Fashion Business (Accelerated Degree) at Fashion Retail Academy - UCAS

Fashion Retail Academy

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Falmouth University

Fashion Business (Accelerated Degree)

Course summary

The business of fashion is complex, and with our BA (Hons) Fashion Business degree you’ll learn the essential skills needed for a successful career in fashion retail. You’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of the fashion retail business landscape, learn how different departments collaborate to achieve business goals, and explore the commercial, ethical and financial factors that affect brands. Through lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and projects, you’ll develop the essential management, leadership, analytical and communication skills required to succeed in the fashion industry. You will:

  • Learn the leadership qualities and entrepreneurial skills needed to start your own fashion business
  • Be assigned a personal industry mentor to work with throughout the course
  • Develop the technical, research, creative and analytical skills needed for a business-focused role in the fashion retail industry
  • Examine the rise of technology, sustainability and corporate social responsibility and how these affect the industry at all levels
  • Learn about the diversity and complexity of the international fashion business and how to use data analytics in decision-making
  • Understand how sustainability, corporate responsibility and technology affect the industry at a strategic and operational level
  • Work on live projects set by our brand partners and complete work placements with our industry partners
  • Complete a self-directed Personal Professional Project that allows you to demonstrate your skills and knowledge, and contextualise these in alignment with your career goals
Industry Enrichment We work with over 140 brands at the FRA. Our courses include practical, industry-focused content taught by some of fashion’s biggest names to give you valuable skills and work experience. Industry enrichment opportunities include: Industry mentorship scheme: Work with your own dedicated industry mentor throughout your course. You’ll meet a minimum of once a term, and they’ll be there to support and guide you. Work placements: You’ll have a work placement with one of our brand partners each year. In the first year of your undergraduate degree, you’ll complete a three-week work placement. In your second year, your work placement will be either 3 weeks full time or two days a week over 3 months. Talks, masterclasses and live industry projects: Attend talks and masterclasses led by some of the top names in fashion and retail, and complete projects set by industry partners who will give you feedback and advice.

Modules

Throughout the course you’ll develop the technical, analytical and creative skills needed for a career in fashion retail. You’ll learn through a mix of classes and lectures, individual study, creative projects and industry enrichment that is integrated throughout the course in the form of masterclasses, live projects, mentorship schemes and work placements. Year One The first year of study is focused on developing your understanding of the fashion business environment, leadership and management skills, such as analytical thinking, communication and effective research and data analysis. You’ll be introduced to the fundamentals of financial, social and environmental conditions in which businesses function, and explore product strategy and the fashion cycle. Modules:

  • Fashion Business Fundamentals – 40 Credits
  • Leadership & Management – 40 Credits
  • Product Strategy & Development – 40 Credits
  • Study & Research Skills – 20 Credits
  • The Fashion Industry – 20 Credits
  • Consumer & Data Insights – 20 Credits
Year Two In your second year of study, you’ll investigate microeconomic theory in relation to the fashion industry and explore concepts around scarcity and resource allocation. You’ll undertake an individualised project that allows you to showcase your professional knowledge and skills. For the live project, you’ll work with a brand and incorporate industry experience through a project focusing on brands and communication. Modules:
  • Strategic Business Planning & Finance – 40 Credits
  • Personal Professional Project – 40 Credits
  • Live Project & Industry Experience: Brand Development & Communication – 40 Credits
  • Consumer Behaviour – 20 Credits
  • Global Markets – 20 Credits
  • Entrepreneurial Practice – 20 Credits
Course structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
FAM1
Institution code:
F70
Campus name:
Fashion Retail Academy
Campus code:
F

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept applications from international (non-EU) applicants who require a Tier 4 Student Visa.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply


English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, we'll need to see academic proof of your level of written and spoken English. We require a minimum International English language testing system (IELTS) score of 6.0 (or recognised equivalent*). This test must have been taken no earlier than two years before you start at the Fashion Retail Academy. *Recognised equivalents include: Trinity (taken in the UK) - 111, Cambridge ESOL Exams - CAE or FCE, Cambridge English - scale 176, or Common European Framework - C1 or C2


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £11100 Year 1
England £11100 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11100 Year 1
Scotland £11100 Year 1
Wales £11100 Year 1
Channel Islands £11100 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Each academic year, you might need to pay one-off costs between £50 and £200 for day trips, final portfolios or shows etc. You might also need to pay up to £300 a year for optional study trips and placements. (Costs are approximate)
Fashion Business (Accelerated Degree) at Fashion Retail Academy - UCAS