Fashion Design - BA Hons Degree
Course Code: VA1HE12
UCAS Code: WW23
The Fashion Design 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 (Contemporary Costume) 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.
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.
Modules and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Methods
The teaching and learning methodology across the programme is broad and diverse and ranges from an academic approach, where you will attend lectures and seminars, which aim to facilitate stimulating debate centred on the fashion industry and other wider contexts, through to practical sessions delivered by demonstration and technical instruction. Many of the modules are studio based and you will be encouraged to have a hands-on approach to your learning. This is a very practical course and assignments have been designed to allow you to experiment, be innovative, and challenge the perception of your abilities within your chosen field.
During the programme you will be encouraged to evaluate your progress and development as a designer by reflecting on and assessing your achievements at each step of your learning, setting personal objectives and using the feedback that you get from your peers and tutors to target areas of improvement.
You will also be expected to collaborate and engage in group work mirroring current industry practices using a designer, pattern cutter, sample maker and studio/production manager, you should make the most of these opportunities as they will prepare you for your future career by teaching you valuable interpersonal skills such as team working, negotiation and communication.
Work Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
Read our tuition fees guide.