Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Fashion Imaging with Foundation Year

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Course summary

This four-year BA (Hons) Fashion Imaging degree course with a foundation year has been specifically designed to allow students who do not meet the entry requirements for a three-year degree to undertake an additional year of study, which will build stronger creative footings to ensure successful progression through their chosen degree course. Foundation Year Working in a lively and energetic environment in the historic Margaret Street building, students will be given the freedom to expand their knowledge of practical skills, creative exploration and concept development, underpinned by broad critical understanding, academic writing and emerging design principles. There will be a range of opportunities to work on collaborative projects and modules to enable students to develop as creative practitioners. BA teaching staff from across a number of schools will work with students throughout the course to prepare them for progression onto their chosen pathway. After successful completion of the foundation year, students will have the flexibility to change direction onto a related undergraduate degree programme, should they wish to. The course finishes with a public exhibition of students’ work. BA (Hons) Fashion Imaging BA (Hons) Fashion Imaging will enable students to become highly creative, innovative and employable fashion imagemakers. By effectively embracing new and traditional technologies with an open and experimental approach, they will learn how to create exciting and challenging fashion imagery. Students will be encouraged to experiment in technologies including photography, virtual and augmented reality, 2D & 3D drawing, moving image, animation and 360° video. In so doing, they will develop the skills to creative imaginative, sophisticated imagery within the fashion genre and beyond. Fashion Imaging students will benefit from the university’s state-of-the-art facilities which, along with input from guest lecturers and work placement opportunities, will acclimatise them to industry practice. Being based within the School of Fashion & Textiles, collaborative opportunities with fashion students are plentiful and an important component of the course. As students progress through the course, they will refine and focus their practice, empowered by modules that have been individually tailored to them. Throughout the course, they will be guided by staff with industry expertise across a range of disciplines, who have worked for the likes of: BBC, British Telecom, Ciffonelli Paris, The Condé Nast Publications, Footpatrol, Fulham FC, HSBC, Kering, Liverpool FC, Microsoft, Marie Claire, The Royal Society of Arts and The Sunday Times Magazine. Employability is embedded throughout the course. Students will be taught critical skills through working on live briefs and in modules focussed on moving them into employment.

Course details

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6overall with no less than 5.5 in any level

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13200 Year 1

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Fashion Imaging with Foundation Year at Birmingham City University - UCAS