Fashion BA (Hons) (WN25)


Coventry University

Fashion BA (Hons)

Requirements / Wymagania

Minimum 2 przedmioty na poziomie rozszerzonym (j. ang. się wlicza) - minimum 55%
J. angielski - minimum 75%
Średnia z matury


Certyfikat językowy IELTS opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury 6.0, żaden z komponentów nie może być niższy niż 5.5 -
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This course runs from 2017/18

Would you like to join one of the most dynamic and challenging industries around? Are you the future Iris Van Herpen, JW Anderson, Stella McCartney, Mary Katranzou, Holly Fulton, Sophia Webster, Katie Hillier or Christopher Kane?

Why choose this course? 

This course is primarily a designing and making course. It is unique in that it offers students an opportunity to design and make menswear, womens-wear, childrens-wear and accessories such as shoes, bags, hats, jewellery and scarves. You will also cover a full range of marketing and professional related activities, to help you prepare for employment in the fashion industry in its broadest sense.

If you choose this course you can benefit from:

  • Opportunities to work on live industry-led projects with companies that in the past have included Claire’s, Sainsbury’s TU, Tatty Devine, Sales Gossip, George and Reebok;
  • Guest lectures from industry experts. In the past this has included: Martin Raymond, co-founder of the Future Laboratory, Sally Denton managing director of the Trend Boutique;
  • opportunities to exhibit your work at key events such as Clothes Show Live and internationally in China and Europe*;
  • opportunities for overseas travel and visiting key international trade events such as Premiere Vision, Paris and Berlin Fashion Week;
  • opportunities to apply for work placements with companies and designers such as; Iris Van Herpen, Richard Nicoll, Preen Studio, Lulu Liu,Trendstop, Vogue 
  • Australia, Oxfam, Tatty Devine, Seraphine, Comptoir Des Cottonnieres, Mary Katranzou, Sainsbury’s TU, The Future Laboratory, Calvin Klein, Natori New York, POP magazine, Arena Homme+ Magazine, WGSN, New Look, Topshop, Burberry, Boden, George, Peter Jensen, Injury Hong Kong, The Fashion and Textile Museum Bermondsey and J Model Management amongst others;


What will I learn? 

You will be introduced to themes including: issues relating to sustainability; global markets; the relationship between new and existing technologies; and the relationship of fashion to youth culture and an ageing population.

In your first year you will be introduced to the subject of fashion from forecasting through to design, manufacturing and marketing and you will attend a programme of lectures, study visits and conferences. You will work on a range of practical projects that will use both traditional and leading-edge technology to produce fashion products including garments, accessories and packaging.

During your second year you will develop your individual direction through live projects and competitions. You will be encouraged to think about ethical issues in terms of manufacturing, consumption and sustainability through practical project work. In your final year you will be asked to consider the market potential for your designs, whether you aim to go out and work for a brand or to set up your own business.

How will this course be taught? 

Your course will be primarily based on the development of your studio practice but you will also have lectures, seminars and workshops.

How will I be assessed? 

At the end of each module you will be asked to submit your coursework for assessment. This will typically take place in the fashion studios and will culminate in feedback and guidance.Throughout the course you will submit a combination of practical coursework, presentations and written assignments. You will receive guidance in order that you can prepare for submission. A key aspect of the studio/workshop culture in Fashion is the studio critique. This involves students and staff discussing ideas and work that is presented to the group.

An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows: project work 70%; essays/reports 10%; presentations 20%.

A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed: please see the page on the Add+vantage scheme for more details.

Teaching contact hours 

In a typical week you will have up to 20 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:

Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 1 hour of small group or individually guided work each week

Medium group teaching: 1 hour of seminars each week

Large group teaching: 2 hours of lectures and 16 hours of studio/workshop practice each week

Personal study: On days when you are not timetabled to have contact time with staff, you will be expected to make use of the dedicated facilities as part of the studio culture

How will this course enhance my career prospects? 

This course covers all aspects of both design and marketing. This combination aims to prepare students for a wide range of careers in the fashion industry. Recent graduates from this course are employed in a range of professional environments and companies including: Kelly Hoppen, Belle International and Fresh Ego Kids, Sainsbury’s Tu, George, Annie Greenabelle for Topshop, Beyond Creative, Claire’s Accessories, ASOS, New Look, Primark and United Clothing. We also aim to prepare graduates, through their studies, to work as freelancers and have gone on to freelance photography, styling, make-up artistry and theatre wardrobe.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities have their own Creative Futures unit provides a programme of workshops, embedded learning, lectures, professional experience and one-to-one guidance to help you develop the transferable skills and enterprising habits required for a successful career.


How much does it cost?

Full-time Home and EU: £9,250

Included in the fees:

  • A range of specialist materials which will be made available in workshops;
  • 1,000 sides of black and white laser prints;
  • Tuition fee waiver for placement and study abroad year;

Additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip;
  • Any additional fashion materials: £300+ per year;
  • Any UK site visits and trips: £250;
  • Third year Final Major Project materials: £2,000+

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