Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Fashion (with a placement year)

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Course summary

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If you have a real passion for fashion, this degree will give you the creative, technical, academic and professional skills needed to take the fashion world by storm. Fashion is an ever-changing industry that needs professionals who can respond to its challenges. On this course, you’ll gain the skills to analyse existing ideas and express yourself through unique, creative fashion designs that delight, shock and inspire. Develop your knowledge and skills in broad a range of subject areas, including the fundamentals of the fashion business, creative design, visualisation and technical practices. Plus, you’ll have the chance to specialise in an area of your choice that will inform your future career choices. You’ll be encouraged to develop strong teamwork skills through collaborative projects with a variety of other courses across the University. We ensure students are aware of the bigger picture within the fashion industry, so sustainability, ethics and diversity are explored in-depth in a module then encouraged throughout the course. On graduating, you’ll already be ahead of the competition. Whether you intend to continue onto further study or straight into employment, be assured you will have all the skills and knowledge that you’ll need to take the next step. To enhance your CV, You also have the option of choosing a one-year placement in industry (Sandwich). Key features • 100% Coursework (No exams) • Small group sizes, ensuring you get enough contact hours with staff • Well-equipped workshops and studios  • Flexibility to negotiate modules to reflect your specialisms •    Collaborative working with areas such as photography, film to name a few. •    Expand your technical skills to include digital pattern cutting, CAD drawing, 3D printing, lazer cutting. • Access to the unique Betty Smithers Design Collection On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Fashion (with a placement year)

Course details


Year 1 (CORE) Fashion in Context (30), (CORE) Visualisation (30), (CORE) Technical Processes of Fashion (15), (CORE) Fashion Hot Topics (30), (CORE) History and Theory of Fashion (15). Year 2 (CORE) Fashion Industry Ready (30), (CORE) Fashion Business (15), (CORE) Pattern Cutting (15), (CORE) Fashion Negotiated Study (45), (CORE) Life After Staffs (15). Sandwich Year (12 Months on an Industry Placement) Year 3 (CORE) Professional Fashion Practice (15), (CORE) Research, Analysis & Communication Assignment (15), (CORE) Underpinning your Fashion FMP (15), (CORE) Realising your Fashion FMP (45), (CORE) Portfolio & Promotion (30).

Assessment method

100% Course work

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Unistats information

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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
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Fashion (with a placement year) at Staffordshire University - UCAS