Bradford College has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
The BA (Hons) Fashion degree is designed to produce highly qualified "employment ready" graduates who are able to play leading roles in a wide range of fashion related careers. It provides a broad-based, high quality education in Fashion, encompassing a range of cognitive, creative and subject specific skills, knowledge and understanding, allowing applicants to develop their awareness and understanding of the demands and creative potential of professional practice for employment, enterprise and post graduate study. The broad range of modules allow you to develop a professional understanding of fashion design and the wider art and design practices within a range of contexts supported by competitions, live projects, subject specialised visits and industry led presentations. The aims of the award are to provide a specialised course of study in fashion design which explores research, design, pattern cutting and garment production, sustainability, communication and promotion through concepts, ethical practices, methods and contexts. Students inhabit a dynamic learning environment, encompassing a wide range of facilities and resources, including:
- Well-resourced fashion manufacture and pattern cutting facilities
- Extensive textile print workshop (including digital print facility)
- Spacious workshops and all-purpose studio spaces
- Modern lecture theatre and seminar rooms
- Well qualified specialist technicians
- Well equipped specialist printmaking and typography workshop
- Installation area
- Ceramic and 3D workshops
- State of the art digital media suites with specialist
- Art Gallery
- Bradford Textile Archive
The programme uses a blended learning approach, combining face to face sessions with online and practical work as appropriate. The learning and teaching methods typically used by tutors include, lectures, seminars, guest speakers, workshops, tutorials and retailer observations. You will also adopt work-based learning as part of your studies through live/industrial briefs and visiting speakers. A significant amount of personal study time is expected to be undertaken by the student comprising, for example, background reading, assignment work, preparation for seminars and revision for examinations. This will further be enhanced by a social learning community including a peer support programme and enhanced personal tutoring. Our supportive teaching and learning environment is created by a team of well qualified, dedicated and friendly academic, technical, administrative and support staff. There is also a wide-ranging college system of additional and specialist student support available. Students are supported in their learning by our teaching and learning strategies, most notably individual academic tutorial support, which is central to the programme and is constant throughout. Students are also allocated a Personal Tutor who offers pastoral and practical support and guidance. The Learning Resource Centre includes a large Visual Arts section, which effectively supports and responds to staff and student needs. It comprises a book collection, a large collection of journals and other visual material and subscribes to a number of electronic databases. A range of formative and summative assessment methods are used on the course, determined by the aims and learning outcomes of the programme and of individual modules. The most common method for practical modules is the presentation of a body of work in portfolio or exhibition form, supported by preparatory work, sketchbooks and learning journals. Essays, seminars, reports, critical appraisals and, at level 6, a dissertation or negotiated alternative visual format, form the assessable work in some units. Detailed written and verbal feedback forms an integral part of our teaching, learning and assessment strategy. Formative feedback is delivered through tutorial support and mid-point critiques or reviews. Summative feedback is usually provided in a written format with the opportunity for further verbal clarification. Your will be given the opportunity to receive feedback from your peers via critiques and reviews. The feedback is verbal and on occasions written down. This is particularly the case in Studio modules at level 4 and 5 and in the theoretical modules at levels 4 and 5.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||80 points||Three A levels or BTEC Extended Diploma usually in an Arts or Media subject, or Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design and Art, Design & Media).|
|A level||CCD||Preferably including an Arts or Media subject.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMP||Preferably in an Arts or Media subject.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Award of a full Access Certificate (Art & Design) by a licensed Access Validating Agency.|
|Scottish Higher||CD||Preferably including an Arts or Media subject.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/4 minimum. Level 2 qualifications in Literacy and Numeracy accepted as equivalent.|
As part of the application process, you will be required to attend an interview to which you should bring a portfolio of your work. Applications are encouraged though non-traditional routes. An appropriate level of study will be identified through a portfolio presentation and evidence of professional practice experience at interview. If you have already completed a Foundation degree or HND, you will be considered for direct entry to the appropriate level of the degree course.
Additional entry requirements
Candidates will be invited to attend for interview and be given an initial assessment.
Candidates will be required to bring a portfolio of work to the interview session.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8750||Year 1|