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Facts about Fashion
|Year of entry||2013|
|Application route||3 years full time: apply through UCAS (code W230)
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About this course
Why choose this course?
Fashion is a fascinating and complex subject; an expression of what people feel and think. It's about evolution and radical change; a mix of design, marketing, media and business with cultural, social, historical, economic and political influences. People working in fashion are barometers of their times, anticipating and generating change.
Student Vic talks about studying the Fashion BA(Hons):
What will you study?
The course covers all aspects of the design process, from research and design development to creating garments using cut and construction. Art and design history underpins studio-based projects and overseas study trips.
Course director Elinor Renfrew talks about the Fashion BA(Hons) and the benefits of studying on the course:
Senior lecturer Andrew Ibi talks about the features of the Fashion BA(Hons) degree:
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.
- Design Process 1
- Design Product 1
You will explore a design concept across a range of seasons/product areas, using research, design and presentation skills. This gives you the opportunity to explore:
- various terms, expressions and structures for clothing, both historically and in the present;
- the relationship between historical research and studio practice;
- the importance of innovative cut to fabric and the design process;
- what constitutes a range or collection; and
- design in relation to a chosen consumer/market.
- Themes in History of Fashion 1
- Themes in History of Fashion 2
- Language option
- Communicating Art and Design History option
- Design Process 2
- Design Product 2
This module encourages the cross-fertilisation of ideas between artists and designers in the same and other disciplines.
- Professional Practice
Contemporary Issues in Research
This module provides a broad introduction and preparation for the dissertation project. It considers:
- the role of research within art and design practice;
- the relationship between primary and secondary material;
- ways of developing and originating research; and
- ways of realising the research in a formal written manner.
The module provides a broad overview of some of the different critical and methodological approaches to researching in art and design culture.
- Language option
- Design Process 3
- Collection Portfolio
- Promotional Package
- Design Product Preparation
- Design Product 3
The dissertation module involves individual research, organisation and development of a subject of personal interest. You will develop:
- critical and analytical thought; and
- the ability to sustain an argument using research and writings skills.