Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Garment Technology

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Course summary

The BA (Hons) in Garment Technology has been developed to reflect and respond to contemporary practice within the global fashion industry. You will be encouraged to develop a professional, enquiring attitude within technical aspects of clothing production and an ability to become confident and self-motivated in your chosen practice. You will gain experience and insight into this sector of the industry studying topics including; advanced pattern cutting, design management and realisation, garment fittings, grading and sizing. You will also study; production planning, costings and quality control. You will gain primary knowledge from technical specialists, both within the teaching team and through guest visits to and from industry. This specialist course provides opportunities to work on live projects throughout, including an individual final year collaboration. Previous students have worked with fashion brands such Burberry, Hackett, Amanda Wakeley, Karen Millen, Monsoon and Topshop. Also technical sportswear companies sportswear companies including Adidas and Rab. Within this course you will use industry standard Gerber software and gain an insight into garment production both in the UK and overseas.

Course details


In your first year, introduction to a wide range of fashion subjects helps develop a good foundation of fashion knowledge and skills in both design and technical areas. Your second year helps to build advanced fashion skills and knowledge, and strengthens your personal and professional development in relation to your own career goals, through a choice of options, business planning and a four-week work placement. Opportunities to take part in the international Erasmus exchange programme exists during this year. You will have the opportunity to follow our four-year sandwich option, which provides the opportunity for a one-year internship in industry. In the final year, you have the chance to specialise in Fashion Design, Fashion Communication, Garment Technology, Design for Performance, or Fashion Accessories.

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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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

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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

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