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Kingston University

Fashion

UCAS Code: W230

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

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Fashion

**We are very proud to be ranked 6th in the UK and top in London for Fashion (Guardian University Guide league tables 2020)**

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

– This course received more than 91 per cent overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018).
– It has been awarded the Creative Skillset Tick (Fashion Design category), which recognises outstanding courses and their contribution to the creative industries.
– This course is one of only a handful of worldwide institutions to have been awarded four badges of excellence by the Business of Fashion 2019 (for Best Overall, Best in Global Influence, Best in Learning Experience and Best in Long-term Value).
– It is the only BA course from the UK invited to exhibit at the knitwear show Pitti Filati in Florence.

**About this course**

On this course, you’ll develop your fashion signature, experimenting across sketch work, 2D to 3D, knitwear and digital print. You’ll study all aspects of the design process, including photography, styling, cut and construction, trend concepts and sustainable design. In Year 3, you’ll create your own collection and portfolio, which will be displayed at the Rose Theatre, Kingston and at our on-campus degree show.

There will be opportunities to participate in sponsored projects and international competitions by brands including Burberry, Mulberry and Coach, Inditex (Zara), Tommy Hilfiger, Old Navy, Urban Outfitters and ASOS. Selected students display at the Graduate Fashion Week in London. The preferred entry route to this course is via a foundation diploma in Art & Design.

Modules

Examples of modules:

Year 1
- Design Process 1
- Design Product 1
- Professional Practice 1
- Design, Style and Image: Themes in Fashion History

Year 2
- Design Process 2
- Design Product 2
- Professional Practice 2
- Critical Issues in Fashion: Research and Practice

Year 3
- Design Process 3
- Design Product 3
- Professional Practice 3
- Dissertation: Research and Reflection

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Fashion

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.

84%
high
Fashion

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
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

85%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

64%
UK students
36%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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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.

£19,200
high
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
85%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Design occupations
14%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
8%
Other elementary services occupations
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.

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