Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A Levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

W230

Course Code

FASFASUB

Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A Levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

W230

Course Code

FASFASUB

BA (Hons) Fashion BA (Hons) Fashion

The University has strong links with industry and students may have the opportunity to attend lectures and workshops with visiting experts from the fashion and wider creative industries.

Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A Levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

W230

Course Code

FASFASUB

Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A Levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

W230

Course Code

FASFASUB

Teaching and Learning During COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has meant that at Lincoln we are making changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience here at Lincoln.

From autumn 2020 our aim is to provide an on-campus learning experience. Our intention is that teaching will be delivered through a mixture of face-to-face and online sessions. There will be social activities in place for students - all in line with appropriate social distancing and fully adhering to any changes in government guidance as our students' safety is our primary concern.

We want to ensure that your Lincoln experience is as positive, exciting and enjoyable as possible as you embark on the next phase of your life. COVID-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the Lincoln experience. It has challenged us to find innovative new approaches to supporting students' learning and social interactions. These learning experiences, which blend digital and face-to-face, will be vital in helping to prepare our students for a 21st Century workplace.

Of course at Lincoln, personal tutoring is key to our delivery, providing every student with a dedicated tutor to support them throughout their time here at the University. Smaller class sizes mean our academic staff can engage with each student as an individual, and work with them to enhance their strengths. In this environment we hope that students have more opportunities for discussion and engagement and get to know each other better.

Course learning outcomes are vital to prepare you for your future and we aim to utilise this mix of face-to-face and online teaching to deliver these. Students benefit from and enjoy fieldtrips and placements and, whilst it is currently hard to predict the availability of these, we are working hard and with partners and will aspire to offer these wherever possible - obviously in compliance with whatever government guidance is in place at the time.

We are utilising a range of different digital tools for teaching including our dedicated online managed learning environment. All lectures for larger groups will be delivered online using interactive software and a range of different formats. We aim to make every contact count and seminars and small group sessions will maximise face-to-face interaction. Practicals, workshops, studio sessions and performance-based sessions are planned to be delivered face-to-face, in a socially distanced way with appropriate PPE.

We have won awards for our approach to teaching and learning, our partnerships and industry links, and the opportunities these provide for our students. Our aim is that our online and socially distanced delivery during this COVID-19 pandemic is engaging and that students can interact with their tutors and each other and contribute to our academic community.

As and when restrictions start to lift, we aim to deliver an increasing amount of face-to-face teaching and external engagements, depending on each course. Safety will continue to be our primary focus and we will respond to any changing circumstances as they arise to ensure our community is supported. More information about the specific approaches for each course will be shared when teaching starts.

Of course as you start a new academic year it will be challenging but we will be working with you every step of the way. For all our students new and established, we look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community this Autumn. If you have any questions please visit our Coronavirus page or contact us on 01522 886644.

Victoria Bellandini - Programme Leader

Victoria Bellandini - Programme Leader

Victoria has enjoyed a varied career spanning fashion, costume, styling, and illustration. She has worked as fashion illustrator for designer John Richmond; and in costume design for the BBC, television, and film industries. Victoria is Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Fashion.

School Staff List

Welcome to BA (Hons) Fashion

BA (Hons) Fashion is a 'classically constructed' degree that focuses on the essential partnership between innovative design and technical excellence.

In line with the contemporary fashion industry, the programme encourages students to consider sustainable approaches to their practice, exploring the relationship between good design and timeless fashion.

The programme aims to give students the opportunity to explore traditional and creative pattern cutting (including zero waste approaches), tailoring, modelling/draping on the stand, specialist finishing, fabric sourcing, handling and embellishment, and digital fabric print. In addition to 3D fashion skills, students can study the fashion design process, traditional and digital visual communication and portfolio development, in addition to other areas such as fashion trends and styling.

As part of their professional development students are expected to engage in external opportunities during their three years on the programme. These typically include internships, international competitions, collaborative projects and exhibitions, and more. External activities are supported by the academic team or University Careers and Employability service.

As creative and academic excellence, employability, and personal wellbeing are at the heart of the programme, learning and teaching has been carefully developed to inspire, nurture, and cultivate individual talent within a supportive environment. The course aims to produce graduates who are prepared on both a personal and professional level for a successful career within fashion or related industries.

