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BA (Hons) Fashion BA (Hons) Fashion

Design at Lincoln is ranked in the top 20 in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2021 (out of 78 ranking institutions).

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W230

Course Code

FASFASUB

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Ann Draycott - Programme Leader

Ann Draycott - Programme Leader

Ann's professional career in fashion has led her to work in theatre, television, and film. She also ran her own successful fashion styling company working within the hair and beauty industry, nationally and internationally. Ann's research interest lies in the 'Lost labels of the 20th Century', and American pattern cutting books (1856-1946).

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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.

The University's well-equipped fashion workshops (run by on-site technical staff) and design studios provide an ideal setting for students to flourish creatively.

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.

You can find out more about the work of staff and students by following our Instagram account at https://www.instagram.com/unilincolndesign/

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

Studio practice is a key element of this course, and students will have the opportunity to spend a lot time in a creative fashion workshop environment. Teaching and learning experiences may include lectures, workshops, seminars, and group tutorials. Students can also benefit from one-to-one surgeries, portfolio reviews, and self-initiated work experience. A comprehensive library of fashion technical and design processes supports 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.

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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 students 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

Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

Information for Offer Holders Joining Us in Autumn 2021

Letter from Head of Lincoln School of Design

We are delighted you are interested in joining us at the University of Lincoln and I am writing to let you know about our planning for the new academic year. You currently have an offer of a place at the University and we want to keep you updated so you can start preparing for your future, should you be successful in meeting any outstanding conditions of your offer.

We fully intend your experience with us at Lincoln will be engaging, supportive and academically challenging. We are determined to provide our students with a safe and exciting campus experience, ensuring you benefit from the best that both face-to-face and online teaching offer. We have kept our focus on friendliness and community spirit at Lincoln and we look forward to your participation in that community.

As you know, the UK Government has published its roadmap for the easing of Coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England. There are still some uncertainties for universities around possible restrictions for the next academic year, particularly in relation to social distancing in large group teaching. We are planning in line with government guidance for both face-to-face and online teaching to ensure you have a good campus experience and can complete all the requirements for your programme. We are fully prepared to adapt and flex our plans if changes in government regulations make this necessary during the year.

Face-to-face teaching and interaction with tutors and course mates are key to students’ learning and the broader student experience. Face-to-face sessions will be prioritised where it is most valuable, particularly for seminars, tutorials, workshops, studio and practical sessions. Students tell us that there are real benefits to some elements of online learning within a blended approach, such as revisiting recorded materials and developing new digital skills and confidence. At Lincoln we aim to take forward the best aspects of both.

This letter sets out in detail various aspects of the planned experience at Lincoln for your chosen subject area, and we hope the information is helpful as you plan for your future.

Teaching and Learning

Your programme will follow an on-campus, blended-learning model. This will involve a range of different learning styles where you will be able to engage with your tutors and peers in physical and virtual environments.

We are planning the majority of your teaching to be delivered face to face. This means that you will be on campus for sessions like seminars, tutorials, workshops, practical and studio classes. We will also be using the benefits of online learning and teaching, particularly for large lectures, which may be delivered as live sessions in which you can interact with others, and/or recorded sessions that you can access whenever you want.

Our efforts to develop your employability within and outside of the curriculum will remain a key focus during your time at Lincoln. As your course progresses, you will be assessed in various ways, including coursework and examinations which may be online.

The spaces on campus where your teaching will take place (including our creative studios which simulate the design agency environment) will be managed in ways that maximise your learning experience while also safeguarding your health and wellbeing in line with the latest Government guidance.

Should a change in Government guidance require a return to lockdown, we are ready to move fully online for the required period. We did this twice last year and managed to successfully deliver our curriculum and maintain our sense of community. Any changes of this kind will be communicated by email from myself and/or the university.

To complete your assignments, you will need a laptop or desktop computer capable of running certain software, details of which will be provided by your programme team as part of your Welcome Pack. We will provide an Adobe Creative Cloud license so that you can access this software at the start of your studies. All students will be provided with full access to Microsoft Office 365.

To support you in your studies, you will be assigned a Personal Tutor – a member of academic staff who is your designated ‘go to’ person for advice and support, both pastoral and academic. You will meet with them regularly in person and/or online. It is important to remember that independent learning is an essential aspect of your programme. Guided reading and other independent engagement remain key to performing well in your studies.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you on campus in October for your induction events and supporting you as you embark on this new and exciting chapter in your life.  

