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Hey guys , so I want to enrol onto btec level 3 business communication to later proceed into fashion public relations and communications in university which the London college of fashion but they prefer btec level 3 art and design will that be a problem.
LCF will want a portfolio of design and art work - are you able to put that together without a creative qualification?
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Original post by Anonymous
Hey guys , so I want to enrol onto btec level 3 business communication to later proceed into fashion public relations and communications in university which the London college of fashion but they prefer btec level 3 art and design will that be a problem.


I suggest you email them and ask if what you are doing meets their entry requirements for that course.

As above - you have no creative qualification at Level 3 and you may find that doing something like an A&D Foundation course in-between school and Uni helps you gain a place, and to understand 'fashion' better (https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/student-advice/what-to-study/art-and-design-foundation-diplomas)

Remember you will need to apply for 5 choices not just UAL and other Fashion Marketing courses will also require an Art or Media qualification - ie. https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/g186/fashion-marketing-ba and https://www.ntu.ac.uk/course/art-and-design/ug/ba-hons-fashion-marketing-and-branding
And even if you opt to take a FAD (Art & Design Foundation Diploma) then you’ll STILL need a portfolio of art and design work for entry onto a FAD - they aren’t entry level courses. They’re designed to bridge the gap between A level and degree so if you don’t have a portfolio or your portfolio is miles away from A level standard then you won’t be accepted.
Original post by Anonymous
Hey guys , so I want to enrol onto btec level 3 business communication to later proceed into fashion public relations and communications in university which the London college of fashion but they prefer btec level 3 art and design will that be a problem.

Hi there,

Great to see you're looking ahead at your future career and considering London College of Fashion.
The requirements for Fashion Public Relations are as follows:

One or a combination of the following accepted full level 3 qualifications.

A Level Passes at Grade C or above (preferred subjects include English, a foreign language and Media Studies);
Merit at Foundation Diploma in Art and Design;
Merit, Merit, Merit at BTEC Extended Diploma (preferred subjects Art & Design);
Merit, Pass at UAL Extended Diploma;
Access Diploma or 96 new UCAS tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma;
96 new UCAS tariff points (equivalent to 240 old UCAS tariff points) from a combination of the above qualifications or an equivalent full Level 3 qualification;
or equivalent EU or non-EU qualifications such as International Baccalaureate Diploma;
and Five GCSE passes at grade A*-C or grade 9-4, with grade C (grade 4) or above in English.


So as long as you're able to demonstrate you passion and interest in fashion specifically in your personal statement and the written piece you are requested to do as part of the application process a BTEC in Business should put you in a good position.

I hope that is helpful and please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions.

All the best,

Tegan :smile:
UAL Student Rep
Original post by Anonymous
Hey guys , so I want to enrol onto btec level 3 business communication to later proceed into fashion public relations and communications in university which the London college of fashion but they prefer btec level 3 art and design will that be a problem.


Original post by University of the Arts London Student Reps
Hi there,

Great to see you're looking ahead at your future career and considering London College of Fashion.
The requirements for Fashion Public Relations are as follows:

One or a combination of the following accepted full level 3 qualifications.

A Level Passes at Grade C or above (preferred subjects include English, a foreign language and Media Studies);
Merit at Foundation Diploma in Art and Design;
Merit, Merit, Merit at BTEC Extended Diploma (preferred subjects Art & Design);
Merit, Pass at UAL Extended Diploma;
Access Diploma or 96 new UCAS tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma;
96 new UCAS tariff points (equivalent to 240 old UCAS tariff points) from a combination of the above qualifications or an equivalent full Level 3 qualification;
or equivalent EU or non-EU qualifications such as International Baccalaureate Diploma;
and Five GCSE passes at grade A*-C or grade 9-4, with grade C (grade 4) or above in English.


So as long as you're able to demonstrate you passion and interest in fashion specifically in your personal statement and the written piece you are requested to do as part of the application process a BTEC in Business should put you in a good position.

I hope that is helpful and please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions.

All the best,

Tegan :smile:
UAL Student Rep

Thanks Tegan - this is spot on. And just to be really clear, you do not need a creative portfolio for BA (Hons) Fashion Public Relations and Communication at LCF.

