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Kingston University

Fashion including Sandwich Year

UCAS Code: W231

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

128

The preferred entry route for this course is for applicants to be taking a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, or the recognised equivalent. Applicants will need a minimum of 128 tariff points from recognised Level 3 qualifications. Plus GCSE (A*–C or comparable numeric scores under the newly reformed GCSE gradings): five subjects including English and Maths (Key Skills and Functional Skills Level 2 may be used in lieu of GCSE English and Maths). Offers will be made on the basis of your UCAS application, portfolio of work and interview for selected applicants. You will be notified by email giving you advice about how to upload your online portfolio, once we have received your application.

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Fashion

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

– This is the top fashion course in London (The Guardian University League table 2020).

– It has been awarded the Creative Skillset Tick (Fashion Design category), which recognises outstanding courses and their contribution to the creative industries.

– Kingston is one of just a handful of worldwide institutions to be awarded four Badges of Excellence by the Business of Fashion.

**About this course**

To prepare you for a successful career in fashion design, this course offers industry-relevant skills across 2D and 3D design.

You’ll have opportunities to study abroad and to participate in international sponsored projects, with paid internships and scholarships. Students have previously collaborated with global brands such as Ralph Lauren, Zara, Tommy Hilfiger and ASOS. They have also won several British Fashion Council
competitions, including Mulberry, Burberry and British Library and been offered jobs at Acne Studios, Chanel Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Pringle and Victoria Beckham.

The course culminates with a press runway show in central London and an exhibition at Graduate Fashion Week. This course received more than 91 per cent overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018).

Modules

Examples of modules: Please note that is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Year 1:
- Design Process 1
- Design Product 1
- Professional Practice 1
- Design, Style and Image: Themes in Fashion History

Year 2
- Design Process 2
- Design Product 2
- Professional Practice 2
- Critical Issues in Fashion: Research and Practice

Year 3:
Sandwich year

Year 4:
- Design Process 3
- Design Product 3
- Professional Practice 3
- Dissertation: Research and Reflection

Assessment methods

Assessment typically comprises exams (eg test or exam), practical (eg presentations, performance) and coursework (eg essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).

Tuition fees

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

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

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Fashion

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.

80%
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

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

71%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
81%
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?

71%
UK students
29%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
E
B

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.

£19,200
high
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
61%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Design occupations
14%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
8%
Other elementary services occupations

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