Taught course

Fashion Design

Institution
Birmingham City University · School of Fashion and Textiles
Qualifications
MAPGCertPGDip

Entry requirements

A good degree in fashion design or equivalent qualification.

PgCert / PgDip/ MA Fashion Design

Months of entry

September

Course content

Primarily vocational and practical, the course caters for those with career interests in contemporary fashion design. Students will discuss and analyse the professional, commercial and cultural dimensions of fashion design in modern society and explore major issues linked to the world of fashion design.

The course focuses on ability to develop a personal creative style, design methods and a professional approach to fashion design. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to undertake relevant career planning and research. A series of topical lectures are provided exploring major theories and debates related to the world of fashion. These are followed by talks from industry practitioners.

This course is divided into three trimesters to allow students to work towards a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or a Master's qualification.

Modules undertaken include: Portfolio 1, Lecture and Seminar, Research Strategy, Portfolio 2, Dissertation, Portfolio 3.

Assessment:

The programme includes a mixture of practical projects and written works; students develop a portfolio of work that showcases their abilities and ideas and is executed and managed in a professional manner; at each stage students also write reflective reports that encourage the student to develop a critical and contextual framework within which to understand their practice and future career choices; students are assessed using a mixture of tutorial reviews, project work submissions and oral exams.

Information for international students

TOEFL 550; IELTS 6.0.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGCert

full time
4 months

PGDip

full time
8 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiry Team
Email
courseenquiries@bcu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)121 331 5595