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BA in Fashion Sportswear (Full Time)

University of the Arts London

Bachelor Degree , Fashion

Course Description

BA (Hons) Fashion Sportswear teaches how to design and produce activewear and sportswear, from functional to fashion-focused. You will consider how sport, science, new technologies, fashion trends and cultural contexts influence fashion retail. 

What to expect 

  • Students can benefit from industry links through live projects. Recent projects have included collaborations with Rapha, Adidas, Puma, Sergio Tacchini, Musto and Some Ideas.  

  • Students will learn to create 3D outcomes and prototypes of their design concepts. 

  • The course is delivered with employment in the relevant industry in mind. You will study a range of units that will equip you with relevant professional, communication and business skills. Students will learn to present their ideas through portfolio creation, written reports and presentations to specialist audiences such as industry partners 

BA (Hons) Fashion Sportswear teaches how to design and produce activewear and sportswear, from functional to fashion-focused. You will consider how sport, science, new technologies, fashion trends and cultural contexts influence fashion retail.  What to expect  Students can benefit from industry links through live...

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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 Sportswear; 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.

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

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

  • Contextualising Your Practice; 20 credits
  • Concept Development; 40 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;
  • 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 Sportswear; 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);
  • 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 English, Maths, Art, Design, Textiles and Science); Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art and Design; 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 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