Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Fashion

Compare 72 BA Programs in Fashion

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The Bachelor of Arts is a collegiate-level degree granted to students who successfully complete a course of study in a particular subject area. This degree is typically earned within three or four years, depending on where study takes place. Bachelor’s degree earners study a broad range of subjects relating to a liberal arts education so that they may develop the skills, knowledge and competence necessary for success in a variety of creative fields. 

Just what is a BA in Fashion? This comprehensive degree program focuses on the fast-growing fields of fashion, fashion design and merchandising. It closely examines design, production and commerce as they relate to this multi-billion dollar industry. Students in these programs will review the fundamentals of the global fashion industry, identify and analyze consumer needs, and determine how these needs are addressed. Additional study of marketing skills, trend analysis and international fashion considerations should also be expected.

Successful graduates of fashion BA programs are prepared for work in a broad variety of related fields around the globe. Additionally, they are more qualified and generally able to command higher salaries than their less-educated career competitors.

The cost of obtaining a Bachelor of Fashion varies substantially from school to school based on factors like program length, as well as the geographic area in which the course is taken. 

Students who successfully secure a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion can pursue a broad range of careers around the globe. Popular career paths for fashion grads include roles in fashion merchandising, manufacturing and management, or in the marketing and promotion of products and services.

 

The BA in Fashion is a great option for anyone looking to further their career in the thriving international fashion industry. If a BA in Fashion sounds like something you’d like to hear more about, review Masterstudies’ extensive directory of programs and use the lead form to find one that fits best with your needs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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BA (Hons) Fashion Design

London College of Contemporary Arts
Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 United Kingdom London

With the London College of Contemporary Arts (LCCA), you will learn everything you need to know about building a successful career as a fashion designer and you’ll gain the required skills you need in order to succeed in fashion – whether you want to work for a high-end label or go freelance. [+]

BA (Hons) Fashion Design

With the London College of Contemporary Arts (LCCA), you will learn everything you need to know about building a successful career as a fashion designer and you’ll gain the required skills you need in order to succeed in fashion – whether you want to work for a high-end label or go freelance.

Students can explore and develop their own identity as fashion designers and practitioners, able to position themselves within a global industry.

The students will also be encouraged to be experimental and innovative in their approach to design whilst developing an understanding of commerciality and target markets. In their final year, students will be challenged to produce solutions (final collections) that served the needs of an individual while maintaining sustainable production methods. ... [-]


Bachelor of Arts validated programme in Fashion Design & Manufacture - 3 years

Marbella Design Academy
Campus Full time 1 - 3 years September 2019 Spain Marbella

The Bachelor of Arts validated Fashion Design programme offered at Marbella Design Academy is taught in English. [+]

Study in English at Marbella Design Academy in sunny Spain for your BA (Hons) Validated programme in Fashion Design & Manufacture.

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree awarded by the University of Bedfordshire, UK.

This three-year Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Validated Fashion Design & Manufacture programme offered to our students is developed, delivered and assessed by Marbella Design Academy and validated by the University of Bedfordshire, UK.

The Bachelor of Arts validated programme starts September and January each year.

Duration: 3 Years Language: English Credits: 360CP in the UK = 180 ECTS points Marbella Design Academy is an exclusive design school with a family-like atmosphere among students and staff who originate from around the world. The maximum number of places available is 230, so students receive a great deal of personal attention and one-to-one tuition from their teachers. Each academic year is quality controlled by external examiners.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in International Fashion Business (Top Up)

Raffles Singapore
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 Singapore

The BA (Hons) International Fashion Business course is designed to offer an opportunity to study international fashion business in a creative environment to students with a range of ambitions and interests in fashion who do not, however, aspire to be fashion designers. [+]

The BA (Hons) International Fashion Business course is designed to offer an opportunity to study international fashion business in a creative environment to students with a range of ambitions and interests in fashion who do not, however, aspire to be fashion designers.

Students will reflect on global and regional trends in their work and will develop a style that reflects the Asian market, but also allows true global employability.

