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Fashion with foundation year BA (Hons)

University of Bolton

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UCAS CODE: W261

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our Fashion course responds to contemporary practice in the fashion industry and is ideal if you wish to pursue a career within the wider scope of fashion. Individual self-expression is balanced with the need to understand commercial design and manufacturing processes, and an awareness of key critical issues affecting the industry.Our BA (Hons) Fashion with foundation year programme introduces you to a range of skills to prepare you for a career in the fashion industry. Starting with foundation studies, we offer a structured introduction to a wide range of materials, processes and techniques. We’ll support you as you develop your own line of visual enquiry, explore different areas of art and design, and develop a sound portfolio of creative work.As you progress, you’ll have the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and understanding whilst developing these skills further for use in design development, pattern cutting, garment manufacture, fashion illustration, CAD for technical drawings, as well as for use in communicating your portfolio of work. We'll offer you the chance to enhance your employment prospects by undertaking a placement in one of a range of fashion areas, such as fashion design, CAD design, pattern cutting, garment technology, forecasting or styling.Our Fashion degrees are part of the University’s Bolton School of the Arts and offer access to surface design and embroidered textiles for the production of innovative fashion outcomes. Our courses are driven by a considered approach to design, and explore the impact of fashion at the individual, local, national and international levels. Alongside trend and concept-led collections, you'll consider the performance, functionality and longevity of clothing for different purposes. Awareness of sustainability and ethical practice is also embedded in the course. We’ll encourage you to balance your individual creative expression with industry awareness for fashion production.You’ll have the chance to use the latest reports from the Worth Global Style Network and benefit from the University’s extensive industry links for live project briefs. We'll also support you as you work to develop your appreciation of the design timeline, the trend prediction industry, and consumer research.Our courses offer moderate group sizes to ensure you can enjoy regular feedback on your progress in all areas from our dedicated and knowledgeable staff. We know all our students as individuals and offer you the opportunity to find your unique creative voice.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,150per 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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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 48

Any subjects are acceptable at Level 3. Relevant creative and art and design-related subjects are preferred.

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University information

University of Bolton

  • University League Table

    124th

  • Campus address

    University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, Bolton, BL3 5AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    70th out of 87 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    107 48%

    77th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56.0 56%

    47th

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    32nd

    21

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