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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Course summary**- Learn through a variety of industry projects, seminars and placements.- Develop creative thinking and practical design skills.- Embed ethical and sustainable practices at every level.This course is designed to build your confidence and help you take the creative risks needed to succeed in fashion design. You’ll work on projects that reinforce core industry skills such as illustration, CAD/CAM, garment manufacturing and more. You’ll reflect on your career direction as we challenge you to work ethically and to communicate your personal view of the world through your work.**How you learn**You’re supported to choose learning opportunities that reflect your personal interests and professional aspirations. We take an experimental approach, grounded in contemporary fashion theory and focusing on design processes that push both industry and personal boundaries.You’ll learn through:- group and individual tutorials- interactive lectures- seminars- practical activity-based sessions- demonstrations- applied industry (live) projects- creative thinking workshops- studio-based project work- work review sessions- study trips- peer group activities- Blackboard online learning portal- self-directed study**Applied learning****Work placements**You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a single or multiple work placement/s in between your second and third years. Previous students have worked with Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Reiss and ASOS. You may also be able to work or study abroad with the possibility of funding (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus+ programme following the Brexit transition period). **Enterprise year**If you have a business idea, you will have the opportunity to develop this between the second and third years. During this time, you can take advantage of the university's business support network, the Hallam i-Lab (a business incubator), an allocated start-up advisor, workshops and opportunities to apply for funding.**Live projects**Students have worked on commercial briefs with the design and marketing departments at Ted Baker, Amanda Wakeley, Adidas and Vivienne Westwood, with awards such as cash prizes or work placements within the industry.Students can also take part in renowned graduate events such as the British Fashion Council and Graduate Fashion Week.**Field trips**We endeavour to go on study trips both in the UK and abroad – with free travel and accommodation for all mandatory field trips. These could include workshops, design conferences or visits to practitioners’ studios, museums and special collections. You can also further enhance your studies with optional field trips, though these will incur additional costs. Previous trips have involved a behind-the-scenes visit to Burberry's headquarters and flagship store, exclusive talks from world-leading companies such as Tommy Hilfiger, as well as visiting leading fashion, textile and design museums.**Competitions**Students are supported to enter national and international competitions such as British Fashion Council design competitions and the RSA Student Design Awards. Our students are frequent finalists and winners of international competitions, enabling them to showcase their work online and at prestigious events such as Graduate Fashion Week.The course also benefits from prestigious membership to Graduate Fashion Foundation and the British Fashion Council, both of which offer exclusive opportunities for students to take part in renowned graduate events and showcases.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,995per year

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 112

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels, or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (to include a relevant subject such as Art, Design and Technology, Textiles, or Graphics). For example:* BBC at A Level.* DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.* A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 86 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    124 55%

    55th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    46th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.35 87%

    7th

    6

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