Minimum Entry Requirements Completion of Raffles Singapore Advanced Diploma; or Equivalent Core Future Fashion Innovators Final Major Project FutureProof: Personal Development Planning Elective Electives* Advanced English: Academic Essay Writing Design Promotion Enhancing Reflective Study Skills Across Cultural Boundaries Global Experience in Art and Design How to set up a Freelance Business ... [-]

BA Design, Fashion Communications & Brand Design, 7 semesters

VIAMODA
Campus Full time Part time 7 semesters October 2019 Poland Warsaw + 1 more

During Fashion Communications & Brand Design programme, students develop and achieve skills of creating and managing a fashion brand, building it’s identity and recognition by potential customers on the market. [+]

During Fashion Communications & Brand Design, 7 semesters programme, students develop and achieve skills of creating and managing a fashion brand, building it’s identity and recognition by potential customers on the market.

During the studies, VIAMODA teaches how to use communication tools and systems to promote companies and fashion brands, create advertising campaigns, graphics and photographic works, and activities in the Internet space (e-commerce, e-marketing).

The studies are taught in Polish on a full-time and part-time basis.

Our students receive knowledge on how to organize fashion events, appropriate for the intended promotional purpose, the specificity of the brand, budget, and expectations of the target group.... [-]


BA in Fashion Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Cagliari
Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 Italy Cagliari

A Fashion Designer is able to create clothes or accessories building a personal tale inspired by the surrounding territory and society, reading the marks of the time, and foreseeing trends. This professional catches inputs not only from fashion, but also from visual arts, digital media, marketing, new technologies, product management, semiotics, art direction, business communication. Today, a Fashion Designer is not just a creative, is a specialised technician, who pays attention to innovation and knows every designing step, productive and communication aspect, and who knows how to deal with several subjects, maintaining a coherent overall view. Career opportunities - Fashion Designer, Accessories Designer, Textile Designer, Product Manager, Trend Forecaster, Fashion Buyer. Title – The course is recognised by Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR) as a 1st Level Master’s Degree and awards 60 credits allowing to pursue the studies in Italy and abroad. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE.

A Fashion Designer is able to create clothes or accessories building a personal tale inspired by the surrounding territory and society, reading the marks of the time, and foreseeing trends. This professional catches inputs not only from fashion, but also from visual arts, digital media, marketing, new technologies, product management, semiotics, art direction, business communication. Today, a Fashion Designer is not just a creative, is a specialised technician, who pays attention to innovation and knows every designing step, productive and communication aspect, and who knows how to deal with several subjects, maintaining a coherent overall view.... [-]


BA in Fashion Management and Marketing

Richmond The American International University in London
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years August 2019 United Kingdom Richmond

The BA Degree in Fashion Management and Marketing is tailored to give our students the latest insights from the fashion industry and retail businesses. This programme allows students to gain a strong knowledge and expertise within other fields such as accounting, finance, marketing and operations applied to fashion management. [+]

The BA Degree in Fashion Management and Marketing is tailored to give our students the latest insights from the fashion industry and retail businesses. This programme allows students to gain a strong knowledge and expertise within other fields such as accounting, finance, marketing and operations applied to fashion management.

The degree gives students awareness and the know-how to conduct relevant market/consumer research and forecast trends. It also provides students with the necessary tools to be able to compile insights into consumer and fashion buyer behaviour.

We offer courses in functional areas such as fashion communication, fashion retail & merchandising, fashion product development, and luxury brand management, giving our students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of the industry according to their personal interest.... [-]


BA in Fashion Design (Hons)

University of Gloucestershire
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom Cheltenham

The course is committed to developing graduates who are informed and inspired to make an impact on our fashion industry to develop and innovate for a sustainable and ethical fashion future. [+]

Fashion is a fast-paced, dynamic and innovative industry. On this course, you will be mentored to develop your own design philosophy and identity so that you’re ready to successfully progress when you graduate.

