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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Fashion Technology

Programme code:BA-DESN/FTUCAS code:W245
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Mark Taylor Contact address:m.taylor@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

The course requires three 'A' levels to ABB grades or above (or the equivalent qualifications), preferably including at least one science/maths related subject. General Studies or Critical Thinking do not usually count towards entry.
Applicants without maths or science A level may be considered where they have GCSE in maths or sciences at high grades.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Design

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Design

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Art and design (2008)
Business and Management (2015)
Engineering (2015)

Programme specification:

This programme offers a unique blend of technical knowledge of textiles and fashion technology with corresponding skills in design, innovation, marketing and research that sets it apart from its competitors both in the UK and internationally. Studying the three pillars of design, technology and management within the context of sustainability allows the student to develop a broad understanding of the key aspects of textile technology and design needed for the development of innovative products in the fashion and clothing industry. With the focus on sustainability, which is recognised as a major challenge to the industry, the programme will create graduates with high employability value.

These attributes prepare graduates with the skills, knowledge and practical experience that will allow them to develop their career opportunities across a diverse range of retail and fashion roles including buying, product development, technology, and retail and supply chain management. There will also be other career opportunities to work in the fashion industry such as working in the supply chain.

The curriculum consists of a core set of modules that deliver a key technical and conceptual framework, complemented by an exciting range of options and Discovery modules rooted in staff research activity. Students will have the opportunity to identify their own specialist interest within the curriculum and experience a range of different approaches. The teaching team offer a wide variety of disciplinary specialisms from across the fields of design, technology and management. Suitably qualified students will be able to Study Abroad or opt for a Year in Industry, thereby broadening their experience and strengthening global and cultural insights.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must study 120 credits in total (a mixture of compulsory and optional or discovery modules). To pass the year they must pass 100 credits including all modules flagged as ’PFP’

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

DESN1247Introduction to Fashion Technology30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN1248Sustainable Fashion20 creditsSemester 1
DESN1250Fundamentals of Imaging20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN1468Garment Production Processes10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN1847Design History, Design Futures20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 0-20 credits from the following options modules:

DESN1415Introduction to Photography (Digital)10 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
DESN1575Patterns and Culture10 creditsNot running in 202021
DESN1633Colour and the Design Process10 creditsSemester 2
DESN1658Fashion Brand Analysis10 creditsSemester 2
DESN1705Drawing 1A10 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
DESN1706Drawing 1B10 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
DESN1830Technologies for Art and Design10 creditsSemester 2

Students may also study 0-20 credits of Discovery Modules.

Discovery modules:


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must study 120 credits in total (a mixture of compulsory and optional or discovery modules). To pass the year they must pass 100 credits including all modules flagged as ’PFP’

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

DESN2247Advanced Textile Technology20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN2248Strategic Fashion Management20 creditsSemester 2
DESN2287Research Methods20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN2350Marketing Creativity and Innovation20 creditsSemester 1
DESN2467Fashion Technology for Product Development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 0-20 credits from the following options modules:

DESN2139New Materialism: Science and Technology Meet Art, Craft and Design10 creditsSemester 1
DESN2147Introduction to Contemporary Moving Image Production20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN2155Illustration10 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
DESN2265Art, Craft and Design Now: an international overview of contemporary practice10 creditsSemester 2
DESN2415Photography (Digital)10 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
DESN2465Class, Taste and Society: Interpreting Designed Objects.10 creditsSemester 1
DESN2500Eco-Design: Understanding Design's Role in Global Ecology10 creditsSemester 2
DESN2525Design for Sports and Performance Clothing10 creditsSemester 1
DESN2633Colour: Art and Science10 creditsSemester 2
DESN2645Design Theory10 creditsNot running in 202021
DESN265720th Century Fashion History20 creditsSemester 1
DESN2705Cutting edge: Collage as reconfiguring10 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
DESN2721Book Arts10 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2

Students may also study 0-20 credits of Discovery Modules.

Candidates may also study 0-20 credits of Discovery Modules.

Discovery modules:


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must study 120 credits in total (a mixture of compulsory and optional or discovery modules). To pass the year they must pass 100 credits including all modules flagged as ’PFP’

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

DESN3467Business Analysis & Product Development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN3468Business Analysis & Product Development B20 creditsSemester 2
DESN3469Fashion Revolutions20 creditsSemester 2
DESN3660Independent Study Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 0-20 credits from the following optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 0-20 credits from the following options modules:

DESN3139New Materialism Studio: Theory Meets Practice20 creditsSemester 2
DESN3582Fashion Styling and Photography20 creditsSemester 2, Semesters 1 & 2
DESN3585Collaborative Marketing and Promotion20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN3635Computer Aided Design and Professional Design Presentation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN3725Information Design20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN3765Brand Communications20 creditsSemester 1
DESN3770Contemporary Advertising20 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1

Students may also study 0-20 credits of Discovery Modules

Discovery modules:

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