Première Vision Paris

Key Information


Application Deadline: 23/10/23 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Academic-led trips

Faculty: Art, Design and Humanities

Ref: 10007925


Departure Date: 06/02/24

Return Date: 09/02/24


£350: the estimated cost for travel and accommodation (excluding DMU Global bursary). Students will also be required to pay for: Visits (£45), food and drink, visa (if applicable)


DMU Global Bursary: £150


Accommodation: Shared rooms will be provided in a hostel/hotel

Travel: Eurostar booked by DMU (students travel as a group)


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How to pay

Payment details: Students will be required to pay £200 as a contribution towards the cost of travel, accommodation and transfers (if included) after being offered a place on the trip. The DMU Global bursary will be deducted directly from the overall cost of the booking.


Level 5 and 6 Fashion Textile Design and Textile Design students are eligible to participate on this opportunity. There are a maximum of 30 places available, with a minimum of 15 participants required for this opportunity to take place. Students are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before applying.


This trip to Paris will introduce Level 5 and 6 Fashion and Textiles students to one of the world’s most creative textiles trade fairs to gather information about the industry, experience the scale of the manufacturing sector, and explore the direction of global textiles. Paris is known for its world-renowned art galleries and a plethora of culturally diverse museums and world heritage sites; including contemporary and baroque architecture. All elements of this trip to the French capital are geared towards inspiring innovative design thinking for students’ to consolidate ideas for their final projects.

As part of the trip students will attend the Première Vision Paris at Paris-Nord Villepinte Parc des Expositions. Première Vision Paris is a unique event designed to facilitate the fashion brands in their sourcing and to fuel creativity. Textiles, fabric for apparel, luxury goods, fashion, technical fabrics: this trip will introduce students to the world’s most creative textiles trade fair to gather information about the industry, experience the scale of the manufacturing sector, and explore the direction of global textiles, through interaction with stands which showcase state of the art innovation, sustainable solutions and the future of the industry.

The estimated total cost for Eurostar and accommodation for this trip to Paris is £350. Students will be expected to pay £200, as the £150 DMU Global bursary will be deducted from the total.

Learning Objectives

Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop knowledge, skills and competencies that enhance your studies. The objectives of this trip to Paris are:

  • Broaden your understanding of the fashion and textiles industry in preparation for the future job market
  • Gain confidence and independence through travelling to a different environment
  • Be inspired by innovative design through fashion, art, cultural heritage and architecture
  • Discover learning opportunities beyond the classroom to enhance your experience at DMU

Before this trip to Paris, there will be preparatory talks delivered by DMU academic staff about the city of Paris and expectations for the visit to the trade fair i.e. professional behaviour, trend research and how this visit can be used within your final project. The support activities on return from this trip will be through discussions on how the visual information has influenced projects and the use of any sourced or potential sourcing links can be used within projects.

Cultural Activities

Students will also have the opportunity as part of the trip to meander around a variety of museums including the Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, best known for its unusual design by Jean Nouvel, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, a museum of the decorative arts and design, located in the west wing of the Louvre and the Musee D’Orsay home to a vast collection of Impressionist art by Degas, Cézanne, Manet, Renoir, and Monet.

There will of course be time to shop and browse some of the finest Haute Couture shops in the world from Dior and Chanel to Louis Vuitton, and Yves Saint Laurent, for serious fashion lovers, trips to The Broken Arm and Tom Greyhound are a must. Check out Le Marais for a unique melting pot of culture, food, art and atmosphere. A trip to Paris wouldn’t be complete without taking in the picture-perfect views, so of course stop by the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the Sacré-Cœur.

Visa Information

Due to various external factors and an unprecedented demand for international travel, there are significant delays in visa processing, as well as very limited availability of application appointment slots for some countries and embassies.

We recommend that you take all appropriate steps to secure a visa as soon as practically possible, and to notify DMU Global if you face any issues. It is your responsibility to meet the entry requirements of the country you are travelling to. Failing to do so may mean that you’re liable for the costs incurred to the university (including repayment of the DMU Global bursary).