This is a distinctly practical-based, portfolio-focused BA Honours ‘top up’ course which will provide you with the tools you need to confidently progress into the working world of the fashion industry and enhance your employment opportunities. It integrates academic and industry-related learning and meets the needs of local regional and national employers, with live projects and study visits underpinning project work.
- Creative research project
- Graduate collection (technical development)
- Graduate collection (practical development)
- Portfolio development.
Apply for the full-time course through UCAS, using code W2S6, and application to the part-time programme is through our online application form.
One year full-time or two years part-time.
The fashion industry is one of the region's biggest employers, offering a wide range of employment opportunities for graduates in design, pattern cutting, garment production, fashion conceptualisation, retail, publishing, styling, marketing and textile design.
Students are required to have a range of A3 sketchbooks, dot and cross pattern paper, A3 cartridge paper, A3 tracing paper, plus good quality A3 paper for printing work.
You will also need a sewing box including dressmaking pins, hand sewing needles, fabric shears and / or rotary cutter tape measure, un-picker and pin cushion, pattern master and tailors chalk, Masking tape and / or sellotape / glue stick, art materials – technical pens (0.1, 0.3, 0.5, 0.7) technical pencil, pencil crayons, watercolours, paint brushes, pro-markers, sketching pencils, eraser, pencil sharpener, paper scissors.
You will also require calico, fabrics and other haberdashery materials. The amount spent on these is a reflection of the student's work and decisions made by the student when selecting elements such as fabric for production of their coursework
You may wish to utilise your own laptop so investment in current design software will be essential. Fashion design students also invest in good quality printing and publishing of their work – prices for this vary according to size.
There may also be additional costs for educational visits / trips.
Upon registering to become a student of Bishop Burton College on a programme validated by the University of Hull, each student agrees to comply with the following:
- University of Hull Complaint Regulations (so far as it applies to Collaborative Provision students)
- University of Hull Academic Appeal & Queries Regulations (so far as it applies to Collaborative Provision students)
- Guide for Collaborative Provision Students
- University of Hull Library and ICT Regulations and Guidelines
- Any other University of Hull policy, procedure, regulation or requirement as may be communicated from time to time. Find out more about the University of Hull's Quality and Standards.
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A relevant Foundation Degree or a related HND at merit level.
BA Design (Top Up)
Patrick decided to come to Bishop Burton College because he wanted to learn new skills and start a career he is passionate about. He currently works part-time as a council recruitment officer and has always enjoyed creative hobbies, such as photography, drawing and painting.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: The emphasis on employability and contacts with local businesses is a definite plus point for me. I like the flexibility of the courses, which has allowed me to continue working part-time whilst studying. The surroundings are great, I like the variety of people that attend the College and I find there is a relaxed but busy atmosphere around the place.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: I like the small group sizes on my course, which allows plenty of time to discuss my work with my tutors. My tutors are always contactable whenever I have a query or a problem and they are very knowledgeable in their specific fields. Student feedback is also well received and implemented.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: I hope to gain full-time employment as a graphic designer. Eventually I hope to become a freelance designer once I have gained some real world experience. I feel I have gained all the necessary skills needed and produced a good quality portfolio of work during my time at Bishop Burton College.