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Course summary

This course develops student’s individual creativity and fashion design judgment, encouraging an active approach to learning through the ongoing production of innovative artefacts; enabling graduates to meet evolving industry needs. You will have the opportunity to participate in live projects, competition briefs and hear from visiting experts who will offer you a diverse, cultural and global perspective of the fashion industry (subject to availability). You will be encouraged to think critically and independently, to consider and respond to the challenges facing the fashion industry society in general and become truly global graduates. Fast paced and dynamic, this course seeks to support you in developing your individual creativity and fashion design judgment, encouraging an active approach to learning through the ongoing production of innovative fashion artefacts. Key course benefits;

  • This course benefits from being taught alongside our BA (Hons) Fashion, Brand and Communication and BA (Hons) International Fashion Business courses. As a suite, these three courses offer insight and introduction to the evolving Fashion industry in its broadest sense. Students working within any of the three courses benefit from learning about each other’s specialisms and how the range of roles within the fashion industry intersect. This offers maximum opportunity for collaboration and ensures that students on the BA (Hons) Fashion course graduate with enhanced knowledge of how the industry works, and how they can contribute to its bright and changing future.
  • The BA (Hons) Fashion course is a hands-on, creative course. With theory embedded throughout module activities, the work students will undertake will be creative in its content and approach. Students will work towards creating fashion artefacts (in their broadest definition), demonstrating their skills as innovative and directional practitioners who are able to do realise ideas as brave, experimental outcomes.
  • Students will be able to access the industry standard facilities4 in the newly refurbished Art and Design buildings enabling them to work in a range of scales, materials and processes. Students will be encouraged to develop and apply both 2D and 3D techniques and will apply both analogue (traditional) and digital (new technology) approaches to ensure they develop individual creative identities and ways of working relevant to current and emerging creative sector standards.
  • Students will be introduced to current and emerging ways of working, combining materials and processes in new ways. With a strong technical core in the course, students are encouraged to consider “making” in its bravest sense and to apply their knowledge of materials and processes to the development of new products and artefacts, relevant to the fashion industry.
  • This course, along with others in the suite of Fashion courses is highly internationally focused. Students benefit from a wealth of international experience established by the course founders; who are passionate about ensuring global collaboration and industry readiness and who seek opportunities to develop solid international awareness and experience where possible. Themes included within course modules embrace this global approach and students are encouraged to consider diverse perspectives and references from the start of the course.


This course has a common first year The common first year enables you to work alongside students doing similar courses to you, to widen your knowledge and exposure to other subject areas and professions. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students, so you can share your insights and experience which will help you to develop and learn. If you discover an interest in a specific subject you have studied, upon successful completion of your first year, you could swap degrees with another course in your common first year (subject to meeting progression requirements). Common first year courses Fashion BA (Hons) Fashion Brand and Communication BA (Hons) International Fashion Business BA (Hons) Year One Modules Fashion Communities - 20 credits Fashion Futures - 20 credits Reshaping Fashion - 20 credits Disruptive Practice - 20 credits Fashion Activators - 20 credits Creative Revolutions - 20 credits Year Two In year two, you will continue to develop the skills and knowledge you’ve learned. We do this by embedding the following four principles into the curriculum and developing your: Technical skills – digital fluency, backed with the right academic knowledge Study skills – to be an adaptive, independent and proactive learner Professional skills – to have the behaviour and abilities to succeed in your career Global awareness – the beliefs and abilities to be a resilient, confident and motivated global citizen In year two, you will develop more advanced knowledge and skills to do with: innovation, the fashion industry and designing fashion statements, amongst others. Modules Fashion Enterprise - 20 credits Fashion Innovation - 20 credits Fashion Futures: Industry Ready - 20 credits International Fashion Exploration - 20 credits Developing Specialisms - 20 credits Fashion Statement - 20 credits Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Final Year Year three aims to bring you to the level to enter the world of work by consolidating your knowledge and skills from year one and two. Modules Future Fashion Concepts - 20 credits Future Fashion Ideation - 20 credits Fashion Futures: Graduate Ready - 20 credits Future Fashion Realisation - 60 credits We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website. *For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website

Assessment method

Your learning journey will be wide ranging, developing your work to have integrity, resilience and be authentic in its production and delivery. The learning that you will undertake will include sessions that are led by staff, group projects, guided learning and directed skill sessions. You will be assessed using a variety of methods which could vary depending upon the module.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that total the equivalent of three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to attend an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
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