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Course summary

The BA (Hons) Fashion programme has an excellent reputation for producing fashion graduates who are employed for their creativity, originality, versatility, and professional skills. The programme focuses on contemporary fashion design and encourages students to be creative and experimental while challenging the conventions of fashion and textile design practices. Students follow an arts-based studio practice model through which they develop concepts and ideas using in-depth research processes and experimentation, learning how to design and make original fashion outcomes with a focus on contemporary craftsmanship. Students learn essential skills for designing and making, including the opportunity to develop a textile specialism such as knit, print or embroidery. Students are encouraged to develop a personal design philosophy, leading to a final collection and design portfolio in their final year, with consideration of sustainable design practice. There is also opportunity to collaborate with industry partners through live briefs, and to work with other art and design students both within the university and with international partners in the award-winning cross-disciplinary Unit X. FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • A history of success – Our students win awards for their work across the world, from the Gold Award at Graduate Fashion Week to the International Emerging Designer at iD Dunedin Fashion Week and more.
  • Manchester and beyond – Our network spans the globe, and includes placements, collaborations and live briefs from partner universities, workshops and design studios in China, India, Japan, Norway, Australia, France and beyond.
  • Collaborative spirit – Work with other students on interdisciplinary projects in a studio environment, honing essential creative skills needed for the growing creative economy.
  • Tailored to your interests – Select a textile specialism based on your interests and career aspirations, including print, knit and embroidery.
  • Industry-standard facilities - You will have access to industry-standard equipment including a range of specialised sewing and joining machines and equipment, laser cutting equipment, 3D printing and the latest digital pattern-cutting software.

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

GCSE grade C/4 in English Language or Level 2 Functional Skills English pass A portfolio is required for this course.

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Fees and funding

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Fashion at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS