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Fashion: Design With Knitwear

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

Fashion is a fast-moving and diverse international industry. It has historical and social and significance, often underpinning our cultural values. BA Fashion at Central Saint Martins recognises this climate of diversity and cultural importance. Encouraging innovation and originality, the course will support your creative, practical and intellectual development. It will enable you to take advantage of the wide range of opportunities the industry can offer.  

BA Fashion offers five pathways: Fashion Design Menswear; Fashion Design Womenswear; Fashion Print; Fashion Design with Knitwear; and Fashion Design with Marketing. Each pathway offers a unique combination of design, historical studies and theoretical studies led by tutors who are expert practitioners in their field. The Fashion Design with Knitwear pathway allows for a breadth of creative approaches within an increasingly important discipline. Britain has an excellent international reputation for design in knitwear. This is thanks to our long-standing central position in the wool trade and machine development. In recent years, this sector has grown from traditional quality to encompass high fashion, cut and sew jersey, stretch and bodywear. This pathway will familiarise you with these processes and the use of world fibre resources within this context.  

The course creates a learning environment in which innovation is nurtured across five distinct but closely related pathways. Through this structure, we encourage versatile fashion specialists who can solve problems creatively. We aim to equip you with in-depth knowledge of your chosen field as well as a wider breadth of the industry. Alongside your specialism, you will learn about the social, economic and cultural factors which impact on the professional realm in which you will work.  

The BA Fashion curriculum offers opportunities for interdisciplinary work and collaboration. This is formulated to provide a microcosm of the professional fashion design world. The nature of this work will give you valuable insight into your future role in the industry. The curriculum is also flexible and provides scope for professional networking. BA Fashion focuses on active learning through project-based enquiry. Collaborative projects may involve cross-pathway teams, as well as work with external professionals, sponsoring companies and organisations.

Fashion is a fast-moving and diverse international industry. It has historical and social and significance, often underpinning our cultural values. BA Fashion at Central Saint Martins recognises this climate of diversity and cultural importance. Encouraging innovation and originality, the course will support your creative, practical and intellectual development. It will enable...

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Course Content

The Fashion Design with Knitwear is primarily fashion and design oriented and there is a strong focus on technical ability. You will become familiar with a variety of techniques from hand skills to computerised machinery. You will be expected to investigate creative avenues to develop individual outcomes. You will extend and challenge concepts of fashion design, underpinned by a fluency in traditional and contemporary techniques. The range between hand crafting and computerised machinery is encouraged to push the boundaries. You will be expected to experiment, using established and new fibres and materials to develop an individual and creative approach to knitwear. 

Stage 1

Unit 1: Introduction to the Fashion Programme and to Studying at CSM 
Unit 2: Research Creative Development and Technical Skills Part 1 
Unit 3: Research Creative Development and Technical Skills Part 2 
Unit 4: Cultural Histories and Theories (Fashion)

In Stage 1, you will improve your skills, understanding and approaches to learning. You will focus on the skills needed to communicate information effectively. You will be introduced to resources which support your studies. Units 2 and 3 will provide a foundation in the generation and development of design ideas. Through practical workshops, you will learn the unique aspects of the Fashion Design with Knitwear pathway. You will also be introduced to other course pathways. In Unit 4, you will focus on a range of research methods used to analyse relevant objects, images, spaces and cultural practices.  

Stage 2

Unit 5: Research Methods and Approaches (Fashion)
Unit 6: Further Development of Pathway Expertise Part 1 
Unit 7: Further Development of Pathway Expertise Part 2 
Unit 8: Positioning and Professional Preparation 

Unit 5 offers a range of research methods and approaches which will support you in undertaking more self-directed study. This may include visual and material culture, social theory and media studies. In Units 6 and 7 you will explore the breadth of your subject, developing your individual talents. Learning includes studio and formal tutorial guidance, seminars, lectures, external projects and competitions, critiques, personal research, independent study and team projects. Unit 8 encourages you to consolidate the necessary skills to develop and articulate your own practice. You will further enhance your knowledge of industry with a focus on your future employability. 

Stage 3

Unit 9: Degree Project Research and Development 
Unit 10: Dissertation 
Unit 11: Degree Project Resolution and Presentation 
 

Stage 3 gives you the opportunity to manage your own learning. You will begin to define your individual creative identity as a designer. By the end of Unit 9, you will have completed the initial research and design phase of your degree collection.  

Your dissertation represents the culmination of your cultural studies work for your degree. It extends your research, analytical and communication skills. You will focus on a selected aspect of visual, textual, material, social, media or spatial culture. In some cases, students may wish to place greater emphasis on the dissertation. There is a route in place to accommodate this which you must make an application for. This will allow you to demonstrate a focused study of your chosen subject.?In the final unit of the course, you will complete and present your degree collection and portfolio of work.  

The Fashion Design with Knitwear is primarily fashion and design oriented and there is a strong focus on technical ability. You will become familiar with a variety of techniques from hand skills to computerised machinery. You will be expected to investigate creative avenues to develop individual outcomes. You will extend and challenge concepts of fashion...

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Central Saint Martins

Full Time, 3 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

The standard entry requirements for this course are as follows:

One or a combination of the following accepted full Level 3 qualifications:

  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Level 3 or 4) and one A Level at grade C or above
  • Merit, Pass, Pass (MPP) at BTEC Extended Diploma (preferred subjects include Art, Art and Design or Design and Technology)
  • Pass at UAL Extended Diploma
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma equivalent to 64 UCAS tariff points (preferred subjects include Art, Art and Design or Design and Technology)
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Level 3 or 4) plus equivalent EU/International qualifications, such as International Baccalaureate Diploma

And three GCSE passes at grade 4 or above (grade A*–C).

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

The standard entry requirements for this course are as follows: One or a combination of the following accepted full Level 3 qualifications: Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Level 3 or 4) and one A Level at grade C or above Merit, Pass, Pass (MPP) at BTEC Extended Diploma (preferred subjects include Art, Art and Design or Design...

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Assessment Methods

  • Project outcomes  
  • Oral and visual presentations 
  • Portfolio reviews 
  • Essays, written assignments, reports, dissertation 
  • Self-evaluation 

  • Project outcomes  
  • Oral and visual presentations 
  • Portfolio reviews 
  • Essays, written assignments, reports, dissertation 
  • Self-evaluation 

Additional Information

Course dates

Autumn term:
Monday 16 September 2019 – Friday 6 December 2019
Spring term:
Monday 6 January 2020 – Friday 13 March 2020
Summer term:
Monday 13 April 2020 – Friday 19 June 2020

Course dates

Autumn term:
Monday 16 September 2019 – Friday 6 December 2019
Spring term:
Monday 6 January 2020 – Friday 13 March 2020
Summer term:
Monday 13 April 2020 – Friday 19 June 2020

Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
87%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
80% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
93% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
100% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
100% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
93% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
100% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
100% 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
87% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
73% 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
87% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
73% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
80% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
53% 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
67% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
87% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
87% 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
93% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
87% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
80% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
87% 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
60% 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 Rate100%

  • Average Graduate Salary£19000

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