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Plymouth College of Art

Fashion

UCAS Code: W290

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

Entry requirements


A level

C

We require a C at A level in an Art related subject as part of the Tariff

Pass

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28-30

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

MMM

UCAS Tariff

96-120
79%
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About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

6 years | Part-time | 2019

Subject

Fashion

**From innovative pattern-cutting to styling a magazine cover, fashion is one of the largest employers in the UK’s creative industries. A spirit of independence runs through our vibrant fashion programme; we develop talented, innovative and versatile individuals. You’ll combine traditional techniques with new methodologies such as 3D virtual prototyping to become a creative, confident fashion practitioner.**

- Engage with our extensive professional network, including Pentland Brands, Marks & Spencer, All Saints, Finisterre and more.

- Learn to problem-solve and innovate in function and design, and learn about developments in materials and technologies, anatomy and human factors.

- Secure an internship and develop your professional skills whilst studying.

- Develop the skills to work across a wide spectrum of careers in fashion.

You’ll establish your identity as a designer, and learn the technical and creative skills to realise your ideas through pattern-cutting, design and manufacture with high levels of craftsmanship, as well as developing your presentation and marketing skills.

You will learn about the relationship between design, creativity, sustainability, project management and communication, along with factors that impact design, development and production.

Our Fashion Studio is a large, light space equipped with industry-standard technologies. We encourage cross-disciplinary working; you can expand your skills by exploring our professional textile print studios, workshops for jewellery and ceramics, and our Fab Lab, which houses the latest laser cutting and 3D printing technology. You’ll also have the opportunity to use global trend forecasting tools WGSN and The Future Laboratory.

Through expert industry speakers and collaborations for brands like Finisterre you’ll develop market awareness and refine your design and construction skills.

Our students have secured placements with Alexander McQueen, Gareth Pugh and Lulu Guinness.

Our staff are all experienced fashion practitioners, and you’ll engage with industry events in London, Paris, New York and Berlin, as well as having the chance to showcase your work at Graduate Fashion Week.

Study with us and you’ll expand your critical approach alongside developing skills in research and analysis. Our academically robust and intellectually stimulating degree programmes are delivered by our team of academics, technical demonstrators and invited experts who together deliver excellence in learning, teaching and assessment. Our programmes encourage diversity in thinking and making - from practical applications through to reflective, analytical writing.

Modules

Throughout the programme, you’ll be encouraged to explore other creative practices and work on multidisciplinary projects, through collaborations across the college and with industry.
You’ll graduate with a final collection that showcases your individual style and approach to design, and a professional portfolio to launch you into this vibrant industry as a confident fashion practitioner.
Many of our modules incorporate business skills, and you will gain hands-on experience in construction and textile techniques, trend-forecasting and more.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth College of Art

Department:

Design and Communication

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.

78%
med
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

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
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
91%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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