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Fashion Pattern Cutting

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 Pattern Cutting focuses on innovative cutting, fabric sourcing and digital technologies in the development of structured and unstructured clothing. Students learn design research and interpretation, 3D realisation, fit alteration, pattern drafting and adaptation, construction and manufacture. There will also be a focus on trend investigation and market analysis. 

What to expect 

  • Students will acquire broad academic skills which will allow them to see the context of their study in the wider perspectives of fashion, society and the environment.   Students will build the professional, communication and business skills they will need for successful employment in today’s global fashion industry. 

  • BA (Hons) Fashion Pattern Cutting gives students the skills to approach the 3-Dimensional design process and realise garments, working with designers to create both experimental and commercial creative products. 

  • At the end of their studies, students will be equipped to enter the fashion industry with an innovative and professional portfolio and a range of skills that make them highly employable. 

BA (Hons) Fashion Pattern Cutting focuses on innovative cutting, fabric sourcing and digital technologies in the development of structured and unstructured clothing. Students learn design research and interpretation, 3D realisation, fit alteration, pattern drafting and adaptation, construction and manufacture. There will also be a focus on trend investigation and market...

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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 Pattern Cutting; 20 credits
  • Form and Silhouette; 40 credits
  • Drape and Form; 20 credits
  • Better Lives; 20 credits
  • Fashion Cultures and Histories; 20 credits

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

  • Structure and Form; 40 credits
  • Cultural and Historical Studies Option; 20 credits
  • Visual Research Methods; 20 credits
  • Professional Engagement; 40 credits

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

  • Construction and Transformation; 40 credits
  • Contextualising Your Practice; 20 credits
  • Final Major Project; 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 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.

In Stage 1 you are required to complete 120 credits at level 4 in order to progress to Stage 2. Introduction to Fashion Pattern Cutting; 20 credits Form and Silhouette; 40 credits Drape and Form; 20 credits Better Lives; 20 credits Fashion Cultures and Histories; 20 credits In Stage 2...

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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);
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art and Design;
  • Merit, Pass, Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma (preferred subjects 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.

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); Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art and Design; Merit, Pass, Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma (preferred subjects...

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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
59%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
86% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
64% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
68% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
69% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
72% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
69% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
79% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
48% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
62% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
79% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
66% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
62% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
69% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
63% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
48% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
83% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
66% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
69% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
97% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
86% 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
68% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
76% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
59% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
59% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
56% 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 Rate75%

  • Average Graduate Salary£19000

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