Course: FdA Design

Department: Art, Design and Fashion

Type: Degree

Duration: Two years full-time or three years part-time

The Programme

Design has become a multi-disciplinary industry. This programme is designed to foster creative development, academic and intellectual skills and personal career development in a range of design disciplines, allowing you to develop the breadth and depth of knowledge and practical skills needed for a successful career in this exciting and developing sector.

The programme covers design disciplines such as spatial / interior design, garden / landscape design, 3D design, exhibition design and graphic design. Students are provided with the opportunity to engage with industry and work on live projects and competitions to gain first-hand experience of design process and delivery within a collaborative working environment. There is also strong emphasis on the development of employment skills and entrepreneurship.

What You Study

  • Visual studies
  • Design principles
  • Academic skills development 
  • Studio practice
  • Contextual studies
  • Design project.

How To Apply

Application for the full-time course is through UCAS using code W201 and application to the part-time programme is through our online application form.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have 48 UCAS points at A-Level, or a Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent, including a portfolio.

Life experience of mature students will be taken into account when considering applications.

If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 student visa to study and do not hold GCSE grade C English or equivalent, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill).

Hannah Smith

FdA Fashion and Clothing Design

Hannah has honed her fashion design skills during her two years at the College and is now following her dream of opening her own shop, specialising in menswear.