If you are an EU offer holder, it is important to consider that, from 2021-22, you may be charged International fees, which are higher. Discover more about the Fashion Business School digital takeover including panel events with course leaders and guest speakers, and highlights from this year's UAL Graduate Showcase. She has 12 years’ teaching experience developing and delivering fashion business curriculum and delivers across a number of courses in the Fashion Business School; including MA Strategic Fashion Marketing, MA Fashion Retail Management, MSc Cosmetic Science and BA Buying and Merchandising. It is a 'Classroom Based' course with a duration of 7 months. After you have applied, you will need to complete an Immigration History Check to identify whether you are eligible to study at UAL. You will complete the project during the last five weeks of the course. because these roles are very important in the retail and consumer sector. This dynamic course equips students with product, market and consumer insight, an understanding of the supply chain and strong negotiating skills for a career in fashion buying and merchandising. The course team will select applicants to attend an interview. Sourcing fabric and materials for brands is another key aspect of the job where you could be responsible for sourcing fabric and materials for brands. To provide you with critical understanding of: Classroom course Draw upon the expertise of fashion industry insiders to build your knowledge and ready yourself for a career in merchandising, or a related role. Online Booking: Simply complete the online booking form . Thank you for your patience and interest. Graduates from 2017-2019 cohorts have secured roles at Gucci, ASOS, Ralph Lauren, All Saints, DSW (USA), mytheresa.com, Karen Millen, Net A Porter, and Zalando, Ted Baker, River Island, Browns, John Lewis, Saks Fifth Avenue, & Warehouse. Fashion buying requires a strong commercial and analytical foundation. If you started your course in October 2020  or earlier, you’ll continue to pay Home (UK) fees for the duration of your course. Many of our alumni are now impressive, leading, industry figures. Read more advice for EU students on our Brexit information webpage. Planning and working with merchandisers will help you plan and make the right buying decisions. All Rights Reserved. Interact with people from around world to pursue your passions and develop your creative flair. There are two ways international students can apply to a postgraduate course at LCF: For further advice on how to apply please visit the UAL International Application page. The role of a fashion buyer is one of the most sought after careers in fashion and requires a combination of skills . She began her buying career after a Bachelor of Science degree in Textile & Knitwear Technology from De Montfort University, with high street giant Topshop. Access to careers activities, such as CV clinics and one-to-one advice sessions. Bethan is a passionate spokesperson, consultant, senior lecturer and researcher with an expert lens on fashion business strategy, omnichannel retailing, retail futures and fashion brand management. Analyse the importance of visual, technical and aesthetic qualities when presenting work. Home fees are currently charged to UK resident nationals. Bethan is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was nominated in 2015 and 2016 by students for a Teaching Excellence Award – Winner and Highly Commended respectively. It is divided into 3 units over 15 weeks. In this film we hear from the course leader and some recent graduates about the 15 week fast paced buying course. Bethan is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was nominated in 2015 and 2016 by students for a Teaching Excellence Award – Winner and Highly Commended respectively. UK/EU students can apply to a postgraduate course at LCF by completing a direct application: This course allows offer holders to defer. Her research spans multi-sensory fashion retailing, customer brand experiences online and offline and innovative retail formats. Fashion buying requires a strong commercial and analytical foundation. Now Enrolling. Take a tour of lecture theatres and tutorial rooms across our two central London sites. The course team will consider each application that demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. From 2021/22 entry, most EU students will be charged the International tuition fee rate, although this may depend on your individual circumstances. Industry practice will also be simulated throughout the course, giving you the skills required for entry-level positions. This fee is correct for 2021/22 entry and is subject to change for 2022/23 entry. In the Marketing and Supply Chain Management unit you will develop an understanding of the market context in which fashion buyers and merchandisers function and the commercial implications for product ranges. Read Julie O'Sullivan's full profile here. our cookies policy. See how these courses work here. The course is designed to provide students with and appreciation of the creative fashion drivers needed to be a successful fashion buyer, such as the ability to pick out and identify trends, as well as a solid understanding of the business acumen required for the products they buy to be a commercial success. Fashion merchandisers can be in charge of product development, production, buying, promotion and marketing, sales, retail management and visual