University of Hertfordshire Fashion

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University of Hertfordshire Fashion

University of Hertfordshire Fashion

BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Optional Sandwich Placement/ Study Abroad

About the course

The BA (Hons) Fashion Design programme is focused on creativity and innovation within an industrial and commercial context. As a student we develop your skills and knowledge to become a confident Fashion learner in a dynamic and exciting environment.

We teach you vital pattern cutting skills in 2D and 3D and core manufacturing skills, how to develop your creativity through design, create a professional portfolio and enhance your freehand and technical drawing and illustration skills using traditional and CAD methods. You will also learn about fashion history and new exciting innovations in contemporary fashion design. Through increasing fashion awareness, on exciting study trips, fashion shows, exhibitions and competitions both nationally and internationally to truly enrich your educational experience.

Live industry projects put learners’ skills to the test. You’ll experience what it’s like to work to a brief in a real life setting. These projects can lead onto your designs going into production, open up placement and full employment opportunities too.

We are also running a new Fashion & Fashion Business programme for September 2015.

If you’ve already completed an Undergraduate degree, why not take a look at our Postgraduate degree and specialise in MA Fashion?

Why choose this course?

  • A programme committed to developing your personal ambitions whether in, for example, Fashion Design, Styling, Buying
  •  A Fashion team with a vast amount of academic, technical  and industry experience.
  • Very strong working relationships with a number of industry partners including Ted Baker, F&F, Maria Grachvogel, Ally Capellino to name a few
  • Our students study in a spacious and contemporary studio with fantastic facilities and equipment including digital and 3D printers
  • Industry standard specialist Fashion CAD/CAM system available to all students
  • Only 20 minutes on the train from central London

Entry requirements…

UCAS are introducing a new tariff for 2017 entry so the points being asked for are substantially different to previous years.

  • 96 UCAS points
  • GCSE Maths and English Language at grade 4 or above (Grade C or above under the old grading structure).
  • A levels/BTECs to include an art related subject.
  • IB – 96 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 or above to include Visual Arts at SL or HL  (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core).
  • Subject to portfolio interview.
  • All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.
  • If you do not have the required IELTS or equivalent for direct entry on to your degree programme, our Pre-sessional English and International Foundation courses can help you to achieve this level.
  • For country specific qualifications, please visit our Your Country page.

Key staff

Jayne Smith
Jayne delivers specialist teaching in garment assembly & pattern cutting, where she published a book for the fashion industry in 2013. Her recent research is in a replica of the 1740 red coat for the national army museum and fashion education.