The University Campus

We are very proud of our beautiful and vibrant campuses at the University of Lincoln and we have used our extensive indoor and outdoor spaces to provide students with access to study and social areas as well as learning resources and facilities, adapting them where necessary in line with government guidance. All the mitigations and safety measures you would expect are in place on our campuses (at Lincoln, Riseholme and Holbeach), such as hand sanitisers, one-way systems, and other social distancing measures where these are required.

Student Wellbeing and Support

The University’s Student Wellbeing Centre and Student Support Centre are fully open for face-to-face and online support. Should you, as one of our applicants, have any questions about coming to Lincoln in October or any other concerns, these specialist teams are here for you. You can contact Student Wellbeing and the Student Support Centre by visiting https://studentservices.lincoln.ac.uk where service details and contact information are available, or if you are in Lincoln you can make an appointment to meet a member of the team.

To enable you to make the most out of your experience in Lincoln and to help you access course materials and other services, we recommend that you have a desktop, laptop or tablet device available during your studies. This will enable you to engage easily with our online learning platforms from your student accommodation or from home. Students can use IT equipment on campus in the Library, our learning lounges, and specialist academic areas; however, there may not always be a space free when you have a timetabled session or an assessment to complete which is why we recommend you have your own device too, if possible. If you are struggling to access IT equipment or reliable internet services, please contact ICT for technical support and Student Support who can assist you with further advice and information.

We are committed to providing you with the best possible start to university life and to helping you to prepare for your time with us. As part of this commitment, you can access our Student Life pre-arrival online support package. This collection of digital resources, advice and helpful tips created by current students is designed to help you prepare for the all-important first steps into higher education, enabling you to learn within a supportive community and to make the most of the new opportunities that the University of Lincoln provides. When you are ready, you can begin by going to studentlife.lincoln.ac.uk/starting.

Students’ Union

Your Students’ Union is here to make sure that you get the most from every aspect of your student experience. They will be providing a huge range of in-person and virtual events and opportunities - you are sure to find something perfect for you! Meet people and find a new hobby by joining one of their 150 sports teams and societies. Grab lunch between teaching or a drink with friends in The Swan, Towers or The Barge. Learn new skills and boost your CV by taking part in training courses and volunteering opportunities in your spare time. Grab a bike from the Cycle Hire and explore the city you will be calling home.

To start off the new academic year, your Students’ Union will be bringing you The Official Lincoln Freshers Week 2021, with a huge line-up of social events, club nights, fayres and activities for you enjoy (restrictions permitting). Keep an eye on www.facebook.com/lincolnfreshers21 for line-up and ticket updates, so you don’t miss out.

Most importantly, your Students’ Union will always be there for you when you need it most; making sure that your voice as a student is always heard. The SU Advice Centre can provide independent advice and support on housing, finance, welfare and academic issues. As well as this, your Course Representatives are always on hand to make sure that you are getting the best from your academic experience. To find out more about the Students’ Union’s events, opportunities, support and how to get in contact go to: www.lincolnsu.com.

Student Accommodation

Many applicants will choose to live in dedicated student accommodation on, or close to, campus and you may well have already booked your student residence for the upcoming year. All University-managed student accommodation will have our Residential Wardens in place. Residential Wardens are here to help you settle into your new accommodation and will be offering flatmate and residential support activities throughout the year. If you have booked University accommodation, you will have already heard from us with further details on where you will be living to help you prepare. If you have not yet booked your accommodation, we still have plenty of options available. In the meantime, lots of advice and information can be found on the accommodation pages of our website.

The information detailed in this letter will form part of your agreement with the University of Lincoln. If we do not hear from you to the contrary prior to enrolment, we will assume that you acknowledge and accept the information contained in this letter. Adaptations to how we work may have to be made in line with any future changes in government guidance, and we will communicate these with you as necessary. Please do review the University’s Admissions Terms and Conditions (in particular sections 8 and 9) and Student Complaints Procedure so you understand your rights and the agreement between the University and its students.

We very much hope this information is useful to help you plan for the next step in your academic journey, and we look forward to welcoming you here at Lincoln this Autumn. This is the start of a new phase and will be an exciting time for all of us. If you have any questions, please do email me at achick@lincoln.ac.uk.

Professor Anne Chick

Head of Lincoln School of Design

† 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.

