BA (Hons) Fashion Design: Top-up

Course Details

  • Start Date
    September 2018
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Attendance
    Full Time
  • Awarding Body
    The Open University
  • Cost
    TBC
  • 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. 

    The BA (Hons) top-up follows a modular structure, and takes your learning and skills to a further level. You will consider the wider cultural context to underpin your studio work and focus on your own personal design statement, culminating in your collection being shown at the End of Year Degree Show.

     

    Find an example of the course handbook here - please refer to the third year for details


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  • Entry Requirements

    Applicants must have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent Level 5 qualification in an appropriate discipline. Students also require GCSE at grade A*-C (new grading system 9-4) in 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.

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

    Mature students who do not meet these formal entry requirements are welcome to apply, if they can evidence their interest in the field of study.

  • Costs

    £7,500 per annum