3 Years (Full-time)
University of the West of England degree
Secondary School Diploma OR Foundation Certificate/Diploma or equivalent.
Sufficient knowledge of the English language
17+ by 1st September of year of entry
Our BA(Hons) Fashion course will help you develop the key skills and professional attitude needed for a successful career in fashion. It will nurture your creativity and help you re-think what ‘fashion’ means today. You will gain a unique insight into all areas of the industry from the development of textiles to the design and manufacture of fashion collections to the production of images and publications. Our unique three-route course, combined with a particularly strong work experience model, ensures that all our students are highly employable in this fast-paced, competitive world.
You will work in a collaborative studio environment with exceptional facilities and industry-standard equipment. A broad introduction to Fashion, Textiles for Fashion and Fashion Communication from the very beginning, will enable you to eventually deliver an industry-ready collection or publication at the end of the course.
Teaching and Learning
Teaching is through projects, lectures, seminars and group and individual tutorials. You will engage with self and peer assessment, collaborate on projects and contribute meaningfully to your peer group. Throughout the entire course you will attend lectures and seminars with students from across the department in order to develop a rigorous critical and analytical approach to your own work and the work of others. This also fosters a culture of collaboration between disciplines which is very valuable to you when you leave university. On completion of the course you should expect to be fully aware of the business and working processes in your chosen area of creative practice.
A variety of assessment methods are used throughout the course, including essays, projects, group presentations and presentations of visual work. There are no exams. You will engage in critical evaluation of your work where you are expected to critique and analyse your work and relate it to the broader context of design
Enrolment and Duration
This is a 3 year full time programme comprising of 12 modules. Each year commences in late September/early October and runs for a period of 32 weeks. Students may enrol up to 2 weeks before the course starting date however, early enrolment is advised as places are limited.
Candidates must be at least 17 years of age by 1st September of the year they wish to enter onto the course and must hold a Secondary School Diploma and have sufficient knowledge of the English language.
To achieve the BA(Hons) degree award in Fashion, students are required to complete all modules within the full duration of the course, earning a total of 360 credits. Students who complete all first year modules (120 credits) will be eligible for a Certificate in Fashion; Students who complete all first and second year modules (240 credits) will be eligible for a Diploma. (See Course Structure)
This course is excellent preparation for a career in the fashion industry. Graduates can go on to work as designers, product developers, pattern cutters, editors, stylists and illustrators in the fashion industry or they can enrol onto our MA Design course for further study.
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