This BA fashion design degree programme will help you gain and perfect the skills you need in order to succeed in the Fashion industry. This course will provide you with hands-on experience and the knowledge required to pursue a career in the competitive field of fashion.
Whether you wish to become an independent designer, an illustrator, an artistic director or a personal stylist, not only is this programme designed to encourage students to follow their dreams, but also to make them reality. All members of staff and visiting lecturers have the professional experience and insight to help you develop the skills required to launch your career in the arts.
Duration: 3 Years
Delivery: Full Time, 2 days a week
Intakes: February, October.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10 Jan 2020
WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?
The Fashion Team are all experienced practitioners in their respective fields and will guide you through a breadth of intellectual, research and practical processes.
The course operates a regime of formative and summative assessment, which allows students to develop their work continuously with clear tutorial guidance.
WHO IS THIS PROGRAMME FOR?
This BA in Fashion Design degree is designed to provide a creative yet informed approach to materials and processes for fashion, the emphasis of the programme will be to investigate the meanings of sustainability, ethics and protection of the environment in relation to the fashion industry.
The focus will set the programme apart from other educational providers and while challenging, is a focus that needs to be addressed in the fashion industry as a whole.
The course provides an opportunity to explore the possibilities of specialist knit and print fabrics, alongside heritage woven and more contemporary materials understanding the limitations and possibilities of the fabrics to innovate and create designs for the future.
Years one and two develop design and pattern-cutting technology for the industry alongside an understanding of textile and garment construction techniques but with an emphasis on sustainable methods of production and closer analysis and selection of materials to underpin that sustainability.
The students will also be encouraged to be experimental and innovative in their approach to design whilst developing an understanding of commerciality and target markets. In their final year the student will be challenged to produce solutions (final collections) that served the needs of an individual while maintaining sustainable production methods.
WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE?
Students will be graduating with a creative skill set fully prepared to join the challenging and fast paced fashion industry with a conscience.
Provide a context where students can explore and develop their own identity as fashion designers and practitioners, able to position themselves within a global industry.
The graduates from the course could move into industry and take up a variety of potential roles including:
- Design Co-ordinator
- Pattern Cutter
- Fashion Technologist/Sourcing
- Product Development
- Business Start-up / Entrepreneur
- Visual Merchandiser
- Retail Management
- Range Planning
- Public Relations/promotion
- Press and the media
- Events Organisation
- Provides access to work in the cultural industries
- Post-graduate study
On successful completion of the BA (Hons) Fashion Design programme you will be able to Design and develop concepts, processes and ideas for fashion within a sustainable and ethical framework for a range of audiences or consumers.
Present and articulate ideas and strategies demonstrating creative thinking, risk taking and problem solving within the industry Work independently or collaboratively setting goals, managing workloads, and meeting deadlines with transferable skills acquired.
Lastly, be able to produce a variety of 2D and 3D designs for professional and commercial audiences.
COURSE STRUCTURE & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
- Contextual Studies 1
- Materials and Processes
- Design Techniques and Concepts
- Research Strategies
- Exhibition and Promotion
- Design and Market Awareness
- Live Industry Projects
- Contextual Report on Practice
- Professional Practice
- Final Collection
- Minimum age: 18
- Level 3 qualifications which attract a minimum of 80 UCAS tariffs through one or more of the following: BTEC National
- Diploma, A-levels, Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, other level 3 accredited qualifications and non-UK level 3 equivalent qualifications confirmed through NARIC. Every application is considered on an individual basis
- English proficiency: IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 for each component) or equivalent (CEFR Level B2)
- All applicants will be required to attend an interview with a portfolio of work that demonstrates creative ability or talent
*This course will only run if there is a sufficient level of interest to ensure a satisfactory student experience and outcome.