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Course summary

BA (Hons) Fashion is a 'classically constructed' degree that focuses on the essential partnership between innovative design and technical excellence. In line with the contemporary fashion industry, the programme encourages students to consider sustainable approaches to their practice, exploring the relationship between good design and timeless fashion. The programme aims to give students the opportunity to explore traditional and creative pattern cutting (including zero waste approaches), tailoring, modelling/draping on the stand, specialist finishing, fabric sourcing, handling and embellishment, and digital fabric print. In addition to 3D fashion skills, students can study the fashion design process, traditional and digital visual communication and portfolio development, in addition to other areas such as fashion trends and styling.


During the first year, teaching emphasises creative and technical knowledge, introducing students to the core areas essential to 2D and 3D ideas development. This is taken further in the second year, where students are introduced to conceptual and innovative approaches to fashion, advanced techniques in garment development, portfolio presentation, and critical and cultural knowledge. In the third and final year, the programme focuses on the refinement and promotion of each student’s individual design aesthetic. Students produce a final collection of work, a portfolio, and contextual written study. Students currently have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud software for the duration of their studies but will be required to cover additional costs specific to the study of fashion. These typically include costs for fabric, art materials, printing, exhibitions, and creating a final collection for the third year show. Students undertaking work placements will also need to cover their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs. Module teaching is delivered through a range of practical, studio, seminar, and lecture-based sessions. In addition, students will be expected to attend supported workshops in which they can develop their practice on a self-directed study basis under the guidance of technical support staff. A library of Panopto technical demonstration videos enable students to work at their own pace.

Assessment method

Students should expect to experience a variety of Formative (advisory) and Summative (final) module assessment approaches. These may include formal and informal critiques, individual/group presentations, project hand-in, online submission, and static display. Students may have the opportunity to exhibit their work in an end of year degree/fashion exhibition in year three.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications. We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

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English language requirements

In addition to meeting the academic requirements, Overseas students will also be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Please visit our English language requirements page for a full list of the English qualifications we accept:

If you have studied outside of the UK, you can find more information about the wide range of international qualifications we accept by visiting our entry requirements and your country page:

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £16200 Year 1

Additional fee information

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in placements. When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry. Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process. With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost. Year One and Two students report typically spending £250-300 per year on course materials and equipment, in addition to £100 on printing. Final year expenditure can be greater due to the production of a collection, portfolio and exhibition. It should be noted however that successful work is not dependent on high costs but on the level of originality, innovation, creativity and resourcefulness.
Fashion at University of Lincoln - UCAS