merchandising. Bethan Alexander is the course leader for MA Fashion Retail Management. In the Buying and Merchandising unit you will develop your understanding of the integration of buying, merchandising, design and garment technology functions in contributing to a fashion range. The BSc (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising course provides students with a thorough understanding of all aspects of the management of the product from concept to consumer, including the strategies needed to start a new business and improve business performance, helping students to succeed in a truly exciting field of work. If you’ve completed a qualifying course at UAL (which includes study abroad courses), you may be eligible for a 20% tuition fee discount on this course. Having spent 18 years working internationally in senior management roles with fashion brands including Converse, Elle, Kangol and establishing her own consultancy business, Brand Baker, Bethan brings the same verve to her academic role. mobility difficulties, sensory impairments, medical or mental health conditions or Asperger’s syndrome) we strongly encourage you to contact us on [email protected] or +44 (0)20 7514 6156 so that we can plan the right support for you. Fashion Buying and Merchandising BSc (Hons) Clothing Design And Technology. You will learn the importance of observing the latest trends, to choosing the right product line, to arranging continuity of supply for that season, to final product decision making. The first and only MSc in the world that applies psychological science within the context of fashion to make a positive difference through increasing knowledge, improving performance and enhancing well-being. Celebrate your final achievement with a BoF Certificate. You can also find out more about the Postgraduate Masters Loan (Home students only) and other types of funding. From meeting Catherine on the open day, I knew that she had a wealth of experience working in the buying industry. Bethan is a published author, international conference presenter and active researcher. Apply by Tuesday December 15th  2.00 pm  Tuition fees may increase in future years for new and continuing students on courses lasting more than one year. Chloe Adams, graduate now merchandise associate at Arcadia. Find out more about the Postgraduate Certificate in Fashion Buying and Merchandising in the Fashion Business School at London College of Fashion, the course structure, highlights and content. Do be aware, if you do not complete the Immigration History Check we will not be able to proceed with your application. This final unit provides you with an opportunity to apply the range of knowledge and skills developed on the course to a complex buying scenario requiring applied problem solving and negotiating skills. The course is designed to provide students with and appreciation of the creative fashion drivers needed to be a successful fashion buyer, such as the ability to pick out and identify trends, as well as a solid understanding of the business acumen required for the products they buy to be a commercial success. Fashion buying requires both strong commercial understanding as well as theoretical knowledge. Trend forecasting and brand discovery is a key skillset of the role and decisions which mix of brands to buy and being on the lookout for new brands, designers and trends. Make sure that personal statement is your own work and is about you, Why you want to study the course you are applying to, Try to link your skills and experience required to the course, Demonstrate your interest and enthusiasm for the course and link these with your personality, Make sure it is organised and literate (grammar, spelling, punctuation check). However, the rules are complex and you can find out more on our tuition fees pages. 100% of our Fashion Buying graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating (Destinations of Leavers from … Read our Coronavirus guidance for prospective students for details. Essential coronavirus info As part of the program, students will study textiles, visual merchandising, retailing, and retail buying. 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Once we’ve reviewed and assessed your application, we’ll contact you via the UAL Portal to let you know whether your application has been successful. LCF is delighted to announce that Professor Roni Brown has been appointed UAL Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of College at London College of Fashion. Quantitative and analytical skills are required for budgets and processing orders and keeping track of inventory. ONLINE COURSES. Take our self-directed course through the foundations of Buying and Merchandising from one of the world’s best, Susanne Tide-Frater. Amie Benton, Graduated 2019, L3 Fashion Retail and BA (Hons) Buying & Merchandising, BAA at Pretty Lavish. The personal statement is your opportunity to tell us about yourself and your suitability for the course that you intend to study. Contact. Some students studying this course from September 2021 may start their studies in Lime Grove and transfer to LCF’s new site in East London to complete them. Pay a minimum deposit of €300 to secure a place  Some graduates from this course progress to suitable MA courses in the areas of business and management, while others enter employment in the industry, gaining entry-level (and above) positions in both fashion buying and merchandising departments