Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Fashion Design

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Course summary

This course will nurture you to become a highly creative practitioner within the global fashion industry. You will develop your full potential by building knowledge, experience and skills for either the menswear or womenswear markets. Following guidance from industry experienced specialist tutors you will be supported to achieve your own aspirations via focussed projects, competitions, internships and live briefs. You will gain links within the industry taking advantage of extensive contacts with both international and regional companies. The course provides skills in design development and realisation, CAD, illustration, pattern cutting, the history and context of fashion, and production methods related to both industrial manufacture and bespoke production. This course has excellent links to international fashion brands, including Burberry, Karen Millen, Abercrombie and Fitch, Adidas, H&M and Iris Van Herpen. Staff have industry experience within computer aided design, pattern cutting, fashion history and design and have worked alongside many internationally recognised brands. Learn to work with the Gerber pattern cutting and design system, widely used in the industry alongside supportive staff that are well placed to inspire and shape your future careers. Each year a selection of our final year students showcase their final year work to industry leaders at events such as Graduate Fashion Week and New Designers in London.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W230
Institution code:
B25
Campus name:
Parkside Building Campus
Campus code:
C

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

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

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

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
69%
Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
Go onto work and study

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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