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Fashion Contour

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) 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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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

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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 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

Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
93%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
100% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
100% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
93% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
87% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
100% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
93% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
93% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
80% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
100% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
100% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
100% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
100% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
100% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
100% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
93% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
87% 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
80% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
93% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
93% 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
80% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
71% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
87% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
100% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
93% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
64% 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 Rate95%

  • Average Graduate Salary£20000

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