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Creative Industries Management Fashion BA Top-up

Creative Industries Management in Fashion (top-up) BA (Hons)

Epsom

Course overview

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

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Course details

Course details

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.

Business Research
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.

Tuition fees
The course fees per year for 2021 entry are:

  • UK students - £9,250 
  • EU students - £9,250 (see fee discount information)
  • International students - £16,950 (standard fee)
  • International students - £16,270 (full early payment fee)

The course fees for 2022 entry will be available here shortly. 

Additional course costs
In addition to the tuition fees please see the additional course costs for 2021 entry. The details for 2022 entry will be available here in due course.

Further information
Find out more about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to:

These fees 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.

Course specifications

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.

Facilities

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.

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Business School Studios, UCA Epsom

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Business School Studios, UCA Epsom

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Library, UCA Epsom

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Digital media suite, UCA Epsom

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

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.

To view the equivalent entry requirements for your country please select it in the list below.

Don't meet the international entry requirements or English language requirements?

You may be able to enter the course through the following entry courses:

Pre-sessional English courses in the UK or China

UCA International Foundation courses

The UCA International College

For this course, we’ll need to see your portfolio for review. We’ll invite you to attend an Applicant Day so you can have your portfolio review in person, meet the course team and learn more about your course. If you would prefer to upload a portfolio digitally, there is also the option to submit it online via your UCA Applicant Portal. Further information will be provided once you have applied.

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Please use the following fields to help select the right application link for you:
  • UCAS Institution

    C93

  • UCAS Code for 3 year/standard

    N103

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