Focus on research questions, planning a research proposal, qualitative research processes, quantitative research processes, designing surveys and questionnaires and the language of research (writing and presenting seminar papers and dissertations).
Contemplates the impact of global social, cultural and psychosocial dynamics on fashion management. It also interrogates theories, philosophies and discourse on the fashion industry.
Will require students to identify, initiate and engage with a chosen area of interest that will contribute to the final mini-dissertation. Students will conduct action research in an actual industry setting, and will document their findings.
Requires students to write a comprehensive mini-dissertation sparked by content explored during semester one course work. Students will also be expected to incorporate action research conducted in a fashion industry setting.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The aim of the Bachelor of Arts Honours: Fashion programme is to produce fashion professionals; empowered with the capacity to successfully manage various fashion related processes with a thorough understanding of the requisites involved, through a well-developed research and analytic ability.
The programme is designed for the accomplished creative business-orientated person, who has a flair for fashion, style and a love of all aspects influencing fashion and its related fields, such as prevailing trends, cultural influences, production technology, eco-awareness and sound business practice.
Emphasis is placed on the research and analytical development of the candidate, as well as the business acumen to successfully integrate new concepts into the established commercial sectors of the fashion and design economies.
The programme objectives may be considered from the dual perspectives of advanced entry into the fashion industry and preparation for higher-level research studies at Masters and Doctoral levels.
The programme structure of the BA Honours: Fashion degree at FEDISA consists of 7 integrated research modules, which includes Work Integrated Learning and a supervised mini-dissertation. All classes are presented in the afternoon, allowing for extending personal research and knowledge development opportunities during the morning.
NOTE: The BA Honours: Fashion degree is a pure research qualification and no fashion design or construction skills are required.