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Fashion Design with a Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Birmingham City University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Parkside Building Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The foundation course is an exciting step towards your chosen degree. It provides an opportunity to develop skills to equip you on your professional journey into the creative industries. The programme encompasses elements of fashion design, fashion business and textile design degree routes. It provides a platform for you to share with and learn from others, while developing visual communication skills and processes. It will help you in building confidence and independence ready for the next stage of your degree.We aim to excite, engage and challenge you, pushing you to develop into a capable student with a great fashion and textiles aesthetic as well as an enthusiasm to learn. This four-year programme has been specifically designed to allow you to undertake additional level three study, to ensure you are successful on your chosen degree programme. After successful completion of your foundation year, you will have the flexibility to switch (should you wish to change direction) onto a number of related undergraduate degree programmes within the School of Fashion and Textiles.This course will nurture you to become a highly creative practitioner within the global fashion industry. You will develop your full potential by building knowledge, experience and skills for either the menswear or womenswear markets. Following guidance from industry experienced specialist tutors you will be supported to achieve your own aspirations via focussed projects, competitions, internships and live briefs. You will gain links within the industry taking advantage of extensive contacts with both international and regional companies. The course provides skills in design development and realisation, CAD, illustration, pattern cutting, the history and context of fashion, and production methods related to both industrial manufacture and bespoke production.This course has excellent links to international fashion brands, including Burberry, Karen Millen, Abercrombie and Fitch, Adidas, H&M and Iris Van Herpen. Staff have industry experience within computer aided design, pattern cutting, fashion history and design and have worked alongside many internationally recognised brands. Learn to work with the Gerber pattern cutting and design system, widely used in the industry alongside supportive staff that are well placed to inspire and shape your future careers. Each year a selection of our final year students showcase their final year work to industry leaders at events such as Graduate Fashion Week and New Designers in London.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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13,500per 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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Birmingham City University

  • University League Table

    82nd

  • Campus address

    Birmingham City University, University House, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B5 5JU, England

One of only four UK universities offering a Master's in International Human Resource Management which is also fully CIPD-accredited.
ACCA programmes are taught in a Platinum status centre, showing that the university meets ACCA performance targets for course tuition and support.
Many master's courses now offer international students six-month professional placements towards the end of their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 85 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    125 57%

    44th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    40th

    20
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    72nd

    29

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