BA (Hons) Fashion Design (Menswear/Womenswear) - Full Time

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Length 3 Years
Site West Durrington Campus Map
Attendance Full time
Course Code FHBMW1
Tutor Theresa Parker

About this Course

(This course is validated by the University of Brighton and delivered by Northbrook College)


UCAS code: W232


Fees and Finance


The Fashion Design BA (Hons) is for students wishing to pursue a career in the fast-moving world of fashion, offering a three year full-time degree programme specialising in womenswear and/or menswear design.


This small, award-winning course - one of only seven high-performing courses in the country to have been awarded the prestigious Creative Skillset Accreditation - provides a ‘boutique’ educational experience that stimulates and nurtures individual creative talent and innovation. The course aims to equip students with a range of intellectual, analytical, practical and entrepreneurial skills in preparation for a career in the global fashion industry.



2D and 3D practice focuses on creative pattern cutting, garment construction and tailoring, and printed textiles with learners becoming confident users of CAD for design development, portfolio and presentation.


Third year final collections may have the opportunity to be showcased at the prestigious Graduate Fashion Week in London, where they can be seen by the industry and the world's press.


The course has excellent industry links with live projects, industrial placements and external competitions. Industrial placements and employers include Vivienne Westwood, Peter Pilotto, Mary Katranzou, Religion Clothing,Victoria Beckham, Cos, Marks & Spencer, New Look, George, Ragged Priest, Ong Oaj Pairam and Marchesa.


Our many alumni business start-ups in recent years include: Lord + Love and mybubbaandme.com


The majority of teaching staff practice in industry, ensuring that the course reflects current industry standards and expectations. The success of the course can be measured by the achievements of its students, with most graduates being employed in fashion and the creative industries. In the past, Northbrook students have won prestigious prizes including Winner of The River Island Womenswear Award and the Zandra Rhodes Catwalk Textiles Award at Graduate Fashion Week.




Fashion Design Presentation


Student Successes

 

Course Content


From the beginning of this course students experience workshop skills in illustration and design, pattern cutting, sewing and garment manufacture, printed textiles, knitted textiles,and work across a broad range of design modules that include live industry projects and a full collection.



Year 1
Introductory Creative Skills
Specialist Module1
Specialist Module 2
Creative Skills
Design Profile / Environment: Enterprise, Employability & Entrepreneurship
Cultural and Supporting Studies


Year 2
Specialist Module 1: Design for Industry
Specialist Module 2
Specialist Module 3
Professional Studies 1: Enterprise, Employability & Entrepreneurship
Professional Studies 2: Work Experience/Industry Briefs
Cultural and Supporting Studies


Year 3
Design Project: Live Project
Professional Profile Enterprise, Employability & Entrepreneurship
Final Minor Project: Capsule Collection
Final Major Project: Innovation/Enterprise: Full Collection
Cultural and Supporting Studies (Dissertation)


Study hours are split between approximately one third scheduled learning (eg lectures, tutorials, practical classes and workshops) and two thirds guided independent study, which may include 3 weeks' work experience.


See Programme Specification...

Progression/Career Path

This course aims to prepare students with a range of professional and transferable skills for employment or further study and future careers within fashion and/or creative industries.

Career opportunities include fashion designers, freelance designers, self-employment/own fashion business, trend predictions, stylists, design consultants, fashion illustrators, Savile Row tailors, pattern cutters and garment technologists as well as areas within fashion marketing, branding, retail, merchandising and buying.

Entry Requirements

Interview & Portfolio

Applicants are interviewed with portfolio. We like to see a portfolio of recent work that comprises: creative research sketchbooks, drawings, artwork, design ideas and a written essay/contextual studies course work.


plus


Minimum UCAS points:
- Old system: 160
- New 2017 system: 64
from one of the following:


- BTEC/UAL Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in an appropriate subject
- A Levels – with at least 56 points (or 140 in old system) from A2 Levels (including a relevant subject)
- Foundation Studies Diploma in Art & Design/Media
- Access Diploma in related subject
- An equivalent overseas qualification together with a proven ability in spoken and written English (IELTS 6 overall - an overall score of 6.0 is required for all the sub-skills elements, with a minimum score of 6.0 or above for the writing element).


