Foundation Degree Fashion Design

Course Details

  • Start Date
    September 2018
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Attendance
    Full Time
  • Awarding Body
    The Open University
  • Cost
    £ 7500.00 per year
  • Centre Location
    Taunton
  • Course Description

    The catwalk, the models, the shows… the world of fashion is exhilarating, rewarding and hard work. This course can help you be a part of it, by taking you through the design process to produce catwalk-ready collections that showcase your talent and demonstrate your technical ability. 

    You’ll cover everything from designing, garment construction including fashion drawing and illustration, style forecasting and marketing. What’s more, we encourage you to develop your own style right from the outset, meaning you can start carving your niche from the day you arrive in our purpose-built design studio.  

     

    Find an example of the course handbook here - please refer to the first two years for details

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  • Teaching and Assessment

    Most of your time will be spent in our first-rate studios and workshops, although your practical work will be complemented by a programme in Visual Culture during your first two years. Assessment is by 100% coursework with no exams. Your final Degree Show exhibition forms an essential part of your portfolio.

  • Progression Opportunities

    College students are successful at securing employment upon completion of their studies or top-up their qualification to Honours Degree level.

  • Entry Requirements

    Applicants require 64 UCAS points at AS/A2 Level (minimum 32 points at A2 Level) or equivalent Edexcel qualification (Extended Diploma - MPP/Diploma - MM), or Pre-degree Access Diploma. Students also require 4 GCSEs at grade A*-C (new grading system 9-4) including English and Maths or equivalent Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy.

    You will be asked to send a digital portfolio prior to interview. The portfolio must demonstrate your creative skills, subject knowledge and enthusiasm for study. We are looking for a maximum of 12 images that demonstrate a variety of skills research, design development, progressing through to final outcomes. These must include examples of drawing, sketchbooks, idea development, digital skills and finished pieces.. 

    The nature of study at this level requires GCSE grade A*-C (new grade system 9-4) in English and Maths or equivalent qualification. Under exceptional circumstances, a conditional offer may be made to a prospective learner to include an expectation of working towards GCSE Maths grade C or Level 2 Numeracy alongside completing the degree programme. Mature students who do not meet these formal entry requirements are welcome to apply, if they can evidence their commitment to the subject through previous experience.

    Applicants with English as their second language must have minimum IELTS Level 6 or equivalent.

  • Costs

    £7,500 per year