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Fashion Accessories with Business Studies

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-C,C,C

Pass with 60 credits over all. Art and design courses preferred. At least 45 credits at level 3, and 30 credits at Merit or above.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

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

DDM-MMM

UCAS Tariff

120-96

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

Subjects

Business studies

Fashion design

This dynamic new course embraces culture, commerce and creativity and has been designed to answer the fashion industry’s demands around innovation and sustainability.

Working in our extensive workshops and studios, you will experiment with materials and techniques, designing and making cutting-edge accessories, products and adornments. We will encourage you to express new ideas about sub-culture and identity, gender and politics, society and environmental concerns that will challenge precedent and drive change.

Products and accessories contribute to around 50% of the fashion industry and the UK employs around 890,000 people in this sector, which generates billions for the economy. This is why, at Brighton, business studies is integrated throughout your course. You will be encouraged to work in response to consumer trends while considering issues such as globalisation, technology, distribution and social empowerment.

When you graduate you will have the sophisticated design and craft skills required to work in the field – whether as an independent designer, at a fashion brand, or as an artist – and the commercial understanding of what is required to take a product to market.

Modules

Your first year is an introduction to Fashion Accessories Design. The modules encourage you to develop craft skills, explore cultural and commercial contexts whilst investigating approaches to designing and making through thematic briefs. You will have workshop and studio inductions and business studies lectures begin to prepare you for a professional career in the creative industries.

Indicative modules include: Making, Materiality & Processes, Textile Rotation?? ,Why Make? What Sort of Maker am I???, Market Research and Business in the Creative Industries??, The Culture of Design and Craft

In your second year you take four compulsory modules and choose one option module. You will work on both group and individual projects. Design practice is integrated with historical and critical studies, so you'll explore critical, conceptual, ethical and environmental issues as well as the role of design within a social and cultural contexts.

Structured projects combined with live and research-led projects contribute to the formulation of personal development plans. and research questions for the self-directed study and independent project work in year 3.

Indicative modules include: Fashion Design and Market Awareness, Live and Engaged Making, Preparing for and Engaging with Business, The Shape of Things

Your final year will see you undertake a self-directed supervised researched project which allows you to define your own area of research linked to the development of your studio practice. Business studies enables you to formulate and evaluate future work options, enhancing your future employability. The final module enables the development and synthesis of your fashion accessories design collection.

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
£13,842
per year
International
£13,842
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

The Uni


Course location:

Brighton

Department:

School of Art

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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.

72%
low
Business studies
72%
low
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.

Business studies

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

80%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
55%
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?

75%
UK students
25%
International students
51%
Male students
49%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

Design studies

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

59%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
68%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
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?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
11%
Male students
89%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

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.

Business 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.

£21,500
med
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
69%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
15%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

The number of business studies graduates fell significantly last year after a long period of increase. But there were still more than 14,000 degrees awarded and this is the third most popular subject for new graduates. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. Around 40% go into jobs in finance, sales, recruitment, management (particularly retail) or marketing. There is also a small (but well paid) group who take their technical skills into computing and IT. Thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are above the average for all subjects and particularly healthy in London where they top £25k. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.

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.

£19,500
high
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
56%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Design occupations
14%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

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

Business and management

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

£22k

£22k

£27k

£27k

£30k

£30k

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.

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.

£15k

£15k

£20k

£20k

£23k

£23k

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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