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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Scottish Borders

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Overview

Our BA Fashion degree explores the creative process of fashion design, from initial research through to collection creation and production.

Explore the world of fashion in the largest knit, weave and print studios you’ll ever see in an academic setting. You’ll have access to fully equipped clothing workshops, spacious studios with individual workspaces, technical workshops, laboratories, state-of-the-art production equipment and first-class Computer Aided Design (CAD) suites. Everything you could possibly need to develop your skills and explore your love of fashion.

This course covers a range of market sectors ranging from high-street fashion to ready-to-wear across both UK and global perspectives. Facing internal and external projects will help you develop your own fashion writing style and shape your understanding of the worldwide fashion industry. These skills can ultimately open the door to incredible career opportunities in your chosen marketplace.

We’re also keenly aware of fashion’s responsibility to work towards a sustainable, ethical and diverse future. Our briefs and projects respond to this, presenting a true reflection of many of the challenges being faced in the industry today. A good example of our commitment to this is our support for textile heritage. We work with many local and national industries to help ensure that traditional craftsmanship will always have a place alongside contemporary design.

The course is taught in our Scottish Borders Campus, which sits close to the heart of Scotland’s luxury textile industry. This is your chance to study in an area that’s home to some of the UK’s top design and production facilities for textiles and fashion.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,384per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Highly regarded around the world with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical and life sciences.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.
Global companies actively seek out Heriot-Watt graduates due to the nature of the university's research-informed education.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 86 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    156 70%

    16th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    30th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.66 73%

    79th

    2

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