Fashion Design at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

If you’re keen to specialise in marketing, textiles or digital technology, our Fashion Design BA(Hons) degree allows you to enjoy a well-rounded education by focusing on all three. The course offers a stimulating, creative programme of study to help you develop the aesthetic, intellectual and inter-disciplinary skills necessary for fashion design. It focuses on contemporary fashion design, with a marketing or textiles specialism and includes garment production techniques and methods for womenswear, menswear, and gender-neutral clothing. On this exciting new course, you’ll learn from staff with professional experience in the fashion industry, and use cutting-edge equipment located in our purpose-built £30-million specialist building. You’ll choose from one of three complementary specialism related modules (alongside the core Fashion Design modules) on textiles, marketing or digital technology. This allows you to broaden and align your fashion design portfolio of skills as you progress through the course. Why Study Fashion Design BA(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? On this course, you’ll develop professional skills in fashion design, portfolio techniques, Computer Aided Design (CAD), pattern cutting and garment construction. We’ll also support you in the application of a range of industry-standard technology, including software that will enable you to produce professional fashion marketing material. You’ll benefit from an industry-facing approach, which gives you the opportunity to undertake a placement year to help prepare you for a career in this exciting and diverse industry. You can also specialise in the areas that interest you most, by selecting from a range of option modules. Following the course, you may go on to pursue a role in fashion, art, design, environmental sustainability, clothing production, tailoring, woven textiles, crafts, and more. Computer aided manufacture, visual communication, knitwear technology, printed textiles, and fashion merchandising are also viable routes, as are fashion promotion, 3D design, and design technology. Professional Bodies At Huddersfield, you’ll study the Global Professional Award alongside your degree† so that you can gain valuable qualities and experiences that could help you to get the career you want, no matter what your field of study is. †full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerated or apprenticeship degrees. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Fashion Design Practice • Materials, Processes and Practices • Design and Realisation Option modules: Choose two from a list: • Textile Practices • Fashion Marketing Fundamentals • Digital Technology for Fashion 1 • Sustainable Principles To see the full range of modules and descriptions (including option modules), please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

Teaching methods include studio-based design projects, workshop demonstrations and lectures. These are related to commercial realities by visiting professionals from industry who share their knowledge and expertise. Your progress will be monitored throughout the course and your assessment will include assignments, practical presentations, and a final year dissertation. Your module specification/course handbook provides full assessment criteria details.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Textile Institute

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Pass in Diploma Foundation Studies in Art and Design combined with A Level or BTEC qualifications, to total an equivalent of 120-104 UCAS tariff points. Applicants will be invited to attend an Applicant Visit Day, at which you will have the opportunity to present and be given feedback on your portfolio. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Fashion Design at University of Huddersfield - UCAS