Fashion Design at Bath Spa University - UCAS

Course summary

A fast-paced, dynamic and demanding course for determined and ambitious individuals who want a career in fashion.

  • A reputation for producing highly individual, award-winning designers and practitioners.
  • Member of the British Fashion Council Colleges Council and Graduate Fashion Week.
  • Unique partnership with the world famous Fashion Museum – students have access to an unrivalled collection of fashion.
The course offers a comprehensive design education for dedicated and ambitious individuals looking for a specialist career in the fashion industry. Our philosophy is to develop students as individuals to become innovative and creative designers with a design aesthetic relevant to the contemporary fashion industry. There is an emphasis on ideas, creativity and developing your own personal design philosophy underpinned by strong pattern cutting and product development skills. We aim to take the fear out of the ‘technical’ side of fashion by combining the ‘technical’ and ‘design’ into one creative endeavour. We look for highly motivated students with a strong creative focus and a clear determination to enter the highly competitive world of fashion.

Modules

Year 1 - This level covers the core fundamentals of fashion design disciplines including 2D and 3D practice; design, drawing, fashion illustration, CAD, construction, pattern cutting, ideas research and trend research as well as fabric sourcing and development; the relationship between fabric and design. You’ll develop two-dimensional presentation skills investigating ideas through drawing within a sketchbook to inform your three- dimensional work and may use the Fashion Museum as a key resource for research. Tailoring is also covered at this level. We’ll introduce you to fashion history and context. Year 2 - In your second year you’ll be encouraged to develop a more personal design style and to develop ideas through research, design development, and design translation using drape and modelling on the stand. You’ll develop your drawing and fashion illustration skills and learn to communicate your ideas and design process within a fashion portfolio, as well as participate in a live project brief offering the chance to be selected for a paid internship in San Francisco. You’ll also undertake an external brief. Year 3 - At this level you’ll develop a more strategic perspective and negotiate a body of work that reflects your personal practice as a designer, drawing together your academic experiences and personal interests to develop a highly professional contemporary fashion collection. You’ll work as a designer in industry working with external companies or collaborating with other disciplines as necessary. As part of professional contexts you’ll enter national design competitions, develop a strong fashion portfolio and self promotional materials, as well as greater knowledge of business and roles within fashion to help you develop an employment strategy. Students will have a presence at Graduate Fashion Week in London that is attended by industry and press from the UK and overseas, as well as showcasing work in Bath at the Bath School of Design degree show. At this level you’ll also undertake a written thesis.

Assessment method

Continuous assessment: 84% main study modules, 16% historical and critical studies. There are no written exams.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W233
Institution code:
B20
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

In the portfolio we’re expecting to see evidence of a range of creative experience, specifically for Fashion, showing a good grasp of drawing, shape, colour, fabric and the ability to think around a subject brief and investigate less predictable avenues of research. We’re looking for individuality and evidence from the portfolio that you have critically engaged with your project briefs. Your ability to reflect extended research of ideas through your accompanying sketchbooks or visual diaries will form part of the evaluation. Garments you have made can also form part of this evaluation.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Fashion Design at Bath Spa University - UCAS