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Bath Spa University School of Art and Design Fine Art BA (Hons)Fine Art is a wide field of activity: video, photography and live art as well as painting and sculpture; and all of these are possible on this studio-based contemporary art course taught by artists with strong exhibition profiles.0102Fashion Council Colleges Council and Graduate Fashion Week.Careers There are many career destinations open to you including the following: company/ in-house designer, freelance designer, design consultancy, creative pattern cutter, freelance pattern cutter, designing/pattern cutting for manufacturers, forecasting, fashion journalism, styling, buying, fabric/colour research, product developer and technical designer. Recent graduates have been employed at Mulberry, William Tempest, Giles Deacon, Bastyan, Gieves and Hawkes, French Connection, Collete Dinnigan (Australia), Joseph, Comptoir des Cotonniers, and Nicole Farhi, whilst some have progressed to study Masters' Degrees, or set up their own businesses. Fashion Design BA (Hons)Why choose this course? The course aims to give students the opportunity to develop individual design identity through the translation of personal research into design ideas alongside pattern drafting and construction. The course has a unique partnership with the world famous Fashion Museum in Bath where you will have special access to an unrivalled collection of fashion. You will be taught by departmental staff who have national and international reputations with many years fashion industry experience. There is also an extensive range of visiting lecturers from the industry. Live industry projects are incorporated into the course and have been set by companies such as Jaeger, Nicole Farhi, Karen Millen, Whistles, Double O, and Griffin. Students are encouraged to secure work placements between Years 1+2 and 2+3. Work placements have been undertaken at Ben De Lisi, Nicole Farhi, Alexander McQueen, Karen Millen, Griffin, New Look, Betty Jackson, Whistles, Milena, Stella McCartney, Chloe, Boudicca, Vivienne Westwood, Roland Mouret, Erdem, Dewhirst, Warehouse, Ted Baker and Twenty8Twelve.About the course In your first year you will concentrate on five main areas: - Introduction to Fashion History and Context (an introduction to the Fashion Museum and the Collections).- Research, Fashion Design and Illustration (learning the practise of fashion drawing, working drawings and fashion illustration). - Introduction to Flat Pattern Cutting and Construction (a thorough underpinning of the technical skills of fashion). - Tailoring (a triple module introducing the A fast-paced, dynamic and demanding course with a strong emphasis on creativity and innovation underpinned with strong technical skills. history and context of tailoring, designing tailored fashion and tailoring skills. You will also work on a live industry project during this module).- Professional Contexts.As you progress to Year 2 you will continue to develop your unique approach to research, design and drawing skills, continue to experiment and develop new skills and carry out research at the Fashion Museum, as well as being introduced to Draping and Modelling on the Stand, Couture Sewing Skills, Digital Technology for Fashion and Portfolio Presentation. During this year you have the opportunity to engage in a live industry project and enter competitions, as well as secure your own external project from within the Fashion Industry. In Year 3 you are encouraged to develop independently and have the freedom for originality and creative output utilising the skills acquired throughout the course as well as:- Professional Contexts: preparation of a professional portfolio, entering national design competitions, developing strategies for developing an entrepreneurial approach with regards to employability.- Final Studies Essay/Dissertation- Final Collection: the opportunity for you to generate a unique and exclusive design concept from initial idea through to final realisation and promotion. Students have the opportunity to present their final collection in the university end of year exhibitions or fashion show, and you may be selected to show at Graduate Fashion Week in London. The course is a member of the British UCAS CodeFashion DesignW233Entry CriteriaTypical offersStandard art and design requirements - see page 20. All candidates are interviewed and selected primarily on their creative ability.Course InformationCourse locationThe Circus, BathCourse length3 years full-timeStudio fee (10/11)£155 (subject to review). See page 18No. of applicants (2010) 389No. of places (2010)27More Student Survey Score (2010)82% satisfaction with teaching01 Louise Ellis02 Graduate Fashion Week 2010 Jack Duffy - freelance work for Browns Focus03 Graduate Fashion Week 2010 Outi Silvola - selected for Gala Show01Graduate ProfileLouise Ellis, graduated 2008-"I currently work as a Fashion Marketing Assistant (Ecommerce) for French Connection. The course gave me a fantastic overview of the industry and provided a really great preparation for my design career. There was a lot of emphasis on technical skills as well as design, and this helped us become more creative and technically clever when designing. I really enjoyed the variety that the course had to offer, and particularly valued the industry projects, where we were able to meet industry professionals throughout the three years. Work placements are so important to gain a better understanding of the area you want to progress in."0203

Bath Spa University School of Art and Design 28 / 29Course InformationCourse locationSion Hill campusCourse length3 years full-time; part-time availableStudio fee (10/11)£130 (subject to review). See page 18Course InformationNo. of applicants (2010) 308No. of places (2010)83More CodesFine Art (Painting)W101Fine Art (Sculpture)W102Fine Art (Media)W103National Student Survey Score (2010)84% satisfaction with teachingEntry CriteriaTypical offersStandard art and design requirements - see page 20A portfolio of work plus paintings, sculpture, lens based media (or a photographic record of these as appropriate). A short written piece relating to an exhibition you have seen. You will receive advance information about the selection process. Those accepted onto the course are expected to do some preparatory work before arrival. 