Sian
UK Student Recruitment Team
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Original post by University of the Arts London
Thanks Tegan - this is spot on. And just to be really clear, you do not need a creative portfolio for BA (Hons) Fashion Public Relations and Communication at LCF.

Sian
UK Student Recruitment Team

Since a creative portfolio is not required, what will be the written piece we are meant to write? Also, will the BA(Hons) Creative Direction for Fashion at LCF still require a portfolio?
Original post by dks7
Since a creative portfolio is not required, what will be the written piece we are meant to write? Also, will the BA(Hons) Creative Direction for Fashion at LCF still require a portfolio?

Hi @dks7,

The written piece for BA (Hons) Fashion Public Relations and Communication is stated on the website as:

'A 500 word written piece supported by visuals about your favourite brand. Explain why it is your favourite brand, how the brand communicates with their audience and why you think it is effective. We encourage you to be as creative as you wish with the layout. This will be collected as a PDF document via PebblePad, our online portfolio collection tool.'

For BA (Hons) Creative Direction for fashion you will be required to submit a creative portfolio. This will be via PebblePad which should include a number of images of your work. You can upload a maximum of 30 images which best shows your work please note however that you do not have to provide this exact number. PebblePad refers to ‘images’ when you upload your work - think of each 'image' as a page in your physical portfolio.


For this course your portfolio should show evidence of: drawing / presentation skills; examples of creative visual imagery; research skills; experimentation; and engagement with technology for image production.


I hope this helps and please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.

Bets of luck with your application.

Kindest,

Tegan :smile:
UAL Student Rep
(edited 2 years ago)
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Original post by University of the Arts London Student Reps
Hi @dks7,

The written piece for BA (Hons) Fashion Public Relations and Communication is stated on the website as:

'A 500 word written piece supported by visuals about your favourite brand. Explain why it is your favourite brand, how the brand communicates with their audience and why you think it is effective. We encourage you to be as creative as you wish with the layout. This will be collected as a PDF document via PebblePad, our online portfolio collection tool.'

For BA (Hons) Creative Direction for fashion you will be required to submit a creative portfolio. This will be via PebblePad which should include a number of images of your work. You can upload a maximum of 30 images which best shows your work please note however that you do not have to provide this exact number. PebblePad refers to ‘images’ when you upload your work - think of each 'image' as a page in your physical portfolio.


For this course your portfolio should show evidence of: drawing / presentation skills; examples of creative visual imagery; research skills; experimentation; and engagement with technology for image production.


I hope this helps and please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.

Bets of luck with your application.

Kindest,

Tegan :smile:
UAL Student Rep

This is really helpful, thanks! :smile:
Original post by University of the Arts London Student Reps
Hi @dks7,

The written piece for BA (Hons) Fashion Public Relations and Communication is stated on the website as:

'A 500 word written piece supported by visuals about your favourite brand. Explain why it is your favourite brand, how the brand communicates with their audience and why you think it is effective. We encourage you to be as creative as you wish with the layout. This will be collected as a PDF document via PebblePad, our online portfolio collection tool.'

For BA (Hons) Creative Direction for fashion you will be required to submit a creative portfolio. This will be via PebblePad which should include a number of images of your work. You can upload a maximum of 30 images which best shows your work please note however that you do not have to provide this exact number. PebblePad refers to ‘images’ when you upload your work - think of each 'image' as a page in your physical portfolio.


For this course your portfolio should show evidence of: drawing / presentation skills; examples of creative visual imagery; research skills; experimentation; and engagement with technology for image production.


I hope this helps and please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.

Bets of luck with your application.

Kindest,

Tegan :smile:
UAL Student Rep

For the PR and Communication entry requirement, when they say "500 word written piece" do they mean hand written or can it be typed out as well?
Original post by Anonymous
Hey guys , so I want to enrol onto btec level 3 business communication to later proceed into fashion public relations and communications in university which the London college of fashion but they prefer btec level 3 art and design will that be a problem.


Ring and ask.
Original post by Anonymous
For the PR and Communication entry requirement, when they say "500 word written piece" do they mean hand written or can it be typed out as well?

Hi there,

The written piece will be submitted online so I imagine they're expecting it to be typed. Majority of work completed at university will be typed unless you have access requirements which make hand writing a better option for you.

All the best,

Tegan :smile:
UAL Student Rep

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