The fashion industry is dynamic, competitive and important to the growth and development of the global economy. It needs graduates who can respond creatively and effectively to constantly evolving challenges and opportunities.
This innovative, award-winning course has strong industry links and moves in tandem with a fast-paced fashion world, providing you with up-to-date business and technical knowledge, transferable skills, and a high employability rate.
Promoting creative thinking in a commercial context, the course focuses on business acumen and strategic planning.
You’ll develop skills in fashion buying, merchandising, forecasting, management strategy, PR and marketing, branding and international business.
You’ll develop communication skills through report writing, presentations and pitches, entering the fashion world from a creative business perspective.
Our graduates are highly employable and possess skills relevant to the industry; graduates have progressed into careers with brands such as The Future Laboratory, TopShop, Ralph Lauren and Harrods.
Our fashion and textiles courses are ranked sixth in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2018.
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
In Year 1 you'll be introduced to the fundamental principles of fashion marketing. You'll learn about fashion branding as the organisational framework that systematically manages customer-centric processes. You'll also gain a clear understanding of day-to-day roles within a buying office, and develop an awareness of product management, merchandising and sourcing strategies that are aligned with the overall brand strategy. In Year 2 you'll examine how fashion is driven by a constant need to predict future trends. You'll undertake a self-initiated industry placement to gain professional experience. In Year 3 you'll conduct in-depth study of the macro-marketing environment and the key areas of fashion management and marketing. You'll also analyse and synthesise your research in order to produce a market report and visual pack, and finally present your project.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
The majority of our courses require a portfolio and we consider the strength of our applicants’ portfolios, as well as their grades.
This means that whilst we have a standard entry criteria of 112 UCAS tariff points (64 UCAS points for 4 year courses) and a minimum of four GCSE passes (or equivalent) at grade A*-C and/or 4-9 including English, this should be used as a guide to what we accept.
The average tariff that our students achieve is significantly higher than this standard entry criteria but we also occasionally make offers which are lower to students with a strong portfolio, and those who have faced difficulties that have affected their performance and who were expected to achieve higher results.
We welcome applicants who are currently studying or have completed A-Levels, Extended Diplomas (BTEC and UAL), Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Access to Higher Education, Scottish Highers, and IB Diploma. We will consider other Level 3 qualifications on an individual basis and we are happy to accept applicants with a combination of Level 3 qualifications.
You can also check how many tariff points you have achieved using the UCAS Tariff calculator: https://www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.uca.ac.uk
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||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).
For more information on English Language Requirements, please visit our website:
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|