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University for the Creative Arts

Fashion (4 Year)

UCAS Code: W236

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

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Fashion

Our award-winning BA (Hons) Fashion course provides you with skills to equip you for employment in the fashion industry.

Previous students have gone on to win the Womenswear and Trailblazer Awards at Graduate Fashion Week, as well as the British Fashion Council Education Sponsorship.

The Year 0 is a preparatory year as part of the four Year BA (Hons) Fashion degree and is aimed at students who want more time before Year 1 to further develop their portfolio skills.

This offers you the opportunity to explore many areas of fashion, design, fashion drawing, illustration, print, and portfolio presentation. After Year 0, you’ll blend seamlessly with students who have come directly into Year 1 and start immediately with design and garment make projects.

With industry-standard facilities for design, illustration, pattern-cutting, pressing and sewing, you’ll be working on all aspects of garment making and construction. Illustration is taught by a professional fashion illustrator to help you communicate your ideas.

In Year 2, you’ll take part in a work placement in, giving you the opportunity to put everything you’ve learned into practice before returning for the final year to work on your final collection.

Throughout the duration of the course, fashion history and theory is taught so you’ll learn about a range of contemporary fashion issues and understand how these relate to your own work and creative thinking.

Above all, this highly creative course will develop you professionally and teach you a range of transferable skills that can be utilised in a variety of roles from designer to head pattern cutter, product development manager to fashion illustrator. Our students have previously found employment at brands such as Burberry, Dr Martens, Temperley London and Louis Vuitton.

Modules

Year 0 is taken before the three-year BA (Hons) degree and is a preparatory year aimed at students who want more time before Year 1 to develop their creativity, drawing and portfolio skills. Introducing you to the fashion design process, Year 0 gives you a sound basis in fashion and is highly creative. Upon successful completion it will secure your place on the three-year degree without further application or interview. In Year 1 you'll be introduced to the contemporary design process. Modules include: Introduction to Design, Visual Communication, Creative Cutting and Construction, Introduction to Design History and Theory. In YEar 2focus is on finding your own specialist way of working and you’ll be encouraged and supported to start working more independently. This year will extend your design practice and further develop your creativity. During this year you may also have the opportunity to complete an industry work placement or even study abroad. Year 3 will see you achieve a greater level of independence with self-managed research, study and practice, resulting in a final major project and a written dissertation. You'll choose between industry focused or catwalk design pathways to pursue in this year.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Epsom

Department:

Fashion and Textiles

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.

76%
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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
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

86%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
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.

£18,500
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
96%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

34%
Design occupations
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
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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