BA (Hons) in Fashion: Design and Communication

Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (Fashion),

Awarded by Pearson, UK

BA (Hons) in Fashion: Design and Communication,

Awarded by Liverpool John Moores University, UK

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    About BA (Hons) in Fashion: Design and Communication

    Program Highlights

    Over the years the fashion industry has witnessed significant and revolutionary updates. Technology has further enhanced the creative process of fashion designers across the globe. With growing demand for unique fashion articles and concepts that enable consumers not only to dress but also to express themselves, has reshaped the fashion landscape and expanded the fashion diaspora. This phenomenon has been a driving factor that motivates industry leaders and specialists to look for new and up-coming designers with unique and fresh ideas that are supported by a thorough understanding of the technicalities and basics of fashion designing.

    The BA (Hons) in Fashion: Design and Communication paired with a Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (Fashion) is a just the UK-quality higher education program that the new-age aspiring fashion designers need to pursue. It offers a blend of theoretical and practical approach towards skill development and creativity enhancement. It introduces students to emerging trends in the industry as well as to technological advances that have helped fashion designers make significant leaps in their careers. Over and above pursuing their education, students are also exposed to the industry through means of portfolio creation, industry-visits and participating in fashion shows.
    At the end of the program, the students will have achieved hands-on experience and conducted academic research on a relevant topic of their interest. They will have acquired, both, deep theoretical understanding and practical skill set to approach a career in the fashion industry.

    Part 1 - Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (Fashion)

    This HND Program in Art and Design offered by Westford University College in collaboration with Pearson, consists of 14 modules. It is intended to explore, mould, and amplify the creative abilities of aspiring fashion designers, interior designers and those interested in pursuing a career in the textile industry. The program teaches students about the various roles, responsibilities, and career opportunities in the fashion industry, as well as introduces the concepts of several functional sectors of the industry. To better reflect the real-world workplace, the curriculum encourages experiential learning through group projects, practical tasks, and class collaborations. By pursuing this diploma program, student will gain a solid grasp of how technology and innovation are transforming the sector’s creativity and will be prepared to best apply these technologies towards their professional projects.

    Module List

    Module Name
    Professional Development
    Contextual Studies
    Individual Project (Pearson)
    Techniques and Process
    Professional Practice
    Fashion and Textile Practice
    Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
    Trend Forecasting
    Pattern Cutting and Garment Making
    Material Selection and Specifications
    Branding and Identity
    Advanced Fashion Studies
    Applied Practice Collaborative Projects

    Upon successful completion of the 14 units, students will have earned up to 240 credits – equivalent to the first two years of an undergraduate course.

    Part 2: BA (Hons) in Fashion, Design and Communication- Top-up

    Module   List Credits

    Learning Outcomes
    After completing the module, the student should be able to:
    1. Demonstrate an ability to negotiate, research and plan an individual project/s.
    2. Develop and produce original design concepts that demonstrate a critical application of skills and techniques.
    3. Communicate ideas in relationship to target audience/s to a professional standard.
    4. Demonstrate an ability to produce a body of two / three-dimensional work finished to a professional standard.
    5. Effectively produce design concepts within a set timeframe.
    Learning Outcomes
    After completing the module, the student should be able to:
    1. Formulate and create a portfolio to a professional standard that demonstrates a well-developed range of work that evidences a variety of processes, media,materials and applications.
    2. Apply a range of research methods to produce reflective written work that demonstrates evidence of investigation into a range of professional practices within the design professions.
    3 .Demonstrate a critical understanding and application to internal and external project brief/s.
    Learning Outcomes
    After completing the module, the student should be able to:
    1. Propose and develop a self-directed brief within a structured and well-managed framework.
    2. Develop original concepts via sustained independent enquiry.
    3. Formulate imaginative and current solutions to design proposal/s via a variety of methods and trials.
    4. Design and present projects that demonstrate a range of technical applications and solutions.
    5. Present and justify a coherent body of individual forward focused work.
    Learning Outcomes
    After completing the module, the student should be able to:
    1. Locate, utilise and audit relevant reference material from varied and distinct sources.
    2. Understand concepts, methodologies and debates that underpin and inform their area of research.
    3. Propose, organise, present with clarity through the written word an assignment that demonstrates evidence of independent thought and judgement.
    4. Analyse, interpret and critically evaluate the results of research.

    Total  120

    Upon Completion of Part Two, Learners will receive up to 120 Credits.

    • Westford University College proudly stands as the Collaborative Partner of Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). For further details, we encourage you to explore the comprehensive information available on LJMU’s official website under the Collaborative Provision Register
    • Please note, that only the BA (Hons) in Fashion: Design and Communication- Top up is awarded by the Liverpool John Moores University.
    • Westford University College hosts its annual convocation ceremony, known as La Reussite, for its students.
    • The course fees are subject to variation based on batch schedules. It’s important to note that the fees for all programs are paid to Westford University College, which is your educational partner for studying with LJMU.

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      About Liverpool John Moores University, UK

      The Liverpool Mechanics Institute was founded by people of power and influence who recognized the transformative effects of education and the impact that learning and aspiration could have on individuals, communities, and society.

      It was the first such institution to be founded in England. The establishment of the Liverpool Institute and School of Art and the Liverpool Nautical College followed this small, pioneering movement, and in 1900 Irene Mabel Marsh opened the IM Marsh campus. These organizations together laid the foundations for Liverpool John Moores University, an institution that has grown and flourished and continues to provide opportunities for all.

      Today, with a vibrant community of over 23,000 students from over 100 countries worldwide, 2,400 staff and 250-degree courses, Liverpool John Moore’s University is one of the largest, most dynamic, and forward-thinking universities in the UK.


      Why LJMU?

      About Pearson, UK

      Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications are widely recognised by industry and higher education as the principal vocational qualification at Levels 4 and 5. When redeveloping the Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications in Computing, we collaborated with a wide range of students, employers, higher education providers, colleges, and subject experts to ensure that the new qualifications meet their needs and expectations. We also worked closely with the relevant professional bodies, to ensure alignment with recognised professional standards.

      Why Pearson?

      Upon completion of the program, students will receive a Higher National Diploma in Art and Design from Pearson, UK, and a BA (Hons) in Fashion: Design and Communication from the Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), UK. 

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