You’ll create your own market-focused catwalk collection, focusing on technical and making skills, sustainability and ethical design. With the emphasis on responding to industry trends, you will learn how to visualize your ideas, articulating them through a range of visual communication forms and translate them into professional outcomes. You’ll develop advanced skills in technical drawing, fabric sourcing, 2D design, 3D drape and pattern design, research, cutting and garment construction. In your second year, you’ll begin preparing for your final-year catwalk collection that will showcase design signature, your technical abilities and your understanding of the innovation needed to compete in the fashion industry. You’ll focus on your interest in menswear or womenswear fashion to create your own collection which you will promote through a range of social media platforms and showcase events.... [-]


BA (Hons) Fashion

Norwich University of the Arts
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom Norwich

Do you see yourself as a future fashion designer? Our BA (Hons) Fashion degree course will equip you with the design and manufacturing skills to enter and excel in the contemporary fashion industry. [+]

Overview

Throughout this stimulating undergraduate fashion course, you’ll push your creative boundaries and build your own design aesthetic and fashion identity. A focus on industry is embedded throughout the degree and is recognised through our Creative Skillset accreditation.

Your fashion skills

With a focus on developing an innovative approach to fashion design, underpinned by a thorough understanding of historical and contemporary trends in fashion, you’ll acquire a valuable range of technical skills in design development and planning, pattern cutting, garment construction and tailoring.

Your strong research and technical skills and extensive knowledge of the fashion industry, as well as the quality of your designs and manufactured garments, will help you build an enviable profile on which to establish your career. We’ll support you in building a professional portfolio – one of your most powerful assets as a designer to give employers an insight into your talents and design aesthetic.... [-]


BA in Fashion Design and Image

Frederick University
Campus Full time Part time 8 semesters February 2019 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The BA Fashion Design and Image program is designed for students who intend to have a career in fashion design and other design related careers in the fashion area. [+]

The BA Fashion Design and Image program is designed for students who intend to have a career in fashion design and other design-related careers in the fashion area. Within this program Fashion Design is seen as a highly creative operation, reflecting a trained aesthetic sense and requiring a number of techniques and specific skills for effective expression. The fashion design and image program involves specialist commercial and marketing expertise with a professional approach. The ability to communicate effectively in a worldwide fashion area has become very important as the fashion business develops and operates on an international scale.

The program is designed to enrich and develop students’ individual potential. It is designed to help students to develop their abilities to identify problems and be able to solve them within the fashion area. Furthermore, the program equips students with the ability to understand the national and international fashion business and meets fully the challenges of modern fashion industry.... [-]


BA (Hons) Fashion Branding & Creative Communication

Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Campus 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom Cambridge

This course is designed to equip you with the skill set to work in industry by instilling and evolving a broad range of technical and creative transferable skills that enable you to undertake a wide range of roles from design to 'atelier' and production. [+]

Overview

This course is designed to equip you with the skill set to work in industry by instilling and evolving a broad range of technical and creative transferable skills that enable you to undertake a wide range of roles from design to 'atelier' and production.

This contemporary, flexible and student-centered programme designed to develop the skills, innovation and creative vision necessary for the fast-moving world of fashion branding and communications. Over the three years, you will develop into a versatile, creative individual, with a strong sense of personal design direction and signature, ready to operate within both the commercial and conceptual realms of fashion. You will emerge with a clear, concise portfolio and a dynamic body of work which demonstrates your awareness of fashion and the socio-cultural environment you will be entering.... [-]


BA (Hons) in Fashion

Arts University Bournemouth
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom Bournemouth

The journey from design to shop window or fashion catwalk is fascinating. You’ll discover the complexities of buying, selling and promotion – and the need to be entrepreneurial. A major strength of this course is its position within the specialist art, design, and media institution with the potential for you to study alongside other creative and cultural disciplines. [+]

Overview

The journey from design to shop window or fashion catwalk is fascinating. You’ll discover the complexities of buying, selling and promotion – and the need to be entrepreneurial. A major strength of this course is its position within the specialist art, design, and media institution with the potential for you to study alongside other creative and cultural disciplines.

During the course, you will build an appropriate portfolio of skills, which supports the development of individual practice, and informs your decision regarding the selection of a specialist named award.

You can download the full programme specification here.

Studying at AUB Read more about learning and teaching at AUB and when you will receive your timetable here Find out about accommodation Read about managing your money as a student and find out more about any course costs Read our Admissions Policy Level 4 (First year) ... [-]

BA Honours in Fashion Design

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time 3 years United Kingdom London

This course has an outstanding reputation for developing highly talented and original fashion graduates. We specialise in enabling you to become an individual and creative designer, capable of working at the highest levels of the international fashion industry. [+]

This course has an outstanding reputation for developing highly talented and original fashion graduates. We specialise in enabling you to become an individual and creative designer, capable of working at the highest levels of the international fashion industry.