Contextual Studies 1 2022-23DES1001MLevel 42022-23This 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.CoreFashion and Communication 2022-23FAS1214MLevel 42022-23As 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.CoreFashion Skills 1 2022-23FAS1215MLevel 42022-23This 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.CoreFashion Skills 2 2022-23FAS1216MLevel 42022-23This 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.CoreContextual Studies 2 2023-24DES2001MLevel 52023-24Building 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.CoreCreative Development 1 2023-24FAS2063MLevel 52023-24This 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.CoreCreative Development 2 2023-24FAS2064MLevel 52023-24This 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.CoreFashion and Industry 2023-24FAS2065MLevel 52023-24This 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.CoreContextual Studies 3 2024-25DES3001MLevel 62024-25Contextual 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.CoreFinal Collection Stage 1 2024-25FAS3073MLevel 62024-25Within 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.CoreFinal Collection Stage 2 2024-25FAS3074MLevel 62024-25This 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.CoreProfessional Profile 2024-25FAS3075MLevel 62024-25Final 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.Core

† 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.

Contextual Studies 1 2021-22DES1001MLevel 42021-22This module is designed to introduce students to relevant concepts, debates, and case studies relating to the nature 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.CoreFashion and Communication 2021-22FAS1214MLevel 42021-22As 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.CoreFashion Skills 1 2021-22FAS1215MLevel 42021-22This 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.CoreFashion Skills 2 2021-22FAS1216MLevel 42021-22This 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.CoreContextual Studies 2 2022-23DES2001MLevel 52022-23Building 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.CoreCreative Development 1 2022-23FAS2063MLevel 52022-23This 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.CoreCreative Development 2 2022-23FAS2064MLevel 52022-23This 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.CoreFashion and Industry 2022-23FAS2065MLevel 52022-23This 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.CoreContextual Studies 3 2023-24DES3001MLevel 62023-24Contextual 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.CoreFinal Collection Stage 1 2023-24FAS3073MLevel 62023-24Within 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.CoreFinal Collection Stage 2 2023-24FAS3074MLevel 62023-24This 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.CoreProfessional Profile 2023-24FAS3075MLevel 62023-24Final 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.Core

How you are assessed

As this course aims to develop a wide range of practical and intellectual skills, assessment is varied and includes presentations, written projects, individual and group practical work, projects, and portfolios, in addition to academic essays.

There are no formal end-of-year examinations. Throughout the degree, students are assessed through their production of practical and written work.

Assessment Feedback
The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Methods of Assessment
The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework for example including design project work and presentations; and written assignments. 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.

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

Students currently have free access to a range of software including the Adobe Creative Cloud software and various art materials 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 years show. Students undertaking work placements will also need to cover their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

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.

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 2022-23

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 pageshttps://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 pagehttps://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/ ____________________________________________

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 pageshttps://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 pagehttps://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/ ____________________________________________

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

Run(a)way Success for Alumna Eden

A year on from finishing her BA (Hons) Fashion degree, alumna Eden Ledwidge’s garments have been featured on the catwalk and on fashion bible Vogue’s website.

Eden has been working hard on her business ‘Latex Couture’ and was recently commissioned by Australian fashion designer Karla Spetic to make a pair of latex leggings for Spetic’s runway show at Australia Fashion Week.

Garments by Eden Ledwidge

Portfolios

Applicants will be invited to submit a digital portfolio of work. Your portfolio should communicate your creative style and experimental fashion interests. It should contain a range of work that demonstrates your ability to draw, design, observe, make, translate, and explore ideas in interesting ways. Images of sketchbooks are of great interest and evidence of garments (if you have them) that communicate any design themes can also be included in the portfolio. We are keen to understand what inspires you and why you want to pursue a fashion degree.

Portfolio Tips

  • Label your work and order it in a logical way
  • Feel free to include anything that isn't quite finished or is work in progress, if you feel it shows your creative style and interests.
  • 15-20 samples of work in your submission would be ideal.
  • Please title your work with your full name and UCAS number

"I love studying Fashion at Lincoln. You have a lot of freedom when designing, which allows you to be more experimental. The course teaches you lots of different skills within fashion, which put you in a good position for industry."

Abigail Evans, BA (Hons) Fashion student

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.

Visit Us in Person

The best way to find out what it is really like to live and learn at Lincoln is to join us for one of our Open Days. Visiting us in person is important and will help you to get a real feel for what it might be like to study here.

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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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