01 Sculptures by Dawn Stringer02 Sculptures by Dawn Lippiatt03 Painting by Ruth O'Brien04 Paintings by Geraldine Duffy-JentzWhy choose this course?You can choose to study media, painting or sculpture (and will be recruited to one of these routes) but it is possible to move between these areas by arrangement. From the start you will work in a dedicated studio space and follow your own program of study agreed with tutors - this work is the core of the course. You will have initiative and be self-motivated and we will encourage and guide your exploration enabling you to develop your self-confidence and critical ability in your chosen area. About the courseBath School of Art and Design has a wide range of excellent facilities and extensive workshops for all kinds of art practice and equipment for students to loan. All students learn digital photography and to work with digital images as well as key methods appropriate to their chosen area of work. The course arranges frequent study visits to London to see key exhibitions, and to other cities, including Paris, Berlin and New York. This, together with an extensive lecture program covering a wide range of practice and given by tutors and distinguished visiting lecturers, represents a key part of the course. Some lectures are given by gallery directors and curators and, with the exhibition experience you will gain on the course, these provide an understanding of, and preparation for, the professional world. Numerous exhibitions external to the School are initiated by staff and by students themselves. A program of lectures, tutorials and seminars concerned with art historical, theoretical and critical concepts relating to contemporary art underpins all this. You will be taught by practising artists and writers - some are full time, many are part time and there is a long list of visiting lecturers. There are lectures, seminars, group discussions and critiques of work as well as individual tutorials. Assessment is by exhibition, written papers and live presentations.CareersTypical career opportunities include exhibiting; curating and arts administration; interior design; film and TV; teaching (subject to PGCE); art therapy. Alumni from the course include painter and Turner Prize nominee Glenn Brown, Paul Harrison and John Wood whose videos are exhibited round the world, Nina Dolan, Louisa Fairclough, Laura Ford, Nicholas May, Peter Randall-Page, Nigel Rolfe, Michael Stubbs and Alison Turnbull, gallerists and gallery directors Kate McGarry, David Risley, Kelly Taylor, and the curator Colin Ledwith.03 Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors BA (Hons)Why choose this course? The course allows you to develop as an individual. We are interested in all students developing their own interests for a career either as a designer, designer maker or textile artist. There is a strong emphasis on creativity underpinned by computer aided technologies, textile craft processes and professional practise. Facilities are superb, and include a purpose built digital textile workshop with equipment for inkjet printing, digital embroidery and laser cutting. You will be taught by departmental staff who have strong reputations as practising professional designers or researchers, as well as an extensive range of visiting lecturers and a lively programme of visiting speakers and international visits.About the course Year 1 of the course introduces you to the area of fashion and textiles through studio/ workshop practise and theoretical study - you'll learn techniques and skills in drawing, digital media, fabric dyeing, knit, print, weave or embroidery, fabric manipulation and sewing skills. You'll also explore historical and critical studies. Progressing into Year 2 you will be asked to specialise in a textile area - knit, print, weave or embroidery. You may choose to work in more than one area if you wish. You also choose whether to follow Surface Textile Design or Textile with Fashion modules. Following the Surface Design modules you are able to develop your textiles designs for any area including fashion garments, accessories, furnishings, wallpaper, interior products, wall hangings, craft objects and art. Following the Textiles with Fashion modules allows you to focus your textile designs for fashion. Workshops and taught sessions are also provided in the area of fashion design, pattern cutting, draping and construction. A dynamic and demanding course, aiming to create the designers and innovators of the future. UCAS CodeTextile Design for Fashion and InteriorsWW27Entry CriteriaTypical offersStandard art and design requirements - see page 20. All candidates are interviewed and selected primarily on their creative ability. Course InformationCourse locationSion Hill campusCourse length3 years full-time; part-time availableStudio fee (10/11)£250 (subject to review). See page 18No. of applicants (2010) 255No. of places (2010)39More Student Survey Score (2010)82% satisfaction with teaching01 Clara Kelly02 Joanna Beasley03 Anna Glasbrook, graduate of Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors0302During this year you have the opportunity to engage in live and industry projects, enter competitions where appropriate, exhibit your work both in a local gallery and Indigo in Paris and undertake work placements. In Year 3 you are encouraged to develop independently, and to think about and explore your future direction possibly with experience of exhibiting or work placement to further your individual direction. The final year culminates in a public exhibition. Students may also be selected to exhibit at the New Designers show in London. Live Industry projects have been set by design houses such as Sam Pickard, New Look, Paperclip, Lewis and Lewis and Nicole Farhi and work placements undertaken at Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Calvin Klein, Ted Baker, Clarissa Hulse, Whiston and Wright, Karen Nicol, Milenaa, Chloé, Nicole Farhi, Jessica Ogden, Zandra Rhodes, Dewhurst, Tracy Kendall, Paperclip and the Fashion Museum, Bath. Careers Professional practise and entrepreneurial skills are embedded within the course. There are many career opportunities open to you within fashion and interiors, for example in-house designer, freelance designer or designer maker. Recent graduates have progressed to MA courses at Central St Martins, Chelsea, Goldsmiths, Royal College of Art, London College of Fashion, and here at Bath Spa University. Employment has included such companies and jobs as Damien Hirst, Clarissa Hulse, Heals, Laura Ashley, Issey Myake, Bay and Brown, Circle Line, The White Company, Disney Pixar, Net-a-Porter, artist in residence at a school and technicians in higher education. Some students have set up their own business as a result of being on this course or after studying an MA.Graduate ProfileAnna Glasbrook, graduated 2010-"I 'm working as a self-employed designer, for example on commissions, exhibitions and trade shows. I thoroughly enjoyed my course. I really felt that we were allowed to develop in our own way, well supported - and pushed - by the tutors (who were fantastic, nothing was too much trouble), but free to develop individually. The course prepared me very well for my career and the steep learning curve I'm on at the moment!"0104