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Fashion with Business Studies University of Brighton Degree level: Undergraduate

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Brighton is a hub for creative individuals and industries. When you join this course, you will become part of that culture, developing skills that will help you towards your future in the fashion industry – a booming market that, according to the British Fashion Council, contributes over £28bn to the UK economy and supports 880,000 jobs.

Creativity and craftsmanship will be at the heart of your development, allowing you to explore your own interests and explore your own interests in menswear and womenswear. Specialist areas such as tailoring, sportswear, creative cutting and materials innovation are introduced to help inform your ideas.

You will develop an individual approach and understanding helping you to think widely and critically about the subject and practice of fashion. The course is 60% practice-based and 40% academic.

In the Global Fashion School Rankings 2017 the course was ranked third in the UK for long term value and in the UK top 10 overall, while our placements were ranked the highest in the entire survey.

Course details

Modules

In Year 1 you will develop the technical skills of fashion design, including pattern cutting, draping and garment manufacture, while designing and exploring the cultural and commercial contexts of fashion. In Year 2, design projects will broaden your knowledge of different fashion market sectors. As well as testing your design skills, the projects will help you build a body of design work and garment samples to add to your portfolio. Optional work placement opportunities are available in the UK, Europe and the USA in Year 3. In your final year, you will design and make a collection of market-specific outfits. You will also produce a professional portfolio of design work, a dissertation and business plan.


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code W2N2
Institution code B72
Campus name Brighton
Campus code B

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 120 points Entry requirements are in the range of A-level BBB–CCC (120–96 Tariff points), BTEC Extended Diploma DDM–MMM. Conditional offers typically fall within this range. We are looking for highly motivated & creative students. Your portfolio is mandatory & the most important part of your application. If your grades fall below the range stated, but you can evidence your thinking, ideas & abilities through a high-quality portfolio, we will still consider your application.
A level BBB - CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM - MMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 30 credits
P: 15 credits
Pass Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at Level 3 of which 30 credits must be at Merit or above. Art and Design courses are preferred.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of English Language and Mathematics at grade C/4
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H3 or equivalent combination of grades.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements. Or equivalent English Language qualification.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Home or EU applicants placement years attract an annual fee of £1,230. Many of our courses include the option of a salaried placement year. Standard tuition fees for full-time international students starting in 2018 vary by course type : Classroom-based courses £12,900 per year. Non-classroom based (laboratory/workshop-based) courses £14,040 per year Placement year £2,000 per year. International students should confirm the tuition fee for the course you are applying for by using our course finder (brighton.ac.uk/courses). Mandatory requirements for your course are covered by the tuition fees. These include things such as health or criminal record checks, specialist materials and mandatory field trips. Optional field trips, accommodation and course materials are not included in the tuition fees and you will need to pay for these yourself. Please contact the school that delivers your course about possible extra costs before you apply. The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2018–19. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.

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University of Brighton
Mithras House
Lewes Road
Brighton
BN2 4AT


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