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Course summary

This dynamic course gives you the skills needed for a career in the fast-moving world of 21st century fashion. From concept to realisation, on BA (Hons) Fashion at AUB, you’ll experiment, interrogate, and develop design practises appropriate to your individual design philosophy. You’ll creatively explore traditional and modern techniques, cutting edge digital fashion technology, craftsmanship, product development and presentation. You’ll investigate connections between concepts of dress, fashion and the body as a site for artistic expression. The social and ethical climate of fashion is a critical force; it’s central to course debate and practice. How we understand fashion’s impact will inform creative solutions and help you to become effective change makers for a more sustainable and inclusive world. AUB Fashion are award winners in innovation, with a portfolio of student successes which is internationally recognised through graduate destination, exciting industry collaboration and inspirational speakers integrated into the DNA of the course. During your time at AUB you’ll construct a unique portfolio of skills to support your career launch. We celebrate your individuality and will help you to realise a tailored path within the fashion industry and community at this critical time in history. What you will learn Level 4 (first year) First year prioritises creative exploration and skill set submersion. It focusses on fundamental skills as an enriching foundation for your student journey. Level 5 (second year) Level 5 prioritises innovation, market awareness and industry practise. Building on your knowledge of fundamental rules from Level 4 you are now encouraged to challenge them, critique the status quo, and innovate solutions to problematics within fashion industry and culture. Level 6 (third year) Level 6 consolidates skills developed through previous levels in preparation for graduation and your career launch. It’s considered by graduates as the most challenging and exciting time of their university experience. 100% of assessment for this course is coursework based. You can choose to complete your degree in one of the following named awards:

  • BA (Hons) Fashion (Design)
  • BA (Hons) Fashion (Design Menswear)
  • BA (Hons) Fashion (Design Technology)
  • BA (Hons) Fashion (Product)
By the end of the course you will be able to...
  • Relate specialist knowledge and critical skills developed within contemporary fashion practice to emerging trends at the forefront of the global fashion design industry.
  • Adapt to and engage with a breadth of challenges that exist in a fast changing professional environment, and engage in new developments and ideas around the development of fashion products.
  • Demonstrate an ability to contribute to and collaborate with peers, companies and brands at diverse levels of the industry, through practice and engagement with established contemporary brands and fashion businesses.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of creative business practices in relation to employability and professional development.
  • Build on networks of professional contacts to open up new opportunities for engagement in professional projects.
  • Apply transferable skills, exercising initiative and personal responsibility.
  • Extend academic learning as an independent, self-reflective and creative practitioner, fully prepared for professional environments or postgraduate study.
Studios and resources Our dedicated fashion studios are equipped with a range of state-of-the-art industry-standard specialist machinery as well as pressing equipment, a diverse range of dress stands and cutting tables. You’ll have access to specialist workshops and equipment for the production of textiles for the fashion industry, manufacture of accessories and specialist digital resources, such as Lectra and Clo3D, VR equipment and software, and body scanning technology.

Assessment method

Coursework and practical work

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

Qualification requirements

**Please see AUB's website for a full list of our entry requirements, including tariff points where applicable.** We are happy to accept a wide range of qualifications, including but not limited to: A Levels, BTEC Extended Diploma, OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma(s), Access to HE courses, Scottish Highers, IB Diploma Programme, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. We can also accept many EU and International qualifications. See website for details. Email Admissions ([email protected]) with any queries about entry requirements. We welcome applicants who are currently studying or who have gained a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and this qualification meets our level three entry requirements. This is a recommended qualification for many of our courses but it is not a compulsory qualification. Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 qualifications are considered on an individual basis and we are happy to accept applicants with a combination of Level 3 qualifications. Please check your qualifications using UCAS Tariff calculator and remember we are looking for the equivalent of 3 A levels if you are combining Level 3 qualifications. AUB tailors its offers to the qualifications an applicant is studying and looks for applicant to be studying a relevant creative subject. AUB makes offers based on up to three A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications with the most UCAS Tariff points attached to them to give applicants the best chance possible at achieving our required tariff (120 UCAS Tariff points in most cases).

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Additional entry requirements


Applicants will be asked to submit a digital portfolio for review by the course team.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
TOEFL (iBT)80minimum score of 18 in writing, listening, and reading and 19 in speaking.
Cambridge English AdvancedCOverall score of 180
PTE Academic54A minimum of 51 in each component
Cambridge English ProficiencyOverall score of 200

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £17950 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £17950 Year 1

Additional fee information

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