Fashion (4 years) BA (Hons)

University for the Creative Arts

Key Information

Course duration: 4 Years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Subject Ranking

Ranked 47th for Art & Design (View subject table)

  • Entry Standards
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  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

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    55.0 / 100.0
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    4.12 / 5.00


UCAS Course Code: W236

15 January

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Entry Requirements

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UCAS Tariff: 64

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Home students: £4,160 per year
EU students: £4,160 per year
Overseas students: £12,350 per year

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The Course


This course will help you build a wide portfolio of creative and practical skills, as well as nurturing your own design identity - fully preparing you for a career in the fashion industry. We will encourage you to be forward thinking and experimental, with an intellectual and critical view of the fashion industry that challenges you enhances your Employability and shapes your ambitions. Based in our fashion studios - which are kitted out with industry-standard facilities for design, drawing, pattern-cutting, pressing and sewing – you will be working within a close-knit hub of like-minded creative individuals, simulating the industry’s collaborative workroom vibe.

Our course will also equip you with a firm foundation in fashion history and theory, so you will learn about a range of fashion and design concepts, and understand how these relate to your own work and creative thinking. An emphasis on drawing and illustration will help you professionally, communicate your ideas to industry professionals, and the compulsory work placement during your second year will give you the opportunity to put it all into practice and discover the area of fashion that most appeals to you. Above all, this highly creative course will develop you professionally and teach you a range of transferable skills that can lead to careers in many different areas of the creative industries.

The first year in the four-year course, Year 0, is taken before the three-year BA (Hons) degree and is a preparatory year aimed at students who want more time before Year
 1 to develop their creativity, drawing and portfolio skills. Introducing you to the fashion design process, Year 0 gives you a sound basis in fashion and is highly creative. Graduates have gone on to work all over the world for some of the biggest names in the fashion industry, including: Ralph Lauren; Matthew Williamson; Kenzo.

Start Dates

  • September 2018 at Epsom

University for the Creative Arts

University League Table Ranking: 54th

The University for the Creative Arts has over 5,500 students studying on more than 120 creative courses across four campuses in Surrey and Kent. Its courses offer a blend of art, design and creative business programmes to prepare students for a career in the creative industries.

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Postal Address

Fashion and Textiles
University for the Creative Arts
Ashley Road
KT18 5BE

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