BA (Hons) Fashion Design
3 years, full time
This degree is ideal for those who are passionate about fashion innovation and aspire to start new trends and revolutionise the fashion industry.
The Fashion Design pathway focuses on the practical design aspects of the fashion industry. During these three years, you’ll develop highly innovative catwalk collections that demonstrate your unique design philosophy and technical excellence.
You will learn how to use a range of methods and tools, developing a strong eye for contemporary and future fashion trends. There will be plenty of opportunities to work on live projects, including fashion shows and shoots, so you can gain practical industry experience.
Each December, we host a professional fashion show. This is your platform to present your work on a catwalk using professional models. In your final year, you will participate in the Graduate Fashion Show, where you will present a collection of outfits to fashion professionals and your family and friends.
You will complete your degree with a professional-standard portfolio that can be presented to potential clients and future employers.
This training will develop you into a resourceful, skilful and innovative designer who is ready to establish their identity in the fashion industry.
- £18,000 (fee for one academic year. Fees for subsequent years are subject to increase)
2 A-levels (typically A-C) or international equivalent Mathematics GCSE at A-C / 9-4 or international equivalent Portfolio interview
English Language Requirements
IELTS: Overall score of 6.0 with no score below 5.5 in any of the four components, or equivalent
Opportunities to take part in fashion shows with professional models and fashion show directors
Production of a professional portfolio that can be showcased to prospective clients and employers
Opportunities to take study trips abroad to other fashion capitals
Access to the University’s specialist design facilities
Fashion Design Process
Fashion History and Context
Pattern and Construction
Textiles and Materiality
One Elective Module
Creative Cutting and Drape
Design Studio 1 and 2
Fashion Illustration and CAD
Fashion Theory and Research
Textiles and Materiality
One or two Elective Modules
Pre-Collections – Research and Development
Collections and Portfolio
'I love making clothes and seeing others wearing my designs. As well as learning to sew and pattern cut, I've developed my creativity and become more open-minded. The tutors are so inspiring and always work hard to shape us as great designers.'
Basil Lam, Hong Kong