Course details

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2019/20)

International fee

£13,250 per year (2019/20)

UCAS points

112 (September 2019 entry)

UCAS code

W221

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

BA (Hons)

Start date

September

Location

Chandos Pole Street, Derby Campus

If you do not achieve the typical entry points required, you may want to consider studying this course with foundation year.

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Course description

Fashion and Textiles at Derby has been ranked in the Top 20 in The Guardian University Guide 2019.

Our fashion programme benefits from relationships with the Textile Design and Commercial Photography Programmes. For our recent fashion shows at Derby Theatre, we have successfully collaborated externally with Aveda (Derby) and internally with Buxton & Leek College Beauty, Spa & Media Make Up programme. You'll have excellent placement opportunities at companies such as Markus Lupfer, Aitor Throup, Alexander McQueen, George, Puma, Erdem and more.

You'll have the opportunity to exhibit your final collection at the graduate fashion show at Derby Theatre, plus exhibiting your portfolios at the annual Graduate Fashion Week in London. Our students' award winning work is showcased regularly at The Clothes Show. Students Sarah Woodward was Midlands Emerging Designer winner 2015, Nicole Wells won St Andrews Young Designer 2015. We successfully collaborate with industry to enhance the curriculum with cutting edge learning environments.

During the first semester of your first year you'll be taught alongside the BA (Hons) Textile Design students where you will gain valuable skills such as knit and print, pattern cutting and manufacture. Contextual Studies and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) will continue through to the final year giving you a positive advantage within the fashion and textiles industries. This integration of skills and knowledge has produced innovative and creative textile and fashion designers.

In addition, you will study at our Chandos Pole Street building, a purpose built learning environment where you will have access to new specialist Fashion and Textiles facilities. These include light and airy studio spaces as well as industry-standard equipment and design facilities. 

We encourage all second years to take a work placement in industry, which will also give you an additional qualification - the Diploma in Professional Practice.  Placements are hard work but give you fantastic experience. We have previously had students placed at a wide variety of companies including, Marks & Spencer, Temperley London, Erdem, Mother of Pearl, Preen, Aitor Throup, Tommy Hilfiger and Roksanda, amongst others.

Students applying from one of the University of Derby's Partner Schools or Colleges are guaranteed a place or interview if students meet the minimum entry criteria for their chosen course and apply by the January deadline date.

Please note, minimum entry criteria includes everything in an application, including a strong personal statement, a good reference and where asked for, a portfolio.

You'll be taught by a variety of learning and teaching methods which include: - problem solving, reflective practice, analysis of given problem with synthesis of solution, portfolio building, group work, the use of influences files, report writing, group critiques, negotiated learning, presentation and demonstration. 

Employable Graduates – 100% of our graduates are in work or further study within six months of completing this course (HESA 2016).

As part of our commitment to improving student experience and improving our course offering, changes are being made to this course to reflect the evolving nature of the industry and to keep the course in line with industry standards. Curriculum changes proposed will ensure that we equip our graduates with the prerequisite skills and subject knowledge to be successful in their careers. To find out more get in touch or attend an open day.

What you will study

You will study modules such as:

  • Introduction to Fashion and Textiles
  • Visual Studies for Fashion and Textiles
  • Contextual Studies 1
  • Technical Fashion
  • Directed Projects in Fashion
  • Contextual Studies 2
  • Fashion Exploration
  • Fashion Placement
  • Applied Professional Practice
  • Contemporary Issues in Professional Practice
  • Contextual Studies 3
  • Negotiated Study in Fashion
  • Fashion Direction
  • Independent Study in Fashion
The Fashion Show 2018 took place at Derby Theatre and showcases the best collections from our Fashion and Textiles students

How you will learn

Assessment is 100% coursework based including practical production and oral presentation work, along with written assignments. In the final year, you’ll have the opportunity to write an extended essay on a subject of your choice and work on self-negotiated and independent creative projects.

The programme makes use of field trips in a number of ways to inform and inspire students. Putting students in direct contact with significant cultural and commercial organisations and events, expands learning and understanding of the fashion world. Placements play a key role here too and in addition, create opportunities for students to network.

The programme regularly invites guests from industry to make a contribution to student learning. Guests from industry come in to deliver lectures, participate in tutorials and deliver external projects to students on a regular basis each academic year. 

Entry requirements

September 2019 typical entry requirements

UCAS points112 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-level

No specific subject requirements

Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Interview / AuditionYes - see interview details
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualifications:

We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

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Find out more about Fashion

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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Fees and funding

2019/20 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

N/A

N/A

International

£13,250 per year

N/A

Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

Additional costs and optional extras

How to apply

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

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International students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

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Information for international applicants

Applying for an undergraduate degree

Careers

You could get a career in: fashion design, textile design for fashion or interiors, knitwear, sportswear and accessories design, fashion forecasting, illustration, PR, marketing, media, buying and merchandising, photographic styling... and lots more.

You'll get lots of opportunities to showcase your work and get yourself noticed.  Some of our students took a collection to London Alternative Fashion Week.

You could also go on to study our MA in Fashion and Textiles.

Contact us

If you need any more information from us, eg on courses, accommodation, applying, car parking, fees or funding, please contact us and we will do everything we can to help you.

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Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Additional costs and optional extras

We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience. Our expert teaching, state-of-the-art facilities and great employability prepare you for your future career. As part of our commitment to you we aim to keep any additional study costs to a minimum. However, there are occasions where students may incur some additional costs.

Included in your fees

Mandatory costs not included in your fees

Optional costs not included in your fees

 

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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