Leather for Fashion BA (Hons)

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Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 07/11/2019

This unique course will give you the specialist skills you need for careers in the Leather garments area of the fashion industry. You will have access to bespoke facilities to help you learn more about the properties of leather and applying them to garment design and manufacture. We have industry links which support live design projects and provide opportunities for work experience.

Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

Course

Highlights

  • Opportunity to take part in Graduate Fashion Week in London.
  • Show case your designs at the University's Degree Show.
  • International study trips available, typically to one of the fashion capitals of the world.
  • Guaranteed paid internship.*

HP Laptop and software included with this course.*

Additional

Information

Opportunities Abroad

Our international study visits provide a unique opportunity for you to gain an insight into various cultures and international business. Previous study visits have included New York, Milan and Tokyo.

All the study trips are optional and the costs vary year on year. Typically, this is approximately £800 for New York, and £400 for European trips (Milan, Amsterdam, Sweden).

Course Details

Leather has always played a major role in the creation of garments and it is still significant today, with many leather designs appearing on catwalks. Appreciating the properties of materials will allow you to maximise your creative flair, so this course uses theory and practical work to help you understand leather as a material. You will learn how to take leather through the design and manufacturing stage for the production of leather garments so that you can meet the demands of innovative design while ensuring that the product remains fit for purpose, meeting the high demands of the commercial world.

Read more

The Northampton Employment Promise.

*We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Graduate Fashion Week

As a final year student you’ll put together a major collection. Our students have had the opportunity to show their work on the catwalk at Graduate Fashion Week.

Held in London, Graduate Fashion Week is an opportunity for students to network with big names from the Fashion industry – from potential employers to scouts who are looking for the next big talent in Design.

There are also a number of prestigious awards during the event, and our students are regularly recognised – either as nominees or overall winners.

Careers

Career Opportunities

When you graduate from this course, you will be well suited to work in the fashion industry, including designing and leather crafting, leather technology and testing, footwear and accessories manufacturing, pattern cutting, buying, merchandising, PR and editorial.

Our fashion graduates have secured fashion design jobs with POP Magazine, Ted Baker, House of Holland, COS, Topshop and River Island.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. In addition, you are expected to have studied an Art or Textiles related subject in an A Level or BTEC level 3 Diploma, or equivalent qualification. We will also accept a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

Applicants are interviewed and are requested to provide a portfolio of their own work in Art and Design. Students with a relevant HND or Foundation Degree with a suitable profile of achievement may be admitted onto year two or three.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

You will be introduced to studio design and workshop practice, covering core skills and practical experience in fashion, textiles and leather for fashion supported by theory. This will all be underpinned by historical and contextual studies.

  • Design Practice: Concept Research and Design Development (60 Credits)
    Module code: FSH1107
    Core Module Y
  • Contextual Studies 1 (20 Credits)
    Module code: FSH1101
    Core Module Y
  • Fashion, Leather Fashion and Textiles: Context (40 Credits)
    Module code: FSH1106
    Core Module Y

Module information is quoted for 19/20 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.



Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • the Fashion area has dedicated studios and a range of high quality workshops to enable the production of 2D and 3D work
  • emphasis is placed on your creative development whilst recognising the importance of marketing and management skills
  • strong links with industry, invited guest speakers and live project learning experiences
  • opportunities for work experience and internships are embedded within the curriculum
  • optional international study visits
  • Leathersellers’ Scholarships to £800 to £1200 for fashion leather collections

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Leather Technology (Professional) MSc

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Leather Technology PhD

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

2020/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250 per year
Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250 per year
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

Additional Costs

Study trips

New York: £800 (Not compulsory)
Milan/Amsterdam/Sweden: £400 (Not compulsory)

2020/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,900 per year

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,500 per year

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Additional Costs

Study trips

New York: £800 (Not compulsory)
Milan/Amsterdam/Sweden: £400 (Not compulsory)

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…


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Updated 07/11/2019

  • This unique course will give you the specialist skills you need for careers in the Leather garments area of the fashion industry. You will have access to bespoke facilities to help you learn more about the properties of leather and applying them to garment design and manufacture. We have industry links which support live design projects and provide opportunities for work experience.

    Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Opportunity to take part in Graduate Fashion Week in London.
    • Show case your designs at the University's Degree Show.
    • International study trips available, typically to one of the fashion capitals of the world.
    • Guaranteed paid internship.*

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.*

  • Leather has always played a major role in the creation of garments and it is still significant today, with many leather designs appearing on catwalks. Appreciating the properties of materials will allow you to maximise your creative flair, so this course uses theory and practical work to help you understand leather as a material. You will learn how to take leather through the design and manufacturing stage for the production of leather garments so that you can meet the demands of innovative design while ensuring that the product remains fit for purpose, meeting the high demands of the commercial world.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Opportunities Abroad

    Our international study visits provide a unique opportunity for you to gain an insight into various cultures and international business. Previous study visits have included New York, Milan and Tokyo.

    All the study trips are optional and the costs vary year on year. Typically, this is approximately £800 for New York, and £400 for European trips (Milan, Amsterdam, Sweden).

    • *We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

      We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

      We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • As a final year student you’ll put together a major collection. Our students have had the opportunity to show their work on the catwalk at Graduate Fashion Week.

      Held in London, Graduate Fashion Week is an opportunity for students to network with big names from the Fashion industry – from potential employers to scouts who are looking for the next big talent in Design.

      There are also a number of prestigious awards during the event, and our students are regularly recognised – either as nominees or overall winners.

    • Career Opportunities

      When you graduate from this course, you will be well suited to work in the fashion industry, including designing and leather crafting, leather technology and testing, footwear and accessories manufacturing, pattern cutting, buying, merchandising, PR and editorial.

      Our fashion graduates have secured fashion design jobs with POP Magazine, Ted Baker, House of Holland, COS, Topshop and River Island.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. In addition, you are expected to have studied an Art or Textiles related subject in an A Level or BTEC level 3 Diploma, or equivalent qualification. We will also accept a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

    Applicants are interviewed and are requested to provide a portfolio of their own work in Art and Design. Students with a relevant HND or Foundation Degree with a suitable profile of achievement may be admitted onto year two or three.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

     

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • You will be introduced to studio design and workshop practice, covering core skills and practical experience in fashion, textiles and leather for fashion supported by theory. This will all be underpinned by historical and contextual studies.

    • Design Practice: Concept Research and Design Development (60 Credits)
      Module code: FSH1107
      Core Module Y
    • Contextual Studies 1 (20 Credits)
      Module code: FSH1101
      Core Module Y
    • Fashion, Leather Fashion and Textiles: Context (40 Credits)
      Module code: FSH1106
      Core Module Y

    Module information is quoted for 19/20 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    • the Fashion area has dedicated studios and a range of high quality workshops to enable the production of 2D and 3D work
    • emphasis is placed on your creative development whilst recognising the importance of marketing and management skills
    • strong links with industry, invited guest speakers and live project learning experiences
    • opportunities for work experience and internships are embedded within the curriculum
    • optional international study visits
    • Leathersellers’ Scholarships to £800 to £1200 for fashion leather collections
    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Leather Technology (Professional) MSc

      Master of Business Administration (MBA)

      Leather Technology PhD

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250 per year
    Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250 per year
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

    Additional Costs

    Study trips

    New York: £800 (Not compulsory)
    Milan/Amsterdam/Sweden: £400 (Not compulsory)

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,900 per year

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,500 per year

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Additional Costs

    Study trips

    New York: £800 (Not compulsory)
    Milan/Amsterdam/Sweden: £400 (Not compulsory)

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour