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University of Westminster, London

Fashion Design (Sandwich)

UCAS Code: W232

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

Entry requirements


Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 39 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction plus Maths and English GCSEs at Grade 4 (Grade C prior to 2017) or above.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Including a grade 6 at Higher Level Visual Arts.

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

DDM
11%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Fashion design

This course has an outstanding reputation for developing highly talented and original fashion graduates. We specialise in enabling you to become an individual and creative designer, capable of working at the highest levels of the international fashion industry.Throughout the course, the emphasis is on the development of your personal design philosophy. The course offers a comprehensive design education for dedicated and ambitious individuals looking for a specialist career in the creative arena of the fashion industry. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. Internships on both the three-year and sandwich course are undertaken at leading international fashion companies, and have recently included Adidas, Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Balmain, Calvin Klein, Celine, Christian Dior, Christopher Kane, Craig Green, Givenchy, Kenzo, Jeremy Scott, Kenzo, Lanvin, Loewe Vuitton, Martin Margiela, Marc Jacobs, Thom Browne and Tom Ford.Course graduates include London Fashion Week designers Claire Barrow, Roberta Einer, Liam Hodges and Ashley Williams; Christopher Bailey, Chief Creative Ofcer of Burberry; Katie Hillier, Creative Director of Marc by Marc Jacobs; Adam Marc James, Head Designer Menswear at Roberto Cavalli; Jutta Kraus, Creative Director of Bernhard Willhelm; and Stuart Vevers, Creative Director of Coach.Fashion Design graduates from the last 3 years are now working at Versus, Rick Owens, Celine, Loewe, Alexander McQueen, Mulberry, Tom Ford, Erdem, Temperley, Gucci, Versace, H&M, Preen, Anya Hindmarch, Burberry, J.W. Anderson, Norse Projects, Acne, Jacquemus, Paul Smith, MaxMara, Harrods, and Adidas

Modules

Year 1 (Credit Level 4) modules include: Experimental Design and Modernity; Fashion Research for Design Development; Introduction to Design Development and Creative Cut; Introduction to Fabrication and Print; Introduction to Tailoring and Menswear; Technology for Illustration. Year 2 (Credit Level 5) modules include: Design for Sportswear; Future Textiles; Fabrication and Print; Historical Research for Design Innovation; Industrial Work Placement; The Fashion Business Proposal. Sandwich Placement Year Year 3 (Credit Level 6) modules include: Brand Identity and the Fashion Product; Fashion Thesis; Final Portfolio Project; Major Project: Research, Pre-collection, Design and Realisation; Market Specific Portfolio.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,400
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Westminster, London

Department:

Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design

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.

77%
med
Fashion design

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

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

81%
Library resources
92%
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?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
C
A*

After graduation


The stats in this section 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

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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Design occupations
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Artistic, literary and media 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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Fashion design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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