Fashion Design

Area of studies: Creative arts and design (JACS WOOO)
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Mode of Studies: Full-time
Length of Programme: 3,5 academic years (210 ECTS)
Name of Qualification: Bachelor in Fashion Design (double diploma)

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Unique features

Study programme is carried out by two cooperating universities and the graduates are presented two diplomas: Bachelor in Fashion Design (BA Honours) diploma issued by University of Central Lancashire and Bachelor in Fashion Design diploma issued by Vytautas Magnus University.

This internationally recognized fashion design course has a proven track record of delivering the designers of tomorrow. You’ll study a broad range of topics – including, fashion illustration, pattern cutting, CAD design, trend prediction and design history – with the ultimate aim of creating a portfolio of your own innovative, creative collections.
Everything you learn is designed to help you start a successful career – where possible, you’ll be assessed via live projects with fashion industry partners, and you’ll also study a module specifically aimed at preparing you for work.

On the BA (Hons) Fashion design course, you will have the opportunity to transform your two dimensional design ideas into creative clothes. Our lecturers have worked at the top of the industry, and many staff are still involved on a part-time basis, so latest practice can be quickly incorporated into the course.

Access Requirements

I a high school diploma or equivalent degree and proven capability to fluently speak, read and write in English, and PORTFOLIO.

Portfolio Requirements

The Portfolio is your opportunity to display your creativity, expertise and knowledge about fashion. Use your imagination when compiling your portfolio! The content should reflect originality, skill and workmanship.

Please make sure your portfolio adheres to the following requirements:

  1. 10-20 pieces of work in an artistic medium, preferably but not necessarily with a design focus.
  2. It should have a ‘theme’ running through your work, or a concept which is clearly in evidence.
  3. Please attach a written rationale of 200 words (1 x A4 page double-spaced) which explains the inspiration behind your work.
  4. All work in your entry portfolio should be recent (this means you should have completed it within the last 12 months) and must represent YOUR OWN ideas and work, and not infringe upon the copyright or intellectual property of other artists, authors or talent.
  5. All portfolios should be no larger than A3 format.
  6. All digital submissions to be in PDF format (max. 10 MB, sent to studies@trt.vdu.lt until 10th of July).

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Fashion Design programme will be able:

  • To pursue studies in Master’s programmes in Arts and Art History and Criticism;
  • To create unique fashion collections and to work with private clients;
  • To work as Fashion Designer at the internationally based companies;
  • To work as stylist at the mass media production (photo sessions, TV industry, etc.);
  • To create their own business and brand;
  • To create garments and fashion collections with reference to theory and practice in this area;
  • To employ an experimental approach to use of media and new technologies at all processes of fashion design production;
  • To demonstrate the ability to critically analyse and evaluate collections;
  • To recognize an in depth understanding of the influence of theory underpinning practice through evidencing a range of research bases;
  • To apply the principles of effective teamwork within a disciplined and professional environment;
  • Administrate the processes within project development and its implementation;
  • To evaluate and contextualize their creative output and working processes.

Further Information

On the BA (Hons) Fashion design course, you will have the opportunity to transform your two dimensional design ideas into creative clothes. Our lecturers have worked at the top of the industry, for brands like YSL, Ted Baker and Debenhams, and many staff is still involved on a part-time basis, so latest practice can be quickly incorporated into the course.

Areas covered include:

  • womenswear and menswear design
  • research skills
  • design development
  • range building
  • pattern cutting- traditional and experimental
  • professional production techniques
  • ‘live’ projects with industry
  • fashion illustration and presentation techniques
  • CAD Design
  • flat drawing
  • trend prediction
  • fabric exploration
  • preparation for industry
  • design history

In Year 1, you will be introduced to the broad area of fashion design. Projects involve: visual research, drawing and presentation, an introduction to fashion ideas and to fundamental techniques in cut, knit and embellishment. Complementary modules in historical and sociological studies will provide a context for fashion.

Year 3 will introduce you to the fashion industry and require you to find innovative solutions to a series of market-related challenges. Activities involve ‘live’ projects and preparation of a portfolio of work for placement interview. Complementary studies in the History of Art and Design continue together with ‘in-house’ electives in pattern cutting and modeling.

Year 3 and 4 involves a part-time placement in one or more fashion-related companies. The positions within these companies vary from pattern cutter to design assistant, and can be national or international positions. Last semester encourages you to work in an independent manner throughout a series of guided and highly individual projects. These are for inclusion in personal portfolios and for national and international competitions. In a final module, you will design and produce a collection of six to eight outfits aimed to be showcased on a catwalk.

Application Procedure

Detailed information on required documents, legalization of documents, application deadlines, tuition fees etc. is provided in the section “Admission to BA”.

Curriculum

Subject title

ECTS Credits

I Year

 

I semester

30

Fashion Design I

16

Basic Tailoring and Cutting

8

A, B, D courses*

6

II semester

30

Fashion Design II

16

Fashion Illustration and Presentation Techniques

8

A, B, D courses*

6

II Year

 

I semester

30

Fashion Design III

16

Historical Contextual Studies

8

A, B, D courses*

6

II semester

30

Fashion Design IV

16

Contemporary Contextual Studies

8

A, B, D courses*

6

III Year

 

I semester

30

Fashion Design V

16

Fashion, Culture & Identity

8

A, B, D courses*

6

II semester

30

Fashion Design VI

16

Contextual Studies; Design Futures

8

A, B, D courses*

6

IV Year

 

I semester

30

Study practice (Industrial Placement)

15

Final Thesis

15

Total:

210

*A, B – optional courses.
D – elective courses.

Note: there might be some changes in the programme.