Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion, University of the West of England(UWE)
This degree is awarded by University of the West of England(UWE). It is a 1 year top-up programme in collaboration with UWE. Student will be assigned a tutor/supervisor from FMDS academic staff members. Student will also participate in seminars and attend lectures as required. Student will then be examined at the end of the course. BA students are equipped with conceptual and technical skills relevant to developing a contemporary art and design practice.
The BA (Honours) Fashion (Top-up) programme is designed for students interested in developing a professional art and design practice in the contemporary visual arts. BA students are equipped with conceptual and technical skills relevant to developing a contemporary art and design practice.
The UWE-FMDS’s academic programme is based on the premise that inventive and committed art and design practice will emerge from self-directed and motivated learners, which enable students to negotiate multiple art-related disciplines and to transfer relevant skills to a specific practice. UWE- FMDS educates its students for a professional role in the broader fields of contemporary art and design through the teaching of technical and theoretical skills and the synthesis of knowledge into practice. The students here develop generic skills including the ability to apply unconventional problem- solving skills and to manage self-directed studio projects that is integral to success in a wide variety of careers.
2.1 Aims of BA (Hons) Fashion (Top-up)
The BA programme in Fashion aims to provide an opportunity for developing a creative practice within the field of fashion studies and its related fields: especially in offering an experience of higher education in fashion design that offer students choice and independence in determining their own abilities and ambitions within a subject discipline; equip students with the intellectual, practical, critical and creative skills necessary for them to locate themselves and their practice within professional, social, historical and cultural contexts; give a broad introduction to fashion textiles, and subsequently, through reflective choice, study in a named specialism within the subject; give students the confidence to develop informed independent judgments; deliver key/transferable and professional practice skills as an integrated part of the curriculum; respond to the demands of a specified industry (namely fashion and its related areas with a direction towards local cultural and fashion practice); equip students with the necessary understanding of research techniques and appropriate methodologies, and; sustain an environment in which individual students may realise their full potential are valued.
2.2 Structure of the BA (Hons) Fashion (Top-up)
To graduate with a BA (HONS) Fashion, you will need to follow a full-time programme delivered over four terms. This is a 180-credit UWE Bachelor’s Degree Programme comprising of four terms (12 weeks each term) covering a total of 720 contact hours. Each term equates to a number of credits that accumulate over the duration of your studies. You will need a total of 180 credits, over four terms, (i.e. 360 credits) to achieve an honours degree. Some modules have different number of credits. A credit relates to the amount of time that you will spend studying on the module. For example, a 20 credit module is defined as being equivalent to 200 hours of study time. The 12 months duration is divided into four terms of 12 weeks each. These four terms is equivalent to three semesters or 18 months durations in UWE Bristol, UK.
2.3 Certification of Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) Fashion
The BA study programme is for holders of diploma certification in the art and design or related study who wish to pursue a progression in higher learning in the design trade sector. As a candidate, student may continue to work in the area of their undergraduate study or undertake research in a different area. Student can nominate to study by either studio project and research paper, or by dissertation and minor studio project. Students are also expected to have developed a focus and direction in their work and be prepared for working in a tutorial environment with a tutor/supervisor. Student will be assigned a tutor/supervisor from FMDS academic staff members. Student will also participate in seminars and attend lectures as required. Student will then be examined at the end of the course.
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) focuses on establishing student’s individual research practice, further equipping them for entry into professional practice or entry into the higher studies programmes. This qualification also seeks to equip the practicing and interested designers with the essentials and advanced knowledge and skills in the visual research, the creative thinking and concept development, and the studio practices, including the ability to function independently as a matured designers at mid management level. Students will also be provided with an opportunity to be exposed to current designing industry trends, practices and opportunities in the local and regional markets.
Additional Entry Requirements
- Min GCSE grade C or equivalent standard.
- IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 570with TWE score of 4.0 NEAB or Cambridge proficiency grade C will be acceptable and
- IB (completion of Language B English at standard level with a Grade 4).
- Min 18 years old with minimum Diploma qualification from recognise polytechnic or (overseas) equivalent.
- Interview and portfolio presentation.
- Studio based and written research
- Examined at the end of course for their coursework and research.
Graduation and Degree
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion
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