Falmouth University Fashion

By | 2nd June 2017

falmouth university logo

Falmouth University Fashion

Fashion Design_Main

Fashion at Falmouth responds to and keeps apace with the global fashion industry and is developed with coveted industry professionals including London Fashion Week, New York Coterie, Adidas, Elle, Paul Smith, and Speedo.

Through the teaching of practical skills with a theoretical underpinning of the Fashion industry, students secure professional placements during their studies and establish successful careers on graduating.

Our Fashion & Textiles Institute contains studio spaces, industry-standard equipment and a video conferencing suite for presenting live briefs to national and international clients. Fashion Photography students also benefit from our Photography Centre, considered to be amongst the best in Europe, offering rich opportunities to create work both digitally and traditionally. It includes spacious studios with high spec postproduction facilities and knowledgeable technical experts to support a range of photographic practices.

Develop the creative edge to design unique and imaginative collections. We’ll help you prepare for a career in fashion by carefully nurturing your growth through the research, design, development and making of progressive and innovative clothing.

Mirroring industry processes from the outset, this course has a key focus on developing the skills used to gather original and inspiring research. You’ll explore concept development, drawing, fashion illustration, pattern cutting and construction, with visiting industry specialists supporting your commercial awareness.

Benefits

  • Live projects with leading brands
  • Optional study trip to a fashion capital
  • Gain industry experience through work placements
  • Acquire skills ranging from pattern cutting and garment construction to concept development

How the course is taught

BA(Hons) Fashion Design allows you to develop the technical and creative edge to design original, inspiring collections. It is a full-time, practice-based course supported by a range of lectures, demonstrations, professional experience, field trips, seminars and tutorials.

Course outline

Fashion at Falmouth reflects industry from the very outset. You’ll be working alongside colleagues at the Fashion & Textiles Institute in an authentic studio setup, exactly as you would after graduation.

During the degree you’ll engage in essential skills training that spans drawing, concept development, research, fashion illustration, fabric technology, pattern cutting, construction, as well as design thinking, market research and business modelling. It is an intensive and practical course, which encourages professional identity and prepares you for the workplace.

Entry Requirements

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points for entry to undergraduate courses, primarily from Level 3 equivalent qualifications such as A levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma.

You can check how many points your qualifications are worth using the online UCAS Tariff Calculator

Due to the creative nature of our courses, you will be considered on your own individual merit and potential to succeed. We encourage you to get in touch if you are predicted points below this range, thinking about transferring from another institution, or if you have other qualifications or professional experience as we may be able to consider you. More information is available on our Apply page

English language requirements
You must have a minimum of Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent, for entry to our undergraduate courses.

If English is not your first language, we accept a range of recognised language qualifications that are equivalent to the IELTS Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you must take an approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) to fulfil government visa requirements. Please read more about language requirements on our Apply page

Enquiries
Our Admissions team are here to help you with advice and guidance throughout your application journey. We invite you to contact them with any questions you may have.

+44 (0)1326 213730