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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    City (Adams)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

**This Foundation Degree course provides a practical hands-on qualification in Fashion with strong links to industry. You can study this course over two years (full-time) or three years (part-time) and then top-up to a full BA (Hons) Art and Design degree. The Foundation Degree in Fashion is awarded by our chief university partner, Nottingham Trent University.****About the course**Situated in the heart of Nottingham's Creative Quarter in the historic 'Lace Market'; this course has some fantastic links with industry including: Sweaty Betty, Godfrey Sports, Hre Aftr - fashion forecasting and Speedo to name just a few. The course focuses on the design process from forecasting and concept development to design, creative pattern cutting and garment manufacture; together with the visual communication of ideas and technical information to industry standard. You will undertake a wide range of live projects and competitions which will help you to develop and realise your creative potential and experience realistic work relevant to the fashion industry. You will attend exhibitions and seminars and may have the opportunity to research the international fashion market during a European study trip. **Year One modules include:**- design process and realization- fashion product and brand development (including realisation)- visual communication techniques for fashion- fashion in context**Year Two modules include**- fashion forecasting and design (including realisation and a written assignment discussing a current critical issue in fashion) - professional development- final major project (one of four options: either catwalk, product, forecasting or buying)**Assessment**Your work will be assessed on a continuous basis with set deadlines. There are no examinations.**Bursaries**We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2021-22 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information.**Your career and progression**You can progress on to our one-year BA (Hons) Art and Design top-up degree, also awarded by Nottingham Trent University. Alternatively, you may wish to progress to a top-up course at another provider, or the second or third year of a specialised Fashion degree course. Alternatively, you could start your career in the fashion and clothing industries or related areas.Many of our students have progressed into employment with some of the world’s biggest fashion brands or set up their own business.

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15 January

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Nottingham College

  • Campus address

    New College Nottingham, City Campus, The Adams Building, Stoney Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 1NG, England

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