Distance Learning (3 years)
Need more information about our B.Sc. in Fashion Design & Business programme?
Perhaps on first consideration, the worlds of Fashion Design and Business may not appear to share much in common. However, upon deep consideration of the concept, it becomes apparent that a successful Fashion Designer needs good business acumen.
Our innovative and unique Bachelor in Fashion Design & Business introduces students to the exciting world of fashion, encouraging creativity and entrepreneurship. The programme also emphasises the practice of good business sense. As a designer, students experience vast opportunities to exhibit talent, while, as a business student, students learn how to create a manufacturing or export unit.
The course combines fashion with business to produce an ideal blend for those with an eye for colour, a business sense and, above all, bold, creative vision.
The course combines traditional Business courses with modules in Fashion Design, while students have the opportunity to showcase their talent through producing a portfolio of designs.
1. Elements of Fashion & Apparel Design
2. Marketing Management
3. Fashion Design & Production Illustration
4. Distribution & Retailing
5. Business English
6. Business Organisation
1. Design Development & Style Selection
2. Garment Manufacturing
3. Fashion Forecasting
4. Textile Science & Quality Control
5. Consumer Behaviour
6. Financial & Management Accounting
1. Fashion Marketing
2. Styling & Visual Merchandising
3. International Marketing
4. Executive Skills
5. Public Relations
6. Design Portfolio – Project
One of our distinguishing features is that at the end of each year of our three-year Bachelor programmes, we award separate certificates: at the end of the first year a Diploma; at the end of the second year an Advanced Diploma; and, finally, at the end of the third year, a Bachelor certificate. This offers students more flexibility and the freedom to start a degree without committing to the entire length of the course.
On completion of Year 1, successful students will be awarded the Diploma in Fashion Design & Business.
On completion of Year 2, successful students will be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design & Business.
Finally, upon completion of Year 3, successful students will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design & Business.
Entry Requirements are flexible and very, but we generally demand:
For entry into Year 1 (Diploma):
(a) Secondary School Leaving Certificate with a satisfactory mark
(b) 5 GCSEs and 2 AS/A2s
(c) the equivalent in your country of education
(d) proof of good use of English (IELTS/TOEFL/GCSE or equivalent)
For entry into Year 2 (Advanced Diploma):
(a) Diploma in Marketing Management from CIM (BVI);
(c) Certificate from the Chartered Institute of Marketing;
(d) 40 transfer credits from an accredited U.S. University in
(e) Equivalent qualifications in a respective fields
For entry into Year 3 (B.Sc.):
(a) Advanced Diploma from CIM (BVI);
(b) HND BTEC from a relative discipline;
(c) 120 ECTS from an accredited University;
(d) Professional qualifications, such as the Professional Diploma in Marketing of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK), American Institute of Bankers or Chartered Institute of Bankers, etc;
(e) Membership of the UK Institute of Certified Chartered Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Bankers, the Chartered Insurance Institute or any other Award from relevant Professional Bodies in the disciplines in which the student wishes to study;
(f) Degree in a relevant field.
We welcome applications for exemptions on a subject-to-subject basis and based on evidence of credentials from recognised Institutions. The maximum number of exemptions allowed is 12 (2 years). Students interested in applying to exempted from modules must complete the appropriate Exemption Form (AEX 60) and submit it to the Admissions Office for consideration with all their credentials and the appropriate exemption fees.
The decision of the Board regarding admissions will be final. No reason for acceptance or rejection will be given to candidates or to anyone else. CIM (BVI) reserves the right to vary its admission criteria from time to time. The Academic Registrar is responsible for the interpretation of the admission criteria and may impose other conditions to be satisfied before admission.
Commencement of Course
Students may apply for admission and start their studies anytime in the year.
This will vary depending which year you are admitted in, but for the full B.Sc. the minimum period is 36 months.
Exams are held at approved Overseas Centres EVERY JUNE and JANUARY. Students wishing to enter for the examinations MUST complete an examination entry form (EEF79) and send it to the Institute at least by 30th November for the January Examination session and 30th April for the June Examination session.
**Please note that the Institute reserves the right to change the fees, syllabus and regulations at any time. Students re-sitting or re-taking a course or changing their centre of study assume full risk of such changes and of any additional fees applicable at the time.
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