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Explore every aspect of the Fashion Industry: develop concepts, create designs, construct garments, understand retail concepts, and plan and manage events. You will establish your own brand; from creating your own branding and marketing to graphic design and visual merchandising.
Our industry experts will support you to uncover your specialism. You will build core skills in fashion design, illustration, graphic design, textiles, photography, branding and product development all with a focus on Fashion.
Final projects show the breadth of the course and have included; fashion lines, fashion magazines, homeware lines, branding and marketing campaigns and season portfolios for major high street stores.
Get a grounding that will launch your fashion career in an industry that is worth £26 billion and employs over 800,000 in the UK alone. Graduates have gone on to work for Abercrombie and Fitch, River Island, Debenhams, TopMan, All Saints and Matalan in roles within design, brand development, fashion publishing, production, PR and fashion retail.
At the end of your first semester you’ll hold your first show in our in house gallery having explored print, patterns and garment construction. In your second year you’ll work together to produce a fashion event in the City including a catwalk show of your designs. You’ll learn as you go, liaising with venues, planning music, branding and marketing the event and not forgetting creating pieces for the show. The proceeds of the event will support you in your final year as you prepare for your graduate show which will be visited by industry experts and potential employers.
By your final year you will create a professional portfolio and undertake a major project which is shown to the public at our on campus Degree Show. You may even have the opportunity to take your work to London.
Teaching is almost entirely practical and studio based, supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials, e-learning and independent learning. Assessment is almost totally through coursework.
If you study this course on a part-time basis you will typically complete 40-80 credits in a year, rather than the 120 credits of full-time students. All modules are taught during the day time and you will be studying alongside full-time students.
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Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Our typical offer is 112 UCAS points from a minimum of two A Levels or equivalent (e.g. 1 x AVCE double award).
We accept a maximum of 20 points from Level 3 Key Skills qualifications.
We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language; or a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
If you are studying a HND or Foundation Degree you may be able to enter onto the final year of our degree courses. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
We are interested in your creative potential; please prepare a portfolio of work you have completed so far. We are not looking for perfection as we appreciate you may still be developing work. We would like to see:
If you are an international applicant, please send a link to your online portfolio.
The annual fee for this course is:
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
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The UK Fashion industry is worth £26 billion to the economy and growing. More than 800,000 people are working in fashion in the UK and we want you to be part of it. We'll prepare you to work in areas including: fashion design, brand development, fashion publishing, production, design consultancies, PR and fashion retail.
To enhance your visibility to employers, we encourage you to participate in competitions and exhibitions. Final year students exhibit at their own Degree show, attended by industry professionals.
The main destinations for graduates are expected to be fashion-related creative industries. These include design, brand development, fashion publishing, production, design consultancies, PR and fashion retail. Some graduates may become freelance consultants or self-employed designers, or go on to further study or teacher training.
Past graduates have gone on to work for well renowned design companies such as Abercrombie and Fitch, River Island, Debenhams, TopMan, All Saints and Matalan.
All students studying on-campus undergraduate Fashion Product and Promotion courses can take up a CV-enhancing work placement, a University-led industry initiative, or a professional and business development boot camp. By the term placement, we mean we are offering you a taste of the industry which might last anything from two days to four weeks on a part-time basis.
Get real life experience. BA (Hons) Fashion, Product and Promotion students organise their own fashion event in the city in their second year. Working together to liase with venues, planning music, branding and marketing, booking models and not forgetting creating pieces for the show. Previous events have included a fashion film premiere, a catwalk show, a dance performance and DJ. The fundraising event, which is part of an event planning module, helps the students raise money for their final year Degree Show.