This dynamic course gives you the skills needed for a career in the fast-moving world of 21st century fashion. BA (Hons) Fashion at AUB offers a unique student experience of diverse fashion practice; it recognises the uniqueness of the individual and celebrates the sublime art of making and creative risk taking. AUB responds quickly to changing demands and opportunities, we have a reputation for producing ‘industry ready’ graduates. The journey from design to shop window or fashion catwalk is fascinating. You’ll discover the complexities of buying, selling and promotion – and the need to be entrepreneurial. What you will learn The global fashion industry depends on individuals who want to make a real difference through their work. You’ll be encouraged to challenge assumptions, think unpredictable thoughts, and take creative risks. You’ll learn craft skills and ways of thinking that shape your own ‘design philosophy’ as you build towards a specialism. Through the journey of the course individuals will experience challenges and new possibilities whilst seeking unpredictable solutions to concept origination and product development. A guiding principle is to initially develop key skillsets which will underpin and inform a student’s personal design philosophy and a chosen area of specialism. Following this, individuals will be encouraged to make conscientious choices that question existing practices whilst embracing the importance of being confident and creatively diverse. The course will deliver a challenging curriculum that embeds theory with practice and is rooted in professional contexts. It challenges and should exceed the educational expectations of AUB’s students and crystallise their industry relevance when progressing to alumni. Creative diversity is encouraged through the energetic delivery of a challenging curriculum that has global and sustainable currency. Graduates will have the ability to assess, question, dream, conceptualise translate and deliver for a breadth of challenges and opportunities offered by the global creative industries. Approximately 60% of your time will be contact hours, including scheduled teaching sessions, but also supervised time in the workshop or studio. 100% of assessment for this course is coursework based. You can choose to complete your degree in one of the following named awards:
- BA (Hons) Fashion (Design)
- BA (Hons) Fashion (Design Menswear)
- BA (Hons) Fashion (Design Technology)
- BA (Hons) Fashion (Product)
- Relate specialist knowledge and critical skills developed within contemporary fashion practice to emerging trends at the forefront of the global fashion design industry.
- Adapt to and engage with a breadth of challenges that exist in a fast changing professional environment, and engage in new developments and ideas around the development of fashion products.
- Demonstrate an ability to contribute to and collaborate with peers, companies and brands at diverse levels of the industry, through practice and engagement with established contemporary brands and fashion businesses.
- Demonstrate an awareness of creative business practices in relation to employability and professional development.
- Build on networks of professional contacts to open up new opportunities for engagement in professional projects.
- Apply transferable skills, exercising initiative and personal responsibility.
- Extend academic learning as an independent, self-reflective and creative practitioner, fully prepared for professional environments or postgraduate study.
Coursework and practical work
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
- Year 2
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
AUB welcomes applications for direct entry to year 2 or 3 of our degree courses, providing your previous studies can be assessed to be equivalent to the work completed at AUB. We require that the institution be accredited or recognized by the relevant national authority. . To enter year 2/year 3 you will need to have passed 120/240 ECTS credits in your first and second years of study and that the units you have studied on the course are broadly equivalent to what the students in our first year/first two years will have learned. Please note that having completed the required number of credits is not by itself sufficient to guarantee placement on the subsequent year. AUB assesses applicants on the whole of the application and the course team will recommend the offer admission on the year that is suited to the applicant’s entire profile.
**Please see AUB's website for a full list of our entry requirements, including tariff points where applicable.** We are happy to accept a wide range of qualifications, including but not limited to: A Levels, BTEC Extended Diploma, OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma(s), Access to HE courses, Scottish Highers, IB Diploma Programme, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. We can also accept many EU and International qualifications. See website for details. Email Admissions ([email protected]) with any queries about entry requirements. We welcome applicants who are currently studying or who have gained a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and this qualification meets our level three entry requirements. This is a recommended qualification for many of our courses but it is not a compulsory qualification. Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 qualifications are considered on an individual basis and we are happy to accept applicants with a combination of Level 3 qualifications. Please check your qualifications using UCAS Tariff calculator and remember we are looking for the equivalent of 3 A levels if you are combining Level 3 qualifications. AUB tailors its offers to the qualifications an applicant is studying and looks for applicant to be studying a relevant creative subject. AUB makes offers based on up to three A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications with the most UCAS Tariff points attached to them to give applicants the best chance possible at achieving our required tariff (120 UCAS Tariff points in most cases).
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Additional entry requirements
Applicants will be asked to submit a digital portfolio for review by the course team.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, speaking and listening)|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||minimum score of 18 in writing, listening, and reading and 19 in speaking.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||C||Overall score of 180|
|PTE Academic||54||A minimum of 51 in each component|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||Overall score of 200|
English language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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