These degrees offer the option of pursuing a sandwich degree and spending a year on a work placement in a relevant organisation.
All Foundation Year students study the academic skills for higher education unit, which will help you to develop the academic and study skills required for degree-level work. You will also study topics in the fashion business, marketing and advertising. International and EU students whose first language is not English and who have an IELTS score of less than 6.0 will study an English language unit. Successful completion of the Foundation Year guarantees automatic progression onto Year 1 of the degree you have chosen to study.
This unit will provide you with the necessary academic knowledge, study and research skills you will need to succeed in your chosen degree. You will learn how to critically analyse and evaluate theory and how to develop an academic argument. You will conduct research using key researching skills, and produce written and visual research, taking into consideration the purpose and audience of the project.
There will also be a focus on developing your employability, through specialist practice, personal development planning, self-evaluation/reflection, target setting, skill acquisition and development.
In this unit, you will be introduced to the specialist subject disciplines, Fashion Design and Technology, Buying and Merchandising and Fashion Promotion, and will complete a project in each of these areas. For Fashion Promotion you will style a range of garments for an online promotional activity. Upon completion of the unit, you will select your specialist area of study.
This Studio Project unit forms a conclusion to the Foundation Year and requires you to select a specialist option and to undertake an individual project, which is presented to an external audience at its completion. You will be produce a body of work appropriate to your specialist discipline of Fashion Design and Technoloy, which will be presented at the end of year Foundation Showcase.
In this unit, you will learn about the journey of fashion products from concept to consumer, taking into account how they are promoted, marketed and culturally and historically contextualised. You will be introduced to how garments are designed, sourced, bought/merchandised, developed, manufactured, promoted, marketed and retailed. You will also study contemporary fashion industry of issues, such as the global economy, sustainability and ethical practices. By gaining a broad overview, you will be in a position to effectively communicate the principle workings of the fashion industry whilst identifying factors, which may affect your future roles in the fashion industry.
Each programme of study that we offer undergoes an annual review to ensure an up-to-date curriculum supported by the latest online learning technology. In addition, we undertake a major review of the programme, normally at 6-yearly intervals, but this can take place at a more frequent interval where required. Applicants should note that the programme currently provided may be subject to change as a result of the review process. We only make changes where we consider it necessary to do so or where we feel that certain changes are in the best interests of students and to enhance the quality of provision. Occasionally, we have to make changes for reasons outside our control. Where there are changes which may materially affect the current programme content and/or structure, offer holders will be informed.
10 credits equates to 100 hours of study, which is a combination of lectures, seminars and practical sessions, and independent study. A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits (120 credits per year). The exact composition of your study time and assessments for the course will vary according to your option choices and style of learning, but it could be:
Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are Manchester Met alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject. Details of departmental staff can be found at: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/fashioninstitute/our-staff/
Graduates of our fashion courses have typically found career opportunities in fashion design, manufacture, product development, merchandising, buying, marketing and off-shore sourcing in destinations around the globe.
Recent graduates having gained jobs with high-profile companies in worldwide locations including Burberry, X-Bionic, Boohoo, TJX Europe, Farmers New Zealand and JD Sports.
In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation
DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known
Remember to use the correct institution code for Manchester Metropolitan University on your application: our institution code is M40
The Higher Education Funding Council for England is the principal regulator for the University.
This online prospectus provides an overview of our programmes of study and the University. We regularly update our online prospectus so that our published course information is accurate and up to date. Please note that our programmes are subject to review and development on an ongoing basis. Changes may sometimes be necessary. For example, to comply with the requirements of professional or accrediting bodies or as a result of student feedback or external examiners’ reports. We also need to ensure that our courses are dynamic and current and that the content and structure maintain academic standards and enhance the quality of the student experience.
Please check back to the online prospectus before making an application to us.
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