Part Time BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Business

In Croydon

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    Croydon

  • Duration

    4 Years

Description

The BA (Hons) Fashion with Business Degree is the right course for you if you are interested in working in the exciting fashion industry. You will be creative, stylish and ambitious. You will be aware of trends on the high street, look at fashion weekly footage and love clothing. You may have been on a creative arts course or already be studying fashion design at Further Education Level. You.

Facilities

Location

Starts

Croydon (London)
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College Road, CR9 1DX

Starts

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To take into account

80 UCAS points for the BA (Hons) Programme; or A relevant Access to HE qualification; or NVQ 3 qualification; or Other recognised UK/overseas related equivalent Level 3 qualifications. and Pass in English Language at GCSE at grade C or above; or Level 2 communications in key skills; or IELTS test at band 5.5 or above with a minimum score of 5.0 in each component; or TOEFL with a score...

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Course programme


MODE OF STUDY PT
HE LEVEL 4 5 and 6
DURATION 4 years plus summer studies period in final year
START DATE(S) September
DAY(S)/TIME(S) OFFERED As a guide only 2 - 3 days per week
NUMBER OF TEACHING HOURS To be advised
TOTAL FEE 950 per academic year
TOTAL OVERSEAS FEE To be advised
ADDITIONAL COSTS You are advised to budget for materials and equipment costs normally associated with Art, Design and media programmes of study.
AWARDING/VALIDATION BODY London Metropolitan University
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
80 UCAS points for the BA (Hons) Programme; or
A relevant Access to HE qualification; or
NVQ 3 qualification; or
Other recognised UK/overseas related equivalent Level 3 qualifications.

and

Pass in English Language at GCSE at grade C or above; or
Level 2 communications in key skills; or
IELTS test at band 5.5 or above with a minimum score of 5.0 in each component; or
TOEFL with a score of 550 or above with at least 4.0 in the test of written English or 213 in the computer based test; or
A pass in the University's English language test (EASE) or equivalent.

alternatively,

Non standard entry will be considered on merit by the Programme Leader under the principles of Accreditation for Prior or Experiential Learning.


PROGRAMME CONTENT/STRUCTURE
The BA (Hons) Fashion with Business Degree is the right course for you if you are interested in working in the exciting fashion industry. You will be creative, stylish and ambitious. You will be aware of trends on the high street, look at fashion weekly footage and love clothing.

You may have been on a creative arts course or already be studying fashion design at Further Education Level. You could be working in an area unrelated to fashion but thinking of switching careers. You will have a creative design portfolio produced at college or in your own time and may have produced your own clothing, photography and computer aided design work. You will be hardworking and willing to experiment with new ideas.

The first year will be a grounding in all aspects of fashion design including pattern cutting, knitwear, graphics, ICT, styling, fabric printing and photography.

The second year of the programme will help you to find your own key strengths with specialist options at the end of semester one. You can choose your own creative outcome depending on your specialist area. Projects will generally be given a generic theme, pattern cutting students will produce garments, graphics specialists may produce styling, photography and magazine layouts.

It will be desirable for you to complete a work placement in industry in a company related to your desired career path. This vital insight into the working world is invaluable in preparing you for life as an employable graduate.

In the third and final year of the programme you will enter into a sustained period of research and practical creative work in a subject of your choice via negotiation with your personal tutor. This is your Final Project where you will also produce a dissertation.

The collaborative skills of the course tutors together with their experience in industry and education provides you with a solid and practical learning environment. The team looks forward to transforming your skills and ideas from fashion student to employable graduate and we hope you enjoy your journey on the course.


PROGRESSION/CAREERS OPPORTUNITIES
Students who have been through this programme have been successful in gaining employment within the creative industries. Recent graduates from the Fashion programmes have gone on to work in well known companies such as Burberry, Donna Karan and whilst on the programme students have collaborated with Top Shop.

Resulting career pathways can be quite diverse and include opportunities as:
- Designer freelance or in house
- Pattern Cutter/Sample Machinist cutting and construction of garments
- Retail Management customer liaison, merchandising
- Buyer/Selector forecasting, budgeting and range planning

Post-graduate study is also an option. Some students opt to further their investigation and research of fashion at Post Graduate level.

ASSESSMENT STRUCTURE The department uses a range of assessment methods including the use of visual and verbal presentations, critiques, creative work, reports and essays. Formative assessment provides you with information on your ongoing performance in a module and enables you to reflect and adapt to aid personal development. Summative assessment takes place more formally at the end of a module and is formally recorded on your transcript.
EXCURSIONS / WORK EXPERIENCE A compulsary work Experience Module takes place in the second year. Students select a company according to their chosen industry career path. Students have worked in high end design departments including Vivienne Westwood and Alexander Mc Queen and also in buying dapartments at Topshop and Whistles. Recent graduates have secured positions at Arcadia, Burberry and Ted Baker.
READING LISTS Relevant reading lists are including in module specifications in the course handbook

Part Time BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Business

Price on request