Fashion Styling & Art Direction with Integrated Foundation Year at Falmouth University - UCAS

Falmouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Fashion Styling & Art Direction with Integrated Foundation Year

Course summary

Explore your creativity and expand your professional skills by entering the creative industries on an Integrated Foundation Year degree. Taught over four years, these courses include an introductory year to build a solid foundation before you go on to specialise in your chosen subject at degree level. If you're interested in taking on a new subject, or have been out of education for a while, then our Integrated Foundation Year courses might just be for you. These four-year courses include an introductory year to help you build the core skills needed for degree-level study. This is a chance for you to let your imagination run wild and explore your creativity, expand your professional skills and develop enhanced subject knowledge. We'll help you nurture your expertise in problem solving, risk-taking, designing and making as you develop your abilities Influence the shape of fashion as you take on the world of fashion styling. On this future-focused Fashion Styling & Art Direction degree, which is underpinned by a progressive foundation of sustainability and ethical practice, you’ll be guided by industry specialists and collaborate with other creative disciplines on exciting live briefs. You’ll bring your fashion stories to life across multiple platforms including magazine shoots, window displays, fashion film, catwalk shows and new immersive digital spaces. You will: Develop technical, design thinking and production skills in your chosen specialism Learn teamwork, leadership and project management skills through a variety of learning environments Develop critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills through the development of unique and innovative projects Go on to study your chosen course specialism at degree level Develop confidence as a future fashion visionary, committed to harnessing the power of storytelling through multimedia productions Gain the key practical skills necessary to operate at a professional level in the global styling industry Engage in debate around the practical and theoretical context of fashion communication Work on industry-led briefs as part of a collaborative team of supportive, risk-taking global practitioners, in preparation for your future creative career Create a powerful professional fashion styling portfolio to launch into industry Have access to enviable facilities, including industrial sewing machines, specialist construction equipment, a dye lab and a contemporary dress and textile archive.


Throughout this Fashion Styling & Art Direction degree, you'll learn how to construct powerful fashion stories in real-life visual merchandising environments and fashion shows, as well as immersive 3D digital spaces. You'll become proficient in styling and directing for magazine editorials and advertising campaigns, master garment fitting and construction for runway and celebrity client dressing, and consider the environmental and ethical considerations of the industry. Foundation Year: You'll study five core modules. These are all designed to help you explore the foundational elements of your chosen specialism. You'll gain relevant technical skills, learn to experiment and take risks, develop an understanding of professional practice, have opportunities to work across disciplines and collaborate with other students on live project briefs. Modules: Explore Technique Apply Industry Launch Year One: In year one of this degree, you'll take your first steps to becoming a progressive, conscious, professional and courageous practitioner within fashion styling and art direction. You'll start to develop your technical skills, gain an understanding of the varied specialisms within the disciplines and explore storytelling, sustainability, identity and body politics.. Modules: Fashion Foundations Fashion & Belonging Thinking & Storytelling Body Politics Earth Action Year Two: In your second year of the Fashion Styling & Art Direction degree, you'll begin to acquire a tenacious, resilient and visionary set of skills for professional practice. You'll take on real-world briefs guided by icons of industry and embrace new technologies and advanced digital processes. Modules: The Fashion Space The Fashion Show The Fashion Client Collaboration Year Three: The final year of the degree consolidates your ground-breaking creative critical thinking, advanced technical skills and professional practice know-how. Modules will give you the leverage to launch yourself into industry as a visionary fashion stylist and art director. Modules: The Fashion Consultant Breaking Ground Fashion Visionary Future Skills The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.

Assessment method

Foundation Year: Assessments are 100% coursework based Assessment will take place at the end of each module, and you'll get feedback and evaluation throughout the year. You'll be assessed through visual, verbal and written assignments, including your portfolio and a reflective journal. In your foundation year all assessments are pass/fail to encourage students to take risks and engage with the feedback provided. Progressing in your specialism: Students studying on courses with an Integrated Foundation Year must successfully complete and pass all foundation modules before they can progress to the next stage of their course. Your specialism You'll be assessed through coursework and practical submissions. This can take many forms, including: Practical projects Presentations Portfolios Critical writing

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Through the award of international scholarships, we aim to support academic enrichment by encouraging diversity and excellence at Falmouth. For details of our international scholarships, and how to apply for them, please visit our website at

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Qualification requirements

If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please contact our Applicant Services team before applying, for advice regarding your individual experience and eligibility. If you are an international applicant and require a Student visa to study in the UK, you must have a recognised English language test approved and vouched for by the University at the appropriate level. Our Applicant Services team can help you with any general questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests. For more specific advice, we recommend you also consult UKCISA

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Fashion Styling & Art Direction with Integrated Foundation Year at Falmouth University - UCAS