Fashion at Norwich University of the Arts - UCAS

Course summary

OVERVIEW BA (Hons) Fashion at Norwich University of the Arts (Norwich) combines creative thinking with technical skill and understanding, enabling our graduates to fulfil professional ambitions in a wide variety of roles across the creative industries and beyond. Visual research, conceptual thinking, material explorations of form and silhouette alongside commercial awareness and professional communication skills enable you to find your creative voice within a supportive and shared fashion experience. The course is forward-looking in its approach, preparing graduates for an ever-evolving industry, meeting the needs of commerciality while embracing ethical responsibility and inclusive design. Determination, adaptability and prepared for change are key attributes of our Fashion graduates. KEY FEATURES

  • Study a fast-paced and varied curriculum of fundamental fashion in which the individual student voice is developed through personal choice of research topics, client profiles and garment/collection outcomes
  • Core topics referenced within studio projects include contemporary narratives on craft practices and traditional tailoring, creative cut and digital fashion, as well as international relations, social, cultural and gender identities
  • Undertake numerous projects during the course that encourage you to take risks with both thinking and making, designing for wide-ranging customer profiles, products, and contexts across the spectrum of fashion
  • Through hands-on practical workshops you will undertake design challenges in well-equipped fashion and textile workshops to answer industry-relevant briefs
  • Gain industry awareness through lectures and seminars by the staff team as well as external guest speakers, adding context and further understanding to your studies.
YOUR FUTURE The final year of the course enables you to identify a personal strategy, through practical and theoretical research, development, and outcomes, to evidence the required skills and attributes for your future direction. This may include a fashion collection alongside other outcomes appropriate to your intended ambitions. You will complete a Research Report on a relevant area of the industry, propose and deliver a Final Major Project that showcases your readiness for graduation, and reflect on your interests, strengths, and self-defined career ambitions to generate a professional career development plan. Transferable skills are developed throughout the course within the learning and teaching environment as well as through extra-curricular projects and opportunities. Strong communication skills, negotiation, team-working and time management are highly desirable employability skills. Projects with industry enable you to present your work for industry feedback and gain commercial and creative exposure, developing your aspirations during your studies. We have recently worked with brands including John Lewis, Oasis, Superdry, Oliver Bonas, Ralph Lauren, Escada Sport, New Look and YKK on industry-focused projects. Past students have achieved industry recognition including success in competitions with British Fashion Council, Graduate Fashion Week, Anne Tyrrell Student Design Award, Golden Shears, and the international Arts of Fashion awards. Graduates of the course have secured diverse roles in fashion-related positions and beyond including design roles at H&M, Ted Baker, Victoria Beckham, Marks & Spencer, Outfit Arcadia Group and Blakely and manufacturing roles in companies including Yarmouth Oilskins. Others have progressed to post graduate research, in areas such as bio-material research and creative health for art therapy. OUR STUDENTS’ WORK Explore our online Graduate Showcase – celebrating the very best Norwich University of the Arts graduate work. Explore


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Assessment method

The University assesses you through the coursework you produce as you complete each unit. Each unit will require you to present a portfolio of work which may include finished pieces of work, written work, your research, and a reflective journal which allows you to evaluate your learning and highlight your strengths and areas for further development. You can find out more information about our assessment methods at

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

For Year 2 entry you will need 120 credits at Level 4 or equivalent experience. For Year 3 entry you will need 120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5 from a similar course, or equivalent experience.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Norwich welcomes applicants of all ages from all backgrounds. Your application will be primarily assessed through your portfolio, responses to questions asked and personal statement, so even if you have no formal qualifications or do not meet our typical offers it can still be worth applying. If you are studying at the time of your application and your application is successful it is likely that you will receive a conditional offer. If the qualification that you are studying is not shown, do not worry as we are able to accept other pre-entry qualifications as well as combinations of different qualifications.

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Additional entry requirements


Once you have applied to BA (Hons) Fashion at Norwich, we will ask you to prepare a portfolio. This will be used to assess your suitability for the course. Your portfolio should clearly demonstrate your passion for the subject and your individual creativity. For more information please visit our website at

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £18000 Year 1
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
International £18000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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