• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
If you aspire to become the classic designer/maker and you're eager to break new ground in the world of fashion, the BA in Fashion Design (Hons) degree at Middlesex University will equip you with technical skill, support your creativity and encourage you to develop your identity as a designer.

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Why study the BA in Fashion Design (Hons) at Middlesex University?

On this degree you will not only learn the knowledge and practical skills essential for a successful career in fashion design, as so many of our alumni illustrate, but also develop self-confidence, a willingness to challenge yourself, the ability to work with others, and the skills to discover and define your own design identity.

Fashion at Middlesex is highly regarded and this course puts the emphasis firmly on creativity and the ability to develop your own designs in order to lay the foundation for innovative design. The programme provides a wide range of skills relevant to the industry and you will a vast array of topics such as fashion illustration, portfolio presentation, technical drawings, garment construction and pattern cutting, corsetry, and tailoring.

You will focus on individuality and be encouraged to question everything. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our cohort and staff, providing a multifaceted environment in which to research, challenge, design and create. Our programme allows you to experience both menswear and womenswear design, giving you an opportunity to explore, develop and focus on your strengths.

Course highlights

  • You will be taught by an invested and supportive team of tutors and technicians who all work in the industry, including pattern cutters and designers
  • During the second year you will benefit from a six-week work placement in preparation for London Fashion Week – our students have worked with designers such as Charles Jeffrey, Sibling, Erdem, Molly Goddard, Peter Pillotto, Giles Deacon and Burberry.
  • At the end of your degree you will exhibit your work at a fashion show in the End of Year Degree Show, a professional standard showcase giving you the opportunity to expose your talent to creative industry employers
  • The studio workshops in our state-of-the-art £80 million facility, The Grove, mean almost everything can be done in-house and you have access to a wide range of specialist facilities to help realise your ideas through art forms
  • Your will learn from an array of fashion experts, speakers, subject specialists and live projects sponsored by industry, and have the opportunity to be selected for an external press show
  • Our extensive learning resources support your research with books, collections of film, journals and magazines, and a collection of 3D pieces including historical dress and accessories
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Career

Middlesex has strong links with art and design employers. Our industry partners sponsor final year students and give visiting lectures. Your work will be viewed by a large number of industry employers when they attend our final year degree show. Some students may also be specially selected for our annual press show, judged by high profile figures in the fashion industry. Previous judges include Louise Gray, JJS Lee and James Long.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fashion Design Skills
  • Fashion Collaborative Projects 
  • Research and Communication 
  • Fashion History and Theory 
  • Menswear Design 
  • Fashion Design Internship
  • Fashion Industry Project
  • Fashion Culture and Industry 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    72

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General Requirements

  • 112 UCAS points
  • We will consider all applications on their individual merit; successful applicants should demonstrate suitability, dedication and fitness for their chosen programme of study. 
  • As far as possible, students are invited to attend an interview and will be offered the opportunity to view the School and meet appropriate staff and students. 
  • Where prior qualifications are not available; applicants with appropriate experience will be assessed on the evidence of their commitment and the quality of their portfolio.

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 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

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

Funding

You can apply for a student loan to cover the cost of your tuition during your studies. This loan means that you will not have to pay fees upfront yourself and instead can repay the cost of your degree once you have graduated and are earning over a certain amount.

If this is your second undergraduate degree, at the same level or lower than what you previously studied, you may not be eligible for a student loan.

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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