The course

UCAS code
W230
Duration
Up to 4 years
Location
Scottish Borders
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

The Fashion programme explores the creative process of fashion design from initial research through to collection creation and production. This pathway explores the range of market sectors from fast fashion through the high street to ready to wear both within the UK and relevant to a global context. Applicants will develop a personal fashion handwriting and a broad understanding of the worldwide fashion industry. The personal handwriting will be developed by internal and relevant external projects, which will both embed skills and allow personal creative fashion statements appropriate to the chosen market. For more details about the student experience of Fashion visit the School pages.

This programme is taught at our Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels.

Course content

   Detailed course guide
Year 1

This broad common Level 1 for all Fashion, Communication, and Marketing and Retailing students provides an introduction to their chosen programme and to related pathways. Students are encouraged to research and develop individual strengths and skills in the analysis, evaluation and contextualisation of their work in the contemporary fashion marketplace.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 33%
  • Independent study: 67%

Assessment

  • Written: 14%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 86%
Year 2

Students will specialise in their chosen pathway and explore in greater depth: pattern design, creation and production through traditional and non-traditional fashion methodologies. The programmes also cover fashion illustration, fashion design, knitwear design and contextual studies, to begin to develop an individual fashion handwriting.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 33%
  • Independent study: 67%

Assessment

  • Written: 0%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 100%
Year 3

Focus is on students working in appropriate cross-disciplinary projects and fashion industry collaborations through a combination of independent study, team working and appropriate external projects. External activity provides students with industry awareness as well as giving them first-hand knowledge of contextualising their work in a contemporary fashion marketplace.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 33%
  • Independent study: 67%

Assessment

  • Written: 0%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 100%
Year 4

Students will consolidate their skills and reinforce their own fashion identity through the initiation, development and production of a contemporary final fashion-led collection accompanied by a strong fashion design portfolio.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 36%
  • Independent study: 64%

Assessment

  • Written: 0%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 100%

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