Welcome to BA (Hons) Fashion

BA (Hons) Fashion is a 'classically constructed' degree that focuses on the essential partnership between innovative design and technical excellence.

In line with the contemporary fashion industry, the programme encourages students to consider sustainable approaches to their practice, exploring the relationship between good design and timeless fashion.

The programme aims to give students the opportunity to explore traditional and creative pattern cutting (including zero waste approaches), tailoring, modelling/draping on the stand, specialist finishing, fabric sourcing, handling and embellishment, and digital fabric print. In addition to 3D fashion skills, students can study the fashion design process, traditional and digital visual communication and portfolio development, in addition to other areas such as fashion trends and styling.

As part of their professional development students are expected to engage in external opportunities during their three years on the programme. These typically include internships, international competitions, collaborative projects and exhibitions, and more. External activities are supported by the academic team or University Careers and Employability service.

As creative and academic excellence, employability, and personal wellbeing are at the heart of the programme, learning and teaching has been carefully developed to inspire, nurture, and cultivate individual talent within a supportive environment. The course aims to produce graduates who are prepared on both a personal and professional level for a successful career within fashion or related industries.

How You Study

During the first year, teaching emphasises creative and technical knowledge, introducing students to the core areas essential to 2D and 3D ideas development. This is taken further in the second year, where students are introduced to conceptual and innovative approaches to fashion, advanced techniques in garment development, portfolio presentation, and critical and cultural knowledge.

In the third and final year, the programme focuses on the refinement and promotion of each student’s individual design aesthetic. Students produce a final collection of work, a portfolio, and contextual written study.

Students currently have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud software for the duration of their studies but will be required to cover additional costs specific to the study of fashion. These typically include costs for fabric, art materials, printing, exhibitions, and creating a final collection for the third year show. Students undertaking work placements will also need to cover their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

Module teaching is delivered through a range of practical, studio, seminar, and lecture-based sessions. In addition, students will be expected to attend supported workshops in which they can develop their practice on a self-directed study basis under the guidance of technical support staff. A library of Panopto technical demonstration videos enable students to work at their own pace.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

How You Study

During the first year, teaching emphasises creative and technical knowledge, introducing students to the core areas essential to 2D and 3D ideas development. This is taken further in the second year, where students are introduced to conceptual and innovative approaches to fashion, advanced techniques in garment development, portfolio presentation, and critical and cultural knowledge.

In the third and final year, the programme focuses on the refinement and promotion of each student’s individual design aesthetic. Students produce a final collection of work, a portfolio, and contextual written study.

Students currently have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud software for the duration of their studies but will be required to cover additional costs specific to the study of fashion. These typically include costs for fabric, art materials, printing, exhibitions, and creating a final collection for the third year show. Students undertaking work placements will also need to cover their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

Module teaching is delivered through a range of practical, studio, seminar, and lecture-based sessions. In addition, students will be expected to attend supported workshops in which they can develop their practice on a self-directed study basis under the guidance of technical support staff. A library of Panopto technical demonstration videos enable students to work at their own pace.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

This module is designed to introduce students to relevant concepts, debates and case study examples concerning creativity and the creative process, as the basis for the development of a reflective creative practice. This aims to compliment and underpin the studio work students carry out with the programme-specific team during the rest of their programme of study.

Module Overview

As the employability strand of the programme, Fashion and Communication aims to introduce students to the industry aligned fashion design process. Module content is designed to navigate students through all 2D creative stages; from research and sketchbook development to range planning and the visual communication and presentation of ideas. The module aims to develop skills in drawing, design, fashion illustration, and the stylistic and effective communication of 2D/3D creative ideas. Teaching and learning may also explore modernity and contemporary/historic fashion, assisting students in the formation of informed and relevant ideas that align with the fashion industry of today and tomorrow. Students are expected to develop an early understanding of fashion careers and employability through focused project work, seminars, and in class discussion. Alongside in-class opportunities, careers and employability sessions and workshops may be available for students to attend on an extra-curricular basis.

Module Overview

This module aims to introduce students to core 'soft’ garment manufacture skills, processes and methods, enabling them to take 2D ideas into 3D forms. Machine and fabric handling skills form an innate part of module learning, as well as an early understanding of key aspects of garment design such as: proportion, scale, style, and fashion aesthetic. Through the module students will be expected to learn manufacture and pattern cutting techniques necessary to successfully develop innovative 3D responses to fashion design briefs, working both on the stand and from 2D to 3D. Through encouraging independent research and development of personal design processes students can explore, experiment, and consider a range of materials appropriate for different audiences and purposes.

