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Fashion - BA (Honours) in Design
  • Programme Code:
    Course Level:
    Level 8
    Art & Design
    3 year specialisation following LC110 First Year Art & Design
    Limerick (Clare St)

    What is the programme about?

    Our dynamic programme is internationally recognised as one of the top 100 fashion programmes worldwide (CEO Magazine) and this is reflected in the many industry awards our students continue to win. Each year we offer exciting international work placements in the industry as well as competition opportunities that provide real world experience while you study.  Class Contact hours are 23 hours per week in Year 1; however, as the programme progresses, study becomes increasingly self-directed.  On graduating your training allows for a career as a designer, design assistant, stylist, trend forecaster, costume designer, fashion illustrator, pattern cutter, and quality assurance manager. Our distinguished alumni, many who return as visiting lecturers, have also gone on to run their own labels and have dressed Lady Gaga, Solange Knowles, Beyoncé and Rhianna.  http://fashiondeptlsad.blogspot.ie

    Programme Staff.

    We are a multi-skilled group of designers who are conscious of the esteem this programme is held and dedicated to supporting our students who continue to achieve high standards in competitions.. Led by our programme leader Anne Melinn we deliver industry expertise in fashion training and exhibition preparation via pattern cutting and garment technology. You will experience the benefits of this guidance as you engage with challenging projects validated by both high end and high street outlets.  

    The programme – an inside view.

    Year 1 – As part of a common Year 1 you will experience a range of fine art and design workshops before participating in the fashion elective in semester 2.  

    Year 2 – During this intensive year, you will engage in workshops, demonstrations and projects that cover both women’s wear and men’s wear.  Study with an emphasis on professional practice allows you to explore design concepts through research trips abroad. There is also the chance to participate in selected competitions and exhibitions.    

    Year 3 – This year the focus is on projects that allow learners to discover their own particular creative direction and areas of interest. The core elements are developed at a more advanced level and students are now introduced to computer aided design systems and illustrator techniques.

    Visits to London to undertake fabric and market research also take place in preparation for the design and manufacture of a ‘Two Piece Statement’. During the second half of this year work placement is a major feature of the programme requirement.

    This placement is a minimum of 12 weeks and students who opt for a European placement are considered for the Erasmus work placement programme.

    Year 4 - An exciting finish to your study is your participation in the renowned annual LSAD fashion show as well as Graduate Fashion Week in London, activity that attracts an audience from fashion journalism, bloggers, industry and commerce.


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