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Fashion Design (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

Throughout the course, the emphasis is on the development of your personal design philosophy. The course offers a comprehensive design education for dedicated and ambitious individuals looking for a specialist career in the international fashion industry. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

 Internships on both the three-year and sandwich course are undertaken at leading international fashion companies, and have recently included Adidas, Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Balmain, Calvin Klein, Celine, Christian Dior, Christopher Kane, Craig Green, Givenchy, Haider Ackermann, Jeremy Scott, Kenzo, Lanvin, Loewe Vuitton, Martin Margiela, Marc Jacobs, Thom Browne and Tom Ford.

The Fashion Design (Honours) degree at the University of Westminster is currently the only undergraduate course that shows a selection of its students on the official London Fashion Week schedule.

Career Path 

After graduation, most students go on to work in the international fashion industry while some go on to study fashion design at MA level either in the UK or New York. Graduates of the course are extremely successful in the job market with over 90 percent of all final year students going directly into fashion related work, predominantly as designers or assistant designers working within established companies, or starting up their own design businesses. 

Course graduates include London Fashion Week designers Claire Barrow, Roberta Einer, Liam Hodges and Ashley Williams; as well as Christopher Bailey; Katie Hillier, Creative Director of Marc by Marc Jacobs; Jutta Kraus, Creative Director of Bernhard Willhelm; and Stuart Vevers, Creative Director of Coach.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Project: Skills
  • Design Project: Sportswear
  • Design Project: Outerwear
  • Design Project: Modernity
  • Collection: Cutting
  • Collection: Surface
  • Collection: Internship
  • Collection: Portfolio
  • Collection: Historical
  • Thesis 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    78

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    54

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • A Levels – Not considered for entry
  • International Baccalaureate – 27 points including at least 6 in HL Visual Arts. We also welcome applications from students taking the IB Career related Programme
  • Art and Design Foundation – Pass to Distinction
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DDM in Art & Design or arts related subject
  • BTEC Diploma – Not accepted on its own
  • Access – 128 UCAS Tariff points from an Access to HE in Art & Design or arts related subject

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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