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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.

How to apply

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Parkside Building Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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If your application is progressed, you will be invited to bring in a portolio of your creative work for review. Your portfolio is your opportunity to show examples of your work and creative interests to support your application. Guidance on how to put your portfolio together will be provided once you have made your application.

English language requirements

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

Unistats information

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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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Fashion Design at Birmingham City University - UCAS