Fashion Design (Contemporary Costume) - BA Hons Degree

1. Course details

Qualification name BA (Hons) Fashion Design (Contemporary Costume)
Qualification level 6
Awarding organisation Lancaster University
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Course type Classroom based
Course hours FullTime
Course start date 08 September 2020
Cost description Our Higher Education and degree courses cost £8,335 per full time year of undergraduate study (equivalent to 120 credits). If you study fewer than 120 credits in a year, you may pay less than £8,335 in that year.
Attendance pattern Daytime

2. Who this course is for

The Fashion Design (Contemporary Costume) degree course at Blackpool and the Fylde College is positioned at the interface of high fashion and creative costume. The degree is unique in that it has a dual focus from the earliest stages of the course and is taught alongside the Fashion Design Degree in the skill building stages. It does however also facilitate students who have a specific desire to work exclusively in either the fashion or costume industries.In the second year of study you will be asked to confirm your final degree pathway either BA Hons Fashion Design, or BA Hons Fashion Design (Contemporary Costume) this allows you to specialise in your chosen field in your final projects and gain the qualification that is the most suited to your future career. From catwalk to music videos, creative fashion communicates with a wide range of audiences and the course encourages innovative approaches through all projects and aims to stretch and challenge your imagination whilst developing your practical abilities.The unique selling point of this course is the freedom to experiment across specialist areas. The fashion industry is made up of many different facets and you will be encouraged to develop critical enquiry in all these different areas of study before deciding on a final degree pathway. Both our current and past students have been positive about this aspect of the course and have enjoyed the variety provided by the different projects, ultimately the advantage is that our graduates are perfectly positioned for a career in their specialist field.

3. Entry requirements

A minimum of 96 UCAS points in an appropriate discipline excluding Functional Skills and GCSE English Language and maths at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent). Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis. All applicants will be given the opportunity to attend a workshop or send in their work electronically.

4. What you'll learn

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5. How you'll learn

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6. What you'll need to bring

Equipment - The equipment requirements vary for each level on this course therefore the costs have been split below by course levels, costs given are approximate. Level 4Initial set up costs of between £50 - £100 to purchase equipment/textbooksArt and Design materials are needed for other modules and as before the student may already have these. Sketch book and file for each project Pattern cutting book Set square Good Quality scissors General sewing and pattern making materials General art and design materials Calico and other toile materials Interfacing, zips and Final project materialsAt level 4 all materials can be purchased through the college at a reduced rate, a student catalogue (Morplan) is given in the first week for orders at the reduced rate.Level 5Costs for level 5 includeQuality wool fabric (for tailoring project) fabric (individual personal project) Calico and other Toile materials Interfacing, zips and Final project materialsFabric costs can vary depending on the type of fabric chosen by the student. General materials can be purchased through the college; trips are arranged for the purchase of better quality fabrics for project work.Level 6 - A final practical project runs through level 6 and a collection of 6 outfits are required. Costs for this are variable and dependent on designs and choices of fabrics chosen by the student. Students are advised however that the amount can be fairly substantial (£200 - £500 or more). Good quality fabrics and other materials are required from London based suppliers or other high quality fabric retailers.At level 6 a professional portfolio is expected and this incurs printing costs.

7. How you'll be assessed

Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework, exams and practical assessments. Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently. Practical assessments involve observation of your practical skills and competencies by a trained assessor.

8. Next steps

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9. Venue

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Phone 01253 352352

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