Fashion Design (Fashion Design with Marketing and Production) BA(Hons)

2019-20 (also available for 2018-19 and 2017-18)

2018-19 (also available for 2019-20 and 2017-18)

2018-19 (also available for 2017-18)

Fashion Design with Marketing and Production BA(Hons) lets you study garment design and manufacture, production techniques, and brand creation and promotion.

It’s not too late to apply for September 2018. Find out more

Start date

17 September 2018

Duration

3 years full-time
4 years inc. placement year

Entry requirements

A Level - BBB

BTEC - DMM

See full entry requirements

UCAS Code

W2N5

Places available (subject to change)

34

Phone contact: +44 (0)1484 472114

About the course

Having a creative eye and a talent for fashion design is only half the story. If you’re going to make it in the fashion industry you also need to have the practical skills and technical ability to succeed. This course aims to give you a great head start in this exciting sector.

We’ll give you the chance to focus on designing and making fashion garments, while also getting a feel for production methods such as computerised pattern cutting and mass production. You’ll also be able to study the marketing side of things, including how to create a brand and how to promote your products.

While you’re here we’ll do all we can to build up your portfolio of skills, letting you try your hand at creative design, evocative illustration, range building and garment manufacture. We want to give you the chance to become technically prepared to start your career in the dynamic fashion industry.

On your course you’ll be able to use a range of contemporary technology to bring your ideas to life. From industry-standard sewing machines and pattern-cutting equipment, to state-of-the-art software for computer-aided design and manufacture, you’ll be able to choose the equipment you need to create your own unique designs.

Fashion Design (Fashion Design with Marketing and Production) BA(Hons) is one of a suite of two courses - the other is Fashion Design (Fashion Design with Textiles) BA(Hons). Once you’ve enrolled on one of the courses, you could switch to the other one in your first year if your interests change and your tutor agrees to it.

This course is accredited by the Textile Institute, a worldwide organisation for Textiles, clothing and footwear.

I applaud the achievements from the exciting range of courses in the Department of Fashion and Textiles at Huddersfield. The students produce some interesting and innovative work and with the skills they acquire, move forward to a broad range of employment within the industry.

Sewing Machine

Betty Jackson CBE, Fashion Designer

Placements


The course offers an optional one-year (48 weeks) work placement after the second year, in the UK or abroad. This will give you the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience, insight into your chosen career and open up your graduate employment prospects. Our Placement Unit and academic staff have excellent industry links and can support you in applying for and finding your placement(s), as well as during your placement year.

Students on the course have previously taken up placement opportunities with companies including: Alice Temperley - London; Roland Mouret - London; USA; Julien Macdonald - London; Hat Therapy - Hebden Bridge; Oxfam Online - Batley; H&M - Leeds; George@Asda - Leeds; Jo-Y-Jo - Manchester; Souraya - Australia; Marc Jacobs – New York; Visage – Manchester and Jolaby Ltd - Huddersfield.

Alternatively, if you are a student from within the UK or the EU, you could consider starting your own small business by applying for the Enterprise Placement Year in conjunction with the University’s Enterprise Team. You’ll have the opportunity to benefit from business advice, mentoring and networking sessions. You can find out more information on the Enterprise Placement Year here.

You can find out more information on placements here.

My placement year was even more than I expected. It was a priceless experience that put me in the best position for my final year. It was amazing.

Laura Richter

Laura Richter, Fashion Design with Marketing and Production BA(Hons) graduate, placements with Souraya Couture, Australia and Oxfam

Entry requirements

BBBat A Level or equivalent

120 UCAS tariff points from a combination of Level 3 qualfications

DMM in BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

  • Pass in Diploma Foundation Studies in Art and Design combined with A Level or BTEC qualifications, to total an equivalent of 120 UCAS tariff points.

You will also be required to attend a satisfactory interview, when strong emphasis will be placed on the quality of your portfolio.

Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Explore our facilities


Explore the facilities and technical resources available to art, design and architecture students at the University of Huddersfield including laser cutting and 3D printing.

You’ll see the spaces in which our students work from design suites to textile workshops and photography studios, plus examples of the inspiring work they produce.

Course Detail

Core modules:

Sample Development 1

This module will introduce you to pattern cutting and garment construction skills, through: - basic block manipulation and pattern production - basic skills of seaming, stitching and sewing methods, toiling and garment making - an understanding of the transfer of a design concept into a three dimensional garment by introducing the basic principles and concepts of flat pattern cutting and garment construction, and creative and technical interpretation of design concepts into toiles and sample garments. The module will help to provide you with knowledge of fabric types and structures in relation to fashion garment construction, and also offer an introduction to the skills needed to create basic production packages. (50% annotated file/50% production patterns/garments).

Fashion Marketing and Production 1

This module will develop your basic understanding of marketing and production and their connections to and association with fashion design. The marketing component will help instil foundation knowledge and the skills necessary to understand and examine the marketing aspects of the fashion industry. The production component will introduce the processes involved in the production of garments in the appropriate sample room and factory environment. (50% marketing report/50% garments production package).

