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Fashion Design Innovation

University of Leeds

36 months
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On this Fashion Design Innovation degree from University of Leeds you'll have the freedom to express your creativity in diverse ways, by exploring innovative fashion and textile design solutions that respond to the needs of contemporary consumers.


As an interdisciplinary school, we’re able to offer you a wide variety of optional modules, allowing you to tailor your degree to your interests and career aspirations. You’ll develop a wide range of transferable skills which are highly regarded by employers across all sectors, including creative and critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills, as well as design development, product research and analysis. You’ll be equipped for a broad range of prestigious employment, enterprise or postgraduate opportunities, particularly due to the emphasis on the role that fashion and textile innovation – when blended with digital technologies – can play in responding to the future requirements and challenges of the fashion industry.

Career opportunities

Your professional and practical skills are central to the degree, and they will prepare you for an exciting career in the fashion industry. If you take an industrial placement year, you’ll also have valuable experience for your CV. Because Leeds offers you the chance to study academic modules that put your practice into context, you’ll also develop a range of transferable skills that appeal to all kinds of employers.

You’ll become a confident communicator with excellent presentation skills, as well as being an analytical problem-solver with strong research skills. You’ll have great visual, critical and commercial awareness, as well as an in-depth understanding of consumer profiles and trends in a fast-changing market.

Graduates of the Fashion Design Innovation degree from University of Leeds have pursued a wide range of careers in the fashion industry including; design, pattern cutting, garment technology, buying, trend forecasting, PR and journalism. They’ve gone to work for companies including Abercrombie & Fitch, BMB Menswear, Esprit, George, New Look, Next, River Island, Ted Baker, Tommy Hilfiger, Warehouse, French Connection, H&M, Karen Millen, Dunhill International, Christopher Kane, Amanda Wakeley, Betty Jackson and Paul Smith.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Integrated Practice: Research and Design 
  • Integrated Practice: Construction  
  • Digital Fashion 
  • Design History, Design Futures  
  • Sustainable Fashion  
  • Colour in the Design Process 
  • Fashion Brand Analysis 
  • Technologies for Art and Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A-level: ABB including art/design subject or media. Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.
  • If you don’t have an art or design-related subject but you are taking Media Studies A-level, we may also consider your application based on a high grade at GCSE in Art/Design and a portfolio of recent and relevant work.
  • GCSE: 5/6 A-C (or 4+) including English.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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