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BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Marketing

University of Derby
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
21 September 2021
University of Derby

Program description

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Marketing

Get ready to make your mark on the world with this unique degree. Fashion and Fashion Marketing will nurture your creative and technical fashion design skills while teaching you essential marketing know-how.

Fashion and Fashion Marketing gives you a valuable insight into the commercial aspects of fashion, including emerging trends and marketing concepts. At Derby School of Arts, we encourage you to take risks, be bold, imaginative and embrace the different. We also expect you to fail so that you learn and grow. This is a safe place to fail – we encourage, support and protect each other.

If you want to learn about the business of fashion but also want to design and make, this is your course. If you are brave, if you are inventive, if you love creativity – you belong at Derby School of Arts.

In a professional fashion design studio environment supported by the latest online learning facilities. You’ll undertake live projects for real clients and go on placements – all of which build valuable experience.

Your work will be showcased and celebrated: we enter students into high-profile young designer competitions like Clothes Show Live and they regularly scoop awards at these.

Marketing is crucial to the fashion industry and there’s a growing number of career opportunities in fashion marketing. This degree will provide the ideal foundation for these roles, which might include marketing assistant/manager, market research analyst and sales manager.

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Admission requirements

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther informationUCAS TariffA levelPearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)Access to HE DiplomaGCSE/National 4/National 5112 pointsYour offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications.  We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.BBCDMMD: 15 credits
M: 24 credits
P: 6 creditsPass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio - required

English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above

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Program content

You'll study modules such as:

Stage one

  • Developing My Practice
  • Thinking Through Design
  • Design, Culture and Curiosity
  • Ubiquity and Influence

Stage two

  • Interacting with Industry – Formulating Ideas
  • Exploring Design
  • Design: Theory Making and Meaning 
  • Social Design
  • Placement - Being a Professional

Diploma in Professional Practice (optional)

  • Applied Professional Practice
  • Contemporary Issues in Professional Practice

Stage three

  • Critical Voice: Research and Professional Direction
  • Negotiating My Practice
  • Communicating My Vision - Concept to Consumer

Program delivery

Assessment is 100% coursework based including practical production and oral presentation work, along with written assignments. In the final year, you’ll have the opportunity to write an extended essay on a subject of your choice and work on self-negotiated and independent creative projects.

Tuition fees

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands£9,250Year 1EU£14,045Year 1International£14,045Year 1England£9,250Year 1Northern Ireland£9,250Year 1Scotland£9,250Year 1Wales£9,250Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Career opportunities

The course incorporates enterprise and entrepreneurship providing essential support for individuals wishing to start up a business.

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University of Derby

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University of Derby

Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB Derby

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