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This dynamic course gives you the skills needed for a career in the fast-moving world of 21st century fashion.
BA (Hons) Fashion at AUB offers a unique student experience of diverse fashion practice; it recognises the uniqueness of the individual and celebrates the sublime art of making and creative risk taking. AUB responds quickly to changing demands and opportunities, we have a reputation for producing ‘industry ready’ graduates. The journey from design to shop window or fashion catwalk is fascinating. You’ll discover the complexities of buying, selling and promotion – and the need to be entrepreneurial.
What you will learn
The global fashion industry depends on individuals who want to make a real difference through their work. You’ll be encouraged to challenge assumptions, think unpredictable thoughts, and take creative risks. You’ll learn craft skills and ways of thinking that shape your own ‘design philosophy’ as you build towards a specialism.
Through the journey of the course individuals will experience challenges and new possibilities whilst seeking unpredictable solutions to concept origination and product development. A guiding principle is to initially develop key skillsets which will underpin and inform a student’s personal design philosophy and a chosen area of specialism. Following this, individuals will be encouraged to make conscientious choices that question existing practices whilst embracing the importance of being confident and creatively diverse.
The course will deliver a challenging curriculum that embeds theory with practice and is rooted in professional contexts. It challenges and should exceed the educational expectations of AUB’s students and crystallise their industry relevance when progressing to alumni. Creative diversity is encouraged through the energetic delivery of a challenging curriculum that has global and sustainable currency. Graduates will have the ability to assess, question, dream, conceptualise translate and deliver for a breadth of challenges and opportunities offered by the global creative industries.
Approximately 60% of your time will be contact hours, including scheduled teaching sessions, but also supervised time in the workshop or studio. 100% of assessment for this course is coursework based.
You can choose to complete your degree in one of the following named awards:
BA (Hons) Fashion (Design)
BA (Hons) Fashion (Design Menswear)
BA (Hons) Fashion (Design Technology)
- BA (Hons) Fashion (Product)
By the end of the course you will be able to...
Relate specialist knowledge and critical skills developed within contemporary fashion practice to emerging trends at the forefront of the global fashion design industry.
Adapt to and engage with a breadth of challenges that exist in a fast changing professional environment, and engage in new developments and ideas around the development of fashion products.
Demonstrate an ability to contribute to and collaborate with peers, companies and brands at diverse levels of the industry, through practice and engagement with established contemporary brands and fashion businesses.
Demonstrate an awareness of creative business practices in relation to employability and professional development.
Build on networks of professional contacts to open up new opportunities for engagement in professional projects.
Apply transferable skills, exercising initiative and personal responsibility.
- Extend academic learning as an independent, self-reflective and creative practitioner, fully prepared for professional environments or postgraduate study.
Studios and resources
Our dedicated studios are equipped with a range of state-of-the-art industry-standard specialist machinery as well as pressing equipment, dress stands and cutting tables. You’ll have access to specialist workshops and equipment for the production and manufacture of footwear and accessories.
Coursework and practical work
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!
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|Campus name||Main Site - Arts University Bournemouth|
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
- Year 2
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
AUB welcomes applications for direct entry to year 2 or 3 of our degree courses, providing your previous studies can be assessed to be equivalent to the work completed at AUB. We require that the institution be accredited or recognized by the relevant national authority. . To enter year 2/year 3 you will need to have passed 120/240 ECTS credits in your first and second years of study and that the units you have studied on the course are broadly equivalent to what the students in our first year/first two years will have learned. Please note that having completed the required number of credits is not by itself sufficient to guarantee placement on the subsequent year. AUB assesses applicants on the whole of the application and the course team will recommend the offer admission on the year that is suited to the applicant’s entire profile.
|UCAS Tariff||112 - 120 points|
|A level||BBC - BBB|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Scottish Higher||CCCCCD||Scottish Highers – five passes at Grade C or above|
**Please see AUB's website for a full list of our entry requirements, including tariff points where applicable.**
We are happy to accept a wide range of qualifications, including but not limited to: A Levels, BTEC Extended Diploma, OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma(s), Access to HE courses, Scottish Highers, IB Diploma Programme, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. We can also accept many EU and International qualifications. See website for details. Email Admissions (email@example.com) with any queries about entry requirements.
We welcome applicants who are currently studying or who have gained a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and this qualification meets our level three entry requirements. This is a recommended qualification for many of our courses but it is not a compulsory qualification.
Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 qualifications are considered on an individual basis and we are happy to accept applicants with a combination of Level 3 qualifications. Please check your qualifications using UCAS Tariff calculator and remember we are looking for the equivalent of 3 A levels if you are combining Level 3 qualifications.
AUB tailors its offers to the qualifications an applicant is studying and looks for applicant to be studying a relevant creative subject. AUB makes offers based on up to three A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications with the most UCAS Tariff points attached to them to give applicants the best chance possible at achieving our required tariff (120 UCAS Tariff points in most cases).
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://aub.ac.uk/apply/undergraduate/entry-requirements/
Additional entry requirements
We invite as many applicants to attend an interview as possible and will hold the majority of interviews January – March. If you have been selected for interview we will email you and details will be sent via AUB’s application portal, MyApplication. Admissions will send you full details of the date and time of the interview, plus what to bring and how to get to AUB. For most courses, unless specified, you will be required to bring a portfolio of work as part of your interview and you will need to follow the portfolio guidance for the course. AUB is flexible, so if you cannot attend your allocated interview date you can request it is rescheduled.
We invite a small group to each interview slot and you will be taken to the relevant course area. Normally this will begin with a brief talk about the course and then the academic staff will look at your portfolio. This might be a group session where you are all asked to contribute and talk about your work. Or you may be seen on a one-to-one basis to discuss your work. Interviews are your opportunity to demonstrate to us your self-motivation and commitment to your area of study. Be ready to talk about your influences, who inspires you and why (think about your cultural interests such as gallery visits, exhibitions, cinema, theatre or literature). It’s important that you contextualise your work. We also expect you to have an awareness of contemporary practice in your chosen subject area. Interviews are also your opportunity to ask any questions you have about the course.
As a specialist art and design institution, the portfolio forms a big part of our admissions process. Each course has different guidelines for what the course team expects to see in your portfolio and you can find these on our website. It is important to read the portfolio guidelines and select pieces for your portfolio accordingly so you bring with you a good range of work which meets the course team’s expectations.
Portfolios should contain a variety of different work, showcasing your creative ability and capacity to work in different media. Include sketchbooks and idea journals as well as examples of ‘work in progress’ to show the development and journey of a project. We recognise that everyone has different skills, portfolios and experiences, so what we look for is potential through a broad range of work that expresses the scope of your creative experiences and shows evidence of enquiry and experimentation.
If you are outside the UK or can’t attend an interview Admissions will ask you to submit a link to an electronic portfolio and full details of how to submit this will be sent to you by Admissions.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||C||Overall score of 180|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||C||Overall score of 200|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, speaking and listening)|
|PTE Academic||54.0||A minimum of 51 in each component|
AUB can also accept International Baccalaureate English Language B or English Language and Literature A at Higher Level grade 4 or Standard Level grade 5. We may also accept TOEFL iBT scores of 80 or above for entry to degree courses; however we would prefer one of the above qualifications. TOEFL is a test of American English and is not classified as a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for Tier 4 Visa applicants. IELTS, Pearson and TOEFL scores must be less than two years old at the start of the course to be valid.
English language requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|