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Anglia Ruskin University

Fashion Design

UCAS Code: W230

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


112 UCAS Points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including Grade C in Art, Design or Media subject.

Access to HE Diplomas at overall Pass grade are accepted, related subjects are required.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas in a related subject are accepted

UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted, related subjects are required. UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted, related subjects are required.

UCAS Tariff

112

From a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including Grade C in Art, Design or Media subject.

56%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Fashion design

Explore all aspects of fashion design, from the latest processes to marketing your work.
Launch your collection at Graduate Fashion Week and our annual Graduate Fashion Show, and Degree Show.
Enjoy out-of-hours access to all our industry-standard art facilities, with full training provided.

Our BA (Hons) Fashion Design will take you out of your comfort zone, and help you forge a fresh identity as a fashion designer.

You will be free to experiment with your own designs from the very start of the course, receiving regular support and feedback on your work from our teaching staff, who were rated joint 1st in the UK for ‘satisfied with teaching’ and 2nd for ‘satisfied with feedback’ in the Guardian University Guide 2017. Our commitment to feedback will help you reflect on your work and develop your own unique style, making you stand out from the crowd.

Our modules – taught by specialist tutors – take in all aspects of the design process, including the latest techniques in pattern cutting, draping, textiles and digital media, but will also allow you to explore business practices such as marketing and trend forecasting.

As well developing your own individual approach to design work and discovering new directions for self-expression, you will graduate with a broad knowledge of the fashion industry, benefit from networking and collaboration within Cambridge School of Art (with, for example, photography students) and have the chance to explore your entrepreneurial side.

With out-of-hours access to all of Cambridge School of Art’s industry-standard facilities - not just the fashion workshops - you can approach your work with flexibility. We’ll provide training on any process that you want to use, as and when you need it.

You will have the chance to find placements and internships with high-profile fashion houses including Alexander McQueen, French Connection and Vivienne Westwood; attend trade fairs, such as Pure in London (the UK’s leading fashion buying event) or the fabric and trend show Premiere Vision in Paris; and visit suppliers and other businesses connected with the fashion industry.

Many of our students go on to establish their own labels or work for fashion houses and other well-known brands:

Micaela Sapinho is now Creative Director of her own label, and has twice shown her collections at Lisbon Fashion Week
Thanh Cong Vu has gone on to establish his own brand since graduating. During the course his designs were shown at Pure and also featured in Urban Coco magazine
Priscilla Acquah Arhin (2015 graduate) is now a Textile Designer with Samsonite in Belgium
Agnieszka Zabek (2014) now works as Apparel Designer with Reebok
Tracie Sell (2011) is Head of Menswear at Bolongaro Trevor in London

By the end of the course, you too will have a new collection ready to show to the fashion industry at Graduate Fashion Week in London, and also to the public at our own Graduate Fashion Show and Degree Show.

Modules

Year one, core modules

Introduction to Fashion Design 1 and 2
Introduction to Pattern Cutting
Introduction to Surface Textiles
Contextual Studies

Year two, core modules

Debates and Practices
Development in Fashion Design 1
Development in Fashion Design 2
Pattern Cutting and Construction 1
Pattern Cutting & Construction 2

Year two, optional modules

Business for the Creative Arts
Design for the Screen
Time Based Media
Surface Textiles
Identities
Anglia Language Programme

Year three, core modules

Research Project
Specialised Practice in Fashion Design
Major Project

Assessment methods

You will show your progress towards your final portfolio with a combination of written and practical work, depending on the module, with regular feedback from our lecturers.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cambridge Campus

Department:

Cambridge School of Art

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

80%
med
Fashion design

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

81%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
C
C
298

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
66%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Design occupations
11%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to work in a growing, creative sector where we are a world leader? Welcome to design! The UK has a proud reputation as a centre of design excellence, and last year just over 14,000 design degrees were awarded. At the moment, the jobs market looks a little better for fashion and textile designers, and not as good for multimedia or interactive designers — but that may change by the time you graduate. In general, design graduates are more likely than most to start their career in London, although that also varies by subject — last year fashion designers often found jobs in the North West, graphic designers in the South West, illustrators in the South West, East Anglia and Midlands, textile designers in the Midlands and the North West, and visual designers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Midlands. Design is also a good degree for people who want to work for a small business - more than half of graduates start at a small employer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£17k

£17k

£17k

£17k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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