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Fashion Design

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15,P:30

Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, in an art or media-related programme from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language or literature at grade C or 4 or equivalent

UCAS Tariff

112

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels, or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (to include a relevant subject such as Art, Design and Technology, Textiles, or Graphics). For example: * BBC at A Level. * DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. * A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.

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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Fashion design

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.
Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.**

**Course summary:**
- Learn the core research, design, communication and presentation skills that will kickstart your fashion industry career.

- Work alongside successful industry professionals and gain invaluable real-world experience.

- Enter high-profile competitions with the potential for international exposure.

- Build your knowledge of today’s fashion industry and its exciting possibilities.

This course equips you with the knowledge, creative and practical skills you need to succeed in fashion design and garment production. Through inspiring teaching and wide-ranging creative and experimental design projects, your love of fashion is transformed into focused professional expertise. By building a high level of technical skill and a unique creative identity, you progress towards a fulfilling and rewarding future in this dynamic industry.

**How you learn:**

- lectures and seminars

- group and individual tutorials

- demonstrations

- work review sessions

- live streamed teaching

- digital learning materials

- practical projects

- collaborative activities

- creative thinking workshops

- studio-based projects

- applied industry projects

- placements and internships

- study trips

- independent study

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

We give you the space to explore all aspects of fashion design, learning vital core skills and unleashing your own creative spirit. Through challenging projects and personal discovery, you create your own learning journey, experimenting with ideas and approaches as you find your unique voice. Throughout the course you work alongside the best in the industry, tackling live briefs and engaging with the wider fashion world as you develop your personal practice.

You’ll research your ideas and concepts in depth, and understand how your work connects to global audiences and evolving trends. Key skills such as fashion illustration, construction and manufacturing methods, and computer-aided design and manufacturing are at the heart of the course, along with the advanced techniques you need to transform two-dimensional ideas into 3D and 4D. You’ll also learn to source materials sustainably and ethically – crucial skills for building your future career.

We nurture your growth throughout the course, supporting your development as an exciting, culturally-connected and highly employable fashion designer.

Module tutors support your project work, helping you explore your creativity.
Our dedicated technical services team supports you in the studio, helping you get the most from our specialist machinery.
Take a look at the department's Instagram to see what innovations and creations our students have been working on. For content directly from our BA Fashion Design students, please visit the Sheffield Hallam Fashion Collective on Instagram.

**Work placements**

You’ll have the opportunity to arrange work placements between your second and third years. Previously, students have worked with Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Reiss and ASOS. You may also be able to work or study abroad with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.

**Enterprise year**

Brilliant business ideas can be developed between your second and third years. There’s plenty of support to draw on, including the University’s business support network, the Hallam i-Lab business incubator, a start-up advisor, workshops and funding opportunities.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

**Year 1**
**Compulsory modules**
**Module & credits**
Fashion Fundamental One: Formation 60
Fashion Fundamental Two: Concept Realisation 60

**Year 2**
**Compulsory modules**
**Module & credits**
Exploration, Application And Realisation 60
Negotiated Fashion Projects 60

**Year 3**
**Optional modules**
Placement Year -

**Final year**
**Compulsory modules**
Graduation Project 120

Assessment methods

• Coursework

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
£14,415
per year
International
£14,415
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

College of Social Sciences and Arts

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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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

61%
Library resources
63%
IT resources
57%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
9%
Male students
91%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
C
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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
45%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

47%
Design occupations
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
6%
Other elementary services occupations

What about your long term prospects?

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

Creative arts and 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

£20k

£20k

£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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