BA (Hons)

Fashion

Teaching & Learning

The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload is indicative and may be subject to change.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we are currently unable to advise on the mode of teaching for September 2021, however we will keep you updated and provide more information as soon as we can. We continue to follow government guidance and your teaching and learning will reflect the restrictions in place at the time of delivery. We currently anticipate that you may experience a blended approach – this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and online teaching and learning. You can keep up to date with teaching and learning at Leeds Beckett via our Covid-19 website. Updated course specifications will be available in August 2021. In the meantime, our existing course specifications are available.

What you'll learn

You will be introduced to pattern cutting and will gain an underpinning knowledge of the 3D construction methodologies, processes and applications used within the fashion industry.
Explore a variety of visual research methods and communication techniques used in fashion, such as drawing, illustration, photography and fashion working / technical drawings, as well as less conventional approaches to visual research.
Discover the important role that fabric properties and colour palettes play in fashion design, and learn to select suitable colour schemes and quality of fabric to compliment your own garment design project.
You will be introduced to the history and theory of fashion, and will gain an understanding of how fashion impacts upon society, culture and the economy.
You will develop fundamental research skills, referencing trends, popular brands and marketing, and by exploring the four key design areas - core, classic, statement and fashion. You will demonstrate this knowledge by applying your investigations to a design project.
Using the skills and knowledge developed in previous modules, you will evidence your understanding of fashion design through the research and development of a garment, designed to a given brief.
You will be introduced to pattern cutting and will gain an underpinning knowledge of the 3D construction methodologies, processes and applications used within the fashion industry.
Explore a variety of visual research methods and communication techniques used in fashion, such as drawing, illustration, photography and fashion working / technical drawings, as well as less conventional approaches to visual research.
Discover the important role that fabric properties and colour palettes play in fashion design, and learn to select suitable colour schemes and quality of fabric to compliment your own garment design project.
You will be introduced to the history and theory of fashion, and will gain an understanding of how fashion impacts upon society, culture and the economy.
You will develop fundamental research skills, referencing trends, popular brands and marketing, and by exploring the four key design areas - core, classic, statement and fashion. You will demonstrate this knowledge by applying your investigations to a design project.
Using the skills and knowledge developed in previous modules, you will evidence your understanding of fashion design through the research and development of a garment, designed to a given brief.

What you'll learn

This module will introduce you to bespoke and commercial principles of tailoring. An example may include the production of two sides of a menswear jacket in calico.
Examine research methods used to inform and compliment the design process, and gain an understanding of brand ethos, brand identity, customers and markets. You could work on live projects reflective of industry, which will help prepare you for placements.
Build on the skills you learnt in pattern cutting and garment construction from year one, and develop the tailoring skills taught in the previous semester, to push the boundaries of your creativity in preparation for your final year.
Experimenting with different methods of research, trends, colour schemes and design principles, and using a variety of creative visual techniques, you will prepare for final realisation of your design.
Focusing on key theorists across modernism and postmodernism within shopping, retail, art and print media, this module will establish the cultural reasoning and framework behind fashion theory.
Explore the reasons and principles behind trends and forecasting within the fashion industry. Examples of trend agencies may include coolhunter, Mudpie and WGSN, with potential field trips and cases studies taken from Premiere Vision Paris.
This module will introduce you to bespoke and commercial principles of tailoring. An example may include the production of two sides of a menswear jacket in calico.
Examine research methods used to inform and compliment the design process, and gain an understanding of brand ethos, brand identity, customers and markets. You could work on live projects reflective of industry, which will help prepare you for placements.
Build on the skills you learnt in pattern cutting and garment construction from year one, and develop the tailoring skills taught in the previous semester, to push the boundaries of your creativity in preparation for your final year.
Experimenting with different methods of research, trends, colour schemes and design principles, and using a variety of creative visual techniques, you will prepare for final realisation of your design.
Focusing on key theorists across modernism and postmodernism within shopping, retail, art and print media, this module will establish the cultural reasoning and framework behind fashion theory.
Explore the reasons and principles behind trends and forecasting within the fashion industry. Examples of trend agencies may include coolhunter, Mudpie and WGSN, with potential field trips and cases studies taken from Premiere Vision Paris.

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

What you'll learn

This module will give you the opportunity to express your career direction in fashion. You will establish the market, trends, customers, ethos and identity of the collection, as well as produce a collection of toiles accompanied with preferred fabric research.
This module will provide the opportunity for you to express your immediate career direction in fashion by producing a final comprehensive body of work.
Develop different methods of visual research and communication to support your final major project. Outcomes can be wide ranging and may include digital and hand rendered illustration, film, photography and animation.
Prepare for entry into fashion employment by gaining business awareness and learning how to market yourself as a designer and promote your work.
Write an illustrated 4000-6000 word document explaining the theories behind your final major project and how they have informed your practical fashion design work.
Develop individual, transferable, personal, intellectual and subject related and/or professional skills and competencies through work experience. You will complete all other year 3 modules whilst on your placement.
This module will give you the opportunity to express your career direction in fashion. You will establish the market, trends, customers, ethos and identity of the collection, as well as produce a collection of toiles accompanied with preferred fabric research.
This module will provide the opportunity for you to express your immediate career direction in fashion by producing a final comprehensive body of work.
Develop different methods of visual research and communication to support your final major project. Outcomes can be wide ranging and may include digital and hand rendered illustration, film, photography and animation.
Prepare for entry into fashion employment by gaining business awareness and learning how to market yourself as a designer and promote your work.
Write an illustrated 4000-6000 word document explaining the theories behind your final major project and how they have informed your practical fashion design work.
Develop individual, transferable, personal, intellectual and subject related and/or professional skills and competencies through work experience. You will complete all other year 3 modules whilst on your placement.