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Course Description

BA (Hons) Fashion Contour students learn technical skills in the design, pattern cutting and construction of lingerie, intimate apparel and swimwear. Students will also develop the professional, research, communication and business skills for a successful career in the fashion industry. 

What to expect 

  • The course focuses on building creative skills and abilities, from reviewing and understanding the industry to looking at creativity, as well as understanding innovative technologies and trends. 

  • Students will work on the communication and presentation of designs in 2D and 3D, as well as the development of the technical skills of pattern cutting and construction to enable them to take their ideas through to realisation.  

  • This course focuses on producing graduates who can make an innovative and visionary contribution to the fashion contour sector. Students will develop the creative, strategic and practical skills to succeed.  

BA (Hons) Fashion Contour students learn technical skills in the design, pattern cutting and construction of lingerie, intimate apparel and swimwear. Students will also develop the professional, research, communication and business skills for a successful career in the fashion industry.  What to expect  The...

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Course Content

In Stage 1 you are required to complete 120 credits at level 4 in order to progress to Stage 2.

  • Introduction to Fashion Contour; 20 credits
  • Product Technology, Creative Techniques; 40 credits
  • Fashion Cultures and Histories; 20 credits
  • Creative Product Development; 20 credits
  • Better Lives; 20 credits

In Stage 2 you are required to complete 120 credits at level 5 to progress to Stage 3.

  • Professional Practice Initiation, 40 credits
  • Cultural and Historical Studies Option; 20 credits
  • Fashion Contour Industry Project, 40 credits
  • Fashion Contour Future Technologies; 20 credits

In Stage 3 you are required to complete 120 credits at level 6.

  • Concept Development; 40 credits
  • Contextualising Your Practice; 20 credits
  • Product Design and Realisation; 60 credits

On successful completion of Stage 2 students are offered the option of a professional placement leading to an extra qualification; the Diploma in Professional Studies.

The Diploma in Professional Studies carries 120 credits and constitutes an independent award. Credits achieved on the Diploma are not part of the final degree award.

This diploma is achieved through the optional 30-week industrial placement. It allows students the opportunity to experience the atmosphere, pace and discipline of working in the industry, through total involvement in the day-to-day activities of a company. It will build on the knowledge gathered through course work to practically demonstrate the roles and functions, and operations typical of the fashion industry and the student’s chosen specialism.

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 comprises:

  • 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;

In Stage 1 you are required to complete 120 credits at level 4 in order to progress to Stage 2. Introduction to Fashion Contour; 20 credits Product Technology, Creative Techniques; 40 credits Fashion Cultures and Histories; 20 credits Creative Product Development; 20 credits Better Lives; 20...

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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 English, Maths, Art, Design, Textiles and Science);
  • a Pass Foundation Diploma in Art and Design;
  • a Merit, Pass, Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma Art & Design;
  • a 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. 

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 English, Maths, Art, Design, Textiles and Science); a Pass Foundation Diploma in Art and Design; a Merit, Pass, Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma...

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Assessment Methods

The following assessment methods are employed to support the integrated achievement 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 achievement of the course outcomes: Blogs Essays, reports and ?dissertation Final show examination Mid-year reviews Peer assessment Portfolio of work Presentation Student...

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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