Here at RGU, we take pride in our high level of graduate employability. We create, design and tailor courses to ensure our students receive quality teaching, knowledge and essential skills that will give them a good head start when entering industry. On the Fashion Management course, we have carefully designed the module content to reflect the needs of the diverse and dynamic fields within the fashion industry. Here are some of the many career paths our graduates have followed:
When studying at Robert Gordon University, many students get the exciting opportunity to participate in the study abroad programme, Erasmus. The programme is a fantastic, once in a lifetime experience for students and a stand-out feature of the Fashion Management course at RGU. Today, we are speaking to Fashion Management alumni, Katy Gordon, who has kindly offered insight to her study abroad experience.
Tell us about your background, what you studied at university, etc.
I moved to Aberdeen from Glasgow at the age of 18 to study Fashion Management at Robert Gordon University. I had an amazing four years at RGU, learned a lot about myself and what I wanted to do for a career. I also made friends for life and moving away from home was a great experience – it made me more independent and a stronger person all round.
Why did you choose to study Fashion Management at RGU?
I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do after high school but I knew I wanted to do something business related. The Fashion Management course seemed like the perfect fit, as it is a great mix of academic and creative outlets. I was also keen to experience a new city and to move away from home and Aberdeen was a great place to do that.
It’s that time of year again; Fashion Week. We’ve already seen exciting and vibrant styles showcased on the catwalks in New York, Milan and London, but now it’s time for Paris. Just when you’d thought you’d seen it all, this iconic fashion capital continues to prove us wrong. There has always been something effortless about the way Parisians dress, making us all green with envy as they walk by. However this Paris Fashion Week, it wasn’t just the locals who were dressed to impress – celebrities and style icons from Diane Kruger, Miranda Kerr and Chiara Ferragni showed up in outfits that will having us dreaming of a glamorous wardrobe for months to come. And, the best part? Paris Fashion Week has only just begun, which means there will be lots of outfits to lust over across the next few days.
Here at The Fashion Place, we’ve selected our favourite looks from PFW so far:
The Fashion Place would like to give a warm welcome to all our returning and new students. We are looking forward to getting the semester under way and seeing you all for your first classes next week.
We were very pleased to see that for some the work has aready started! After playing a key role in last year’s Digital Fashion Film project entitled ‘Energy’, Elly has been putting her editing skills to good use while on placement over the summer with a local up-and-coming brand, Seinclln.
Using the video filming and editing skills she developed last semester, the brand has asked Elly to create a short feature film showcasing the products and various aspects of the minimalist clothing brand.
Be sure to look out for the finished piece on their Facebook and other social media. (@seinclln)
Today we watched our fabulous fourth years graduate and we’d like to wish them all the very best for the future! It’s always a bit sad to say goodbye to our students when they reach the end of the course but we look forward to seeing what exciting opportunities lie ahead. Keep in touch everyone and enjoy your celebrations!
Our beautiful Stage 2 magazine is now available in a digital format either click on the link http://www.rgu.ac.uk/fashion-management-magazine or if you’ve been part of the enterprise, you can head over to the Fashion Communication Moodle page for more downloads.
Model: Ana Garment: Erika Doy
Yes – it is a mermaid you see before you! Well that’s what I’m telling people, it may not be Ariel but I think Ana from Premier Productions Models could show her a thing or two. She not only helped us achieve exactly what we wanted but with the movements produced, the garment came to life and looked magnificent through the lens. Our water shoot created a splash to say the least (I do love a good pun). It’s amazing what can be created in a green room with all the right equipment and with a little bit of learning and experimentation (thanks to our tutors for not killing us when we didn’t know how to work the cameras).
Model: Ana Garment: Erika Doy
Although not all of this shoot was filmed in the green room. No, no, no. Well we decided why not just go in a pool? Great idea (which was risk assessed and all necessary measure were taken) and I would usually put a BTS images on this very blog but I would rather keep you all guessing how it looked and turned out. Some things can be left to the imagination until the day of the launch, I mean – we all love a good surprise. This water shoot was sadly the last for our #chooseyourenergy Fashion Film and we could not have done it without all the fabulous garments and incredible models from Premier Productions. Now it’s time to become experts in Final cut pro and get this film put together.