If you are looking for a career in the fast-paced fashion world, this Fashion Retail and Enterprise degree is for you. This degree will prepare you for a career in the fields of fashion retail, PR and brand marketing, buying, styling and creative direction. Working extensively with industry, you will learn skills in visual merchandising, branding and corporate image, range planning, distribution and work on live briefs from local and national specialists in the sector such as Topshop, Oliver Bonas and The Handbag Clinic. This uniquely designed retail and enterprise course is ideal if you are interested in any of these areas of fashion, or if you are already working within the industry. You will work extensively with industry, giving you experience of working with specialists such as H&M, Trend Bible and Cruise throughout your fashion degree. You will also study a Professional Development module which will enable you to review your employability and transferable skills against industry requirements. After successfully completing this degree you may decide to progress onto the BA (Hons) Creative Enterprise (Top-Up) with Newcastle College University Centre. Alternatively, you will be able to enter the industry as a visual merchandiser, buyer, Fashion Brand manager, In-house designer or social media manager.
Year One: • Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning • Academic Study Skills • Work Related Learning • Contextual Studies • Practice Enrichment • Skills for Making • Branding and Corporate Image • Range Planning Merchandising and Distribution. Year Two: • Professional Development • Work Based Learning • Contextual Studies • Alternate Techniques • Skills for Making • Portfolio Development • Developing a Negotiated Brief. You will also become proficient in Adobe Suite programmes including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and video editing.
Students are taught through • Presentations • Seminars • Group work • Lectures • Tutorials • Workshops • Work placements • E-learning • Independent study. Students are assessed through • Portfolios • Presentations • Essays • Reports • Practicals.
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
Applicants are normally expected to have achieved grade C(4) in GCSE Mathematics and English Language.
Additional entry requirements
o PDF ‘mood board’ with a minimum of 20 images appropriate to the degree/sector (defining your personal aesthetic or someone who inspires you – a designer, brand artist etc.)
English language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.