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Leicester College

Footwear

UCAS Code: WJ74

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A level

E,E

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

PP

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

PPP

UCAS Tariff

32

Standard entry is 32 UCAS points consisting of at least 1 full Level 3 qualification in a related subject. You are also expected hold GCSE English and Maths at grade C or equivalent. AS Levels are only counted towards your UCAS tariff in combination with a Full Level 3 qualification. We welcome applicants who do not match standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate ability to study this subject at university level and can evidence relevant experience.

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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

This course addresses the needs of today's footwear industry. It is equivalent to years one and two of a BA (Hons) degree and combines academic research with vocational practice in a range of footwear disciplines. You will learn about specific requirements in design, shoemaking, range building, trend packages, supply chain management, footwear business and production, while benefiting from our strong industry links. Areas of study include: Style and colour prediction, brand identity and Marketing, CAD/Photoshop/Illustrator for Fashion and Footwear, Autodesk 3D software, Footwear Fashion and Design, Production Technology, Footwear buying, Supply and Management, Manufacturing Technology, Professional Development, Product Design and Development.

Modules

There is a strong focus on work based learning and the course covers a broad spectrum of footwear industry-related topics. In year two a greater sense of independent study is required with further development of your specialist skills, culminating in a final collection and end of year show. You will study the following modules:

Year 1

Footwear Fashion and Design (to include CAD and Textiles), Production Technology, Footwear Buying, Supply and Management Skills

Year 2

Style Prediction and Marketing Strategies (including Trend Prediction, Critical and Contextual Studies and inspired individual practice), Manufacturing Technology, Professional Development (employability skills and industry experience), Product Design and Development.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed through the completion of either practical or written assignments that are set in a contemporary, work-related context. The final stages of the course involve the production of a professional portfolio. The work you undertake is negotiable and will reflect your individual strengths and career aspirations.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,165
per year
EU
£6,165
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,165
per year
Scotland
£6,165
per year
Wales
£6,165
per year

The Uni


Course location:

St Margaret’s Campus

Department:

Fashion and Footwear

TEF rating:

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