Fashion Design (Top up)

University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University
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Course summary

TEF Silver

University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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The BA (Hons) top-up follows a modular structure, and takes your learning and skills to a further level allowing your specialist skills to flourish towards the career you want. You will consider the wider cultural context to underpin your studio work and focus on your own personal design statement, culminating in your collection being shown at the End of Year Degree Show. Students can also be offered national platforms to showcase their work to industry at events such as Graduate Fashion Week or New Designers in London. We work with a panel of well-respected professionals from within the fashion and textiles industry to ensure that our course keeps up-to-date with the expectations of an ever-changing industry. As a result, University Centre Somerset Students have a great reputation for securing employment upon completion of their studies. Recent graduates have gone on to jobs in design, retail management, buying and fashion promotion. They've worked with employers including Courtaulds, Abercrombie & Fitch, Sassi Holford, Fat Face, Debenhams, Ashley Isham, Miss Selfridge, Next, New Loo,, Peacock's and Vivienne Westwood. Others have progressed on to a postgraduate level studying an MA or PGCE.

Course details


Modules studied may include: Context; inspiration and innovation; resolution

Assessment method

Assessment is by 100% coursework including practical design solutions and written content exampled through a dissertation

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code5B9T
Institution code B70
Campus nameTaunton Campus
Campus codeT

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted

Applicants must have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent Level 5 qualification in an appropriate discipline. Students also require GCSE at grade A*-C (new grading system 9-4) in English and Maths or equivalent Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy.

Additional entry requirements



You will be asked to provide a digital portfolio at interview. The portfolio must demonstrate your creative skills, subject knowledge and enthusiasm for study. We are looking for a maximum of 12 images that demonstrate a variety of skills research, design development, progressing through to final outcomes. These must include examples of drawing, sketchbooks, idea development, digital skills and finished pieces.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

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

Provider information

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University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College
Bath Road

Clearing contact details

Clearing Contact Details

01278 441373

Additional information

Thursday 13 August - 0800 - 2000 Friday 14 August - 0800 - 1800 Saturday 15 August - 1000 - 1400 week commencing 17 August - Monday - Thursday 0830 - 1700 Friday 0830 - 1630

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01278 441234

Fashion Design (Top up) at University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College - UCAS