This foundation course develops critical independent thinking and practical ability for undergraduate level study. Upon successful completion participants reach the necessary level to be able to apply for one of the BA (Hons) Degree programmes or for a Three Year Course.
These programmes provide a thorough knowledge of the technical and theoretical concepts related tofashion design, styling and business meeting the needs of those with limited time available, or for participants that have either little or no prior experience.
These undergraduate programmes are designed for participants looking to enter the fashion, business and styling fields. They provide a complete education at undergraduate level and allow participants to acquire all of the necessary knowledge and skills to carry out a profession in their chosen subject. The BA (Hons) Degrees (Sandwich)* include a 36-week placement. The first two years of learning take place in the school and are then followed by a third year placement spent working in the fashion industry. At the end of the placement period participants return to school to complete the fourth and final year of study.
* Participants who successfully complete the programmes taught in English in London and Paris will be awarded a BA (Hons) degree by Manchester Metropolitan University-UK; 120 credit points must be earned for each year of study in order for an honours degree to be awarded, so students will obtain 360 credits upon successful completion of the three-year course. Participants on the four-year sandwich course will receive 120 practice credits for the additional year. All candidates should meet specific requirements (please check the website www.mmu.ac.uk/international indicating your nationality and study level). For further details please do not hesitate to contact the information office.
** Participants who successfully complete the three year courses ‘Fashion Design & Accessories*’, ‘Interior Design*’, ‘Product Design’, and ‘Visual Design’ in Milano and Firenze, will be awarded the AFAM First Level Academic Diploma. Recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education as an academic diploma equivalent to a university undergraduate level degree, participants will obtain 180 CFA (crediti formativi accademici) equivalent to 180 ECTS credits.
The pathways held in Milano and Firenze ‘Fashion Design & Accessories with Womenswear Pathway’, ‘Fashion Design & Accessories with Menswear Pathway’ are a specialisation of the recognised AFAM main courses ‘Fashion Design & Accessories’ (Pathway final diplomas will state the main course title).
*** Participants who successfully complete one of the following three-year ‘RNCP’ courses taught in Paris will receive the corresponding title of: Fashion Design course – 'Fashion Designer (Styliste-Crèateur/trice)’; Fashion Styling course – ‘Responsable de la communication et de l’image de mode'; Fashion Business course – ‘Responsable de la stratégie marketing et commerciale de mode'. As recognised vocational training, level II RNCP is equivalent to a three-year program of higher education with participants obtaining 180 ECTS credits upon successful completion. RNCP is acknowledged by the CNCP Commission Nationale de la Certification Professionnelle (National Commission for Vocational Certification) and registered as a Professional Certificate published in the JORF (Official Journal of the French Republic). For further details please do not hesitate to contact the information office at The Paris School.
Aimed at students with at least one-year previous study in their selected area, study abroad semesters (5 – 6 months) offer participants a chance gain invaluable insights into European style and lifestyle, cultural influences, trends, contemporary issues as well as the impact of luxury companies and brands, and creative and contemporary issues in art and design in Europe’s capitals.
The study abroad level is structured and taught at year two of a three-year undergraduate programme.
All courses provide transcripts of class with contact hours. The recognition of credits obtained within their Semester experience will be evaluated and then confirmed by their own University.
Progression Programmes are groups of specialised learning blocks or ‘levels’ that prepare participants with the skills and knowledge to enter the fashion industry. Each course is structured in two (2) distinct levels ranging from a foundation introductory level, working through to a higher comprehension of skill and study.
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