University of Brighton has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Brighton is a hub for creative individuals and industries. When you join this course, you will become part of that culture, developing skills that will help you towards your future in the fashion industry – a booming market that, according to the British Fashion Council, contributes over £28bn to the UK economy and supports 880,000 jobs.
Creativity and craftsmanship will be at the heart of your development, allowing you to explore your own interests and explore your own interests in menswear and womenswear. Specialist areas such as tailoring, sportswear, creative cutting and materials innovation are introduced to help inform your ideas.
You will develop an individual approach and understanding helping you to think widely and critically about the subject and practice of fashion. The course is 60% practice-based and 40% academic.
In the Global Fashion School Rankings 2017 the course was ranked third in the UK for long term value and in the UK top 10 overall, while our placements were ranked the highest in the entire survey.
In Year 1 you will develop the technical skills of fashion design, including pattern cutting, draping and garment manufacture, while designing and exploring the cultural and commercial contexts of fashion. In Year 2, design projects will broaden your knowledge of different fashion market sectors. As well as testing your design skills, the projects will help you build a body of design work and garment samples to add to your portfolio. Optional work placement opportunities are available in the UK, Europe and the USA in Year 3. In your final year, you will design and make a collection of market-specific outfits. You will also produce a professional portfolio of design work, a dissertation and business plan.
How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 120 points||Entry requirements are in the range of A-level BBB–CCC (120–96 Tariff points), BTEC Extended Diploma DDM–MMM. Conditional offers typically fall within this range. We are looking for highly motivated & creative students. Your portfolio is mandatory & the most important part of your application. If your grades fall below the range stated, but you can evidence your thinking, ideas & abilities through a high-quality portfolio, we will still consider your application.|
|A level||BBB - CCC|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM - MMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||
M: 30 credits
P: 15 credits
|Pass Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at Level 3 of which 30 credits must be at Merit or above. Art and Design courses are preferred.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||A minimum of English Language and Mathematics at grade C/4|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3, H3||or equivalent combination of grades.|
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements. Or equivalent English Language qualification.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|