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Fashion and Textiles - Foundation Degree (FdA)

Approved by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
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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.

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

Approved by: UCLan

UCAS Code: 4XQ4

Location Code: H65

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

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  • 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

    Additional Selection Criteria:
    Meeting the minimum entry requirement for a course does not necessarily guarantee a place. Entry to all courses is subject to a successful interview. When assessing an application, we take into account your grades, predicted grades, reference and personal statement. From your personal statement and interview, we consider your motivation and commitment to success, and any relevant experience you may have. For some courses, we may also ask for a portfolio of appropriate work or an audition.

    For some courses, students may be required to find a work placement prior to enrolment and/or undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. These requirements will be discussed at interview.

    Mature Students:
    We recognise that some mature students may not meet the standard entry requirements but may have gained knowledge and skills from relevant work or life experience and, therefore, we would consider your application on an individual basis. We would take into account your work and life experience and may ask you to discuss this in more details at interview.

    Interview:
    All applicants are invited to attend an interview with either the Course Leader or Course Tutor. You will be notified of your interview by our Admissions Team who will also update UCAS Track with details of your application.

    UK and EU Entry:
    Equivalent international qualifications will be considered towards meeting the general entry requirements. Additionally, EU students, for whom English is not their first language, will be required to evidence an IELTS score or 6.5 or equivalent. Equivalences include:

    • TOEFL written examination score of 550 plus a test of written English (at 4)
    • TOEFL Computer Equivalent score of 230
    • Proficiency in English (Cambridge) at Grade C or above

    Please note: To gain access to some courses you may need to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. If you have criminal convictions or cautions, please do not be put off from applying for the course. Your acceptance on to the course will depend on the nature of any convictions and will be at the discretion of the University Centre and your placement provider. If you would like to discuss this issue in confidence, please contact Student Services Advisors in The Pod on 0151 353 4444, or call in to speak to them in person.

    All applicants are invited to attend an interview with either the Course Leader or Course Tutor. You will be notified of your date for your interview by our Admissions Team who will also update UCAS Track with details of your application.

    Foundation Entry
    If you are keen to study this programme but do not meet the entry requirements, take a look at the Foundation Entry route: Design (Foundation Entry) - BA (Hons).

  • 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

  • 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 for Home and EU students is:

    • £8,000 per year

    The standard part time tuition fee rate for 2017/18 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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    We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course. For full details of our terms, conditions and disclaimers, click here.

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