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Contemporary Fashion FdA

Blackburn College

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

This creative and intensive Contemporary Fashion (Foundation Degree) programme will develop your ability to transform initial ideas and concepts in to innovative fashion garments. Modules are delivered by experts from a range of design disciplines as well as fashion specialists. Some of the exciting topics covered on the programme include: Trend analysis/interpretation, historical/contextual influences, drawing and fashion illustration, pattern drafting, fabric manipulation and garment construction.As you progress on the course you will specialise in your chosen area of interest, developing your expertise and gaining experience by working on live project briefs and with employers. You are encouraged to undertake a range of work based learning opportunities consisting of national/international competitions, live briefs, and industry placements.You will learn how to utilise social media and create an online portfolio whilst gaining valuable business skills about how to operate as an independent practitioner or employee. The programme is delivered over two years full-time and progresses directly onto the one year BA (Hons) Contemporary Fashion (Top Up) programme. You'll be based within the School of Art & Society where we focus on creativity and innovation integrated with professional business practice as well as market awareness. The Foundation Degree provides undergraduates with creative and technical skills whilst increasing industry and commerciality awareness offering the best opportunities for employment security.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 9,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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UCAS Points : 48

All applicants must show that they have a good level of spoken or written English, and if English is not your first language you'll need to demonstrate the ability to study in English.Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have relevant work / life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview. All applicants will have to interview successfully and must show a portfolio of work


University information

Blackburn College

  • Campus address

    Blackburn College, Feilden Street, Blackburn, Blackburn With Darwen, BB2 1LH, England

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