Module Overview

This module aims to introduces students to a range of practical and theoretical/contextual approaches to fabrics, materials and techniques within the context of fashion. Within this module students are typically introduced to, and gain knowledge and understanding of, the creative potential of using both traditional and contemporary based approaches within fashion/accessory development. Students have the opportunity to experiment with a range of fabrics and materials, and learn a range of construction and production techniques, encouraging exploration and 'play', aiding future design thinking and potential for different purposes and audiences. Module content aims to encourage independent research, supporting the relationship between design and construction/application, whilst developing students' own creative aesthetic. Module content aims to engage students with a range of equipment, (digital) processes, and techniques to enhance their practice.

Module Overview

Building upon issues concerning the development of a reflective creative practice, Contextual Studies 2 introduces students to relevant concepts, debates, and case study examples concerning the professional, economic, and socio-cultural contexts of design within the creative industries. It will also discuss ethical issues as they relate to this professional context of the creative industries and shape the creative motivations of areas such as design activism, ecological orientations, and socially engaged creative practices. These themes and debates will form an overarching discussion of professional design practice.

Module Overview

This module aims to introduce students to more advanced methods of pattern cutting and garment manufacture. Garments produced should be more technically challenging and emerge from individual design ideas and the formation of a distinctive creative ethos and design aesthetic. Module content aims to expand student knowledge of materials, processes and finishes, enhancing their 2D to 3D visualisation and communication skills, knowledge, and technical vocabulary. Module teaching and learning will be evidenced through full outfit realisation, responding to contemporary fashion, market level, and individual design aesthetic. This is a studio practice-based module in which students should develop a more inspired approach to pattern making, exploring for example: shape, form, proportion, volume, and scale. Students are expected to develop their own projects independently, evidencing their ability to make considered and informed choices that align with their module goals and creative signature.

Module Overview

This module aims to explore advanced approaches to the production of fashion apparel utilising both traditional skills of couture craftsmanship alongside contemporary technologies, materials, and design practices. Students will be expected to gain an understanding of the development of structured pieces within areas that may include tailoring, apparel/millinery, and outerwear. Content aims to explore hand, couture, machine, and technological approaches, highlighting the breadth of creative possibilities and practices available to designers and makers, working within differing areas and levels of the fashion industry. It will encourage creative and innovative work, aiming to equip students with an advanced technical knowledge of the specialist skills and techniques required to translate their ideas into a ‘head to toe’ look for different purposes and audiences.

Module Overview

This module aims to engage students with industry aligned projects and experiences, with the purpose of enhancing contemporary fashion knowledge, creative development and employability skills. Students will be expected to explore fashion from a critical and creative perspective, influencing the formation of an individual design aesthetic and ethos, which will be creatively articulated through given tasks/briefs. Module content aims to explore broader fashion contexts such as; globalisation, environment, consumer behaviour, in order to enhance each student's personal development as a responsible designer, preparing fashion students for this challenging professional environment. The module aims to develop strong skills in problem solving, inventiveness, and the creative articulation of ideas. Industry engagement, externalisation, and self-promotion will be encouraged both within the module and through extra-curricular opportunities.

Module Overview

Contextual Studies 3 is an independent research study module which takes the form either of a dissertation and/or a number of other options. The module offers students an opportunity to explore in depth a topic of their own choice, chosen generally, but not exclusively in relation to the practice and/or context of their programme-specific studies and studio practice.

Module Overview

Within this module students can explore the creative possibilities for their 'Final Collection'. Collection production may be individual or collaborative in approach (to be negotiated with staff) and should consider a ‘head to toe’ approach in terms of the final outcome. This should then be realised in the Final Collection Stage 2 module in Semester B. Students can explore their fashion interests, with an emphasis on design, illustration, market, and technical abilities. Research will determine their design criteria and audience for their creative outcome. Student collections should be relevant to the contemporary and/or future fashion industry and align with a clearly defined creative aesthetic and ethos. This module aims to provide students with design-practice led research, entrepreneurship, creative thinking skills and knowledge, and interdisciplinary approaches to fashion design. This is designed to enable students to confidently communicate their design ideas and define their individual identity as a designer. This module intends to conclude in a fully sampled range of toiles, supporting creative and reflective work, to explain and ‘sell’ the idea, which will be fully realised in Final Collection Stage 2.

