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Fashion Design, B.A.

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Fashion is a fast-paced, dynamic and innovative industry. On this course you will be mentored to develop your own design philosophy and identity so that you’re ready to successfully progress when you graduate. The Fashion Design program is delivered by the University of Gloucestershire.


With emphasis on responding to industry trends, you will learn how to visualize your ideas, articulating them through a range of visual communication forms and translate them into professional outcomes. You’ll develop advanced skills in technical drawing, fabric sourcing, 2D design, 3D drape and pattern design, research, cutting and garment construction. In your second year you’ll begin preparing for your final-year catwalk collection that will showcase design signature, your technical abilities and your understanding of the innovation needed to compete in the fashion industry. You’ll focus on your interest in menswear or womenswear fashion to create your own collection which you will promote through a range of social media platforms and showcase events.

Make the most of fantastic industry links, including Superdry, Cotswold Collective, Clothes Show Live and Emma Willis. Fashion designers in lectures and workshops, live briefs and work placements offer you plenty of opportunities to prepare for your career. The students work closely with a range professionals and undertake a work placement during second year with students recently working with TMCollections (Portugal), Superdry, Paul Costello, Dirty Byrd, Special Olympics and Feather Studios. Benefit from industry panel critiques and get feedback from fashion designers, garment technologist and print designers from national and international manufacturers and retailers. You’ll have opportunities to get involved with prestigious fashion events such as London Fashion Week, Clothes Show Live, Graduate Fashion Week and New Designers.

The Fashion Design program is delivered by the University of Gloucestershire.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Research, Archive & Design Creativity
  • Design Product & Realisation 1
  • Collaborative Design 1
  • Contextual Studies 1: History of Fashion
  • Contextual Studies 2: The Fashion Industry
  • Surface Design
  • Sustainable and Ethical Design
  • Professional Practice
  • Major Practice and Research Project Planning
  • Design Process for Industry
  • Design Product & Realisation 2
  • Collaborative Design 2: Forecasting
  • Contextual Studies 3: Subculture and Identity
  • Dissertation: Major Research Project
  • Design Portfolio
  • Design Product & Realisation 3
  • Fashion Promotion
  • Fashion Business and Enterprise

                                  English Language Requirements

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                                  • Minimum required score:


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                                  Academic Requirements

                                  • 112 tariff points
                                  • BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
                                  • Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application.
                                  • Selection by interview.

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                                  Tuition Fee

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                                    13500 GBP/year
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                                    9250 GBP/year
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                                  Living costs for Cheltenham

                                  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
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