Throughout the course, the emphasis is on the development of your design philosophy. The course offers a comprehensive design education for dedicated and ambitious individuals looking for a specialist career in the creative arena of the fashion industry. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. Internships on both the three-year and sandwich course are undertaken at leading international fashion companies, and have recently included Adidas, Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Balmain, Calvin Klein, Celine, Christian Dior, Christopher Kane, Craig Green, Givenchy, Kenzo, Jeremy Scott, Kenzo, Lanvin, Loewe Vuitton, Martin Margiela, Marc Jacobs, Thom Browne and Tom Ford.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti
Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 Italy Milan Rome + 1 more

Come to Milan to ride the city's amazing energy of fashion and debut your own ideas! In the BA in Fashion Design program, you'll study the market so you can better anticipate its demands and trends. You'll learn about fashion design theory, innovative fabrics, and new technologies and manufacturing processes. You'll also explore fashion styling and communication for advertising and editorials. [+]

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN FASHION DESIGN

Specialization in Fashion Design

Specialization in Fashion Styling And Communication

Our ‘Learning by Doing’ approach combines traditional visual disciplines with new digital technologies and synthesizes individual study with group project work. We establish numerous collaborations and projects with Italian and international companies and institutions to give students hands-on work opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY N.A.B.A. To study in Milan and Rome, world capitals of Fashion, Culture, Art and Design To collaborate with over 1,000 companies, working on real-world projects and complementing your studies with unique internship opportunities. To obtain a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural learning experience, with a focus on direct experimentation. To learn from an outstanding faculty of inspiring industry professionals and mentors. To attend cutting-edge programs held both in Italian and English, that will give you an internationally recognized degree. To study in an award-winning academy, selected by leading publications such as Frame Publishers, Domus Magazine, and Business of Fashion, as one of the world's top schools for art and design. ... [-]

BA Fashion Editor - Styling & Communication

Accademia Costume & Moda
Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 Italy Rome

This three-year undergraduate program in Fashion Editor – Styling & Communication has naturally grown out of the success of our one-year Vocational Fashion Communication course and at the request of both applicants and industry. [+]

Outline

This three-year undergraduate program in Fashion Editor – Styling & Communication has naturally grown out of the success of our one-year Vocational Fashion Communication course and at the request of both applicants and industry.

From our original program, this new course has been developed in response to the industry needs and in conjunction and consultation with our renowned industry partners, including important Fashion Stylist and Maisons.

The objective of this undergraduate program is to facilitate the student’s career path and to find employment in a variety of directions within the fashion industry and entertainment industry whether it be written, visual or organizational or a combination of all three at the end of this course. The work of a Fashion Editor requires experience in styling. Likewise the fashion stylist, as well as expressing a visual fashion narrative, working as a Fashion Editor requires the ability to write pitched at the appropriate brand, market or publication.... [-]


BA in Fashion Business

Istituto Marangoni - Miami
Campus 4 years September 2019 USA Miami

This course addresses all issues related to the marketing and development strategies of a brand, identifying the values that characterize the fashion identity of a company (equity). [+]

About

This course addresses all issues related to the marketing and development strategies of a brand, identifying the values that characterize the fashion identity of a company (equity).

From a strategic and market-oriented blend of the main perspectives in the fashion business, the course covers; business strategy, budgeting, finance, product development, fashion marketing, communication, branding, retail operations management, global distribution channels, as well as customer relationship management and CSR. Fashion is an industry in constant evolution; therefore both time-tested and contemporary marketing strategies are analyzed in order to achieve business goals. Students learn brand marketing and development strategies, identifying the values that characterize the identity and ‘signature’ of a product or brand. By studying cultural, sociological and historical dynamics in fashion, they understand the influence of trends in different countries and realities and their impact on sales performance. The course looks at current issues in the industry including sustainability and new media digital marketing (virtual platforms, e-commerce, social media) working to define a commercial proposal that meets the demands of the fashion industry of today. The key focus is also given to competitor evaluation and analysis techniques. Through the principles of economics and finance, students are able to measure profitability and ensure compliance with budgets and strategies and implement specific cost control systems.... [-]