Module Overview

This module concludes the students' design journey and results in the final production of a body of work for exhibition. Collection production may be individual or collaborative in approach (to be negotiated with staff) and should consider a ‘head to toe’ approach in terms of the final outcome. The realised collection comprising of a series of ‘looks' should be carefully aligned and placed within the contemporary fashion industry, with a clearly specified purpose, market, and relevance. Work should be produced to a high standard, ensuring adequate quality to be presented to an external audience as/if required. Stylistic, aesthetic, fabric, colour and proportional excellence should be addressed to communicate overall design sensitivity, successfully realising a conceptually driven collection. The garment collection may be presented with complimentary design development and reflective practice. The skills that students acquire could prepare them for future opportunities not just in the fashion industry, but in other creative sectors, as well as those planning to start their own business.

Module Overview

Final year students will be expected to curate a forward looking portfolio that effectively communicates their creative ethos and signature, and supports their professional ambitions. Students have the opportunity undertake intellectually and creatively challenging briefs that align with the current and developing needs of the fashion and wider creative industries. The professional design portfolio aims to enhance employability and enterprise skills through the application students' individual style to a range of fashion briefs. Within this module students may participate in live projects, national, and international competitions, and interaction with industrial partners where possible, which should support the transition into the fashion workplace or postgraduate study. Advanced illustration, portfolio, and presentation skills may support the promotion of creative practice to a range of audiences including potential employers, assessors, and competition judges to enhance professional success. In-depth cultural, aesthetic, technical and commercial research should be harnessed using critical design thinking processes, to synthesise advanced fashion solutions. Within the Professional Profile module, students will be encouraged to develop innovative and modern fashion responses, engaging with research, concepts, design, and market alignment. Therefore self-determining intellectually challenging briefs that builds upon prior learning, reflecting on personal strengths, career interests and personal design ethos and aesthetic.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

This module is designed to introduce students to relevant concepts, debates and case study examples concerning creativity and the creative process, as the basis for the development of a reflective creative practice. This aims to compliment and underpin the studio work students carry out with the programme-specific team during the rest of their programme of study.

Module Overview

As the employability strand of the programme, Fashion and Communication aims to introduce students to the industry aligned fashion design process. Module content is designed to navigate students through all 2D creative stages; from research and sketchbook development to range planning and the visual communication and presentation of ideas. The module aims to develop skills in drawing, design, fashion illustration, and the stylistic and effective communication of 2D/3D creative ideas. Teaching and learning may also explore modernity and contemporary/historic fashion, assisting students in the formation of informed and relevant ideas that align with the fashion industry of today and tomorrow. Students are expected to develop an early understanding of fashion careers and employability through focused project work, seminars, and in class discussion. Alongside in-class opportunities, careers and employability sessions and workshops may be available for students to attend on an extra-curricular basis.

Module Overview

This module aims to introduce students to core 'soft’ garment manufacture skills, processes and methods, enabling them to take 2D ideas into 3D forms. Machine and fabric handling skills form an innate part of module learning, as well as an early understanding of key aspects of garment design such as: proportion, scale, style, and fashion aesthetic. Through the module students will be expected to learn manufacture and pattern cutting techniques necessary to successfully develop innovative 3D responses to fashion design briefs, working both on the stand and from 2D to 3D. Through encouraging independent research and development of personal design processes students can explore, experiment, and consider a range of materials appropriate for different audiences and purposes.

Module Overview

This module aims to introduces students to a range of practical and theoretical/contextual approaches to fabrics, materials and techniques within the context of fashion. Within this module students are typically introduced to, and gain knowledge and understanding of, the creative potential of using both traditional and contemporary based approaches within fashion/accessory development. Students have the opportunity to experiment with a range of fabrics and materials, and learn a range of construction and production techniques, encouraging exploration and 'play', aiding future design thinking and potential for different purposes and audiences. Module content aims to encourage independent research, supporting the relationship between design and construction/application, whilst developing students' own creative aesthetic. Module content aims to engage students with a range of equipment, (digital) processes, and techniques to enhance their practice.

