the UK and global intimate apparel industry, helping and providing you with incredible opportunities to work with national and international companies on a wide variety of live projects, work placements, competitions, and awards.
With several specialisms: lingerie, athleisure, swimwear, loungewear, nightwear, corsetry, or menswear you will be introduced to a range of topics that will develop specialist skills. These include skills in conceptual design and application, pattern cutting, grading, fit methodologies, technical excellence and manufacturing, and presentation formats to equip you for industry roles in the UK and worldwide. In the final year, you will have the opportunity to choose to specialise in either an aesthetic or a technical route.
The industry-led curriculum trains you to innovate and adapt to changes within this dynamic sector. You will develop skills in athleisure products – now in high demand following the global shift to remote working which has led to a growth in comfort-inspired, fashion-driven work attire.

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You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

The course has an excellent global reputation with industry experts in the intimate apparel industry, with recent graduates employed by ASOS, Gymshark, Agent Provocateur, Triumph, H&M, Clover International, Heidi Klein, and Nichole de Carle.

This course has 97% employment rate

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in education to an inclusive, international curriculum with over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sport, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.