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Fashion and Textiles - Foundation Degree (FdA)

  • Validated by:
    University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

  • UCAS code: 4XQ4
  • Institutional code: H65


This course has been written in close collaboration with both students and industry professionals to develop an unique and exciting course. The qualification is designed to provide you with opportunities to develop skills in your specialist chosen pathway in fashion and textiles.

In Year One, the main focus will be developing your knowledge and understanding of fashion and textiles design with emphasis on demonstrating your ability to work independently improving your drawing and constructive skills. A range of print, stitch, knit, weaves and felt constructed textile workshops will be delivered in order for you to become familiar with experimental techniques using traditional processes. Digital workshops will allow you to become familiar with the use of Photoshop and Illustrator enabling you to scan and manipulate your fashion and textile designs. Basic pattern cutting skills will be addressed and you will develop your knowledge of garment construction techniques.

In Year Two, you will further develop your knowledge and understanding of combining traditional techniques with contemporary processes. You will have the opportunity to learn design repeat and construct garments using fabric manipulation techniques. Advanced research methods will allow you to recognise trending forecasts supporting you to produce innovative and original bespoke designs.

Workshops will include the use of fashion styling and promotion. Visiting lecturers and guest speakers will support you in recognising industry standards and allow you to showcase your collection of work imaginatively.

Throughout the course you will have the chance to engage in local and national competitions and showcase events, offering you the chance to build industry contacts and work experience opportunities. In addition, you will be able to learn the core functions of marketing and operations within a business organisation allowing you the opportunity to run your own business venture.

Teaching and learning on the course will be delivered through a range of lectures, practical workshops, research seminars, group work, analysis of live fashion events and textile craft fairs.

Guest speakers from different areas of the fashion and textiles industry will facilitate professional workshops and Q&A sessions. Students will be involved in local and national showcasing events, competitions and freelance work.

What topics/modules are covered?

Core modules include:


Year 1
:

  • Fashion and Textiles (Traditional Techniques)
  • Historical Contextual Studies
  • Drawing for Textiles
  • Digital Communication for Fashion
  • Fashion Illustration and Presentation Methods

Year 2
:

  • Fashion and Textiles (Culture and Identity)
  • Self-managed careers in the creative industries
  • Contextual Studies - Contemporary
  • Creative Digital Fashion Illustration
  • Surface Design
  • Pattern Cutting and Construction

What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course, you will need to be aged 18+ and have:

  • 64 UCAS points (160 under the old tariff) made up from a combination of the following:
    • Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject
    • A Levels at grade C or above, including one relevant subject
    • Access to Higher Education qualification in a relevant subject
View Additional Entry and Selection Criteria

What can I do if I complete this course?

Students who successfully complete this Foundation Degree may choose to complete a further one year of study to gain a full honours degree and will be offered a guaranteed interview for any relevant Honours Top up programme at the Hugh Baird University Centre. Alternatively, they may wish to apply for a top up year at another higher education institution or progress directly into their chosen career path.


Career Path

On successful completion of this qualification, potential career paths may include:

  • Freelance Designer
  • Junior Designer
  • Pattern Cutter
  • Sewing Machinist
  • Textile Technician
  • Wardrobe Supervisor
  • Weaver
  • Printmaker
  • Retail Manager
  • Felt-maker
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Knitter
  • Customer Service Assistant

Duration

Two years, full time or three years, part time

Contacts

Primary contact:
Angela O'Brien
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 5517 or email: angela.obrien@hughbaird.ac.uk

Other contact:
Delyth Coles
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 5524 or email: delyth.coles@hughbaird.ac.uk


Cost

You don’t need to pay your tuition fees up front – Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England. They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start paying them back until you are earning more than £21,000 per year. Student Loans will also help to support your living costs.

For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £8,000 per year

The standard part time tuition fee rate for 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £1,000 per 20 credit module

The University Centre’s tuition fees are reviewed each academic year.


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Last modified on Monday, 17 July 2017 09:50

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