Academic Practice for Fashion
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.
Fashion in Practice
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.
The Business of Fashion
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.
Studio Project: Fashion Buying and Merchandising
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 Buying and Merchandising, which will be presented at the end of year Foundation Showcase.