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Nottingham College

Fashion

UCAS Code: W230

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A minimum of 48 tariff points.

A Pass grade with a minimum of 48 tariff points.

A minimum of 48 tariff points.

A minimum of 48 tariff points.

UCAS Tariff

48

A minimum of 48 tariff points. Applicants will need the number of UCAS points specified in the details of each course - from: at least two A Levels at A2; BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma; International Baccalaureate; Access to HE Diploma. Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on the UCAS tariff. For creative courses applicants would usually need a qualification in a relevant subject area. We would expect applicants to be working at Level 2 or above in English and Mathematics.

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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Fashion design

**This Foundation Degree course provides a practical hands-on qualification in Fashion with strong links to industry. You can study this course over two years (full-time) or three years (part-time) and then top-up to a full BA (Hons) Art and Design degree. The Foundation Degree in Fashion is awarded by Nottingham Trent University.**

**About the course**

Situated in the heart of Nottingham's Creative Quarter in the historic 'Lace Market'; this course has some fantastic links with industry including: Sweaty Betty, Godfrey Sports, Hre Aftr - fashion forecasting, Speedo and Quantum Clothing to name just a few.

The course focuses on the design process from forecasting and concept development to design, creative pattern cutting and garment manufacture; together with the visual communication of ideas and technical information to industry standard.

You will undertake a wide range of live projects and competitions which will help you to develop and realise your creative potential and experience realistic work relevant to the fashion industry. You will attend exhibitions and seminars and may have the opportunity to research the international fashion market during a European study trip.

An additional studies fee (approximately £80-100) is charged to cover studies, consumables and study trip contributions.

**Year One modules include:**

- design process and realization

- fashion product and brand development (including realisation)

- visual communication techniques for fashion

- fashion in context

**Year Two modules include**

- fashion forecasting and design (including realisation and critical issues in fashion)

- professional development

- final major project (one of four options: either catwalk, product, forecasting or buying)

**Assessment**

Your work will be assessed on a continuous basis. There are no examinations.

**Bursaries**

We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2020-21 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information.

**Your career and progression**

You can progress on to our one-year BA (Hons) Art and Design top-up degree, also awarded by Nottingham Trent University. Alternatively, you may wish to progress to a top-up course at another provider, or the second or third year of a specialised Fashion degree course.

You could start your career in the fashion and clothing industries or related areas. Many of our previous graduates have progressed into employment with some of the world's biggest fashion brands or set up their own business.

Modules

Core modules include: visual communication techniques; fashion in society; professional studies; critical study; professional development; digital presentation of final major project. Pathway modules include: research and design for fashion; approaches to drawing techniques; fashion forecasting and design; pattern cutting and manufacture; sustainable fashion; final major project. Modules will be assessed on a continuous basis.

Assessment methods

Work will be assessed on a continuous basis.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£8,250
per year
England
£8,250
per year
EU
£8,250
per year
International
£9,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,250
per year
Scotland
£8,250
per year
Wales
£8,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City Campus

Department:

Fashion and Media

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