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Fashion Design

Entry requirements


96 UCAS points at A2

96 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

96 UCAS points at Higher Level subjects

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

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OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

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

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

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96 UCAS points

96 UCAS points

T Level

P

P (C+)

UCAS Tariff

96

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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

**Course Overview**

- Our award-winning BA (Hons) Fashion Design course has a credible reputation within the fashion industry. We are renowned for producing successful graduates who go on to become creative and innovative designers.

- Fashion Design at the University of Central Lancashire is all about pushing you to reach your true potential. To do this we have created three pathways that allow you to play to your strengths, with the flexibility to select the outcome that works best for you.

- Our conceptual places the emphasis on the manufacture of garments using creative shape-making, avant-garde silhouettes, sustainable textile solutions and pushing the boundaries with forward-thinking concepts, creating an outstanding final collection.

- Our commercial pathway places the emphasis on CAD, 2D design and trend awareness, creating garments for specific customers. Brief outcomes would still include garment manufacture, but your folio work has a higher weighting.

- Finally, our enterprise pathway encompasses the growing trend for start-up businesses within the fashion field. You will work on the fashion briefs to build skills in manufacture, pattern cutting and design, but you will have enterprise modules thought the three years of study, meaning you are far more knowledgeable about setting up your own business upon graduation.

**Why study with us**

- Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Fashion Design is ranked 2nd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2021)

- Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Fashion Design is ranked 6th in the UK with 98% of students satisfied with teaching (National Student Survey 2020)

- Our Fashion courses are ranked in the Top 80 of the Best Fashion Schools in the World for 2020 (CEOWORLD Magazine).

**Further Information**

- We have enjoyed numerous successes in national and international competitions. Many of our students have been recognised in national awards including Graduate Fashion Week’s gala nominated collections, Tu Sainsbury’s scholarship finalists, the annual F.A.D. competitions and ID magazine’s Diversity Now! competition.

Modules

Year 1 •Fashion Design I •Fashion Design II •Introduction to Design and Culture •Fashion Illustration or Digital Communication for Fashion (elective) Year 2 •Fashion Design III •Fashion Design IV •Dress Style & Communication •Introduction to Catwalk Shapes Year 3 •Industrial Placement (Optional Placement Year) Year 4 •Fashion Design V •Experimental Silhouette Investigation •Fashion Collection •Fashion, Culture & Identity

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Arts and Media

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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.

86%
high
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

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
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

65%
Library resources
66%
IT resources
60%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
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?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
5%
Male students
95%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
A*
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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
72%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Design occupations
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Artistic, literary and media 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

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

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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