Fashion Design

BA (Hons)

Our award-winning BA (Hons) Fashion Design course at UCA Rochester has built an international reputation for producing professional, highly talented and skilled design graduates. Nutured by professional design staff with abundant and varied industry experience, you'll work in a creative, supportive environment that will help you to develop your individual design identity.

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UCAS Code:

W233 R BA/FasD

Years of Study:

3 years full-time

Campus:

UCA Rochester

Also available at UCA Epsom

Starts:

September 2016

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Course Overview:

With access to the latest technology in fully equipped dedicated studio spaces, you'll master all the industry skills needed to make it as a successful fashion designer.

We'll encourage you to tackle live briefs, working with well known companies such as Reiss, Warehouse and Tommy Hilfiger, and give you the chance to show off your work at internationally high profile events such as Graduate Fashion Week, where UCA excels every year.

We pride ourselves in having no house style - so you'll have the freedom to establish your own creaative style, supported by a community of like-minded peers from disciplines across the creative industries.

Situated on London's doorstep, you'll also have easy access to one of the world's biggest fashion capitals, where you can benefit from our extensive industry connections for work experience opportunities and for enhancing your career prospects after graduation.

In Year One you'll be introduced to fashion design through lectures, seminars and practical workshops where emphasis will be placed on developing core skills and a sound awareness and understanding of your chosen subject. The focus is on developing practical design and study skills and contextual awareness - these foundational tools will help you to apply and express your creativity.

  • Tools of the trade

    You'll begin to explore different methods of communication through the introduction of drawing skills and the sketchbook as a tool for recording and communicating information. The application of drawing skills into portfolio presentation techniques will also be explored, both manually and through computer software programmes, and communication of product management information trhough Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) is introduced.

  • A cut above

    You'll begin to explore different methods of communication through the introduction of drawing skills and the sketchbook as a tool for recording and communicating information. The application of drawing skills into portfolio presentation techniques will also be explored, both manually and through computer software programmes, and communication of product management information trhough Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) is introduced.

  • Capturing the market

    You'll begin to explore different methods of communication through the introduction of drawing skills and the sketchbook as a tool for recording and communicating information. The application of drawing skills into portfolio presentation techniques will also be explored, both manually and through computer software programmes, and communication of product management information trhough Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) is introduced.

  • History and theory

    You'll begin to explore different methods of communication through the introduction of drawing skills and the sketchbook as a tool for recording and communicating information. The application of drawing skills into portfolio presentation techniques will also be explored, both manually and through computer software programmes, and communication of product management information trhough Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) is introduced.

In Year One you'll be introduced to fashion design through lectures, seminars and practical workshops where emphasis will be placed on developing core skills and a sound awareness and understanding of your chosen subject. The focus is on developing practical design and study skills and contextual awareness - these foundational tools will help you to apply and express your creativity.

  • Tools of the trade

    You'll begin to explore different methods of communication through the introduction of drawing skills and the sketchbook as a tool for recording and communicating information. The application of drawing skills into portfolio presentation techniques will also be explored, both manually and through computer software programmes, and communication of product management information trhough Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) is introduced.

  • A cut above

    You'll begin to explore different methods of communication through the introduction of drawing skills and the sketchbook as a tool for recording and communicating information. The application of drawing skills into portfolio presentation techniques will also be explored, both manually and through computer software programmes, and communication of product management information trhough Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) is introduced.

  • Capturing the market

    You'll begin to explore different methods of communication through the introduction of drawing skills and the sketchbook as a tool for recording and communicating information. The application of drawing skills into portfolio presentation techniques will also be explored, both manually and through computer software programmes, and communication of product management information trhough Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) is introduced.

  • History and theory

    You'll begin to explore different methods of communication through the introduction of drawing skills and the sketchbook as a tool for recording and communicating information. The application of drawing skills into portfolio presentation techniques will also be explored, both manually and through computer software programmes, and communication of product management information trhough Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) is introduced.

