The course

UCAS code
WN27
Duration
4 years
Location
Scottish Borders
Delivery type
Full-time

This programme offers a combination of fashion communication, marketing, branding and management that is specifically tailored for the demands of the fashion industry.

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Overview

Fashion Branding and Promotion is a new programme for 2021, a combination of fashion communication, fashion marketing, branding and management. Students develops skills to establish careers in the areas of branding, promotion and advertising, styling and marketing. The programme offers a combination of courses that enable strong design and analytical skills specifically tailored for the demands of the fashion industry:

  • A brand new programme developed to meet the fashion industry’s need for professionals who have a full understanding of the commercial aspects of the sector as well as creative design skills.
  • Underpinned by hard skills of photography, 3D design, developing branding strategies and marketing plans.
  • Opportunities to collaborate with industry on live projects with high end industry brands.
  • Excellent facilities including maker labs, photography studio, design suite and fashion and textiles workshops.

The course is taught in our Scottish Borders Campus, which sits close to the heart of Scotland’s luxury textile industry. This is your chance to study in an area that’s home to some of the UK’s top design and production facilities for textiles and fashion.

Find out more about what this unique course has to offer on our School pages.

Course content

Year 1

Focuses on initial design and marketing skills, preparing the student with the fundamentals of skills such as photography, design thinking, and introductions to branding and marketing strategy.

Year 2

The second year builds upon these fundamentals by introducing specialist topics such as Consumer Behaviours, and Advertising. This is supplemented with creative courses in digital film/media, typography and graphics.

Year 3

Students develop critical reflection and analysis skills and work on projects in Fashion Styling, Enterprise and Innovation, Events Management and Visual Merchandising.

Year 4

The focus of the honours year is a research project chosen by the student. Many final year students collaborate with industry partners to solve a real world problem or examine a topical industry development.

Entry requirements

Year 1

Standard entry requirements

  • Highers ABBB (including English)
  • A-Levels BBC
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points
  • BTEC DMM (in a relevant area)

Minimum entry requirements*

  • Highers BBBC (including English)
  • A-Levels BCC

* Minimum: under our Fair Access Policy, we will relax our standard entry requirements for some Scottish students depending on their circumstances. Our minimum requirements will apply if you:

  • live in an area within the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation lowest 20% (SIMD20), or
  • are care experienced.

We can also make exceptions for some Scottish students with grades above minimum but below standard. Read more about our Minimum and standard entry requirements

Year 2

  • HNC A in graded unit (in a relevant HNC)
  • BTEC DDD (in relevant subject)

Year 3

  • HND A in graded unit (in relevant HND)

Additional information

English language requirements

  • If English is not your first language, you have to show that your English is good enough to succeed on your course. Please see our English language requirements.

Fees

Tuition fees for 2020 entry (by residency status)
Status* Scotland / EU** England / Northern Ireland / Wales*** International
Fee Paid by SAAS £9,250 £15,080

* 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).

4 years for the price of 3

If you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, study with us and save £9,250 over your 4-year degree.

Additional costs

You may incur additional costs in the course of your studies at Heriot-Watt over and above tuition fees in an academic year. Depending on your programme of study, these may include: protective equipment, field trips, professional memberships, studio fees, required course texts or other study resources.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2020

In addition to government 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.