Module Overview

Building upon issues concerning the development of a reflective creative practice, Contextual Studies 2 introduces students to relevant concepts, debates, and case study examples concerning the professional, economic, and socio-cultural contexts of design within the creative industries. It will also discuss ethical issues as they relate to this professional context of the creative industries and shape the creative motivations of areas such as design activism, ecological orientations, and socially engaged creative practices. These themes and debates will form an overarching discussion of professional design practice.

Module Overview

This module aims to introduce students to more advanced methods of pattern cutting and garment manufacture. Garments produced should be more technically challenging and emerge from individual design ideas and the formation of a distinctive creative ethos and design aesthetic. Module content aims to expand student knowledge of materials, processes and finishes, enhancing their 2D to 3D visualisation and communication skills, knowledge, and technical vocabulary. Module teaching and learning will be evidenced through full outfit realisation, responding to contemporary fashion, market level, and individual design aesthetic. This is a studio practice-based module in which students should develop a more inspired approach to pattern making, exploring for example: shape, form, proportion, volume, and scale. Students are expected to develop their own projects independently, evidencing their ability to make considered and informed choices that align with their module goals and creative signature.

Module Overview

This module aims to explore advanced approaches to the production of fashion apparel utilising both traditional skills of couture craftsmanship alongside contemporary technologies, materials, and design practices. Students will be expected to gain an understanding of the development of structured pieces within areas that may include tailoring, apparel/millinery, and outerwear. Content aims to explore hand, couture, machine, and technological approaches, highlighting the breadth of creative possibilities and practices available to designers and makers, working within differing areas and levels of the fashion industry. It will encourage creative and innovative work, aiming to equip students with an advanced technical knowledge of the specialist skills and techniques required to translate their ideas into a ‘head to toe’ look for different purposes and audiences.

Module Overview

This module aims to engage students with industry aligned projects and experiences, with the purpose of enhancing contemporary fashion knowledge, creative development and employability skills. Students will be expected to explore fashion from a critical and creative perspective, influencing the formation of an individual design aesthetic and ethos, which will be creatively articulated through given tasks/briefs. Module content aims to explore broader fashion contexts such as; globalisation, environment, consumer behaviour, in order to enhance each student's personal development as a responsible designer, preparing fashion students for this challenging professional environment. The module aims to develop strong skills in problem solving, inventiveness, and the creative articulation of ideas. Industry engagement, externalisation, and self-promotion will be encouraged both within the module and through extra-curricular opportunities.

Module Overview

Contextual Studies 3 is an independent research study module which takes the form either of a dissertation and/or a number of other options. The module offers students an opportunity to explore in depth a topic of their own choice, chosen generally, but not exclusively in relation to the practice and/or context of their programme-specific studies and studio practice.

Module Overview

Within this module students can explore the creative possibilities for their 'Final Collection'. Collection production may be individual or collaborative in approach (to be negotiated with staff) and should consider a ‘head to toe’ approach in terms of the final outcome. This should then be realised in the Final Collection Stage 2 module in Semester B. Students can explore their fashion interests, with an emphasis on design, illustration, market, and technical abilities. Research will determine their design criteria and audience for their creative outcome. Student collections should be relevant to the contemporary and/or future fashion industry and align with a clearly defined creative aesthetic and ethos. This module aims to provide students with design-practice led research, entrepreneurship, creative thinking skills and knowledge, and interdisciplinary approaches to fashion design. This is designed to enable students to confidently communicate their design ideas and define their individual identity as a designer. This module intends to conclude in a fully sampled range of toiles, supporting creative and reflective work, to explain and ‘sell’ the idea, which will be fully realised in Final Collection Stage 2.

Module Overview

This module concludes the students' design journey and results in the final production of a body of work for exhibition. Collection production may be individual or collaborative in approach (to be negotiated with staff) and should consider a ‘head to toe’ approach in terms of the final outcome. The realised collection comprising of a series of ‘looks' should be carefully aligned and placed within the contemporary fashion industry, with a clearly specified purpose, market, and relevance. Work should be produced to a high standard, ensuring adequate quality to be presented to an external audience as/if required. Stylistic, aesthetic, fabric, colour and proportional excellence should be addressed to communicate overall design sensitivity, successfully realising a conceptually driven collection. The garment collection may be presented with complimentary design development and reflective practice. The skills that students acquire could prepare them for future opportunities not just in the fashion industry, but in other creative sectors, as well as those planning to start their own business.