of retail organisations. The last 5 years have been spent abroad working in Italy and Turkey for global retailers Bata, LC Waikiki and Defacto. © 2020 University Arts London. We welcome applications from people with disabilities. From assistant buyer to head of buying across numerous brands in her career, she has extensive experience in buying and supply chain with specialisms in product/ range development and range building, combined with in-depth experience of trend prediction. Ideal for newcomers to fashion buying or for those with experience wishing to move into this exciting area. Please check our main English Language Requirements. She has over 10 years’ experience within the retail and fashion industry in Dublin and New York designing and fashion buying for Primark and purchase planning for Bulgari LVMH. Within Higher Education, Bethan has held senior lecturing positions at London College of Fashion, University of East London and has guest lectured at more than 15 global HE institutions. Your place on the course is confirmed within 2-3 days of receipt of online booking/payment. Fashion Buying and Merchandising is a subject with substantial scope, opening up The award of PG Certificate is based on the successful completion of all units. Sarah Walls is an associate lecturer and has over eight years of teaching experience in Higher Education, on the Pg. International fees are currently charged to students from countries outside of the UK. While fashion trends change from season to season the fundamental role of the fashion buyer and fashion merchandiser remains the same. Find us at High Holborn and John Prince’s Street. Julie is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was nominated in 2016 by students for a Teaching Award – Highly Recommended. Nicole Dunlop’s career began with a degree in clothing and management at Manchester University where she was sponsored by Marks & Spencer, this also included a short spell in Paris at the Sorbonne. Courses cover all aspects of fashion, from retail management skills such as Visual Merchandising and Fashion Buying, to creative skills like Fashion Design and Fashion Styling. handle these jobs in the organization. In this Fashion buying course, you will learn every aspect of the fashion buying and merchandising process from start to finish. Applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered in exceptional cases. I attended the 10 week Associate Certificate in Fashion Buying course. Bethan holds a first-class Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Product Management: Fashion, a Master of Science degree with distinction in Fashion Marketing & Distribution and a PG Certificate in Teaching & Learning for Higher Education. To find out more, visit our Disability & Dyslexia webpages. You will develop fashion awareness and business acumen through the analysis of buying and merchandising practice. However, some institutions may accept those with a 2:2. Find out how you can pay your tuition fees. We offer English Language Development for Overseas students. We’ll be in touch shortly after you apply with information about next steps. Credit is awarded when a student passes each unit and the final awarded grade will be determined by the weighting of assessment grades as outlined in the regulations. The relevant field trips, events and guest lecturers all enhance your opportunity to gain further relevant and practical experience. This module will explore the principles of fashion buying and fashion merchandising. LCF Careers provides a comprehensive career management service supporting our students to become informed and self-reliant individuals able to plan and manage their own careers. You will consider a variety of factors in range planning including commercially balanced groups of design options, lead times, the significance of pricing strategies, effective sourcing strategies, the movement of stock into and around the business, and the use of merchandising data to help in the development of a range plan. Find out more about additional costs. Includes all tuition, registration, assessment and online notes. Access to a live jobsboard for all years. A career in fashion buying can offer a lifestyle that is fast-paced and exciting with opportunities to travel and see the world, a great way to combine creativity and commerce. Fashion buyers are one of the main drivers in the fashion retail industry, a pivotal area in any successful fashion business. Read Bethan Alexander's full profile here. This should include your full education and employment history. Bethan is a published author, international conference presenter and active researcher. This platform is often used to source student work for promotional use on the website, social media and for print and can be a great way of getting your work seen. There are opportunities for collaborative projects with other students in the fashion … Fashion Buying & Merchandising runs for 15 weeks in full time mode. Find out more about what happens after you apply. After looking at the roles and responsibilities of buyers – from design concept to point of sale – you’ll focus on the business side of fashion, building your knowledge of planning, branding, public relations/communications and social media platforms. Some key points to consider: Write a 500 word essay (include references/bibliography but these are outside of word count) on the following topic: ‘What is the impact of multichannel on fashion retail buying and merchandising practices?’