BA (Hons) Fashion Design at Morley College London - UCAS

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Course summary

Fashion is synonymous with change. Through this course, you will be able to propose an alternative future for fashion. One that rejects boundaries of gender, established fashion culture and wasteful and exploitative fashion systems. The curriculum is designed to question the current inherited practice and value systems in fashion education and the industry at large. Our BA (Hons) Fashion Design seeks to create fashion innovators that challenge standard approaches, who create and design new processes. Their innovations will address the challenges of waste, inclusions, and environment facing the industry. Our approach is tactile, three dimensional, human centered and empathetic. It is agile, responsive and encourages uncompromising quality. BA (Hons) Fashion Design students will work with vision, defining fashion’s future as well as their own. Alongside our alternative approaches, you will gain an understanding of how to question traditional fashion archetypes. You will show curiosity towards learning, be willing to unlearn what you may already know, overcoming challenges through resourcefulness and inquisitiveness. A playful approach to individual and group projects will cement key working relationships and lay the groundwork for positive change. Working across multiple fashion disciplines, your practice will be continuously refined and added to throughout your studies, as you progress into industry. Creativity, imagination and innovation are at the heart of all our practice, in line with our guiding principles of design: • Social Inclusivity • Innovative Design • Inventive Method • Ethically Produced Year One Students will focus on developing their core skills and creative capabilities to enable them to fully engage with the curriculum. Project briefs are designed to embed core competencies in analysis, reflection, and synthesis to cultivate effective communication. Integrated research skills training, written components, digital competencies, and the generation and development of design ideas builds confidence . Students are equipped with the skills to explore pathway specific methodologies. Full induction into relevant equipment, tools, hardware and software. Year Two Students will refine their creative fashion practice through project briefs, to inspire and guide them to define their fashion identity. Digital integration and creative materials exploration, will further develop skills in research, analysis, speculation and innovation. A work placement unit at the end of the year will encourage links with industry to include up-and-coming design innovators, alongside more established fashion brands. This will provide a valuable step to networking and progression. This exposure to professional life will support students in their coursework, allowing them to refine their workflow and project management skills for independent working practice. Year Three Conceptual development and experimentation through 2D and 3D processes allow students to excel in their practice, extending their boundaries through independent investigation, with the potential for collaborative projects. Through exploration of the juxtaposition of the idealistic and the realistic, using personal research and analysis, students will distil their work into a cohesive professional identity. Development and realization of a final collection. Collaboration will form an integral part of the graduate collection, elevating final outcomes and the development of key working relationships. Exploration of funding streams and sponsorship for innovation and invention may support product research and development. A focus on outreach and engagement will transition students to professional fashion practitioners. Critical analysis of career options and entrepreneurship will facilitate this.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through graded projects and coursework, collaborative or interdisciplinary group work, case study projects, work placement, assignments and reflective writing. Achievement will be measured by completion of assignments to set deadlines, reflecting real world scenarios in a diverse range of formats, including: • Academic and visual research files • Sketchbook and portfolio • Written assignments • 2D and 3D experimentation and sampling • Final garments, patterns, and prototypes • Material explorations • Computer Aided Design • Digital and live presentations • Critiques

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We welcome applications from anyone who feels that they are capable of reaching the standards required by this qualification. Applicants should have knowledge equivalent to: • Level 3 Fashion, Art, or Design. • GCSEs, grade 4/C or above, in Math and English • Or an equivalent level of qualification is desirable. Applications are welcomed from those who may not possess formal entry qualifications, mature students, those with work experience or with qualifications other than those listed above. Such applicants should demonstrate sufficient aptitude and potential to complete the course successfully. Applicants will be assessed at interview in accordance with Ravensbourne’s Accreditation of Prior Learning Policy and Procedure and Student Transfer Plan.

Additional entry requirements


We offer places based on portfolio. All students are expected to have a good standard of computer literacy. All applicants are invited to participate in one of our signature 'Taster Days'. They will have the opportunity to experience a range of practice sessions and to present their portfolio during a personal interview.

English language requirements

For non-native English speakers, an IELTS 5.5 is required.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6165 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6165 Year 1
Scotland £6165 Year 1
Wales £6165 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

There is a Materials Fee of £150 to be paid at the start of each academic year for materials packs of consumable supplies relating to your coursework. Support may be available for qualified applicants. A list of required textbooks, tools and equipment required for use in college and at home will be provided at the start of the course. You will also have access to computers, scanners and printers for independent study in the College’s learning centre. To comply with health and safety requirements you will need to purchase a full set of tools and equipment as required for fashion design and garment making and to have these with you during class sessions; your tutors will provide you with details. You will also need the following equipment at home for online classes and independent study: • A sewing machine • A desktop or laptop computer with camera and microphone/headset • Access to internet data/wifi • A camera or camera phone
BA (Hons) Fashion Design at Morley College London - UCAS