This course is primarily a designing and making course. It is unique in that it offers students an opportunity to design and make menswear, womenswear, childrenswear and accessories such as shoes, bags, hats, jewellery and scarves. You will also cover a full range of marketing and professional related activities, to help you prepare for employment in the fashion industry in its broadest sense.
If you choose this course you will benefit from:
- Links with designers such as Gavin Douglas, Zandra Rhodes and Kitty Joseph;
- opportunities to work on live industry-led projects with companies such as Pilot;
- guest Lectures from industry experts such as Martin Raymond, co-founder of the Future Laboratory, Sally Denton managing director of the Trend Boutique;
- opportunities to exhibit your work at key events such as Clothes Show Live and Internationally in China and Europe;
- opportunities for overseas travel and visiting key International trade events such as Premiere Vision, Paris and Berlin Fashion Week;
- access to the industry version of WGSN, the leading online trend-analysis and research service providing creative and business intelligence for the apparel, accessories, style, design and retail industries;
- IT workshops in Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design, Dreamweaver and Rhino;
- an award winning staff team* each with their own specific expertise in the world of fashion, which they bring into their teaching.
Detailed Course FactsTuition fee
- GBP 9000 Module (EEA)
- GBP 12817 Module (International)
You will be introduced to themes including: issues relating to sustainability; global markets; the relationship between new and existing technologies; and the relationship of fashion to youth culture and an ageing population.
In your first year you will be introduced to the subject of fashion from forecasting through to design, manufacturing and marketing and you will attend a programme of lectures, study visits and conferences.
You will work on a range of practical projects that will use both traditional and leading-edge technology to produce fashion products including garments, accessories and packaging.
During your second year you will develop your individual direction through live projects and competitions. You will be encouraged to think about ethical issues in terms of manufacturing, consumption and sustainability through practical project work.
In your final year you will be asked to consider the market potential for your designs, whether you aim to go out and work for a brand or to set up your own business.
Your course will be primarily based on the development of your studio practice but you will also have lectures, seminars and workshops.
English Language Requirements
IELTS band : 6
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Essential Entry Requirements:
- 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Language, or specified equivalents.
- A-Levels: CCC to include at least one Art or Design subject
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: MMM in an Art or Design subject
Foundation: Merit in the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
Access: A pass in the Access Diploma. Access applicants can meet the GCSE requirements through their current studies and do not need to have these qualifications separately
- International Baccalaureate Diploma: 27 points to include Art or Design at Higher Level
No work experience is required.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
- Access Bursary
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
- Alumni Bursary
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Coventry University.
FundingMerit Scholarship Scheme
Merit Scholarship scheme: £1,000, in year one only and based on academic performance.
- Available to all international students applying for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Coventry University.
- Scholarships are allocated on the basis of academic merit. (Postgraduate applicants must hold 2.1 or equivalent, undergraduate applicants must hold A-levels or equivalent at grades BBC)
- There is no separate scholarship application process: all undergraduate applications from self-funded international students from any non-EU country and postgraduate applications from international, will automatically be considered for a merit award. You will not have to do anything, if you are successful you will be notified in due course by the International Office.
Occasionally, funding becomes available to enable the University, either centrally, through one of the faculties or from other sources, to offer research studentships in specified topics or fields of study.Science Without Borders
Brazilian students are able to apply for full scholarship - including tuition fees and accommodation - to study undergraduate sandwich programmes at Coventry University.Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme
The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) offers opportunities to Commonwealth citizens to study in the UK, as part of the UK's contribution to the international Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan.
If you are a citizen of a developed Commonwealth country, you can apply for:
Scholarships for PhD and split-site (PhD) study
If you are a citizen of a developing Commonwealth country, you can apply for
- Scholarships for Masters, PhD, or split-site (PhD) study at UK universities
- Shared Scholarships for Masters study at selected UK universities
If you are a citizen of the Maldives, St Helena or the Seychelles, you can apply for:
- Scholarships for undergraduate study at UK universities
Ferguson Trust Scholarships are made available through the generosity of The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust. The Trust was set up in memory of two generations of the Ferguson family to promote education, international friendship and understanding, and the promotion of world peace and development. The Trust supports people from low-income and conflict-affected regions who want to improve their knowledge of peace and reconciliation. Scholarship amounts vary and are dependent on individual circumstances and assessment.