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BA fashion design student

Bachelor of Arts

validated programme in

FASHION DESIGN

BA (Hons) Validated Programme in Fashion Design & Manufacture

Study (in English) Fashion Design & Manufacture at Marbella Design Academy in sunny Spain and be awarded an official United Kingdom Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Design & Manufacture by our UK partner – University of Bedfordshire.

Registration Fee of 500Euros to be paid first year only.

Fee per academic year: 11.500Euros.

The BA Validated programme in Fashion Design & Manufacture starts twice per year: In September and in January.

September intakes (3 years of study): Three academic years beginning in September ending in June.

January intakes (2,5 years of study): Three academic years: 1st academic year begin in January and ends in the beginning of August. 2nd and 3rd academic year begin in September ending in June.

Upon successful completion you will be awarded a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree, in Fashion Design & Manufacture by our UK partner, University of Bedfordshire. 

This three-year Bachelor of Arts validated Fashion Design & Manufacture programme offered to our students is developed, delivered and assessed by Marbella Design Academy and Validated by University of Bedfordshire.

When awarded your undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree by University of Bedfordshire, you can apply for a Master’s degree at any university of your choice.

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Study Plan & Materials List

Bachelor of Arts validated programme in Fashion Design & Manufacture

Total – days – hours and CORE credits during the 3 years of study (Holidays are not included in this calculation).

1st Year, 1200 hours incl: lectures, direct, independent study – 120 CORE CREDITS

2nd Year, 1200 hours incl: lectures, direct, independent study – 120 CORE CREDITS

3rd Year, 1200 hours incl: lectures, direct, independent study – 120 CORE CREDITS

In total for all 3 years of study: Approx. 3.600 hours incl. lectures, direct and independent study:

360 CORE CREDITS (UK) = 180 ECTS Points (60 ECTS points per academic year)

STUDY PLAN – 1ST YEAR

120 Credits = 60 ECTS points. In total for all 3 years of study: 360 CORE CREDITS (UK) = 180 ECTS Points (60 ECTS points per academic year)

FAS41 FUNDAMENTALS OF DESIGN: 

Fundamentals of Creative Design: Describes and explores the main issues involved in the professional design field. It also introduces research methodology, learning, creating and communication skills. Conceptual development processes and various presentation techniques are taught in order to provide the students with the necessary skills to express their ideas in a professional manner.

Fundamentals of Fashion Design: This module will allow the students to understand the design practices that are fundamental to fashion design and will form the basis for future design projects. The design procedures will give the student a good, basic understanding of the process of transforming a sketch to a garment sample form. Principles and elements of fashion design are studied in order to allow the student to design creatively yet effectively when answering a design brief.

History of Fashion Design: This module will offer an over-view of the history of fashion from the Ancient Egyptians to the Greek-Roman times, onto the “Dark Age” with the Byzantine and Norman Eras, moving on with the Medieval times and early Tudors with the Elizabethan period, to the Stuarts and right up to Baroque, Georgian and Regency eras.

History of Art: A comprehensive analysis of different art movements (pictorial art, sculpture, architecture) from prehistoric to present times and an introduction to methodologies such as research, analysing and writing skills.

FAS42 COMMUNICATING FASHION DESIGN

Fashion Drawing 1. 

InDesign.

Basic Production and Technology: An evaluation of sewing methods and production machinery, specialist equipment and attachments, plus other latest technological production methods in use in the fashion industry. Safe practice and “Health & Safety” procedures.

Illustrator 1: Industry standard software. Basic tools and processes. Relationship & differences between manual freehand presentation and CAD methods.

Photoshop 1: Introduction to one of the most popular of design software. Applications to photography and fashion design illustration.

Block and Size Specifications: Analysis of the shape of the body, garment parts and the measurements that determine their relationship. Conversion of a 2D pattern creation to a 3D garment sample.

Pattern Cutting: The pattern drafting and cutting processes and techniques will take place in group practice and also on an individual study basis as necessary. The induction (including “Health & Safety”/”Best Practice” awareness) and use of industrial machinery and equipment in atelier/workshops will be applied.

FAS43 DESIGN PROJECTS I

Project 1: Use of combined modular skills in real-world scenarios. To include lectures, one on one teacher guidance and practical application of resources acquired through each term.

Group Project: Evaluation of acquired practical capacity in combination with teamwork, communication and presentation skills and their application in a professional work scenario.

Final Project: Hands-on application of the capacities acquired throughout the full first year of fashion design.

STUDY PLAN – 2nd YEAR

SECOND YEAR: 120 Credits = 60 ECTS points

In total for all 3 years of study: 360 CORE CREDITS (UK) = 180 ECTS Points (60 ECTS points per academic year)

FAS51 FASHION THEORY

The History of Fashion Design 2: Study of the evolution of garments, fashion and the garment industry over the eras. The study of social and historic factors and the understanding of the frequent influence of Fashion upon such diverse areas such as politics, religion and architecture.

