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De Montfort University

Fashion Design

UCAS Code: W230

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

Entry requirements


A level

A*-C

in Art and Design

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

including Art and Design

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

DMM

in an Art and Design related subject

UCAS Tariff

112

- From at least 2 A Levels - Art and Design Foundation accepted - Applicants must also have a satisfactory portfolio - Five GCSEs grades A*-C (9-4) including English Language or Literature

59%
Applicants receiving offers

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Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Fashion

Fashion design

Fashion Design is creative and dynamic, allowing you to experience and understand the constant flux and evolution of the fashion industry. We have an outstanding reputation and create graduate designers who can bridge the boundaries between creativity, technology and design innovation. The course offers you the opportunity to specialise in menswear, womenswear or fashion knitwear. Our students have the opportunity to enter national and international competitions, and respond to industry set briefs from companies and organisations such as the British Fashion Council, ASBCI, Warehouse and Topshop to name a few.

• **DMU is ranked in the Top 10 for Fashion and Textiles**
in the UK for ‘Graduate Prospects’, according to The Guardian University Guide 2019
• **100% of our Fashion Design graduates**
overall student satisfaction with the quality of the course and its organisation according to the National Student Survey, 2018
• **Specialist areas of study**
in womenswear, menswear or fashion knitwear, giving you the opportunity to gain specialist design and technical expertise relevant to industry needs
• **British Fashion Council, Burberry, Warehouse and New Look**
are some of the organisations and companies who have set live project opportunities for students to gain a diverse range of relevant skills
• **Graduate designers**
are created who can bridge the boundaries between creativity, technology and design innovation
• **100% of our Fashion Design**
graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report
• **The opportunity to enter prestigious national and international competitions**
DMU graduate Hazel Symons, was named the winner of the Christopher Bailey Gold Award at the 25th Graduate Fashion Week
• **International opportunities**
for a meaningful experience as part of your studies through #DMUglobal
• **The Vijay Patel building**
has been designed to provide the space and facilities where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design courses
• **Core workshop materials**
available at no cost to our students along with some programme-specific workshop materials
• **Cash awards of £150, £200 and £300**
for students in years one, two and three respectively, towards materials and specialist printing*

*Awards are available to students undertaking full-time study and pro-rata for part-time students. Students on placement and therefore not incurring such costs are not eligible for financial assistance.

Modules

First year
• Complete Fashion Studies
• Integrated Fashion Studies

Second year
• Practical Fashion Studies
• Fashion Design Studies

Third year
• Advanced Fashion Studies
• Major Project

Assessment methods

Throughout the three years of study on Fashion Design you will receive formative feedback on projects, either from tutor led, group stage reviews or from individual formative assessment. At each of these, students will receive written feedback which is to be considered before carrying out future work. Part of this feedback will focus on areas to improve work already carried out and students are afforded the opportunity to address feedback and alter individual time plans in order to allow for the re-visiting of work and address current problem areas before the summative assessment. Peer evaluation is often utilised as a successful assessment tool this will be accompanied by tutor led formative feedback, focussing on student development and the achievement of the modules learning outcomes.

Summative assessment of all work carried out will take place at the conclusion of the module and assignment again will be accompanied by written and verbal feedback. Assessment can be varied, but generally will take the form of a visual presentation either as a catwalk, or static display.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Arts, Design and Humanities

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.

87%
high
Fashion
87%
high
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
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
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

86%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
89%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Design occupations
17%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
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.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Fashion 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.

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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