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Fashion Design with Business BA (Hons)

Glasgow Caledonian University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Through a dynamic combination of creative design and practical business this inventive programme develops innovative and entrepreneurial graduates ready to succeed in the fashion industry.

You'll be equipped with a deep understanding of the global fashion industry, exploring marketing and business modules that you will apply to the world of fashion. You will explore the sustainability of the fashion industry in depth, gaining insights into how to be a responsible leader in the sector. You will be building a wide range of technical and practical skills, including pattern cutting, garment construction and computer-aided fashion design software.

Much of the practical work is carried out in our Fashion Factory, our industry standard Design and Cutting Studio. We have a purpose-built Design and Cutting Studio designed to replicate an industrial environment which provides a central hub for Fashion Design with Business students. This facilitates an authentic practitioner experience from the design process through to the production of garments.

This programme has strong links with industry. We regularly invite guest speakers into the classroom to give you an up-to-date employer and industry perspective.

You will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience through 'live' case study challenges and field trips giving you an insight into the workings of some of the most successful fashion companies. This unique programme will position you with the business and fashion skills that will allow you to enter a wide range of careers in the industry or even start your own business.

Assessment Methods

On this programme a range of different assessment methods are utilised to build your skills and confidence in fashion and business.

Assessments include the following modes: practical and design portfolios, unseen examinations or class tests, web-based assessments, essays, reports and assignments (individual and group), business simulations and critical analysis of case studies (individual and group), oral, poster, audio-visual or e-presentations (individual and group), event presentation, academic research paper, personal development plan, research proposal and project.

Teaching Methods

We emphasise learning methods that encourage you to actively participate, to function in teams, to analyse real-life fashion and business situations and problems, to apply ethical and sustainable business thinking and to use professional skills to communicate solutions. We have purpose-built, industry-standard fashion facilities where you'll work on your practical modules.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 13,000per year

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

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Glasgow Caledonian University

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  • Campus address

    Glasgow Caledonian University, City Campus, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G4 0BA, Scotland

The Glasgow campus is in the heart of a city known for being welcoming and affordable – voted one of the top 10 best cities in the world (Time Out 2019).
GCU can help international students with their visa application, finding accommodation and with English language, helping them to settle in and feel at home.
GCU believes education is for everyone – with a wide range of generous scholarships to help ensure that courses are accessible for all.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 92 35

  • Entry standards

    / Max 200
    168 88%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%



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