. The following learning and teaching methods are employed to support the integrated achievement of the course outcomes: The following assessment methods are employed to support the integrated aims of the course outcomes: Within the Buying and Merchandising course, summative assessment of each unit takes the form of case study analysis, written reflective analysis and project presentation. The result of your application will be communicated to you through your UAL Portal. I agree to receiving future marketing communication: © Communications & Management Institute Ltd. School of Procurement, Supply & Logistics, School of Health, Safety, Quality & Environmental, 3 Fashion Assignments, Collection of Work, Portfolio, Mood Boards, Fashion Buying & Merchandising Level 5 Minor Award 5N1445  QQI Further Education and Training, Progression opportunities to Fashion Design NFQ Level 5 Major Award  5M3865, QQI Purchasing & Procurement level 6 Minor Certificate, Call us Now on 014927070 to discuss course options, Relationships between retailers, buyers, manufacturers and customers, Characteristics, processes and terms involved in fashion merchandising, Range of current factors and influences which affect the fashion cycl, Different types of retailing organisations, Organisation charts which illustrate roles and staffing within a retail store, Seasonal calendars, range plans, and financial range plans, Boards with  customer profiles and/or factors which are influencing the cycle of fashion, Market analysis and promotional plan for a fashion retailer. Fashion Merchandising & Buying is an operative program that aims to prepare a passionate professional in the elusive art of buying and selling. UAL Voices: Reina Lewis - Is 2015 the year the mainstream woke up to Muslim fashion? To get the best results for Undergraduate Retail Buying degree courses, simply enter your predicted grades here. Sponsorship: Students must still pay a deposit of 300 euro to secure their place irrespective of whether they are being sponsored by an employer or other body. She has extensive cross-sector industry experience, including the luxury sector as the merchandise manager for Gucci in the UK. All our postgraduate courses offer career development, so that you become a creative thinker, making effective contributions to your relevant sector of the fashion industry. Find out about them and what the benefits of being an LCF alumni are. Includes all tuition, registration, assessment and online notes. Tuition fees for international students may increase by up to 5% in each future year of your course. Find Alternative Short Courses Comprising video tutorials, worksheets, tests and downloadable tools, each course offers a comprehensive introduction to a key subject. Fashion Buying & Merchandising / Contemporary Fashion Buying MA. For this course, you can pay tuition fees in instalments. You will learn all about what a buyer and merchandiser actually do and the everyday challenges that you will be faced with at all levels of the market. for skilled buyers and merchandising professionals – especially those who are trained to. If you started your course in October 2020 or earlier, you’ll continue to pay Home (UK) fees for the duration of your course. The course facilitates your understanding of the structure of the global fashion market. If you have a disability (e.g. Her career in Higher Education began as the business development manager for the Creative Industries at Brighton University. Please note that if you are unable to attend, the College may not be able to re-schedule. This will be conducted by allocating negotiating roles to teams of students, with individual and team responses. 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Once payment is received in full for the course by the sponsor, the student will receive a 300euro deposit refund. Fashion Buying and Merchandising (Retail Practice) - Full Time is a course run by Portobello Institute, Dublin. This is part of a new development for London, prioritising culture, education and innovation, known as East Bank. A fashion retail course aimed at students who wish to pursue a management, or creative, career in omnichannel fashion retailing, to shape current and future international fashion retailing strategy and operations. The fashion buying and merchandising foundation year helps you develop knowledge and skills to make the transition to university study, and in particular, to gain art and design knowledge and develop academic and personal skills to proceed confidently through the remainder of the course. All application forms, personal statements and relevant documents are read and considered by the course team against the selection criteria listed in the Entry requirements and Selection Criteria sections. The course team seeks to recruit students who can demonstrate: When you are submitting your application form, you will also need to provide the following pieces of documentation in support of your application: You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) in support of your application. Throughout the programme, opportunity for formative assessment feedback is provided in individual tutorials. Courses; Fashion Buying and Merchandising Fashion Buying and Merchandising Course Summary School: Manchester Fashion Institute Location: United Kingdom, Manchester Education: Diploma. 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