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ARTD6124 Final Project (Fashion Design)

Module Overview

This module represents the culmination of your learning experience and skills development acquired in the previous programme modules. It enables you to realise and confirm your individual practice from your negotiated project proposal. You will consolidate your knowledge and skills to evidence a sustained, critically informed body of work that is both original and creative in its scope and ambition, demonstrating a professional approach, using your technical skills and in-depth knowledge of your subject specialism. The realisation of your Final Project will be supported through a combination of teaching and learning activities that include tutor feedback and peer learning before a final presentation and exhibition.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

• to promote a critically informed approach to the realisation and presentation of your work; • to encourage you to consolidate your learning experience and pursue your future practice or further research; • to equip you with the knowledge and skills to realise a sustained body of work that demands a high level of self-organisation, planning and professionalism.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • a high level of practical skills with an individual specialist focus;
  • an informed approach to the selection and utilisation of materials and techniques relevant to your practice;
  • current debates, contexts and technologies in your subject to advance your work and locate it in professional and global contexts.
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • apply advanced individual creativity, critical thinking and self-reflection to the realisation of your practice;
  • demonstrate the ability to apply critical judgement and synthesise ideas to confirm your Final Project;
  • utilise research to promote creativity and originality.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • demonstrate advanced project planning and organisational skills necessary to successfully complete a self-initiated project;
  • apply sophisticated presentation skills to situate your practice in a professional context;
  • effectively communicate your ideas to a target audience using a variety of media.
Subject Specific Practical Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • demonstrate advanced fashion design skills necessary to realise a creative and contemporary portfolio of work through self-initiated personal study;
  • demonstrate a broad contextual knowledge of the contemporary fashion industry in relation to own practice.


• Realisation of a self-initiated Major Project • Studio based learning • Tutor-led reviews • Portfolio reviews • Confirmation of a self-initiated Major Project • Photo shoot • Exhibition

Special Features

Final photo shoot Normally includes the opportunity for a video shoot Final Major Exhibition of work Normally includes the opportunity to show your work in London

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching methods include: • Tutor briefings • Group tutorials • One-to-one tutorials • Formative feedback • Creative and technical sessions • Careers and employability seminars • Exhibition planning Learning activities include: • Independent learning, including reflection on feedback • Independent research • Workshop-based learning • Peer group learning • Class discussion • Class organisation and management of photo shoot and exhibition/s • Optional study visits

Independent Study580
Total study time600

Resources & Reading list

Text books. Recommended or core texts will vary depending on your individual Final project.



Peer Group Feedback


MethodPercentage contribution
Exhibition  (800 words) 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Portfolio with supporting report  (800 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:


Materials for final exhibition – the cost of materials may vary dependent on the nature of your project.


Contribution to the cost of the photo or video shoot Optional travel to London for research and events or exhibitions


Recommended texts for this module may be available in limited supply in the University Library and students may wish to purchase the mandatory/additional reading text as appropriate.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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