Fashion Marketing, Merchandising and Branding: Comparative Shop Reporting and methods, market trends & analysis. SWOT analysis, “Needs, Wants & Must-haves” evaluation and consideration.

Sustainability and Ethical Education: An analysis of the current philosophy applied to modern industry. Study of the principles of modern ethical fashion designers operating within our industry and the need to consider factory practices and employment laws. Child labour laws, minimum wage practices and their abuse and impact.

FAS52 FASHION PRODUCTION

Fashion Production and Technology: Advanced level of sewing methods and production machinery, specialist equipment and attachments, plus other latest technological production methods in use in the fashion industry.

Photoshop 2: Specialisation in photographic image manipulation in fashion scenarios.

Illustrator 2: Second level of use of this software in combination with freehand fashion drawing.

Fashion Drawing 2: Students will pursue the skills and processes of designing and creating garment collections first learnt in the 1st year and will develop them further. They will develop hand-drawing skills in the fashion drawing.

Fashion Textile and Colour: This component will allow the students to understand the function of colour and fabric choices as part of the design practices that are fundamental to fashion design and will help form the basis for future design work and projects.

FAS53 DESIGN PROJECTS II

Project 1: Evaluating differing make-up and construction techniques utilized within the commercial “Ready-to-Wear” market to “Haute Couture” and the more traditional “Tailoring” and “Bespoke” sectors.

Group Project: Evaluation of acquired practical capacity in combination with teamwork, communication and presentation skills and their application in a professional work scenario.

Final Project: Hands-on application of the capacities acquired throughout the full second year of the Fashion Design programme.

STUDY PLAN – 3RD YEAR

120 Credits = 60 ECTS points. In total for all 3 years of study: 360 CORE CREDITS (UK) = 180 ECTS Points (60 ECTS points per academic year)

FAS61 ADVANCED FASHION DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT

Fashion Marketing, Merchandising and Range Planning: Advanced Comparative Shop Reporting and methods, market trends & analysis. SWOT analysis, “Needs, Wants & Must-haves” evaluation and consideration.

Intellectual Property Rights for Fashion Business: Study the laws and responsibilities involved within intellectual property within the fashion industry.

FAS62 COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT

Advanced Pattern Creation and Technology: Flat pattern creation and production technology with advanced styling details.

Fashion Drawing 3: Second level of manual representation of garments & the culmination of one’s individual finished “Fashion Illustrated” signature style.

Garment Costing and Fashion Production Procedures: Study the basic rules for the costing of garments.

Fashion Photography: Refine formation of a professional standard portfolio.

FAS63 FINAL MAJOR PROJECT AND COLLECTION

Final Major Project and Portfolio: Hands-on application of the capacities acquired throughout the full third year of fashion design with the culmination of a final Graduation Catwalk Show presentation. Evaluation of portfolio of work presented to a professional level ready to show to potential clients.

Work Experience and Educational and Vocational Orientation: Opportunity for real world experience in the professional work field. Analysis of the work field and professional opportunities in the fashion design industry.

Laptop (portable computer), PC or MAC book Pro

We recommend you to buy a Lap Top with sufficient RAM memory and a powerful graphic card. We recommend a 15” screen. When you have purchased your computer, please practice working on it prior to start.

Computer Programmes

Please make sure you get the programmes in the same format as your laptop (for example a Mac formatted program will not work on a PC).

  • Adobe Master Collection CC2018 with manual from Adobe
  • Microsoft Office – student version

Remember to buy the original student version as they are much cheaper. Also ask for the latest version.

Basic material list (specified once classes start)

  • Basic sewing machine
  • Pattern cutting ruler (pattern master or other versions)
  • Masking tape
  • Fabric scissors
  • Paper scissors
  • Thread snips
  • Basting thread
  • Pins
  • Sewing needles
  • Thimble
  • Unpicker
  • Bobin
  • Soup/ Wax marker
  • Tracing wheel
  • Awl
  • A4 plastic sleeves for patterns
  • Mechanical pencil (HB)
  • Pencils (2B, 6B, 2HB)
  • Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Colouring supplies (specified once classes start)
  • Black, blue and red biros
  • 3-5 colours of felt pens
  • Sketch pad (A3 size)
  • Charcoals

Books
All books can be found used but at a slightly cheaper price through amazon.co.uk, just make sure the vendor ships internationally.

  • The new James Laver book detailed at end of this message. “Costume and Design : A Concise History”(by him and also Amy de la Haye
  • Designing patterns – By Hilary Campbell – a fresh approach to pattern cutting” ( orange cover with yellow pattern).
  • The cut of women’s clothes 1600 – 1930 by Norah Waugh, is a recommended purchase but not a must.

Important Information

Tuition Fees: Click Here
Tuition Language: English
We have two intakes per year:
2020 Starting on:  
  7th January 2020
28th September 2020
2021 Starting on:
11th January 2021
27th September 2021
Duration: 3 Years
6 Hours daily (Monday to Friday)
From 09:00 to 16:00
Entry Requirements: Click Here
International Students: Click Here
Accommodation: Click Here

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