Creative Industries Management in Fashion (top-up) BA (Hons)
Our BA (Hons) Creative Industries Management in Fashion top-up degree is designed to hone your business and management skills specifically for a future career in the fashion industry.
Equivalent to the final year of an undergraduate degree, this course enables you to 'top-up' an existing qualification, such as a foundation degree or an HND. You'll join us at level 6 with your previous knowledge and accredited learning, achieving a greater level of independence with self-managed research, study and practice.
This course focuses on building on your existing business and management knowledge of the fast-moving fashion industry. You’ll learn about capturing and creating customer value, ethical behaviour and sustainability within fashion, and the place of entrepreneurship in the development of the industry.
Based at our Epsom campus as part of our Business School portfolio, this course allows you to advance your professional practice in business while focusing on your fashion interests. You’ll benefit from the exceptional teaching staff and resources that UCA has to offer while studying a stone’s throw away from London.
Equivalent to the final year of an undergraduate degree, this course enables you to build upon an existing qualification such as a foundation degree or an HND.
UCAS Code for 1 year/standard: N103
The content of the course may be subject to change. Curriculum content is provided as a guide.
During this top-up year you achieve a greater level of independence with self-managed research, study and practice, resulting in a final business project.
This unit aims to develop your skills of independent enquiry and critical analysis by undertaking a sustained research project. You will be expected to addresses the elements that make up formal research including research proposal, research methodologies, action planning, carrying out research itself and presenting both primary and secondary findings.
Fashion Business Strategy
You will learn, in this unit, to develop knowledge and understanding of the terminology of strategy and its relevance to strategic decision making within the fashion industry. You will learn the fundamental decisions made in the field of strategy covering three strategic dimensions i.e. strategy process, strategy content and strategy context.
Marketing Strategy and Planning for Fashion
The strategy is what it is you want to achieve and the plan is how you are going to do it – we’ll teach you how to do both, gaining fundamental understanding of marketing concepts and your insights gained in differentiating the role of the marketing manager in domestic and international marketing decision making (Global Marketing), as well as the practical knowledge and skills of marketing process.
Enterprise Sustainability and Business Ethics in Fashion
Ethical behaviour and corporate social responsibility can bring significant benefits to a business and as sustainability now forms part of the everyday consciousness of the consumer its presence will be permanent. We will present you with the concept of business ethics and develop your abilities to examine its relevance to the fashion industry.
Entrepreneurship and Creativity in Fashion Industries
This unit provides an overall insight into entrepreneurship and the creative approaches to the study of entrepreneurship. You will investigate the factors, which underpin successful entrepreneurship activities for small and medium sized organisations. You will also explore issues related to individuals and enterprise entrepreneurial mint-set, as well as small and family businesses.
Final Fashion Business Project
Your Final Business Project allows you to develop your skillset of independent enquiry enabling you to undertake a sustained research investigation of direct relevance to your area of interest and professional development.
2022 course fees:
- UK students - £9,250
- EU students - £9,250 (see fee discount information)
- International students - £16,950
Additional course costs
In addition to the tuition fees there may be other costs for your course. The things that you are likely to need to budget for to get the most out of a creative arts education will include books, printing costs, occasional or optional study trips and/or project materials. These costs will vary according to the nature of your project work and the individual choices that you make. Please see the additional course costs for 2021 entry. The details for 2022 entry will be available here in due course.
For more detailed information about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to please see our fees and finance pages.
The fees listed here are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.
Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change in line with our Student Terms and Conditions for example, as required by external professional bodies or to improve the quality of the course.
Business facilities include: dedicated studios and study areas, digital media suites equipped with Macs and PCs, programmed with specialist software such as Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver and After Effects and a modern library with a wealth of books, journals, special collections and online resources.
Business School Studios, UCA Epsom
Business School Studios, UCA Epsom
Library, UCA Epsom
Digital media suite, UCA Epsom
The standard entry requirements* for this course are:
- 240 credits from a relevant degree (120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5), with a minimum of 55% overall
- Foundation Degree in a relevant subject
- Higher National Diploma in a relevant subject
And/or Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)
In recognition that you may already have a relevant professional qualification, or appropriate working experience in the relevant industries, APEL may be accepted for entry on to the course. This will be based on the partnership articulations and will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 UK and international qualifications are considered on an individual basis, and we encourage students from diverse educational backgrounds to apply.
*We occasionally make offers which are lower than the standard entry criteria, to students who have faced difficulties that have affected their performance and who were expected to achieve higher results.
This course doesn’t require a portfolio. Students from diverse educational backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
UCAS Code for 3 year/standard
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