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This fashion course covers a range of market sectors from high-street fashion through to ready-to-wear – both in the UK and globally.
Through internal and external projects, you’ll be able to develop your own fashion writing style, while gaining a broad understanding of the worldwide fashion industry. Ultimately giving you the chance to make a personal creative fashion statement appropriate to your chosen market.
Course contentDetailed course guide
This broad common Level 1 for all Fashion, Communication, and Marketing and Retailing students provides an introduction to their chosen course 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.
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 courses also cover fashion illustration, fashion design, knitwear design and contextual studies, to begin to develop an individual fashion handwriting.
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.
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.
- Highers ABBB including English
- A-Levels BBB including English at a minimum of GCSE
- Int. Baccalaureate 29 points
- HNC A in graded unit. Entry into Level 2 may be available for applicants who have completed an appropriate HNC/HND/BTEC (dependent upon places available).
- HND A in graded unit. Entry into Level 3 may be available for applicants who have completed an appropriate HND/BTEC (dependent upon places available).
- Portfolio Requirement: Once you have applied to UCAS you will be required to send us your portfolio. Portfolio submission is a prerequisite and will demonstrate an individual interest in fashion communication. This can be communicated through any media including traditional, observed and expressive drawing, painting, photography and digital media. Our portfolio requirements are explained in the Guidelines to Applicants for Portfolio Programmes.
|Status*||Scotland / EU**||England / Northern Ireland / Wales***||International|
|Fee||Paid by SAAS||£9,250||£14,200|
* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.
** European Union countries (not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales).
*** 'Rest of the UK' (RUK) students entering at Level 1 receive a fee waiver of one year's tuition fee. Normally this will be the final year, or a year during which students study abroad (either at a partnership institution, or at one of Heriot-Watt's overseas campuses).
***There is a consumable fee, charged per year of study. Current 2017/18 rates are £140 per year, for this course.
Scholarships and bursaries
Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018
In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:
View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.