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BA in Fashion with Promotion

Fashion with Promotion is a new type of fashion course, it's about designing for a particular fashion garment/product area and learning how to promote it online with good photography and moving image. You will also gather an understanding of the business of fashion: marketing, sourcing, costing and design a website. When you have successfully completed this course, you will be able to formulate innovative and enterprising ideas for a constantly evolving fashion industry.

Course facts

3 years for a level 7 BA Degree
Innovative approach to studying Fashion Design reflecting the change in how we buy fashion
Fashion design and technical skills are balanced with photography, film, digital promotion, costing and sourcing
Design for a niche market

Five great reasons to apply

  1. Encourages a balance of skills to make you career ready in a dynamic fashion industry
  2. You will be taught in a supportive environment by experienced lecturing staff
  3. Regular opportunities to participate in prestigious fashion competitions
  4. Varied career opportunities
  5. Close relationship with tutors

Fashion: What will I study?


BA in Fashion with Promotion:
What will I study? Year 1

BA in Fashion with Promotion:
What will I study? Year 1

We will start with good detailed drawings, which we will develop into fashion garments that you will make with paper and also with fabric. We will show you how to research trends and how to create striking trend boards using Photoshop. You will learn the basics of good photography including composition, lenses and lighting and how to develop your own fashion illustration style.

A few other things you will learn include basic sewing skills, following a pattern, creative mark making and life drawing, writing skills and an introduction to fashion history.

Semester 1

Design Principles
Trends Research and Fashion Sketchbook
Photography 1: Ambient
Communication Skills

Semester 2

Fashion Design & Development 1
Drawing Studies & Mark Making
Photography 2: Studio
Fashion History 1

Fashion: What will I study?


BA in Fashion with Promotion:
What will I study? Year 2

BA in Fashion with Promotion:
What will I study? Year 2

Second year is about exploring print design for fashion and learning about fabrics and fibres. We will learn more about photography and how to enhance and edit your photographs to make them eye-catching.

In semester four we'll experiment with designing for a fashion related area that interests you alongside learning more advanced sewing and pattern cutting techniques. You will learn about filming fashion, how to promote it using social media plus the theory of advertising and creating a brand.

Semester 3

Graphic Pattern for Fashion
Photography 3 — Post Processing
Technical Innovation in Fashion
Fashion History & Culture

Semester 4

Fashion Design & Development 2
Fashion Promotion through Moving Image
Social Media Promotion
Design Theory: Advertising & Branding

Fashion: What will I study?


BA in Fashion with Promotion:
What will I study? Year 3

BA in Fashion with Promotion:
What will I study? Year 3

In your third year, we bring everything that you've learned to date together to find what your niche area of design is. You will learn how to create a look for your brand, how to cost, source and manage the production of your garment and also how to set up an online presence.

You will work towards entering your designs in prestigious competitions to gain additional exposure and help launch you as a successful designer.

Semester 5

Graphic Design for Fashion Promotion
Fashion Marketing & Product Management
Fashion Promotion through Media Channels
Work Placement

Semester 6

Major Design Project
Business Skills and Enterprise
Personal Promotion — setting up an on-line presence

Fashion: What will I study?


BA in Fashion with Promotion:
Career Opportunities

BA in Fashion with Promotion:
Career opportunities

Typical careers include —

Fashion Design
Fashion Advertising and Marketing
Fashion PR and Retail
Fashion Styling
Fashion Photography
Fashion Filmmaker

Fashion: Career opportunities


BA in Fashion with Promotion:
How do I apply?

Applications are made through the CAO system.
Apply before Jan 20th - fee €20
1st Feb is the normal closing date - fee €40
1st May is the final closing date - online fee €50
22nd August - Round 1 offers

Minimum entry requirements

Applicants should have grade D3 or better in at least 5 subjects in the Leaving Certificate, including either Irish or English. Maths is not required.

Applicants must have either Leaving Certificate Art or Design Communication Graphics or equivalent or will be required to submit a portfolio of design related work.

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Fashion: How do I apply?