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Do you love fashion and have the drive, desire and determination to develop the skills to lead you into a pivotal role within retailers and brands? Do you passionately aspire to work for a global fashion brand or an international retailer, or for yourself in an enterprise business start-up? International Fashion Buying Management BA (Hons) gives you the skills and knowledge to develop your creativity and expertise within a commercial framework that directly reflects current fashion industry practice. The dynamic environment of fashion buying provides diverse, challenging and exciting opportunities within roles such as trend analysts, fashion buying, merchandising, new product development, and sourcing. Studying on this course will give you the opportunity to -
- Creatively manage the buying process requiring a unique skill set. We provide an environment where you can experiment and personalise your learning to dynamically develop a wide range of skills to help you become a confident player in this exciting international business. You'll share first year modules with students on other fashion industry courses enabling you to develop a broad understanding of the industry and learn about the business of fashion in preparation for internships and focusing on your specialism
- Emphasise innovative and industry-focused projects that simulate industry practice to develop the experience you'll need to succeed in the global industry. You'll be equipped to research new product solutions, identify market opportunities, learn how to solve problems quickly and creatively, learn how to work collaboratively and manage professional business relationships effectively and how to take the initiative and communicate effectively. Retailers and brands are currently investing heavily in the digital tools to unlock value in new product development and supply chain processes and to enhance the customer journey
- Gain hands-on experience of these innovative digital platforms, including 2D/3D design visualisation, digital storyboard, and product lifecycle management (PLM), that are transforming the future of the fashion business. Industry players from trend agencies, designers and buyers, through to merchandisers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers are increasingly digitally connected in order to work collaboratively in this fast-paced world. You will become confident and professionally skilled in the latest industry concepts and technologies and our aim is to provide you with experiences that equip you to be unique and stand out in the graduate market, ready to move on to a successful career
Year 1 Core modules: Fashion Contextual Studies Fashion Professional Development Creative Fashion Industry Fashion Practice Year 2 Core modules: Creative Research for Fashion Fashion Futures Fashion Identity Fashion Practice 2 Year 3 - optional placement year Final Year Core modules: Advanced Fashion Practice Fashion Buying Management Dissertation Fashion Buying Management Major Project
We use a range of assessment methods to relate the course material to current commercial practice, which include individual and group assignments, essays and seminar presentations. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Pass in Diploma Foundation Studies in Art and Design combined with A Level or BTEC qualifications, to total an equivalent of 120 UCAS tariff points. As a centre of creative excellence, we look forward to hearing about your own creative experiments and ambitions through a discussion of your portfolio at interview. Read our guidance on developing your portfolio and what to expect from your interview - https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/interviews/ If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.
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Additional entry requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/
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