LCCA - London College of Contemporary Arts

BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Management


Undergraduate

COURSE OVERVIEW


This BA (Hons) Fashion Business Management course, awarded by the University for the Creative Arts, will equip you with the industry knowledge and specialist skills needed to thrive within today’s fast-paced fashion world. The course is designed to ensure you stay up-to-date with the latest trends of fashion business management and gain the transferable skills needed to significantly enhance your prospects within the fashion industry. 

You will be taught essential marketing and management tools needed to kick-start your fashion career. Students will have the opportunity to think strategically whilst enhancing their creativity and professional skills. This fashion business course also provides students with the opportunity to work with industry professionals to ensure you are workplace ready upon successful completion of the course.

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KEY COURSE INFORMATION
Campus

LCCA, Holborn Campus

Awarding Body

University for the Creative Arts

Duration:

Three years

Delivery:

Full-time

Intakes:

October

Entry year

2020, 2021

Fees:

UK/EU £9,250 P/A

Funding:

SFE funding available

Academic partner

University for the Creative Arts

UCAS Course Code

TBC

Campus Code

TBC

Institution Code:

TBC

COURSE DETAILS


YEAR 1

The first year of this course will provide you with a fundamental understanding of fashion marketing and creative fashion business and management as well as key brand management techniques and fashion buying and merchandising.

Fashion Marketing

Gain a solid understanding of the fashion marketplace, core knowledge that is needed to progress onto the second year of the course. You will also learn key aspects of fashion marketing to understand the importance of customer relationship with products.

Fashion Branding and Promotion

Throughout this unit, students will learn the processes of fashion branding and the importance of effective brand management.

Fashion Buying and Merchandising

This unit will teach you how to effectively build your product from concept to consumer. You will learn core theories of fashion buying and merchandising, as well as learning product management, merchandising strategies and how to align them with your overall brand strategy. 

Fashion Management

Understand fundamental principles of fashion management and fashion business with a global context. You will learn the different factors affecting fashion marketing and consumer groups as well as assessing sustainability within the fashion world.

YEAR 2

Year two of the BA (Hons) Fashion Business Management allows you to work out in which area you would like to specialise in and hone your skills during an industry work placement. Key areas of study include fashion forecasting, visual merchandising and professional practices.

Forecasting and Fashion Futures

This unit emphasises the importance of predicting future trends within the fashion industry. You will understand the role fashion forecasting plays across strategic industry sectors, including product development, retail and marketing.

Visual Merchandising and Experiential Retailing

Students will learn the importance of visual merchandising with the ever-important ‘customer experience’ during this unit. Everything from the design of the floor plan to store windows and the ‘look’ of mannequins will be examined to ensure you have the tools to engage and inspire your target audience.

Professional Practice and Industry Placement

This module will allow you to experience the fashion industry first-hand as you undertake an industry placement whilst enhancing your professional CV. You will gain essential workplace skills and have the opportunity to assess your own strengths, weaknesses and career ambitions.

YEAR 3

The third year of this fashion course will encourage further independent work as you complete an industry-linked final major project. 

Strategic Research

This unit will allow you to perform thorough, investigative research in order to propose a new fashion business concept. Your analysis should take the competitive business marketplace into consideration, ensuring your research is innovative and will effectively reach your target audience.

Trend Forecasting and Concept Development

The core focus of this unit is to discover future trends within a chosen market sector from a thorough analysis of the macro-environment.

Strategic Implementation and Career Planning

Combining all your analytical research, this unit involves producing a market report, visual pack and final research project which should be in line with your career goals within fashion business management

 

  • Fashion Marketing
  • Fashion Branding and Promotion
  • Fashion Buying and Merchandise
  • Fashion Management

 

 

 

  • Forecasting and Fashion Futures
  • Visual Merchandising and Experiential Retailing
  • Professional Practice and Industry Placement

 

 

  • Strategic Research
  • Trend Forecasting and Concept Development
  • Strategic Implementation and Career Planning

FACILITIES


LCCA strives to provide its students with both academic excellence, career focus and a friendly environment across all disciplines. Our campus is located in Holborn, at the heart of Central London, with a range of facilities and equipment, making it the perfect place to study.

We provide dedicated facilities for students, helping them to produce work at an industry-level standard and preparing them for a bright future. These facilities are the reason why, upon graduation, our students feel prepared to start working from day one.

Our students have access to a range of specialist facilities across the college. These include:

  • Mac studios with 110 Apple iMacs: software includes: GameMaker, Autodesk Maya, Unreal Engine, Cinema 4D, Adobe Creative Cloud applications.
  • Access to WGSN – a leading trend forecasting company for fashion and design businesses
  • Reprographic services
  • 3D printers
  • Fashion studios with 46 industrial sewing machines, overlocker and embroidery sewing machines
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Photography Studio
  • Art and Design Studio

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PROGRESSION


CAREERS

This fashion business management course will provide you with the necessary skills to pursue a wide range of roles within the fashion industry, including head office roles within retail organisations and clothing companies.

Alternatively, you will also be equipped to join a fashion business start-up or, follow in previous graduates’ footsteps and run your business. 

FURTHER STUDY

Once you’ve graduated from the programme, you may also like to consider further study at postgraduate level.

INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS

Whether you’re completing your first degree or undertak­ing further study to progress your career or change your career direction, LCCA’s strong industry links and wide networks will help you develop your skills, gain valuable experience and make contacts to boost your career opportunities.

 

·         Aitor Throup Studio LTD

·         Burberry

·         Calvin Klein Jeans

·         Chloé

·         Claret Press

·         Harrods

·         Hop Fashion

·         House of Fraser

·         James Lakeland

·         Jan Masny

·         Karen Millen

·         Christian Louboutin

·         Bartlett Mitchell

·         Boodica UK

·         Little Wardrobe London Ltd

·         Claret Showroom

 

 

·         Louis Vuitton

·         Maria Grachvogel

·         Net-a-Porter

·         Paul Smith

·         Pringle of Scotland

·         Richard Boll

·         Soho House

·         Ted Baker

·         Tommy Hilfiger

·         YKK

·         Yulan Creative

·         ZARA

 

 

 

 

 



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HOW TO APPLY


Here, you will find everything you need to know regarding the application process, and any other practical information you may require, including details of our open days and advice on how to prepare for your interview with us.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


The standard entry requirements for this course are:

One of the following:

  • 112 UCAS tariff points from accepted qualifications
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3 or 4)
  • Distinction, Merit, Merit at BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Merit at UAL Extended Diploma
  • 112 UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in an appropriate subject
  • And four GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).

Other relevant and equivalent level 3 UK and international qualifications are considered on an individual basis, and we encourage students from diverse educational backgrounds apply.

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