Fashion

Fashion impacts upon all aspects of our lives and shapes our appreciation and understanding of the world around us. This course focuses on developing creativity and innovation within an industrial and commercial context. You’ll learn vital pattern-cutting skills in 2D and 3D as well as core manufacturing abilities. You’ll also enhance your freehand and technical drawing and illustration skills using traditional and computer-aided design methods.

 

As well as technical skills, you’ll explore the history of fashion and exciting innovations in contemporary design. Fascinating study trips, fashion shows, exhibitions and competitions will enrich your educational experience, while live industry projects could lead to your designs going into production and open up employment opportunities.

Stage 1:
University Foundation
Stage 2, 3 & 4:
Bachelor's Degree
Fashion

For these courses, you will be required to show evidence of previous work through a portfolio.

BA (Hons) Fashion Design

BA (Hons) Fashion and Fashion Business

To be considered for entry onto one of our art and design pathways, you may need to submit a portfolio. For advice on how to build your portfolio you can click on the following link, where our academics explain what they are looking for: https://vimeo.com/album/4284984

 

Fees

Fee Type Stage 1: University Foundation Stage 2: First Year Degree Studies

International

One semester: £8,500
Two semesters: £11,950

£13,250

EU

£9,250

£9,250

Location

Duration

Stage 1: One or two semesters

Stage 2: Two semesters

Intakes

For one semester

Stage 1: January and May

For two semesters

Stage 1: September and January

Stage 2: September

 

Stage 1: University Foundation

Modules

One semester
Semester one
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication(ILSC)
  • Principles of Computing
  • Practical Study Skills
  • Introduction to Art, Design, Film and Media
Two semesters
Semester one
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication(ILSC)
  • Principles of Computing
  • Practical Study Skills
  • Introduction to Art, Design, Film and Media
Semester two
  • Business Studies
  • Introduction to Mass Communications
  • Specialist Project (Double Module)
Progression rule to Stage 2

Minimum 50% pass mark in all modules except ILSC which is 60% with minimum 85% attendance required across all modules.

Stage 2: First Year Degree in Creative Arts

Modules

HIC provide subject specialist skill progression classes during integrated first year degree.

 

Students need to pass all modules to progress. All students study a collection of modules, totalling 120 credits.

 

More information about the University’s degree modules can be found on their website: www.herts.ac.uk/apply/schoolsof-
study/creative-arts.

Progression rule to Stage 3

Minimum 40% pass mark all modules with minimum 85% attendance required.

 

Employment & career options

The emphasis throughout the degree is on a range of knowledge and skills in fashion and clothing design, including practical aspects of production awareness and marketing. This will equip you to work in a broad range of areas in the fashion industry, from design, styling, marketing, manufacturing, visual merchandising, buying and selling.

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