In Year One you'll be introduced to fashion design through lectures, seminars and practical workshops where emphasis will be placed on developing core skills and a sound awareness and understanding of your chosen subject. The focus is on developing practical design and study skills and contextual awareness - these foundational tools will help you to apply and express your creativity.

  • Tools of the trade

    You'll begin to explore different methods of communication through the introduction of drawing skills and the sketchbook as a tool for recording and communicating information. The application of drawing skills into portfolio presentation techniques will also be explored, both manually and through computer software programmes, and communication of product management information trhough Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) is introduced.

  • A cut above

    You'll begin to explore different methods of communication through the introduction of drawing skills and the sketchbook as a tool for recording and communicating information. The application of drawing skills into portfolio presentation techniques will also be explored, both manually and through computer software programmes, and communication of product management information trhough Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) is introduced.

  • Capturing the market

    You'll begin to explore different methods of communication through the introduction of drawing skills and the sketchbook as a tool for recording and communicating information. The application of drawing skills into portfolio presentation techniques will also be explored, both manually and through computer software programmes, and communication of product management information trhough Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) is introduced.

  • History and theory

    You'll begin to explore different methods of communication through the introduction of drawing skills and the sketchbook as a tool for recording and communicating information. The application of drawing skills into portfolio presentation techniques will also be explored, both manually and through computer software programmes, and communication of product management information trhough Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) is introduced.

In Year One you'll be introduced to fashion design through lectures, seminars and practical workshops where emphasis will be placed on developing core skills and a sound awareness and understanding of your chosen subject. The focus is on developing practical design and study skills and contextual awareness - these foundational tools will help you to apply and express your creativity.

  • Tools of the trade

    You'll begin to explore different methods of communication through the introduction of drawing skills and the sketchbook as a tool for recording and communicating information. The application of drawing skills into portfolio presentation techniques will also be explored, both manually and through computer software programmes, and communication of product management information trhough Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) is introduced.

  • A cut above

    You'll begin to explore different methods of communication through the introduction of drawing skills and the sketchbook as a tool for recording and communicating information. The application of drawing skills into portfolio presentation techniques will also be explored, both manually and through computer software programmes, and communication of product management information trhough Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) is introduced.

  • Capturing the market

    You'll begin to explore different methods of communication through the introduction of drawing skills and the sketchbook as a tool for recording and communicating information. The application of drawing skills into portfolio presentation techniques will also be explored, both manually and through computer software programmes, and communication of product management information trhough Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) is introduced.

  • History and theory

    You'll begin to explore different methods of communication through the introduction of drawing skills and the sketchbook as a tool for recording and communicating information. The application of drawing skills into portfolio presentation techniques will also be explored, both manually and through computer software programmes, and communication of product management information trhough Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) is introduced.

Facilities

Fashion facilities take pride of place at UCA Rochester, on the course you'll have access to the following. All facilities at Rochester.

Course Staff

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International Study

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Course Connections

On this course, youll be exposed to a world of opportunities

Because of our emphasis on skills-based learning, graduates of this course are highly employable and have progressed to a variety of rewarding careers - from design and illustration to pattern cutting and garment technology, and with leading fashion companies all over the world, such as:

  • Comme Des Garcons
  • Balenciaga
  • Lanvin
  • Givenchy
  • Max Mara
  • Prada
  • Burberry
  • Stella McCartney
  • Reiss
  • Jigsaw
  • Karen Millen

Because of our emphasis on skills-based learning, graduates of this course are highly employable and have progressed to a variety of rewarding careers - from design and illustration to pattern cutting and garment technology, and with leading fashion companies all over the world, such as:

  • Comme Des Garcons
  • Balenciaga
  • Lanvin
  • Givenchy
  • Max Mara
  • Prada
  • Burberry
  • Stella McCartney
  • Reiss
  • Jigsaw
  • Karen Millen

Successes & Alumni

Outstanding Practitioners Who Go On To Define Their Craft

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How to Apply

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Entry Requirements:

Minimum Requirements

One of the following;

  • 220 UCAS tariff points
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art & Design
    (Level 3 or 4)
  • Pass at Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Access Diploma

&

Four GCSE passes at grade C or above, including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).

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