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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Why Fashion Design?

Our Fashion Design degree will help you develop your own design philosophy and identity, preparing you for a successful career in a dynamic and innovative industry. Developing skills in technical drawing, fabric sourcing, 2D design, 3D drape and pattern design, research, cutting and garment construction, you’ll create and promote your own market-focused catwalk collection. With opportunities to work on live briefs and gain experience with brands and organisations such as TMcollection (Portugal), Superdry, Paul Costelloe, Special Olympics and Feather Studios, our graduates stand out from the competition. There’s also the chance to get involved in renowned fashion events such as London Fashion Week, Clothes Show Live, Graduate Fashion Week and New Designers (additional costs may apply, see course web page for details). You’ll draw on the expertise of accomplished lecturers, benefit from industry panel critiques and get feedback from fashion designers, garment technologists and print designers from national and international manufacturers and retailers. Our new Design Centre, complete with dedicated fashion design and production studios, offers a special collaborative, creative environment where talent can develop and thrive. You can also take advantage of state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, such as specialist sewing machines, printing facilities, a sublimation printer and Mac computers.

Why University of Gloucestershire?

We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. With the University of Gloucestershire offering a wide variety of courses, you will have the best of both worlds - a large learning community with more than 80 societies and sports clubs to enjoy while also benefiting from lecturers who know and value you as an individual. Through our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be challenged and supported to become the graduate that you want to be, ready to succeed in your chosen field. Your personal tutor will help you build your network of connections and take advantage of a range of opportunities including field trips and placements, offering invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatre. Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies.

After the course

Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 95% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan. Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), 2016/17.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,700per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : CDD - BBB

Because we want to offer this course to creative students with talent and potential (and because we know that exam grades don't always tell the whole story), we invite all applicants to interview. Your suitability for the course is assessed and we will confirm your place after we've had a chance to meet you, if we feel you are a good fit. As well as unconditional offers for the right applicants, we make conditional offers based on your achieving certain grades in your A-levels or BTEC qualifications.

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University information

University of Gloucestershire

  • University League Table

    98th

  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

A diverse and inclusive community, welcoming students from over 60 countries worldwide.
Placements, internships, trips and career experiences help prepare students for success after graduation.
A wide range of bursaries and merit scholarships are available for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    65th out of 85 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    121 55%

    56th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62.0 62%

    30th

    30
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    41st

    4

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