Middlesex University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Fashion Communication and Styling with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Why study for a BA Fashion Design with us Working in the fashion industry requires the right mix of technical skills and creativity. That's why our course will help you develop in those areas and beyond while preparing you for the world of work. We believe that discovering and perfecting your style as a designer is vital, so we help you to find and define your fashion identity and taste. Our highly regarded course focuses on helping you develop your own designs and get practical experience from the very start. You’ll get stuck into different areas of fashion design, from illustration and technical drawings, to garment construction and cutting, all the way through to portfolio presentation and tailoring. Ours is one of only a few fashion design courses that allow you to explore menswear as well as womenswear. You’ll have access to industry-standard facilities, equipped with everything you’ll need. These include industrial sewing machines, overlockers, state-of-the-art press and heat equipment, plus much more. Our London campus also gives you the perfect opportunity to explore one of the world’s fashion capitals whenever you want. Put your knowledge into practice Our fashion design degree makes work experience part of your learning from the very start. In your second year, you’ll undertake a six-week work placement working with designers as they prepare for London Fashion Week. In the past, our students have worked with fashion giants like Burberry, Erdem, Molly Goddard and Peter Pillotto. First and second year students will also participate in a end-of-year degree presentation, where third year students showcase their creative talents to industry experts. Our graduates have gone onto exciting careers in the fashion industry thanks to our strong links with art and design employers, plus industry partners who sponsor final year students and give visiting lectures.Some students might also be chosen for our annual press show. In the past it has been judged by highly regarded industry figures like Sarah Mower, Andrew Davis and Karen Binns. The support you need You’ll get all the support you need to succeed thanks to our technicians who’re professionals in the industry, ready to help you with projects and anything else you require assistance with. If you require a little extra help, then we have Student Learning Assistants and Graduate Academic Assistants on hand throughout your time here.


Foundation Year Principles of Fashion (30 credits) - Compulsory​ Fashion Skills (30 credits) - Compulsory​ Fashion: Creative London (30 credits) - Compulsory​ Portfolio (30 credits) - Compulsory​ Year 1 Fashion Design Skills (30 credits) – Compulsory Fashion Collaborative Projects (30 credits) - Compulsory Research and Communication (30 credits) - Compulsory Fashion History and Theory (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 2 Menswear Design (30 credits) - Compulsory Fashion Design Internship (30 credits) – Compulsory Fashion Industry Project (30 credits) - Compulsory Fashion Culture and Industry (30 credits) - Compulsory Fashion Design Placement Year - Optional Year 3 Contextual Studies Research Project (30 credits) - Compulsory Collection Development and Portfolio (90 credits) - Compulsory

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on the course page at https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/foundation-year-in-fashion We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £15100 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

Additional fee information

At Middlesex, we have a range of funding and loan options available to ensure you are able to attend university, whatever your financial background. Tuition fees vary for UK, EU and International students. More information about fees for the course you are interested in studying can be found at https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/foundation-year-in-fashion.
Fashion Communication and Styling with Foundation Year at Middlesex University - UCAS