Central to the programme rationale and its structure is the recognition of the current context and opportunities that exist within the current Russian fashion industry and its subsequent expansion at all market levels. The programme is designed to be flexible enough to meet the needs of the industry and to identify and respond to new developing markets, while providing a strong framework to ensure consistency of education and quality of results.
The course philosophy is to create a learning environment in which innovation, invention and originality are nurtured and championed. Students will be encouraged to achieve the necessary balance between imaginative visual ideas and commercial and professional considerations, which will allow them to either support or challenge prevailing fashion in an intelligent and thoughtful manner.
The programme continues to develop links with both the local and international fashion industry and provides students with live projects and professional feedback from visiting industry professionals.
Students will increasingly consider some of the key contemporary issues related to the fashion industry, such as the evolving role of the designer within a changing global context, sustainability and social responsibility. Overall, we aim to cultivate a learning environment to enable the development of independent, innovative and responsible fashion graduates with a thoughtful and imaginative approach to the ever-changing fashion industry, both locally and internationally.
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What makes the programme unique
International launch platforms
International industry collaborations
- Fashion Design Fundamentals 1: Introduction to Fashion Principles
- Fashion Design Skills 1: Introduction to Fashion Function
- Fashion Design Studio 1: Introduction to Fashion Application
- Critical and Cultural Studies: L4 Fashion
- Fashion Design Fundamentals 2: Fashion Principles
- Fashion Design Skills 2: Fashion Function
- Fashion Design Studio 2: Fashion Innovation
- Critical and Cultural Studies: L5 Fashion
- Fashion Design: Major Project
- Professional Portfolio
- Critical and Cultural Studies: L6 Fashion Degree Essay
Required level of English
- CAE (Certificate in Advanced English);
- FCE (First Certificate in English).
If a prospective student does not have an IELTS certificate of the required level but successfully passed BHSAD English test as part of BHSAD entrance exams, he/she needs to obtain an IELTS certificate before the start of the first semester on Year 1.
First of all, the admission committee would like to see how you can generate and develop your ideas; that is why, besides finished projects, the portfolio should also include notebooks with sketches, sketchbooks, written works (articles, essays, if any). Please try to present examples of the best and most recent projects which reflect your creative abilities.
Your portfolio needs to be printed (А3 format or larger). Animation and CG works should be presented on CDs or memory sticks. It advisable to show photographs of large works which otherwise would be difficult to transport.
You may be asked about the history of creation of a particular work and the context of its creation. The panel may ask you about well-known designers to learn about the influence of creative activities of other designers and artists on you, the reason why you follow them and the main incentive for your development in terms of your occupation.