Module Overview

Final year students will be expected to curate a forward looking portfolio that effectively communicates their creative ethos and signature, and supports their professional ambitions. Students have the opportunity undertake intellectually and creatively challenging briefs that align with the current and developing needs of the fashion and wider creative industries. The professional design portfolio aims to enhance employability and enterprise skills through the application students' individual style to a range of fashion briefs. Within this module students may participate in live projects, national, and international competitions, and interaction with industrial partners where possible, which should support the transition into the fashion workplace or postgraduate study. Advanced illustration, portfolio, and presentation skills may support the promotion of creative practice to a range of audiences including potential employers, assessors, and competition judges to enhance professional success. In-depth cultural, aesthetic, technical and commercial research should be harnessed using critical design thinking processes, to synthesise advanced fashion solutions. Within the Professional Profile module, students will be encouraged to develop innovative and modern fashion responses, engaging with research, concepts, design, and market alignment. Therefore self-determining intellectually challenging briefs that builds upon prior learning, reflecting on personal strengths, career interests and personal design ethos and aesthetic.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

How you are assessed

Assessment of student work can vary from module to module, depending on the nature of the assignment and assessment criteria. Assessment most commonly takers the form of Coursework, such as; design projects, garments, research and sketchbooks. In addition assessment can be through written work such as an essay or dissertation. Students can also expect to be assessed on group/individual presentations during their time on the programme.

The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

Methods of Assessment

Students should expect to experience a variety of Formative (advisory) and Summative (final) module assessment approaches. These may include formal and informal critiques, individual/group presentations, project hand-in, online submission, and static display. Students may have the opportunity to exhibit their work in an end of year degree/fashion show in year three.

Assessment of student work can vary from module to module, depending on the nature of the assignment and assessment criteria. Assessment most commonly takes the form of coursework, such as design projects, garments, research, and sketchbooks. In addition assessment can be through written work such as an essay or dissertation. Students can also expect to be assessed on group/individual presentations during their time on the programme.

The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

Methods of Assessment

Students should expect to experience a variety of Formative (advisory) and Summative (final) module assessment approaches. These may include formal and informal critiques, individual/group presentations, project hand-in, online submission, and static display. Students may have the opportunity to exhibit their work in an end of year degree/fashion show in year three.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enroll with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost.

Other Costs

Students will be required to cover additional costs specific to the study of Fashion. These typically include, but are not limited to: fabric, art materials, printing, cultural visits, creating a final collection, and a third-year fashion show contribution.
If students choose to undertake a work placement, they will be responsible for their travel, accommodation, and general living costs.
External visits are also recommended as part of student development.

Level 1 and 2 students report typically spending £250-350 per year on course materials and equipment. Level 3-Final year expenditure can be greater due to the production of a final garment collection and portfolio. It should be noted however that successful work is not necessarily dependent on high costs but on the level of originality, innovation, creativity and resourcefulness. It is however expected that students on the programme will have sufficient funding to support the costs of their studies without hindrance.

The University currently awards each student an annual amount Materials Fund which assists with the provision of some key learning materials. This may be subject to change.

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enroll with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost.

Other Costs

Students will be required to cover additional costs specific to the study of Fashion. These typically include, but are not limited to: fabric, art materials, printing, research trips, creating a final collection, and exhibitions.

If students choose to undertake a work placement, they will be responsible for their travel, accommodation, and general living costs. External visits are also recommended as part of student development.

Level 1 and 2 students report typically spending £200-300 per year on course materials and equipment. Level 3-Final year expenditure can be greater due to the production of a final garment collection and portfolio. It should be noted that successful work is not necessarily dependent on high costs but on the level of originality, innovation, creativity, and resourcefulness. It is however expected that students on the programme will have sufficient funding to support the costs of their studies without hindrance.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages
https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/st.../entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page
https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/st...port/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

For applicants who do not meet our standard entry requirements, our Arts Foundation Year can provide an alternative route of entry onto our full degree programmes:
https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/afyafyub/
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If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Entry Requirements 2021-22

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages
https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/st.../entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page
https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/st...port/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

For applicants who do not meet our standard entry requirements, our Arts Foundation Year can provide an alternative route of entry onto our full degree programmes:
https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/afyafyub/
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If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Design Showcase 2020

Explore the creative talents of our final-year students in the Lincoln School of Design Digital Showcase 2020, as part of our Festival of Creativity.

