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Creative Direction for Fashion

University of the Arts London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 3 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

BA (Hons) Creative Direction for Fashion focusses on concept generation and ideation, iterative design and proposing ideas that are globally informed and future focussed.  

What to expect 

  • Using the skills of communication design, interface design, art direction and speculative design, students will be equipped to identify, anticipate and respond to communication opportunities as strategic thinkers and skilled communicators for our ever-changing communication landscape. 

  • This unique course gives students the opportunity to engage with emerging digital technologies and identify innovative opportunities for how they can be used within the fashion media and communication industry. 

BA (Hons) Creative Direction for Fashion focusses on concept generation and ideation, iterative design and proposing ideas that are globally informed and future focussed.   What to expect  Using the skills of communication design, interface design, art direction and speculative design, students will be equipped to identify, anticipate and...

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Course Content

Level 4

The units you will study in Year 1, Stage 1, Level 4 are as follows:

• Introduction to Fashion Communication (20 Credits);

• Visual Communication Design (40 Credits);

• Introduction to Cultural and Historical Studies (20 Credits);

• Fashion Interfaces: Designing for Experience (20 Credits);

• Better Lives (20 Credits).

Level 5

The units you will study in Year 2, Stage 2, Level 5 are as follows:

• Option: Cultural and Historical Studies (20 Credits);

• Art Direction for Fashion (20 Credits);

• Inside the Industry (20 Credits);

• Option: Situating Your Practice (20 Credits);

• Future Directions in Fashion Communication (40 Credits).

Level 6

The units you will study in Year 3, Stage 3, Level 6 are as follows:

• Research for Independent Project: Creative Direction for Fashion (20 Credits);

• Cultural and Historical Studies Dissertation (40 Credits);

• Independent Project: Creative Direction for Fashion (40 Credits);

• Final Presentation (20 Credits).

A 20-credit unit is approximately equivalent to 200 hours of learning time, which includes a mixture of taught time, independent study and assessment.

All students are entitled to a tutorial package that consists of:

• one induction tutorial (group or one to one);

• one tutorial per term for the duration for their course of study at LCF;

• group tutorials as required;

• an appropriate level of confidentiality.

Level 4 The units you will study in Year 1, Stage 1, Level 4 are as follows: • Introduction to Fashion Communication (20 Credits); • Visual Communication Design (40 Credits); • Introduction to Cultural and Historical Studies (20 Credits); • Fashion Interfaces: Designing for Experience (20...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

London College of Fashion

Full Time, 3 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are:

One or a combination of the following accepted full level 3 qualifications.

  • Two A Level Passes at Grade C or above (preferred subjects include Art, Design, English, and Maths);
  • a Pass Foundation Diploma in Art and Design;
  • Merit, Pass, Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma preferred subject Art & Design;
  • Pass at UAL Extended Diploma; Access Diploma or 64 new UCAS tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma;
  • 64 new UCAS tariff points (equivalent to 160 old UCAS tariff points) from a combination of the above qualifications or an equivalent full Level 3 qualification;
  • or equivalent EU or non-EU qualifications such as International Baccalaureate Diploma;
  • and three GCSE passes at grade A*-C or grade 9-4.

Entry to this course will also be determined by assessment of your portfolio.

APEL (Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning)

Applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered in exceptional cases. The course team will consider each application that demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by:

  • Related academic or work experience
  • The quality of the personal statement
  • A strong academic or other professional reference
  • OR a combination of these factors

Each application will be considered on its own merit but we cannot guarantee an offer in each case.

English Language Requirements

IELTS level 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Please check our main English Language Requirements .

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are: One or a combination of the following accepted full level 3 qualifications. Two A Level Passes at Grade C or above (preferred subjects include Art, Design, English, and Maths); a Pass Foundation Diploma in Art and Design; Merit, Pass, Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma preferred subject...

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Assessment Methods

The following assessment methods are employed to support the integrated aims of the course outcomes:

  • Blogs
  • Essays, reports and ?dissertation
  • Final show examination
  • Mid-year reviews
  • Peer assessment
  • Portfolio of work
  • Presentation
  • Student self-evaluation
  • Tutorials

The following assessment methods are employed to support the integrated aims of the course outcomes:

  • Blogs
  • Essays, reports and ?dissertation
  • Final show examination
  • Mid-year reviews
  • Peer assessment
  • Portfolio of work
  • Presentation
  • Student self-evaluation
  • Tutorials

Additional Information

Autumn term:

Monday 14 September - Friday 4 December 2020

Spring term:

Monday 4 January - Friday 12 March 2021

Summer term:

Monday 12 April - Friday 18 June 2021

Autumn term:

Monday 14 September - Friday 4 December 2020

Spring term:

Monday 4 January - Friday 12 March 2021

Summer term:

Monday 12 April - Friday 18 June 2021

Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
57%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
80% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
74% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
60% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
63% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
60% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
80% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
57% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
71% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
60% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
63% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
80% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
80% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
57% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
74% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
49% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
66% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
80% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
66% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
89% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
71% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
54% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
69% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
71% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
63% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
56% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
38% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points64

  • Employment Rate90%

  • Average Graduate Salary£19000

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