Fashion (Including Foundation Year) BA (Full-time)London Metropolitan University
Fashion (Including Foundation Year) BA (Full-time)
Why study this course?
Our Fashion (including foundation year) BA (Hons) is an alternative route into higher education if you don’t hold traditional qualifications or can’t meet the requirements to enter the traditional three-year undergraduate degree.
This four-year course has a built-in foundation year, which is designed to prepare you for academic study at undergraduate level and equip you with the skills and techniques you’ll use in workshops and studios.
You’ll graduate with the same award and title as students study the traditional three-year course.
Our Fashion (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree will give you a comprehensive view into the fashion industry and its professional environments, including design, material, technology, research and consultancy.
The foundation year will focus on creative practice within historical, conceptual, cultural and contemporary contexts, while developing your key study skills including writing, research and critical analysis. You’ll learn how to ask questions regarding your field of study, find answers via information gathering and critical analysis, as well as how to present them in an academic format.
On the foundation year you’ll also be introduced to techniques used within art, fashion and design that will be necessary when you begin working in studios and workshops. You’ll learn about a range of different materials, methods and processes to create work within the broad context of art and design. There will also be opportunities to practise the techniques you’ve learned via short practical-making projects, as well as through open-ended longer projects that will focus on developing your sense of direction and a personal perspective on art, fashion and design.
During these projects you’ll get the opportunity to explore pattern designing and cutting, couture fashion, textiles, embellishments and customisation, fashion drawing and photography.
Your subsequent three years of study will focus on more in-depth study of fashion and you’ll be joined by students on the standard three-year course, studying the same content and having the same choice of modules. To find out more about your course in the subsequent three years of study visit the Fashion BA course page.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
- At least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
- English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent)
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Critical & Contextual Studies: Foundation
- 3D Design Principles
- 3D Visual Research and Communication
- Critical & Contextual Studies 1 (3D)
- Workshop Practice
- 3D Design
- Critical & Contextual Studies 2 (3D)
- Design Resolution
- Materials, Technology and Markets
- 3D Project Design & Development
- Critical & Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (3D)
- Major Project Realisation: Fashion
- World of Work
Modules and module details are subject to change over time
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
- UK/EU students: £9,250 per year
- International students: £14,000 per year
This degree is also excellent preparation for postgraduate study.
This degree was designed to widen your skills set and opportunities within the fashion industry. In Year 1 of your degree you’ll begin to develop your knowledge and understanding of the industry whilst working on real-world creative briefs set by professional bodies. There will also be opportunities to enter designated professional competitions, take part in London and Paris Fashion Week, and undertake consultancy commission projects.
On graduation you can go into a wide range of roles within the fashion industry including:
- Freelance designer
- Retail buyer
- Fashion writer
- Design journalist
About this institute
London Metropolitan University
Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...
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