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    Description

    A good grounding in Economies, Market and Enterprise and Managerial Finance accompanies Fashion Design, Pattern Cutting and Garment Development in Year 1. With much of the practical work done in the University's fully equipped Fashion Factory.

    In Year 2, a supervised work placement in a relevant sector plus integrated design project provides practical experience of standard industry equipment including Computer Aided Design (CAD).

    In the later years of study, there's a chance to apply your personal knowledge of commerical considerations to The Fashion Design Portfolio and Fashion Collections and Promotions modules, often culminating in an end-of-term runway show.

    Throughout the programme you will participate in fashion shows and competitions and visit exhibitions and trade fairs.

    The dual nature of this programmes means that graduates are highly sought after as designers, buyers, merchandisers, pattern technologists, garment technologists, production managers, retail managers and wardrobe assistants.

    Many of our graduates have found employment with major retailers such as Arcadia, online companies including ASOS and local manufacturers, Trespass and MJM Intenrational. Overseas posts include Fashion Forecasting for Promostyl n Paris, Fashion Editor of L'Officiel in Dubai and freelance fashion stylise in New York.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee Not specified Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Year 1: Introduction to the modules such as Fashion and Design, Pattern Cutting and Garment Development supported with business modules in Economies, Market and Enterprise, and Managerial Finance.

    Year 2: Opportunity to undertake the module Supervised Work Placement in a selected area of the fashion industry combined with integrated design project using industry standard equipment, Computer Aided Design.

    Year 3: Scope to apply your personal design vision and apply within the constraints of commercial requirments on The Fashion Design Portfolio and, Fashion Collections and Promotion modules. Investigation into general fashion based retail marketing is also explored.

    Year 4: The module Range Design Industry is a live industry fashion project to develop practical and technical skills within market constraints. The Honours dissertaion develops further indepenent research project on a topic relating to the fashion industry.

    Language: Language modules are available to study during part of the programme.

    Assessment: Assessment is based on a combination of coursework and examinations.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    program_requirements

    English Language Requirements

    CAE score : 60(Grade C)

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    Higher: BBBC, A Level: CCC, ILC: BBBB.

    Essential subjects: English and Art & Design (Higher/GCSE/ILC-H), GCSE Textiles accepted if Art & Design is not studied.

    Reccomended subject: Mathematics (S Grade 2/Int 2/GCSE B).

    FE college students: Contact us or visit www.gcu.ac.uk/study for a copy of our College Student Supplement.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Glasgow Caledonian University.

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