University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
The catwalk, the models, the shows; the world of fashion is exhilarating, rewarding and hard work. This course can help you be a part of it, by taking you through the design process to produce catwalk-ready collections that showcase your talent and demonstrate your technical ability. You’ll cover everything from designing, garment construction including fashion drawing and illustration, style forecasting and marketing. What’s more, we encourage you to develop your own style right from the outset, meaning you can start carving your niche from the day you arrive in our purpose-built design studio
During the course, you will:
•Develop a comprehensive understanding of the technical requirements and aesthetic appeal of the materials you work with.
•Explore and manipulate fabric and construction techniques as a means of design expression.
•Develop digital design skills. You will be able to access our digital workshop, which includes equipment for laser cutting, embroidery and fabric printing, as well as the print room and sewing room facilities. Photoshop and Illustrator are available to inform visual design communication.
•Undertake live industry projects supported by people who live and breathe fashion.
•Take up work placements to gain valuable first-hand experience of the fashion industry and establish your reputation.
•Enter competitions to raise your profile. For example, our students have achieved Gold in EuroSkills and awards at UKSkills and WorldSkills.
•Have your own work and display area in spacious, well-equipped studios.
•Consider the wider cultural context to underpin your studio work.
•Focus on your own personal design statement in your final year, which will culminate in your collection being shown at the Degree Show
Most of your time will be spent in our first-rate studios and workshops, although your practical work will be complemented by a programme in Visual Culture during your first two years. Assessment is by 100% coursework with no exams. Your final Degree Show exhibition forms an essential part of your portfolio.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible 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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Taunton Campus|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||80 points|
|A level||80 UCAS Points (minimum 32 at A2 level)|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMP|
|Access to HE Diploma||80 UCAS points|
Additional entry requirements
we run portfolio workshops throughout the year to help you prepare for interviews
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7,800||Year 1|
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