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Fashion and Textiles - BA (Hons) Top up

  • Validated by: University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

  • Start date: 2018
  • UCAS code: F2T6
  • Institutional code: H65


This course has been written in collaboration with a team of experienced staff including fashion, textiles, photography, illustration, graphics and business lecturers. Its aim is to allow students to gain valuable skills, knowledge and experience to maximize your career opportunities in the fashion and textiles industry.

The one year top up course includes the study of innovative textiles incorporating creative design solutions and promotional techniques. Gaining an in-depth knowledge of market trends, you will exercise your judgment in the analysis of research strategies and methodologies. Enrichment studies offer further promotion skills including advanced photographic and staging elements.

Engaging an independent way of working, this course offers the chance to determine a self-critical awareness fostering further development for personal motivation.

Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to engage in national and global competitions and showcase events offering you the chance to build industry contacts and work experience opportunities. In addition, you will be taught how to run your own business giving you valuable expertise in business forecasting, marketing and promotion.

Teaching and learning on the course will be delivered through a range of lectures, practical workshops, research seminars, group work, analysis of live fashion events and textile craft fairs.

Guest speakers from different areas of the fashion and textiles industry will facilitate professional workshops and Q&A sessions. Undergraduates will be involved in local, national and global showcasing events, competitions and freelance work.

What topics/modules are covered?

Core modules include:

  • Fashion Promotion Portfolio
  • Contextual Studies- Design Futures
  • Textiles- Independent Approach
  • Skills and strategies for successful new business start-ups

What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course, you will need to be aged 18+ and have:

  • A Foundation Degree or HND in relevant subject
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What can I do if I complete this course?

All students who successfully complete this degree may have the opportunity to progress onto a Master’s level qualification at the University of Central Lancashire or another higher education provider, or may wish to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at the Hugh Baird University Centre. Alternatively, graduates may wish to progress directly into employment.


Career Path

On successful completion of this qualification, potential career paths may include:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion/Textiles Buyer
  • Fashion / Textiles Promotion
  • Fashion/Textiles Forecaster
  • Dressmaker
  • Costume Designer
  • Textile Designer
  • Self-Employment
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Production Manager
  • Carpet Designer

Duration

One year, full time or two years, part time

Contacts

Primary contact:
Angela O'Brien
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 5517 or email: angela.obrien@hughbaird.ac.uk

Other contact:
Delyth Coles
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 5524 or email: delyth.coles@hughbaird.ac.uk


Cost

You don’t need to pay your tuition fees up front – Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England. They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start paying them back until you are earning more than £21,000 per year. Student Loans will also help to support your living costs.

For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £8,500 per year

The standard part time tuition fee rate for 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £1,000 per 20 credit module

The University Centre’s tuition fees are reviewed each academic year.


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