Fashion Design/Visual Studies 1

An introduction to the perceptive awareness and understanding of the significant features of fashion, such as fabric and styling on the human form together with experience of dedicated design methodologies, will form the basis of this module. You will be introduced to a broad and diverse range of creative materials and techniques. An analytical approach will be encouraged to promote the evaluation and selection of methods. (100% portfolio of projects).

Fashion and Costume: History and Contemporary Context

This module provides an introduction to key historical, cultural, political, social and economic contexts which affect our readings of fashion and costume practices. It will include a review of stylistic change and how it has been influenced by key macro trends, cultural movements and also socio-political and technological change. The research and performance contexts of fashion and costume practices will also be considered. (40% group presentation/60% individual assignment).

29.3% of the study time on this course is spent in lectures, seminars, practical demonstrations, one-to-one meetings with tutors etc.

Your progress will be monitored using continuous assessment, assignments, practical and verbal presentations and a final year report/dissertation. You'll also have the opportunity to complete live projects set by contacts in the industry.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Feedback (both written and verbal) is normally provided on all coursework submissions within three term time weeks – unless the submission was made towards the end of the session in which case feedback would be available on request after the formal publication of results.Feedback on exam performance/final coursework is available on request after the publication of results.

Inspirational field trips to destinations of educational and cultural significance are a compulsory component of the course and will be funded by the University. Trips may include visits to museums, exhibitions and trade shows.

Further information

The teaching year normally starts in September with breaks at Christmas and Easter, finishing with a main examination/assessment period around May/June. Timetables are normally available one month before registration. As this is a full-time course, you may have to attend every day of the week.

Your course is made up of modules and each module is worth a number of credits. Each year you study modules to the value of 120 credits, adding up to 360 credits in total for a bachelor’s qualification. These credits can come from a combination of core, compulsory and optional modules but please note that optional modules may not run if we do not have enough students interested.

If you achieve 120 credits for the current stage you are at, you may progress to the next stage of your course, subject to any professional, statutory or regulatory body guidelines.

Teaching excellence

  1. Huddersfield is a TEF gold-rated institution delivering consistently outstanding teaching and learning of the highest quality found in the UK (Teaching Excellence Framework, 2017).
  2. We won the first Global Teaching Excellence Award recognising the University’s commitment to world-class teaching and its success in developing students as independent learners and critical thinkers (HEA, 2017).
  3. Here at Huddersfield, you’ll be taught by some of the best lecturers in the country. The University is number one in England for the proportion of staff with teaching qualifications (HEFCE, 2016).
  4. For the past ten years, we’ve been the UK’s leading university for National Teaching Fellowships too, which rate Britain’s best lecturers. It’s all part of our ongoing drive for teaching excellence, which helps our students to achieve great things too.
  5. We’re unique in the fact that all our permanent teaching staff* have, or are completing, doctorates. This expertise, together with our teaching credentials, means that students here learn from knowledgeable and well-qualified teachers and academics who are at the forefront of their subject area.

*Permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching; research degrees applies to those on contracts of more than half-time.

Student Work

A gallery of work from our Fashion Design (Fashion Design with Marketing and Production) BA(Hons) students and graduate shows. Click on each image to find out more.
You can see work from across the School of Art, Design and Architecture on our gallery page.

Your career


We know you’re coming to university to undertake your course, meet new people and broaden your horizons. However, we also help you to focus on life after you have graduated to ensure that your hard work pays off and you achieve your ambition.
 
So while you’re here (and even after you graduate) the Careers and Employability Service offer professional help, support and guidance, including industry-supported workshops, careers fairs and one-to-one guidance sessions. Find out more about the Service.
 
* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE Survey 2014/15).

85%Graduates employed*

Student support

At the University of Huddersfield, you'll find support networks and services to help you get ahead in your studies and social life. Whether you study at undergraduate or postgraduate level, you'll soon discover that you're never far away from our dedicated staff and resources to help you to navigate through your personal student journey. Find out more about all our support services.

Important information

We will always try to deliver your course as described on this web page. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below.

We review all optional modules each year and change them to reflect the expertise of our staff, current trends in research and as a result of student feedback. We will always ensure that you have a range of options to choose from and we will let students know in good time the options available for them to choose for the following year.

We will only change core modules for a course if it is necessary for us to do so, for example to maintain course accreditation. We will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before you begin the relevant academic year.

Sometimes we have to make changes to other aspects of a course or how it is delivered. We only make these changes if they are for reasons outside of our control, or where they are for our students’ benefit. Again, we will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before the relevant academic year. Our regulations set out our procedure which we will follow when we need to make any such changes.

When you enrol as a student of the University, your study and time with us will be governed by a framework of regulations, policies and procedures, which form the basis of your agreement with us. These include regulations regarding the assessment of your course, academic integrity, your conduct (including attendance) and disciplinary procedure, fees and finance and compliance with visa requirements (where relevant). It is important that you familiarise yourself with these as you will be asked to agree to abide by them when you join us as a student. You will find a guide to the key terms here, where you will also find links to the full text of each of the regulations, policies and procedures referred to.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England is the principal regulator for the University.

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