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Fashion Design Innovation

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

including art/design subject or media. Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. If you don’t have an art or design-related subject but you are taking Media Studies A-level, we may also consider your application based on a high grade at GCSE in Art/Design and a portfolio of recent and relevant work.

Pass diploma with 60 credits overall, including at least 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. An interview and a piece of written work may be required.

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

DDM

including Art/Design.

BB in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers OR B in Advanced Highers and AAABB in Highers OR AABBBB in Highers.

Might be accepted as in combination with other qualifications, please contact admissions teams for further advice & guidance.

UCAS Tariff

128

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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 | Full-time with time abroad | 2022

4.0 years | Full-time with year in industry | 2022

Subjects

Fashion design

Textile design

On this course you'll have the freedom to express your creativity in diverse ways, by exploring innovative fashion and textile design solutions that respond to the needs of contemporary consumers. Working in our well-equipped studios and purpose-built facilities, you’ll develop your understanding of the fashion design process, combining the latest digital technologies with traditional manual skills, in line with industrial standards. You’ll develop creative and practical skills that enable you to develop beautiful, responsibly produced, and innovative fashion and textile products. This practical experience is balanced with a range of theoretical learning that informs fashion research, as well as fashion's relationship to historical context, cultural practices, social trends and values, and ideological assumptions. After the first year of common study you’ll choose a fashion and textile specialism, in either menswear or womenswear and in either structured or printed textiles.

As an interdisciplinary school, we’re able to offer you a wide variety of optional modules, allowing you to tailor your degree to your interests and career aspirations. You’ll develop a wide range of transferable skills which are highly regarded by employers across all sectors, including creative and critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills, as well as design development, product research and analysis. You’ll be equipped for a broad range of prestigious employment, enterprise or postgraduate opportunities, particularly due to the emphasis on the role that fashion and textile innovation – when blended with digital technologies – can play in responding to the future requirements and challenges of the fashion industry.

Our popular Year in Industry offers you the chance to gain first-hand experience of the variety of roles available in fashion and is a great way to prepare for a career in this fast-paced industry. As an alternative to this, students also have the opportunity to take a study abroad year at partner institutions across the world.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leeds

Department:

School of Design

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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.

60%
low
Fashion design
60%
low
Textile 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

72%
Staff make the subject interesting
69%
Staff are good at explaining things
67%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
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

54%
Library resources
65%
IT resources
47%
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?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
2%
Male students
98%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
B
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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
83%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

42%
Design occupations
18%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Media professionals

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.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

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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Lower entry requirements
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Nearby University
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Same University
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3.0 years | Full-time | 2022

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