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Fashion Design

Entry requirements


104 - 112 UCAS Points with a B/C grade in an Art and Design subject. General Studies accepted.

104 - 112 UCAS tariff points in an Art and Design subject.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) is required. Maths at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) is preferred but not essential. You must fulfil our GCSE entry requirements in addition to the Level 3 qualification requirements.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30-31

To include and Art and Design subject.

104 - 112 UCAS tariff points in an Art and Design subject.

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

DMM

In an Art and Design subject.

104 - 112 UCAS tariff points in an Art and Design subject.

UCAS Tariff

104-112

To include an Art and Design subject.

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Fashion design

On our highly-ranked fashion degree course, you’ll not only develop your research, design and garment construction skills, but have the opportunity to discover who you are, what you believe in and how this will focus your design handwriting. Alongside working with a passionate team of staff you will have plenty of opportunities to put your creativity to the test in an industry setting, both through the placement module and live industry projects.

This Fashion Design degree course uses the fantastic links it has with the industry, with previous students presenting their designs at London, Milan, and New York fashion week. You will become part of the fashion design family at Salford where drive, innovation, individuality is celebrated and utilised.

This course will give you a realistic understanding of what it’s like to work in the fashion industry today. You’ll learn through both practical modules that allow you to get hands-on and let your creativity run wild, and contextual projects that help you align your studio work with past, current and future contexts that impact our industry. Over the course of three years, you’ll master fundamental technical skills associated with fashion design and clothing construction, as well as gain a theoretical understanding of the cultural contexts surrounding the industry. You’ll not only be well prepared for what’s to come in the future of fashion but have a deeper understanding of how the industry works.

You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement module in your second year, with past students doing placements at brands such as Alexander McQueen, Adam Lippes, Christopher Kane, Iris van Herpen, Jonathan Saunders, Markus Lupfer, Aitor Throup, Anna Sui, Vera Wang, and Viktor & Rolf.

Collectively we aim to produce graduates with confident and strong design voices, with soul, diversity, and resilience. Take a look at some of the work our final students have produced on this course.

What's more, overall satisfaction with this course is 98% (University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2020 data).

**You will:**
- Explore your individual talents and creativity through the application of the professional design process

- Study on a course awarded Best Programme for Undergraduate Fashion Design in the UK by The Business of Fashion in 2019, as well as ranked 11th in the Guardian's 2020 university league table for Fashion and Textiles courses

- Be transformed into a flexible, resourceful, and creative practitioner with well-developed transferrable skills.

- Get an invaluable insight into what it’s like to work in the fashion industry through live briefs and work placements

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Modules

**Year one**
- Introduction to Fashion Design
- Fashion: Industry Practice Part 1
- Exploring Creative Contexts: Fashion
- Introduction to Pattern Cutting and Construction Techniques
- Fashion Illustration
- 3D Approaches to Research
- Fashion: Industry Practice Part 2

**Year two**
- Fashion Design 1
- Responding to Creative Contexts: Fashion
- Fashion Design 2
- Work Placement
- Live Project

**Year three**
- Design and Research for an External Brief
- Pre-collection
- Portfolio Module
- Negotiated Major Project

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The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

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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.

69%
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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

62%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
57%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
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?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
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.

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.

£16,848
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
59%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Design occupations
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Business, finance and related associate 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.

£15k

£15k

£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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