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Fashion Pattern Cutting (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
London, United Kingdom
The Fashion Pattern Cutting (Hons) program at the University of the Arts London (UAL) prepares students for a successful career in the industry by teaching skills in traditional craft practice and the latest digital technologies.
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The Fashion Pattern Cutting (Hons) program at the University of the Arts London (UAL) focuses on innovative cutting, fabric sourcing and digital technologies in the development of structured and unstructured clothing. Students learn design research and interpretation, 3D realization, fit alteration, pattern drafting and adaptation, construction and manufacture. There will also be a focus on trend investigation and market analysis.

Career Paths

Many graduates prefer to seek employment as soon as they have completed their undergraduate studies. Graduates from this course will be able to gain positions in design and sample room, garment and production technology, fabric research, sourcing, and manufacture. 

Technical competence and creative confidence will enable graduates to become technical managers and innovators, consultants, and product developers, as well as defining their own individual career opportunities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      4 years (with placement year in industry)

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Fashion Pattern Cutting
  • Form and Silhouette
  • Drape and Form
  • Better Lives
  • Introduction to Cultural and Historical Studies
  • Structure and Form
  • Cultural and Historical Studies Option
  • Visual Research Methods
  • Professional Engagement

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.

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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 and Maths);
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art and Design;
  • Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma (preferred subjects 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.

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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Bursaries of £1,000 awarded to eligible UK students studying an undergraduate course at University of the Arts London.

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