Our BA (Hons) Creative Industries Management in Fashion top-up degree is designed to hone your business and management skills specifically for a future career in the fashion industry. Equivalent to the final year of an undergraduate degree, this course enables you to 'top-up' an existing qualification, such as a foundation degree or an HND. You'll join us at level 6 with your previous knowledge and accredited learning, achieving a greater level of independence with self-managed research, study and practice. This course focuses on building on your existing business and management knowledge of the fast-moving fashion industry. You’ll learn about capturing and creating customer value, ethical behaviour and sustainability within fashion, and the place of entrepreneurship in the development of the industry. Based at our Epsom campus as part of our Business School portfolio, this course allows you to advance your professional practice in business while focusing on your fashion interests. You’ll benefit from the exceptional teaching staff and resources that UCA has to offer while studying a stone’s throw away from London.
Year 1 (equivalent in level to year 3 of BA course) During this top-up year you achieve a greater level of independence with self-managed research, study and practice, resulting in a final business project. Business Strategy for Fashion You will learn, in this unit, to develop knowledge and understanding of the terminology of strategy and its relevance to strategic decision making within the fashion industry. You will learn the fundamental decisions made in the field of strategy covering three strategic dimensions i.e. strategy process, strategy content and strategy context. Marketing Strategy and Planning for Fashion The strategy is what it is you want to achieve and the plan is how you are going to do it – we’ll teach you how to do both, gaining fundamental understanding of marketing concepts and your insights gained in differentiating the role of the marketing manager in domestic and international marketing decision making (Global Marketing), as well as the practical knowledge and skills of marketing process. Enterprise Sustainability and Business Ethics for Fashion Ethical behaviour and corporate social responsibility can bring significant benefits to a business and as sustainability now forms part of the everyday consciousness of the consumer its presence will be permanent. We will present you with the concept of business ethics and develop your abilities to examine its relevance to the fashion industry. Entrepreneurship and Creativity This unit provides an overall insight into entrepreneurship and the creative approaches to the study of entrepreneurship. You will investigate the factors, which underpin successful entrepreneurship activities for small and medium sized organisations. You will also explore issues related to individuals and enterprise entrepreneurial mint-set, as well as small and family businesses. Business Research for Fashion This unit aims to develop your skills of independent enquiry and critical analysis by undertaking a sustained research project. You will be expected to addresses the elements that make up formal research including research proposal, research methodologies, action planning, carrying out research itself and presenting both primary and secondary findings. Final Business Project Your Final Business Project allows you to develop your skillset of independent enquiry enabling you to undertake a sustained research investigation of direct relevance to your area of interest and professional development.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Listening 5.5, Reading 5.5, Speaking 5.5, Writing 5.5|
We require evidence of your English language ability to meet the requirements for your course. If you're a Home student and studied in the UK, we require GCSE English at a minimum grade C/4 (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). If you’re an EU student and studied a European qualification, we may accept the English Language score from your main qualification - please review your country from the list on our website to see whether we will accept it: https://www.uca.ac.uk/international-study/equivalent-qualifications/ If your qualification is not on this list, we accept the following English language qualifications: IELTS (overall score 6.0), TOEFL ibt (overall score 88), PEARSON PTE Academic (overall 55), Cambridge Proficiency Exam (overall score 169), Cambridge Advanced Exam (overall score 169). If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you will need to take an IELTS test, and achieve an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 5.5 for each element (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing).
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£16950*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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