It is strongly advised that all Higher Education applicants will have successfully achieved an A*- C grade in both GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent qualification), to enable them to successfully complete their studies at Northbrook College and enhance their future career prospects.


Mature students without formal qualifications but with relevant experience are encouraged to apply.


Individual offers may vary.

Assessment/Exams

There are no written exams and you will be assessed through a combination of coursework and practical work (for more details, see the Programme Specification). You will be required to produce a dissertation in Year 3 and undertake an industrial placement in year 2 in addition to practical coursework.

What you will achieve

Upon successful completion of all aspects of the course, you will achieve a BA (Hons) degree, supported by a portfolio of work and a set of highly marketable skills.

What you need to bring

An equipment list will be issued to successful applicants.

Other Costs

Fabrics and manufacture costs; sustenance and travel costs for industrial placements.

Applications

Applications are to be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) quoting institution code: N41 and Institution code name: NBRK

Click here to open UCAS site

Click here for more information about how to apply.

Further Details

Data from Unistats, the UK's national higher education data comparison website:

Course Content


From the beginning of this course students experience workshop skills in illustration and design, pattern cutting, sewing and garment manufacture, printed textiles, knitted textiles,and work across a broad range of design modules that include live industry projects and a full collection.



Year 1
Introductory Creative Skills
Specialist Module1
Specialist Module 2
Creative Skills
Design Profile / Environment: Enterprise, Employability & Entrepreneurship
Cultural and Supporting Studies


Year 2
Specialist Module 1: Design for Industry
Specialist Module 2
Specialist Module 3
Professional Studies 1: Enterprise, Employability & Entrepreneurship
Professional Studies 2: Work Experience/Industry Briefs
Cultural and Supporting Studies


Year 3
Design Project: Live Project
Professional Profile Enterprise, Employability & Entrepreneurship
Final Minor Project: Capsule Collection
Final Major Project: Innovation/Enterprise: Full Collection
Cultural and Supporting Studies (Dissertation)


Study hours are split between approximately one third scheduled learning (eg lectures, tutorials, practical classes and workshops) and two thirds guided independent study, which may include 3 weeks' work experience.


See Programme Specification...

Progression/Career Path

This course aims to prepare students with a range of professional and transferable skills for employment or further study and future careers within fashion and/or creative industries.

Career opportunities include fashion designers, freelance designers, self-employment/own fashion business, trend predictions, stylists, design consultants, fashion illustrators, Savile Row tailors, pattern cutters and garment technologists as well as areas within fashion marketing, branding, retail, merchandising and buying.

Entry Requirements

Interview & Portfolio

Applicants are interviewed with portfolio. We like to see a portfolio of recent work that comprises: creative research sketchbooks, drawings, artwork, design ideas and a written essay/contextual studies course work.


plus


Minimum UCAS points:
- Old system: 160
- New 2017 system: 64
from one of the following:


- BTEC/UAL Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in an appropriate subject
- A Levels – with at least 56 points (or 140 in old system) from A2 Levels (including a relevant subject)
- Foundation Studies Diploma in Art & Design/Media
- Access Diploma in related subject
- An equivalent overseas qualification together with a proven ability in spoken and written English (IELTS 6 overall - an overall score of 6.0 is required for all the sub-skills elements, with a minimum score of 6.0 or above for the writing element).


It is strongly advised that all Higher Education applicants will have successfully achieved an A*- C grade in both GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent qualification), to enable them to successfully complete their studies at Northbrook College and enhance their future career prospects.


Mature students without formal qualifications but with relevant experience are encouraged to apply.


Individual offers may vary.

Assessment/Exams

There are no written exams and you will be assessed through a combination of coursework and practical work (for more details, see the Programme Specification). You will be required to produce a dissertation in Year 3 and undertake an industrial placement in year 2 in addition to practical coursework.

What you will achieve

Upon successful completion of all aspects of the course, you will achieve a BA (Hons) degree, supported by a portfolio of work and a set of highly marketable skills.

What you need to bring

An equipment list will be issued to successful applicants.

Other Costs

Fabrics and manufacture costs; sustenance and travel costs for industrial placements.

Applications

Applications are to be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) quoting institution code: N41 and Institution code name: NBRK

Click here to open UCAS site

Click here for more information about how to apply.

Further Details

Data from Unistats, the UK's national higher education data comparison website: