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University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Fashion Design

UCAS Code: W230

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

Entry requirements


80 UCAS Points (minimum 32 at A2 level)

80 UCAS points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

UCAS Tariff

80

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Fashion design

The catwalk, the models, the shows; the world of fashion is exhilarating, rewarding and hard work. This course can help you be a part of it, by taking you through the design process to produce catwalk-ready collections that showcase your talent and demonstrate your technical ability. You’ll cover everything from designing, garment construction including fashion drawing and illustration, style forecasting and marketing. From a broad skills base, the course allows focus into specialist areas into the final year including menswear, sportswear and corsetry.

The course aims to provide our graduates with the wide-range of skills the fashion industry are looking for; it has an exciting mix of hands-on practical skills based in our spacious industry-style fashion workshop, with creative development through idea generation and innovative techniques with contemporary fabrics.

We may offer opportunities for residential trips in the UK and abroad as well as a variety of day trips. Previous cohorts have taken opportunities to embark on study visits to London, New York, Berlin and Paris among others

Modules

During the course, you will:
•Develop a comprehensive understanding of the technical requirements and aesthetic appeal of the materials you work with.
•Explore and manipulate fabric and construction techniques as a means of design expression.
•Develop digital design skills. You will be able to access our digital workshop, which includes equipment for laser cutting, embroidery and fabric printing, as well as the print room and sewing room facilities. Photoshop and Illustrator are available to inform visual design communication.
•Undertake live industry projects supported by people who live and breathe fashion.
•Take up work placements to gain valuable first-hand experience of the fashion industry and establish your reputation.
•Enter competitions to raise your profile. For example, our students have achieved Gold in EuroSkills and awards at UKSkills and WorldSkills.
•Have your own work and display area in spacious, well-equipped studios.
•Consider the wider cultural context to underpin your studio work.
•Focus on your own personal design statement in your final year, which will culminate in your collection being shown at the Degree Show

Assessment methods

Most of your time will be spent in our first-rate studios and workshops, although your practical work will be complemented by a programme in Visual Culture during your first two years. Assessment is by 100% coursework with no exams. Your final Degree Show exhibition forms an essential part of your portfolio.

Tuition fees

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England
£7,800
per year
EU
£7,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,800
per year
Scotland
£7,800
per year
Wales
£7,800
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Taunton Campus

Department:

Creative Arts

TEF rating:

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