Fashion Design at Morley College London - UCAS

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Course summary

Fashion is synonymous with change. Through this course, you will be able to propose an alternative future for fashion. One that rejects boundaries of gender, established fashion culture and wasteful and exploitative fashion systems. With a curriculum designed to question the current inherited practice and value systems in fashion education and the industry at large our BA (Hons) Fashion Design seeks to create fashion innovators who eschew a standard approaches and create and design new processes to address the challenges of waste, inclusions, and environment facing the industry. Our approach is tactile, three dimensional, human centred and empathetic. It is agile, responsive and encourages uncompromising quality. BA (Hons) Fashion Design students will work to this vision, defining fashion’s future as well as their own. In parallel to our alternative approaches, you will gain an understanding of how to question traditional fashion archetypes. You will show curiosity towards learning supported by a willingness to unlearn what you may already know, overcoming challenges through resourcefulness and inquisitiveness. A playful approach to individual and group projects will help forge key working relationships and provide the foundation to affect positive change. Working across multiple fashion disciplines, you will develop a foundation for your practice to be continuously refined and added to throughout your studies and as you progress into industry. Creativity, imagination and innovation are at the heart of all our practice in keeping with our guiding principles of design: • Social Inclusivity • Innovative Design • Inventive Method • Ethically Produced Year One Students will focus on developing their core skills and creative capabilities to enable them to fully engage with the curriculum. Project briefs are designed to embed core competencies in analysis, reflection, and synthesis to cultivate effective communication. Integrated research skills training, written components, digital competencies, and the generation and development of design ideas builds confidence and equips students with the skills to explore pathway specific methodologies. Full induction into relevant equipment, tools, hardware and software. Year Two: Students will refine their creative fashion practice through project briefs that inspire and guide them to define their fashion identity. Digital integration and creative materials exploration aimed at bridging the physical-digital gap will further develop skills in research, analysis, speculation, and innovation. A work placement unit at the end of the year will encourage links with industry to include up-and-coming design innovators alongside more established fashion brands and provide a valuable step to networking and progression. This exposure to professional life will support students in their coursework, allowing them to refine their workflow and project management skills in support of independent working practice. Year Three: Conceptual development and experimentation through 2D and 3D processes allow students to excel in their practice, extending their boundaries through independent investigation with the potential for collaborative projects. Through thorough exploration of the juxtaposition of the idealistic and the realistic using personal research and analysis, students will distil their work into a cohesive professional identity articulated by the development and realisation of a final collection. Collaboration will form an integral part of the graduate collection, elevating final outcomes and supporting the development of key working relationships Exploration of funding streams and sponsorship for innovation and invention may support product research and development. A focus on outreach and engagement will facilitate the transition from student to professional fashion practitioner through critical analysis of career options and entrepreneurship in relation to personal interest.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through graded projects and coursework, collaborative or interdisciplinary group work, case study projects, work placement, assignments and reflective writing. Achievement will be measured by completion of assignments to set deadlines, reflecting real world scenarios in a diverse range of formats, including: • Academic and visual research files • Sketchbook and portfolio • Written assignments • 2D and 3D experimentation and sampling • Final garments, patterns, and prototypes • Material explorations • Computer Aided Design • Digital and live presentations • Critiques

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We welcome applications from anyone who feels that they are capable of reaching the standards required by this qualification. We offer places based on portfolio and all students are expected to have a good standard of computer literacy. All applicants are invited to participate in one of our signature Taster Days. They will have the opportunity to experience a range of practice sessions and to present their portfolio during a personal interview. Applicants should have knowledge equivalent to level 3 fashion, art, or design. GCSEs, grade 4/C or above, in Maths and English (or an equivalent level of qualification) is desirable. For non-native English speakers, an IELTS 5.5 is required. Applications are welcomed from those who may not possess formal entry qualifications, mature students, those with work experience or with qualifications other than those listed above. Such applicants should demonstrate sufficient aptitude and potential to complete the course successfully. Applicants will be assessed at interview in accordance with Ravensbourne’s Accreditation of Prior Learning Policy and Procedure and Student Transfer Plan.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6165 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6165 Year 1
Scotland £6165 Year 1
Wales £6165 Year 1

Additional fee information

There is a Materials Fee of £150 to be paid at the start of each academic year for materials packs of consumable supplies relating to your coursework. Support may be available for qualified applicants. A list of required textbooks, tools and equipment required for use in college and at home will be provided at the start of the course. You will also have access to computers, scanners and printers for independent study in the College’s learning centre. To comply with health and safety requirements you will need to purchase a full set of tools and equipment as required for fashion design and garment making and to have these with you during class sessions; your tutors will provide you with details. You will also need the following equipment at home for online classes and independent study: • A sewing machine • A desktop or laptop computer with camera and microphone/headset • Access to internet data/wifi • A camera or camera phone
Fashion Design at Morley College London - UCAS