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BA (HONS)

FASHION DESIGN


The facilities here are really good compared to other centres and universities. This place is brilliant; you have your own Mac, no waiting, no restrictions, no pressure, you get your own space. With this space I have freedom . I can express myself. Yukie Lam

BA (HONS)

FASHION DESIGN

Awarded by Kingston University www.csvpa.com/bafashion The BA (Hons) Fashion Design course at CSVPA is designed to prepare you for a career as a fashion industry professional. It focuses on contemporary fashion design and encourages you to be creative, developing the skills needed to work successfully in the fashion industry. You will be encouraged, throughout your time with us, to develop your individual identity through your work and have the confidence to respond creatively to a design brief from within any area of the fashion business. You will gain important industry experience during your second year via work placement. We have designed the course in such as way that as a graduating student we ensure you are accomplished in all areas of research, design development, pattern cutting, garment manufacture and portfolio presentation. At the end of the 1st and 2nd year, you are guaranteed a place in a fashion show in Cambridge. On successful completion of the course, you will have the opportunity to showcase your final collection at one or more external venues in London and possibly outside the UK.

RECENT FASHION SHOW SPONSORS

Jean Paul Gaultier Vivienne Westwood Julien Macdonald Ben de Lisi Valentino Philip Treacy Katharine Hamnett Betty Jackson

Our degree is designed in collaboration with and Levis Strauss validated by Kingston University, London. All Burberry three years of the programme are delivered at CSVPA and on completion you will be awarded the same qualification and certificate as a student who has graduated from Kingston University.


BA (HONS) FASHION DESIGN


BA (HONS) FASHION DESIGN

BA (HONS) FASHION DESIGN

KEY FACTS

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Educational Level

A levels plus Foundation, Access to Higher Education or equivalent

Design:

Design:

• Research • Design Development

• Research • Design Development

Garment Manufacture

Garment Manufacture

Sewing Skills

Sewing Skills

Digital Pattern Manipulation

Digital Pattern Manipulation

Study Skills:

Independent Study

Language Level

IELTS 6.0+ (5.5+ will be considered on an individual basis)

Portfolio

Good portfolio of work

Start

September

UCAS Code and Duration

W230; 3 years

Taught Contact Time

Up to 27 hours per week

English Language*

Up to 5 hours per week if required

Progression

Postgraduate study Career options: Design, Styling, Marketing, Manufacturing, Visual Merchandising, Buying and Selling

* additional hours on top of taught contact time

MODULES OF STUDY Year one modules

Year two modules

Year three modules

Design Process

Collaborative and Professional Practice

Design Product Preparation

Fashion Projects 2

Design Project

Technical Skills 2

Fashion Projects 3

Fashion Design Research: Concepts, Ideas and Theories

Collection Portfolio Project

Fashion Projects 1 Technical Skills 1 History of Fashion

Dissertation

Monday

14.00–17.00

English Language

Tuesday

10.00–13.00

English Language

Wednesday

09.00

English Language

Thursday

18 years +

English Language

Friday

Age

English Language

• Essay Writing • English Support Pattern Cutting

Pattern Cutting

WHAT SHOULD I INCLUDE IN MY PORTFOLIO? Your portfolio is the chance to show us your skills and your passion and as a guide we would like to see some, but not necessarily all, of the following: • drawing of any kind • project and self-initiated work, to include work in progress or finished pieces, showcasing a level of visual skill and creativity • evidence of primary and secondary research, which might include information from reference books, magazines, exhibition or museum visits • your thinking and development process in sketchbooks or notebooks, including reflective thinking • personal ideas and areas of interest (if fashion is your passion, show us)

Design: • Research • Design Development

Critical & Contextual Studies

This is a sample timetable for a Year 1 student. Subject to change. TEACHING & ASSESSMENT Formative assessment takes place throughout each semester in tutorials, seminars and studio workshops; formative assessment is aimed at improving student learning skills, and developing individual approaches to creative practice. Summative assessment happens at the end of each semester and is used to grade student achievement. Externally moderated, checked and validated by Kingston University, the awarding body.

• experimentation with a range of different media and materials, showing evidence of innovative thinking where possible • a breadth of interest in and exploration of a range of art and design disciplines • evidence of cultural awareness, identifying social and cultural influences on your work. If you are submitting your portfolio digitally, you should include between 10–15 images in total, showcasing a range of work, which might include sketchbook pages.


BA (HONS) FASHION DESIGN Direct entry to Year 3

Subject to meeting entry requirements you can also join directly onto the final year of our Kingston University awarded degree. At the begining of the course you will focus on your reseach and writing skills in preparation for entering onto the final year. Once completed you will focus on a number of short ‘warm up’ projects followed by your final collection, which is mostly self-directed. You will develop your final collection in line with your career expectations and you will also present your work digitally, in the form of a professional portfolio and, in some cases, a short promotional video. On successful completion of the course you will have the opportunity to showcase your work at one or more external venues, in London and possibly outside of the UK. KEY FACTS Age

20 years +

Educational Level

A levels plus 3-year diploma, HND, Foundation degree or equivalent

Language Level

IELTS 6.5+ (6.0+ will be considered on an individual basis)

Portfolio

Strong portfolio of work, experiences in UK art and design practices

Start

September

Course Length

1 year

Taught Contact Time

Up to 27 hours per week

English Language*

Up to 5 hours per week if required

Progression

Postgraduate study Career options: Design, Styling, Marketing, Manufacturing, Visual Merchandising, Buying and Selling

* additional hours on top of taught contact time


ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Leading to Year 1 of BA (Hons) Fashion Design www.csvpa.com/access If you already know you want to study Fashion Design at degree level here at Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts, then this programme is ideal, as it will give you guaranteed progression onto our Kingston University awarded degree, upon successful completion. It will provide you with an opportunity to prepare for degree-level study whilst refining your skills and developing your portfolio of work, to support your transition onto Year 1 of BA (Hons) Fashion Design.

SUBJECTS STUDIED Photography Presentation Skills Academic English Drawing for Research Technical Skills in Fashion Design

With flexible start dates, a guaranteed place on our degree and the prospect of our uniquely personalised, supportive and flexible teaching structure around you, this two-semester programme provides the perfect springboard to a career in fashion design.

Age

17 years +

09.00

10.00–13.00

14.00–17.00

Educational Level

Successful completion of senior high school with A levels

Mon

English Language

Drawing

Research and Study skills

Language Level

IELTS 5.0+

Independent Study

Evidence of commitment in area

Tues

Major Project in Fashion

Portfolio

English Language

Start

September or January

Workshop Day Fashion

2 semesters

Wed

Workshop Day Fashion

Course Length

English Language

Taught Contact Time

Up to 25 hours per week

Drawing for Research

Up to 5 hours per week if required

English Language

Independent Study

English Language*

Thurs

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Progression

BA (Hons) Fashion Design at CSVPA

Fri

KEY FACTS

TEACHING & ASSESSMENT Each course component will be summatively assessed at the end of each semester. Formative and summative assessment includes peer presentation, project work, research sketchbooks and portfolio work. Assessment is based on an evaluation of the level of achievement in relation to the aims and learning.

English Language

Specialist Day Major Project Fashion

Specialist Day Major Project Fashion

* additional hours on top of taught contact time


To enquire contact: Central Admissions Cambridge Education Group Kett House, Station Road Telephone +44 (0) 1223 345698 Email admissions@csvpa.com www.csvpa.com

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Cambridge CB1 2JH, United Kingdom

CSVPA BA (Hons) Fashion Design  

CSVPA BA (Hons) Fashion Design