COURSE OVERVIEW

Due to the recent outbreak of Covid-19 we have taken extra measures to make your application process a little easier! At the Northern school of Art we are dedicated to providing excellent creative education but understand the safety issues surrounding the current pandemic. Because of this we are temporarily taking away the interview process. Apply to our BA (Hons) Fashion with Body Contour degree today using your online portfolio. Further information will be sent to all perspective students after applying.
UCAS CODE W232 This BA (Hons) Fashion with Body Contour degree is an exciting course designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of fashion design and the skills required of the body contour industry. These niche techniques are sought after internationally across the industry. This contour fashion design degree will train you in specialist skills in design, pattern-cutting, construction, sewing, CAD and digital software including 3D printing for the production of contemporary clothing, active wear and lingerie. You will be provided with full training in design development, trend prediction and textiles along with traditional and contemporary pattern-cutting techniques for both menswear and womenswear. BA (Hons) Body Contour Fashion Programme Specification 2019-2020 Thinking of applying? Book your place on anopen day! Or find out more about our fees&housing.
COURSE DETAILS
The Northern School of Art's degree in contour fashion will help you gain a thorough knowledge in fashion and garment design, history and engineering. Learning the skills that enable you to design and innovate with confidence. You will be encouraged to explore and research subject areas that will help you stand out from the crowd. In the generous and well equipped cutting, sewing and design studios you will have the resources to learn how to take your designs from 2D sketches to the 3D final product. Ensuring that you have the ability to work in the competitive industry. What to expect when you join us Students will be provided with detailed training in the design process including trend prediction and textiles along with traditional and contemporary pattern-cutting techniques. Industry-standard garment construction skills will be developed as well as an understanding of the technology and materials used in the fashion industry. This degree programme boasts a range of innovative resources such as virtual prototyping systems for pattern cutting, grading, fabric print development and 3D modelling, 3D printers and CAD laser cutting and printing. Modules include: • Introduction to Contour Fashion • Sketching for Body Contour Fashion • Creative Technical • Textiles Techniques • History of Body Contour Fashion, Design Studio • Digital Design & Communication • Industry Project with a ‘Live’ Brief, Research • Final Major Project, Show & Portfolio. Experienced academic tutors, technical staff and a programme of visiting professionals will support the development of your own creative identity and skills. Our students benefit from a tight-knit creative and collaborative community helping you to establish your connections and individual career aspirations as you progress through each level of this fashion design course. In your final year, students showcase their skills and produce a final collection for your end of year show creating a strong design portfolio to showcase to industry specialists.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

YEARS DURATION

UCAS Code W

2019 START UCAS TARIFF

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY

on BA (Hons) Body Contour Fashion

In your first year (Level Four) you will explore:
• Experimental Drawing and illustration both analogue and digital • Trends and creative processes • Fabric manipulation and embellishment techniques • Contemporary body contour fashion solutions and garments • Contemporary body sculpture fashion solutions • Production techniques for fashion contour solutions
In your second year (Level Five) you will develop:
• CAD skills for pattern drafting, 3D modelling and portfolio skills • Knowledge and understanding of the skills required within the body contour industry • Design and development for a specific market • Real-life skills within the industry through work experience opportunities • Professional and design skills through client-based live projects • Independent learning through negotiated projects
In your third year (Level Six) you will produce:
• A Final Major Project • Dissertation • Exhibition • Professional portfolios for traditional and digital routes • Self-promotional material

FACILITIES

Body contour fashion students have a unique learning environment when enrolled on our body contour course. This includes a sewing studio, which is in a 1800s public library with vast cutting tables, individual workstations for every student and no studio fees. The resources within the body contour fashion department are second to none, with over 30 flatbed machines and an extensive range of specialist industrial machinery. This includes optitex virtual prototyping, a digital knitting machine, a digital embroidery machine that can embroider up to A4 size and a digital fabric printer. Also available are laser cutting and 3D printers.

STAFF

DR. CAROL HARRIS
DR. CAROL HARRIS
Programme Leader - BA (Hons) Body Contour Fashion Carol joins The Northern School of Art from Savannah College of Design. She brings with her a wealth of specialist knowledge in lingerie, body-wear, swimwear and active-wear. Dr Harris has an academic profile that spans 20 years and has worked with industry professionals such as Jay Alexander (McQueen and America’s next top model) and Andre-Leon (former editor-at-large for American Vogue). Developing her own practice, she has worked freelance for industry giants such as Calvin Klein and Oscar De La Renta. Carol’s graduate students have gone on to have successful careers including Aurda who’s 'Vision' collection is sold by net-a-porter. Carol is a lifetime member of Cambridge’s who’s who executive and professional women group.
KAREN PEACOCK
KAREN PEACOCK
Lecturer - BA (Hons) Body Contour Fashion Karen Peacock teaches across a variety of design, production and theoretical modules for all years. Delivering creative design processes, specific patterning cutting for body contour and performance relevant to current industry practices. Karen’s modules cover historic and contemporary issues, challenging students to cast away outdated and conventional practices in order to promote free thinking and problem solving using traditional crafts
ALISON HUDSON
ALISON HUDSON
Technician Demonstrator - BA (Hons) Body Contour Fashion Alison started her career working at Danimac’s factory as a sewing machine operator before moving on to work as a designer for a local fashion company, Bliss. Within this role, Alison worked on design, pattern cutting and garment manufacture. Supplying to both retail and wholesale. This then gave her the skills required to set up her own womenswear and accessories label; The Fashion House.

CAREER PATHS

This degree is for you if you wish to have a career in design or manufacture of:

WOMENS DESIGN
CHILDRENSWEAR DESIGN
FASHION ILLUSTRATION
FASHION PRODUCTION
FASHION MARKETING & PR
FASHION BRANDING
FASHION BUYING & MERCHANISING
FASHION RETAIL MANAGEMENT
FASHION RETAIL MANAGEMENT
LINGERIE & INTIMATE APPAREL
LOUNGEWEAR
ACTIVEWEAR
SWIMWEAR
LECTRA CAD
GARMENT TECHNOLOGIST
MA STUDY
TEACHING

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