COURSE OVERVIEW

UCAS CODE W234 UCAS TARIFF 96 - 112 BA (Hons) 3 YEARS
The way that we communicate fashion is developing constantly. Continually advancing movements in technology and digital platforms has allowed the fashion industry to evolve. This BA (Hons) Fashion Creative Direction course explores the digital reality of the fashion industry today. On this course students will consider new attitudes to the development of the virtual industries within fashion. We will give you a new insight into different areas of aesthetic fashion. This course draws on a myriad of visual cultures including photography, film, styling, marketing and PR. In order to explore different industry sectors such as the media, retail, content creation, marketing and branding. This diverse knowledge of sub-sections within the industry will give graduates the skills needed to work in many different roles within the fashion industry.
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 course. In your final year, students showcase their skills and produce a final piece of work for their end of year show creating a strong portfolio to showcase to industry specialists.

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DR. CAROL HARRIS
DR. CAROL HARRIS
Faculty Leader - BA (Hons) Fashion Creative Direction Carol joined The Northern School of Art from Savannah College of Design to specifically develop the Fashion with Body Contour degree. She brings with her a wealth of specialist knowledge in lingerie, body-wear, swimwear and active-wear as well as fantastic contacts. 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. 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. Her research focuses on the development of textiles for fashion innovation.
KAREN PEACOCK
KAREN PEACOCK
Lecturer - BA (Hons) Fashion Creative Direction Karen Peacock lectures across a variety of design, production and theoretical modules for all levels. 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, encouraging students to challenge outdated and conventional practices in order to promote free thinking and problem solving whilst celebrating traditional crafts. Karen has over 16 years experience within the fashion industry, she specialised in pattern development, grading and manufacturing in both manual and digital applications. Karen's career has allowed her to gain experience in the whole garment journey from initial design through to technical packs and customer liaison. She has extensive experience working with factories, buyers, samples and has worked alongside designers at London fashion week. Karen’s research focuses on innovations and improvements in 3D simulation and the digital environment.

CAREER PATHS

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

FASHION ILLUSTRATION
FASHION PRODUCTION
FASHION MARKETING & PR
FASHION BRANDING
FASHION BUYING & MERCHANISING
FASHION RETAIL MANAGEMENT
LECTRA CAD
GARMENT TECHNOLOGIST
MA STUDY
TEACHING
VISUAL MERCHANDISING
ART & FASHION DIRECTION
PHOTOGRAPHY & FILM MAKING
CREATIVE WRITING & BLOGGING
ADVERTISING

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