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University of Huddersfield

Fashion Creative Direction

UCAS Code: WN23

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

or equivalent.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

120

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

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Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

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 | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subjects

Retail management

Visual communication

Creative management

Creative direction draws on a myriad of visual cultural stimuli, including photography, film, styling, and PR in order to promote fashion in various industry sectors including the media, retail, and branding to name a few.

On this course, you'll have the opportunity to:

* Use our resources and our unique art and design cross-disciplinary environment to personalise your learning and develop a wide range of skills to help you become a confident player in the exciting fashion industry.

* Share first year modules with students on other fashion industry courses, enabling you to develop a broad understanding of the industry and the opportunities within it before focusing on your specialism. You'll then specialise in creative direction, exploring the subject from both a theoretical and commercial angle through a learning style that is designed to immerse you in every aspect of the fashion industry.

* Benefit from innovative and creative projects that simulate industry practice to develop the experience you need. You'll be equipped to research new product and market opportunities, learn how to solve problems quickly and creatively, work collaboratively and manage relationships effectively, and take the initiative and communicate professionally and effectively.

* Explore the function of creative direction within the international fashion industry, while completing a range of projects designed to cultivate your creative skills and expand your fashion industry knowledge. You'll work across media on projects that include exhibitions, trend forecasting, publications, and creative development. The academic expertise here at Huddersfield will support you as you develop your skills in styling, creative concept development, photography, fashion film, and graphic design.

The role of a creative director is to define and develop the aesthetic of fashion, ranging from store visual merchandising, advertising and image-making, to creative and digital content and customer communications. Fashion Creative Direction BA(Hons) gives you the skills and knowledge to develop your creativity and expertise within a commercial framework that directly reflects current fashion industry practice.

I couldn’t recommend this course more highly to people who know they want to work in fashion but are not entirely sure in which area. The unique diversity of the course allows you to build experience in multiple areas whilst defining your area of speciality. The tutors go above and beyond to support you in all ways possible, whilst also giving you the freedom to drive your briefs in your direction of interest and also pushing you out of your comfort zone. ~ Georgia Rogers Smith, Fashion Communication and Promotion BA(Hons) 2019 graduate.

Additional Costs:
You will need to cover the cost of printing and presenting your work during the course, as well as supply your own materials. These include sketchpads, notebooks and props for photography. There is no limit on the amount you may wish to spend, however as a guide the approximate cost of these items in recent years has been £140 in the first year, £105 in the second year and £260 in the final year.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Fashion Contextual Studies
Fashion Professional Development
Creative Fashion Industry
Fashion Practice

Year 2
Core modules:
Creative Research for Fashion
Fashion Futures
Fashion Identity
Fashion Practice 2

Year 3 - optional placement year

Final Year
Core modules:
Advanced Fashion Practice
Fashion Creative Direction Dissertation
Fashion Creative Direction Major Project

Assessment methods

We use a range of assessment methods to relate the course material to current commercial practice. Your progress will be continually monitored and you will be assessed on your project work and assignments, including individual and group assignments, essays and seminar presentations.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

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
£9,250
per year
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Fashion and Textiles (TFAT)

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.

75%
med
Retail management
77%
med
Visual communication
75%
med
Creative management

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.

Management studies

Teaching and learning

68%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
70%
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

87%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
8%
Male students
92%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
C

Design studies

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
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

86%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
58%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
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.

Management 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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
65%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Functional managers and directors
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
65%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Design occupations
9%
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.

Business & administrative studies

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

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

£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.

Creative arts & 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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