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Facilities

Fashion students are based in the University’s Nicola de la Haye Building, where they can access a range of design studios, technical spaces, workshops, and machine rooms. There is equipment for digital fabric printing and other 3D workshop facilities including; laser cutting, 3D printing, ceramics, glass, and metal work, in addition to photography studios and computer suites.

Features

Industry Links

The University has strong links with industry and students may have the opportunity to attend lectures and workshops with visiting experts from the fashion and wider creative industries.

Adobe Creative Cloud

All Fashion students currently have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud software for the duration of their studies.

Specialist Facilities

Through instilling in our design students a thoughtful and critical approach to the way they think about design and apply their creative skills, we aim to prepare them to be leaders in the creative industries.

The University of Lincoln has a comprehensive range of facilities designed to provide a supportive environment for creative practitioners. Students have regular access to workshops, labs, studios, and industry-standard equipment, as well as highly knowledgeable technicians. This environment can help students to develop their knowledge and skills, and complements our purpose-built design studios.

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Student Design Awards

Lincoln School of Design students have a long history of winning and being shortlisted for international and national student design competitions, and the last few years have been no exception.

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Student Award winners with their certificates

Placements

Students are advised to engage in a number of placements during their degree to enhance their CV and employability. It is recommended that placements are undertaken during holiday periods to fit in with the academic calendar. Guidance and advice on placements and internships can be sought from either fashion academics or the University's Careers and Employability service.

Currently all fashion students participate in an annual student Internship Programme, which is a two to four week experience at the end of Semester B. During this time students work with a third-year student, assisting them with the final stages of their garment collection and final exhibition.

Supporting Our Frontline Workers

Volunteers at the University of Lincoln have helped to produce more than four thousand sets of scrubs as part of the national ‘For the Love of Scrubs’ campaign.

The University’s efforts are being led by Fiona Robertson, a fashion technician at the Lincoln School of Design. Fiona said: “The project has been amazing and we've had incredible support and I'd like to thank everybody who has been involved and played a major role in supporting our frontline workers.”

Helen Gill, a local Lincoln City FC supporter, has been collecting donations of fabric to help the team create some amazing Lincoln City themed scrubs (pictured), which are being worn by frontline workers at Lincoln County Hospital.

The project now has 395 volunteers across Lincolnshire and has received a number of high-profile donations, including one from BBC Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans and his son Noah.

Lincoln City FC themed scrubs produced at the University of Lincoln as part of the For the Love of Scrubs project

Competition Success

Third-year student Abbie Clarke has had her final collection selected as a winner in the Offcut London fashion competition. Abbie’s collection ‘The Ugly Truth’ (pictured) is an Autumn/Winter street style collection aiming to give a voice to the African child soldier crisis. The collection uses striking colours to grab attention with a selection of warming tones for a balanced aesthetic. The design brings utility details to everyday wear, while the print design tells the stories of child soldiers, Agnes and Lionel, in their own words.

Offcut London aims aim to create an outlet for fashion creatives to showcase their talent to an audience of fellow creatives, brands, and other industry contacts. Abbie’s work featured in their online Fashion Show.

'The Ugly Truth' by final-year student Abbie Clarke

Portfolio and Interviews

Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview, during which they will have the opportunity to talk through their portfolio with a member of the fashion team.

Your portfolio should contain a range of work that demonstrates your ability to draw, design, observe, make, translate, and explore ideas in interesting ways. Sketchbooks are of great interest and garments (if you have them) can also be included in the work you bring to interview. We are keen to understand what inspires you and why you want to pursue a fashion degree. Applicants will be offered a tour of the fashion area whilst visiting the department.

We welcome overseas applicants who will be asked to digitally submit their portfolio before interview.

Career Opportunities

This course is designed to prepare graduates for a wide range of careers within the fashion and the wider creative industries.

Graduate careers are extensive and have included womenswear and menswear design, fashion styling, film and TV costume, fashion PR, marketing and social media, constructed textiles, digital and traditional print design, embroidery design, tailoring, and education, amongst others.

"I chose the course because of the focus on couture manufacturing techniques. Lincoln was one of the only universities I visited which provided an alternative to fast fashion."

Esme Burgess-Lamb, BA (Hons) Fashion graduate

Virtual Open Days

While you may not be able to visit us in person at the moment, you can still find out more about the University of Lincoln and what it is like to live and study here at one of our live Virtual Open Days.

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Related Courses

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.
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