Première Vision in Paris

Ref: 10002724


Second year students from BA (Hons) Textile Design and BA (Hons) Fashion Textile Design, who are enrolled TXDN2003 and FTXD2003 are eligible to participate in this opportunity. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 60 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 30. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


You will visit Première Vision Paris, a global event for fashion professionals where DMU has secured a stand each year, selling the design work of second- and third-year students. During the trip, you will be able to spend a day at the six shows which make up the event, giving you the chance to experience the true scale of the international fashion market, as well as having the time to explore museums, shops and exhibitions in central Paris.

In addition, you will benefit from interacting with a global audience of qualified buyers, design professionals and trade visitors, giving you the chance to liaise and network with studios for future internships and placements. This #DMUglobal trip is a meaningful international experience that can be both culturally-enriching and career-enhancing – giving you a more colourful CV, increasing your cultural awareness and boosting your confidence in your work.

Cultural activities

There will be time for students to visit Parisian museums and shops to carry out contextual and cultural research for projects. This is designed to complement the experience at Première Vision, helping students to understand the wider context of the trade show.

Travel and accommodation

Accommodation and travel  will be booked by the faculty for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the full amount following confirmation of their place.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the French immigration requirements.

EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country.

Non-EU nationals will require a visa to travel to France and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. Once accepted, should you require visa advice, trip participants are invited to one of DSU Advice Centres Visa Advice Sessions.

The #DMUglobal team can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. You must ensure that you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Tuesday 12 February 2019
  • Return date: Friday 15 February 2019
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £340
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, food and drink, and visa (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: Monday 29 October 2018 9am