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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion Design (Awarded by Nottingham Trent University, UK)

About the Course
Course Curriculum
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Programme Objectives

This programme provides you with an integrated understanding and specialist perspective on the application of culture, context and professional practice in the fashion industry.

Through this dynamic programme, you will benefit from project and studio based work integrating design practice, technology and theory. You will develop, implement and realise creative concepts and marketable products.

Levels and modules are designed thematically to focus on the learning outcomes against the school’s guidelines.
We aim to produce graduates who are imaginative, innovative, versatile and competitive. This aim is achieved by:

  • Producing graduates who have acquired theoretical and practical knowledge and skills required by the fashion industry;
  • Developing graduates with critical and analytical problem solving skills and general transferable skills (interpersonal skills, teamwork, etc.);
  • Preparing students for a broad range of related employment opportunities.

 

Methods of Assessment

The programme is offered in a 3-year full-time study mode and all students must complete 120 credits at each level to achieve a total of 360 credits. Assessment criteria are directly linked to module learning outcomes and assessment is of 100% coursework. Students will receive an overall mark for each module made up of individual marks against each of the module learning outcomes.

Graduation 

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded with the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fashion Degree awarded by Nottingham Trent University, UK.

 

 

Nottingham Trent University, UK

Nottingham Trent University is of one the largest universities in the UK with a thriving student population of 27,000.

Founded in 1843, the School of Art and Design is one of the most established in the UK. As a flourishing, multicultural community, Nottingham Trent University has gained a world-renowned reputation for creativity, innovation and design excellence. The School makes a major contribution to the cultural life and to art design all over the world.

Nottingham Trent University offers great employment prospects to students at all levels. 94% of the graduates and 95% of our postgraduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (according to DLHE undergraduate and postgraduate survey results 2014 / 15).

The University is ranked 5th in The Guardian University Guide 2017: League Table for Fashion and Textiles, and 9th (UK) in The Business of Fashion’s Global Fashion School Ranking for Undergraduate course in 2016.

 

 

Year 1

  • Design Process: Concept, Form and Image

During this module you will gain an understanding of the design process, including research methods, exploration of design development, pattern cutting techniques, and toile and garment manufacturing procedures. A series of technical workshops will lead you through the stages of garment construction and sewing techniques and Computer Aided Design (CAD) sessions will help you develop how you communicate your ideas. You will also have the opportunity to work on external projects and to develop your skills through fundraising, financing and staging your own catwalk shows.

  • Design Culture and Context 1

This module will encourage you to test your research, presentation and written skills, and to be socially and culturally aware when considering your own environment and design decisions. You will be introduced to the power of images, objects and materials in visual and material culture, and see how these are central to the way fashion designers represent, making meaning and communicate.

Year 2

  • Design Context: Commerce, Technology And Innovation

This module will advance your design practice and help you to develop a greater understanding of the industry through different commercial contexts. There is a focus on professional practice through live industry briefs, global competitions, team working activities, business practices and specialist design, pattern cutting and manufacture skills. In the first half of the module you will negotiate a design brief in collaboration with industry, as part of a team to produce a menswear collection to answer a live industry set brief.

In the second half of the module you will complete an negotiated individual project to help prepare you for your final year. You will also have the chance to opt for electives, investigating other areas of the industry entrepreneurship, ethical fashion, journalism and visual merchandising.

  • Design, Culture and Context 2

In the first half of the year you will focus on how the commercial contact affects design culture. You’ll consider the role played by design in the creation of desire in a trend-driven consumer culture, in an era of mass production and consumption, and the need of responsibility and sustainability to make design a force for positive change. In the second half of the year you’ll focus on creating a negotiated, individual brief in preparation for your final-year project.

 

Final Year

  • Negotiated Fashion Design, Portfolio and Research Projects

This year-long module is split into two strands, a fashion design project and a research project. For the fashion design project you will produce an extensive body of 2D and 3D work, with sustained investigation into toiling, fabrication, print, garment construction, CAD and design responsibility. You will have the opportunity to take part in industry-led projects and competitions.

 

The programme is based on a 100% coursework.

 

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching modules

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

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Structure and Duration

Full-Time Programme

  • Completion in 36 months
  • 5 modules

 


Commencement Date for 2017

 

Course Commencement Date
Full-Time Programme Apr 2017
  Oct 2017

 

Fees:

: : Application Fee                            S$321.00

: : Tuition Fees                                 $37,236.00

* All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.

* Non-tuition fees are not included.

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 17 and above, and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • 2 GCE 'A' level credits OR
  • MDIS International Foundation Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing OR
  • Other PEI's or overseas qualifications (equivalent to pathway program) with entry requirement of 10 years of formal foreign education OR
  • Diplomas in fashion related from local polytechnics

English Language Requirements:

  • Achieve a minimum of 550 points (paper-based), 213 points (computer-based) or 79 points (internet-based) in the TOEFL OR
  • Achieve a minimum band of 6.0 in the IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
 

 

Student Pass Application

International student is required to apply for student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for more information.

 

Structure and Duration

Full-Time Programme

  • Completion in 36 months
  • 5 modules

 

Commencement Date for 2017

 

Course Commencement Date
Full-Time Programme Apr 2017
  Oct 2017

 

 

Fees:

Application Fee                              S$32.10

Tuition Fees                                    S$34,775.00

Non-Tuition Fees                            S$818.76

Total Course Fees                          S$35,593.76

 

Note:

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
  • The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable.  Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.

 

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 17 and above, and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • 2 GCE 'A' level credits OR
  • MDIS International Foundation Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing OR
  • Other PEI's or overseas qualifications (equivalent to pathway program) with entry requirement of 10 years of formal foreign education OR
  • Diplomas in fashion related from local polytechnics


English Language Requirements:

  • Achieve a minimum of 550 points (paper-based), 213 points (computer-based) or 79 points (internet-based) in the TOEFL OR
  • Achieve a minimum band of 6.0 in the IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

 

 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

 

STUDY LOANS
 

Organisation Contact Number Website
TCC Limited Tel : 6319 3700 www.tcc.org.sg
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265 www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS

For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Standard Chartered
Bank
Tel : 1800 747 7000 www.standardchartered.com.sg
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265 www.maybank.com.sg
UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121 www.uob.com.sg
OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333 www.ocbc.com.sg
DBS Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com
POSB Tel : 1800 339 6666 www.posb.com.sg
Bank of China  Tel : 1800 669 5566  www.bankofchina.com/sg

 

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg

 

 

 
 
QUICK INFORMATION
Duration of Course | 36 months
Award | DEGREE

COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class Intake for 2017

For Full-time Programme
Apr, Oct

CONTACT DETAILS  

MDIS Dhoby Ghaut  :+65 6372 1000
MDIS Main Campus :+65 6247 9111

 

Local Enquiries
etc@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6247 9111
ib@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6278 8000
International Enquiries