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Course summary

Realise diverse fashion narratives through design, cut and construction. You’ll practise using industry-recognised techniques and understand sustainable and inclusive practices. Study a range of fashion design methods, as you explore experimental and industry-standard approaches to pattern cutting and garment construction. We’ll encourage you to challenge perceived limitations of fashion. You’ll then apply your findings to your fashion design practice, while also being mindful of sustainable practice, diversity and inclusion. As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Learn to create designs in response to trends, market segmentations and technical innovations, as you explore fabric and form to achieve resolved 3D outcomes
  • Work on arts and industry-informed briefs, live projects, and competitions to create a professional industry-ready fashion portfolio
  • Develop a strong understanding of the cultural, ethical, and environmental concerns inherent in the fashion industry
  • Understand ways to develop your 2D and 3D skills, and how to communicate concepts to your audience
  • Apply industry-recognised CAD (computer-aided design) techniques to your conceptual and technical 2D work
  • Choose to focus solely on a graduate collection, or to create a smaller range of garments with accompanying promotional material, such as styling, film, or exhibition, for your final year project
For more course updates, follow us on Instagram @leedsbeckettfashion. Find out more Designated creative spaces We’ll give you a designated studio space in our award-winning Broadcasting Place building - home to many of our creative courses. You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with other innovative thinkers in subjects such as fine art, graphic design, illustration, music, and film. Challenge boundaries Fashion is one of the world's biggest industries and we passionately believe it’s about more than just the commercially driven production and promotion of new collections. It’s a reflection of society, identity and culture, and a powerful protagonist for change. You’ll learn to challenge the idea of fashion as the manifestation of temporary consumer trends. Showcase your style We’re committed to providing a course that responds to your individual personality, interests, and creativity. You’ll study a diverse range of briefs to develop a portfolio of professional skills that will help to open doors to an array of careers in fashion. You’ll also have the opportunity to impress the public and industry by exhibiting your work at the end of your final year. This will include a range of showcase opportunities, such as our in-house LSA Degree Show. Guest lectures We often run guest lectures and workshops throughout the year, both on campus and in conjunction with external organisations. The INSIDE/OUT lecture series brings together some of the most exciting names from the fields of art, architecture, design, fashion, film, music, performing arts and beyond. Why study Fashion at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Tutors with extensive professional experience and networks - including internationally renowned designer Professor Matty Bovan
  • Opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience
  • Study within one of the largest university arts communities in the north
  • Leeds' thriving creative sector - including countless opportunities for fashion graduates on our doorstep


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Pattern & Construction
  • Visual Studies
  • Colour & Fabric
  • Contextual Studies
  • Observation & Interpretation
  • Design Realisation
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Tailoring Principles
  • Fashion & Industry
  • Design Realisation 2
  • Observation & Interpretation 2
  • Contextual Studies 2
  • Trend Analysis
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Final Major Project 1
  • Final Major Project 2
  • Visual Research & Communication
  • Portfolio Marketing & Business
  • Dissertation (core if you haven't completed the Industrial Placement Year)
- Industrial Placement Year (Sandwich Year only)

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

We conduct interviews as part of the admissions process and suitable applicants will be invited to an interview. At interview you are assessed on your portfolio (artwork or photographs of artwork together with written assignments), general knowledge and your enthusiasm for Fashion.

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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

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