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Course summary

BA (Hons) Fashion Design is for those students that are creative makers and design innovators. The first year covers a number of fashion topics, helping you to develop a good foundation of fashion creation and techniques including pattern cutting and toile creation. You will be introduced to the technical machines and our well-equipped workshops, as well as developing CAD skills. The second year helps you to strengthen your learning through live projects. You will develop a brand identity from your heritage, defining your own style and design aesthetic. The year ends with a work placement opportunity. Past students have worked with companies such as Ted Baker, Mary Katrantzou, Paul Smith and Gymshark. Your final year gives you the opportunities to specialise and focus on your own individual area of practice, and produce garments that reflect your personal direction as a creative fashion design graduate, ready for market or catwalk. Professional Placement Year This course offers a professional placement year. This allows you to spend a whole year with an employer, between the second and third years of your degree, and is a great way to find out more about your chosen career. Some students even return to the same employers after completing their studies. The University will draw on its extensive network of local, regional and national employers to support you in finding a suitable placement to complement your chosen area of study. If you do not find a suitable placement, you will be automatically transferred back to the standard, non-placement version of the course. Please note that fees are payable during your placement year. For details, visit the course page on the Birmingham City University website.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6overall with no less than 5.5 in any level

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13200 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Fashion Design with Professional Placement Year at Birmingham City University - UCAS