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The BA in Fashion Imaging and Illustration (Hons) offered at the University of the Arts London (UAL) offers students an experimental space to explore contemporary practices that stem from drawing and mark-making and to challenge the notion of contemporary fashion imaging. Projects involving a multi-disciplinary approach encourage students to redefine the future role of the Fashion Illustrator and the discipline’s commercial and creative applications. Students will investigate the visual language of fashion through the development of professional skills such as drawing, graphic and media design, animation, photography, moving image and computer-generated imaging.   

Why choose this course at London College of Fashion

  • Specialist approach: this course is forward-thinking and challenging; it supports students in developing cross-media professional studio practices. The course offers a specialist approach to visual communication in fashion media, for those looking to position themselves as illustrators and industry creatives.
  • Fashion media production: through exploration and integration of analogue and digital platforms, students will have the opportunity to produce immersive experiences using new and emerging technologies.
  • Collaborative working: emphasis is placed on developing collaborative and team-work skills in multimedia practices across disciplinary boundaries. The course provides an excellent grounding for further academic study or for careers within the fashion media industry.

Career paths

Many graduates prefer to seek employment as soon as they have completed their undergraduate studies. BA Fashion Imaging and Illustration students also go on to do curation, painting, art direction and freelance fashion illustration. Recent graduates from this course are working at ASOS, Browns Focus, Love magazine, and Vauxhall Fashion Scout. This year graduates include musician Kojey Radical who is MOBO nominated, and explores themes that he looked at through his illustration within a sonic context. Other alumni Bex Cassie, who is at SHOWstudio and Olivia Bilson will graduate from RCA this year.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cross Media Narratives 

  • Fashion Cultures and Histories 

  • Better Lives 

  • Fashion Illustration and Spatial Interaction 

  • The Interactive Brief 

  • Cultural and Historical Studies 

  • Creative Directions 

  • Situating Your Practice; Fashioned Spaces or Media Placement 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

One or a combination of the following accepted full level 3 qualifications.

  • Two A Level Passes at Grade C or above (preferred subjects include, Art, Design, English, Maths);
  • Pass Foundation Diploma in Art and Design;
  • Merit, Pass, Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design;
  • Pass at UAL Extended Diploma;
  • Access Diploma or 64 new UCAS tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma;
  • 64 new UCAS tariff points (equivalent to 160 old UCAS tariff points) from a combination of the above qualifications or an equivalent full Level 3 qualification;
  • or equivalent EU or non-EU qualifications such as International Baccalaureate Diploma;
  • and three GCSE passes at grade A*-C or grade 9-4.

Entry to this course will also be determined by assessment of your portfolio.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22920 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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