Career

The wide range of accessories and their global networking mean that there is a high demand for accessory designers on the labour market. There are more positions on offer than designers to fill them, since few degree courses have been available in this sector hitherto. As of now, Design PF is one of the few colleges worldwide to offer this degree course. Due to its broad spectrum, the field of Accessory Design offers the opportunity of realising creative ideas as well as implementing a response to functional demands. As a result, the professional career profiles of graduates are extremely varied – positions as designers or product managers for all types of accessories in large and medium-size companies and as design coordinators between licensors and licensees. Individual fashion requirements also provide good professional opportunities for selfemployed accessory designers and creative stylists.

Due to the high demand for professional accessory and fashion presentation, e.g. at fashion shows and exhibitions and for advertising photos, graduates can also find employment in advertising, press and styling agencies. Further potential areas of employment include fashion and trend consulting as well as public relations and fashion journalism specializing in accessories. These fields demand a good comprehension of commercial and social developments, sensibility for the creative process of fashion design and trained perception skills, so that the demands of the market can be defined and described for buyers and end users. The theoretical degree subjects also promote these specialized skills and the degree program in Accessory Design gives due consideration to the complex demands of the individual professional sectors. At the same time, the wide range of work available in the accessories industry requires students to develop an individual focus. These are all demands which the holders of the Bachelor of Arts in Accessory Design are capable of assessing and successfully fulfilling.