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Year of entry
3 years full-time
Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.
Compulsory Estimate: £660
Optional Estimate: £450How are these costs calculated?
Key equipment for all years includes: drawing materials to digital kit: DIGITAL CAMERA, SMART PHONE LAPTOP, DRAWING MATERIALS, PRINT CREDIT DATA STORAGE. See info below for details: DRAWING MATERIALS £100, PRINT CREDIT £100 DIGITAL CAMERA £150, DATA STORAGE £20 Please note: Art materials are available to buy from MMUs A4 and More Store at discount prices. Students often choose to buy a laptop in their first year however there are Macs and PCs on campus with access to Adobe Suite etc. Students can also borrow laptops. AV equipment is available for loan from the MMU AV/Photo store. As your course progresses, particularly in the final year, you may find your costs or additional costs increase in support of your final work although this is dependent on your final outputs.
Optional Estimate: £1250How are these costs calculated?
Throughout your study there may be opportunities for optional course trips (local/ national/ international) or to join optional trips with other courses e.g. BA (Hons) Fashion course in 2015/16 there was a Level 4 trip to Tokyo that cost £1250 (paid in 3 instalments)
There are no additional professional membership fees required for full qualification.
Optional Estimate: £60How are these costs calculated?
Dependent upon your discipline preferences you may focus on styling that requires you to source/ loan/ borrow clothes/ fabrics/ accessories etc. For this you will develop a kit box e.g. tape measure, pins, safety pins, double-sided sticky tape, comb/hairspray, hairspray, hairpins and bands etc. £60
There is an increased need to visually communicate fashion-based ideas. This requires a new creative who has a clear appreciation of and experience in developing fashion concepts, understanding and dealing with the associated critical pathways and the practical means by which to communicate. On this course, taught in the Manchester School of Art, you will be encouraged to critically evaluate and creatively respond to these new conditions and define your own new role within fashion.
You will be interested in the way fashion is consumed (beyond wearing it) and the opportunities this presents for developing innovative visual practice-based work. Fashion is changing due to many external factors such as new digital platforms and media, and issues around sustainability. There are also changes in the role fashion plays and how it has become increasingly an exciting area for inter-disciplinary exploration within design, culture and society. At the heart of this are the new ways that fashion is becoming explored, extended, designed and consumed.
We will develop you to be a highly creative fashion visionary, with an emphasis to engage, explore, question, visualise, illustrate, develop and communicate fashion concepts, trends, products and ideas through publication, exhibition, art direction and styling.
Find out more about this course, staff and facilities and view student work at www.art.mmu.ac.uk/fashionartdirection
Your career prospects after the course
Graduates of this course will develop skills and experiences to work within a whole range of exciting creative areas within fashion and in the design industry.
They may go on to be freelance designers/stylists or work within established areas of the industry such as publishing houses.
Roles such as art directors, designers, digital publishers, writers, fashion film-makers/artists, fashion assistants, self-published fashion authors, 'visionists', stylists, fashion curators, fashion brand designers, fashion creatives, fashion PR, trend observers/commentators.94%
In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation
DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known
Notes about fees for this course
Tuition fees for the 2017/18 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.
Typical entry requirements
These typical entry requirements apply to the 2017 academic year of entry and may be subject to change for the 2018 academic year. Please check back for further details.
We will interview you as part of your application.
We will ask for a portfolio of your work as part of your application.
UCAS Tariff points/Grades required
112 at A2 or equivalent (which can include Foundation Diploma in Art & Design) . A Level General Studies is not accepted.
Specific GCSE requirements
GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered
Non Tariffed Qualifications
Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff Points
International Baccalaureate points
IELTS score required for international students
6.0 with at least 5.5 in each element
There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.
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