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Footwear Foundation Degree

1. Qualification detail

2. Course description

This course addresses the needs of today's footwear industry. It is equivalent to years one and two of a BA (Hons) degree and combines academic research with vocational practice in a range of footwear disciplines. You will learn about specific requirements in design; shoemaking; range building; trend packages; supply chain management and footwear business and production while benefiting from our strong industry links. Areas of study include: style and colour prediction; brand identity and marketing; CAD/Photoshop/Illustrator for fashion and footwear; Autodesk 3D software; footwear fashion and design; production technology; footwear buying; supply and management; manufacturing technology; professional development; and product design and development.

3. Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires a minimum of 32 UCAS points from a recognised level 3 qualification in a related subject (i.e. two A2s at grade D, extended diploma PPP, or an Access to HE). You are expected to hold GCSE English and maths at grade 4/C or equivalent. We welcome applicants who do not match standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate ability to study this subject at university level and who can evidence relevant experience. You will need a portfolio of your work. Following receipt of this work, an interview by phone will be conducted. A minimum IELTS score of 5.5 is required for non-native English speakers.

4. Equipment required

If you have to complete a work placement involving working with children or vulnerable adults, you may need to apply for a DBS check. If you are 19 or over on 1 September on the year of entry, this will incur a cost to you of approximately £46. Educationa

5. Assessment method

Modules are assessed through the completion of either practical or written assignments that are set in a contemporary, work-related context. The final stages of the course involve the production of a professional portfolio. The work you undertake is negotiable and will reflect your individual strengths and career aspirations. The final grade on your DMU certificate at the end of this course follows the standard university foundation degree classification system of distinction, merit and pass.

6. Venue

7. Other dates or venues

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St. Margaret's Campus 24 September 2019 View course