Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion and Textile Design

Provided by Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

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Awarded by University of Plymouth


Course introduction

Introduction


The Programme aims are:

  • To provide a challenging and stimulating study environment.
  • To provide a framework allowing students to follow a flexible and coherent programme of study.
  • To enable students to study a subject area and to develop subject specialist interests and knowledge.
  • To provide students with the opportunity to develop key skills.
  • To provide students with the skills and knowledge to maximise career and postgraduate study opportunities.
  • To provide a broad contextual and historical knowledge of the fashion and textiles industries and related contexts.
  • To provide students with the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial skills.
  • To provide students with an understanding of the principles of manufacturing, promotion and retail in the fashion and textiles industries.
  • To develop an awareness of trends within the fashion and textiles industries.
  • To enable students to develop a high standard of visual and verbal communication skills using appropriate media.
  • To provide students with the networking opportunities to develop relationships with a range of relevant companies or individuals.
  • To develop an understanding of the variety of theoretical and critical approaches to issues in design and culture.
  • To enable students to develop high levels of skills of critical judgment.



Curriculum Overview


Programme Structure


Year 1
Core Skills: Fashion and Textiles
Studio Practice
Digital Designing for Fashion and Textiles
Introduction to Visual Culture (Fashion and Textile Design)

Year 2
Enterprise and Industry: Research
Enterprise and Industry: Practice
Exploratory Practice
Designer Led Brief
Enterprise and Industry: Experience
Visual Culture: Performing Identity

Year 3
Major Project: Development
Major Project: Concept
Major Project: Collection
Major Project: Resolution
Portfolio
Visual Culture: Dissertation



Entry Requirements


Entry Requirements
For Year 1 / Level 4 entry:
A minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent OR
International Foundation Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Art awarded by MDIS OR
Relevant qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) or recognised Higher Education providers in Fashion-and-Textile-related disciplines, (which are deemed by the University to be suitable as pathway programmes for entry onto the Level 4 / Year 1 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education* OR
International Foundation Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing awarded by MDIS

For Year 2 / Level 5 entry:
Relevant Diploma level qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) or recognised Higher Education providers in Fashion-and-Textile-related disciplines, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Level 4 / Year 1 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education* OR
MDIS Higher Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing OR
Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Fashion-and-Textile-related disciplines

For Year 3 / Level 6 entry:
Relevant polytechnic diplomas in Fashion-and-Textile-related disciplines, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Level 4 / Year 1 AND Level 5 / Year 2 of the University course) with a pass grade* OR
Relevant overseas polytechnic diplomas in Fashion-and-Textile-related disciplines, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Level 4 / Year 1 AND Level 5 / Year 2 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education* OR
Higher National Diploma (HND) in Fashion-and-Textile-related disciplines OR
Relevant PEI qualification in Fashion-and-Textile-related disciplines (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Level 4 / Year 1 AND Level 5 / Year 2 of the University course) with entry requirement of 12 years of formal education

Notes:
Some applicants will be given the option to take bridging modules in order to secure entry into the appropriate level of the programme. The bridging modules could be taken from the International Foundation Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing awarded by MDIS and/or Level 4 and/or Level 5 of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Fashion and Textile Design programme respectively, depending upon the entry point determined by the university following their Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy.

• *All applications are subject to University approval through its Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and procedures.

All applicants are required to submit a portfolio.

For entry to Level 4, if no portfolio is available, applicants will be interviewed to assess their level of creativity, innovation and potential and passion for the subject.
The portfolio submission for entry to Level 5 and Level 6 should demonstrate:

  • enquiry, research and observations
  • original idea generation
  • conceptual development
  • experimental work
  • a good level of technical ability
  • an ability to select and present a range of work to a high standard
 
English Language Requirements
Possess a minimum C6 grade in English at GCE 'O' Level OR
IELTS score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) OR
TOEFL score of 550 OR
Completed MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE) OR
Equivalent



Duration & Intake


Programme Duration


Full-time: 
Year 1 Entry: 36 months
Year 2 Entry: 24 months 



Fees & Funding


Fees & Structure (Local)

Full-time
 Duration & Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
Year 1 (36 Months)  S$36,915.00  S$700.00 - S$1,900.00
Year 2 (24 Months)  S$26,750.00  S$700.00 - S$1,900.00
Application fees: S$160.50

Fees & Structure (International)
Full-time
 Duration & Structure Tuition Fees Non-tuition Fees
 Year 1 (36 Months)  S$39,055.00  S$3,000.00 - S$3,200.00
 Year 2 (24 Months)  S$28,622.50  S$3,000.00 - S$3,200.00
Application fees: S$481.50

Note:
# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Local:Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
   Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop and fee protection scheme.
# International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.
 

 

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