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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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71 Results in Fashion

London College of Contemporary Arts

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 t ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom London
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Marbella Design Academy

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.... [-]

Spain Marbella
September 2019
Full-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
Raffles 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 ... [+]

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 ... [-]
Singapore
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts

To help you realise your designs in 3D, you will learn key skills that underpin research, design and development and encourage you to consider fashion in a global, contem ... [+]

YEAR ONE

To help you realise your designs in 3D, you will learn key skills that underpin research, design and development and encourage you to consider fashion in a global, contemporary context. You’ll achieve this through a mixture of classes and workshops including sewing, pattern cutting, Gerber CAD/CAM, drawing, surface design and digital presentation skills.

YEAR TWO

Core skills are refined and advanced via hands-on workshops and classes. The focus is on 'live' design projects and creative commerciality, visiting industry lecturers and designers will help you develop your talents and inspire higher levels of professionalism. Building from last year, you may also round off the year showcasing a selection of your work at a fashion event.... [-]

United Kingdom Cambridge
August 2019
3 years
Campus
Richmond The American International University in London

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 all ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Richmond
August 2019
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
VIAMODA

During Fashion Communications & Brand Design programme, students develop and achieve skills of creating and managing a fashion brand, building it’s identity and recog ... [+]

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.... [-]

Poland Warsaw
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
7 semesters
Campus
Accademia Costume & Moda

Accademia Costume & Moda has a long tradition and experience in training and education in Costume and Fashion Design, qualifying itself as a center of excellence than ... [+]

Accademia Costume & Moda has a long tradition and experience in training and education within the Costume and Fashion Design, qualifying itself as a center of excellence in learning thanks to its educational offer an approach to teaching and learning.

Outline

Fashion designers have found inspiration in Historical Costume. It is essential as a fashion designer to have a good knowledge of Costume History.

If a designer has the understanding of what has been worn historically and why garments were developed in that manner form a sociological and cultural perspective, this is a great reflective tool enabling the designer to “see the future”.

Importantly as an inspirational source to creatively explore period costume structure and form, construction techniques, fit and body shape and experiment with the decorative arts of embellishments – print and embroidery.... [-]

Italy Rome
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design 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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Cagliari
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Norwich University of the Arts

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 co ... [+]

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.... [-]

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

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 ethi ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Cheltenham
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
AAS College

We have a strong tradition of commitment to innovative garment design, and development of in-depth research skills, which we believe produces competent, creative individu ... [+]

BA (Hons) Fashion Design

We have a strong tradition of commitment to innovative garment design, and development of in-depth research skills, which we believe produces competent, creative individual designers who are very employable. Womenswear and Menswear design are covered in this three year course by: research skills; design development; range building; pattern cutting- traditional and experimental; professional production techniques; knitwear design; 'live' projects with industry; fashion illustration and presentation techniques; CAD Design; flat drawing, trend prediction; fabric exploration; preparation for industry; and design history. You will have the opportunity to transform your two dimensional design ideas into creative clothes.Fashion Design is an international language and global force. AAS College recognises and responds to this.With the emphasis firmly on creativity and professionalism, we have created an inspiring and instructive learning environment with best equipment and staff available. Teaching staff, many of whom work within the industry, teach students through exposure to new technologies, techniques and trends.UCLan has been long recognised by the fashion industry as a premier provider of fashion education. This is in acknowledgement of continued successful curriculum development over the last 45 years. Recognised by UCLan as major flagship area of excellence, the International Fashion Institute is an exciting and innovate development in the UK’s newest city and the institutes reputation further enhances the profile of graduates of the university of central Lancashire, a long established but one of the largest and most progressive universities in the U.K.Entry RequirementsMost of our students have successfully completed a Foundation Course in... [-]

Greece Thessaloniki
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Frederick University

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.... [-]

Cyprus Nicosia
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
8 semesters
Campus
Macromedia University of Applied Sciences

The Bachelor in Fashion Design programme is designed to provide a complete overview of fashion design blending extensive practical learning into the creatively intensive ... [+]

Haute-couture or mass brand, prepare to bring your designs to life

Study Parisian Fashion Design course in Berlin

The Bachelor in Fashion Design programme is designed to provide a complete overview of fashion design blending extensive practical learning into the creatively intensive courses. The programme is offered in partnership with Atelier Chardon Savard, one of the top five fashion schools in France. The trailblazing partnership between Macromedia University and Atelier Chardon Savard brings together the best of Paris and Berlin, the two leading fashion capitals of the world. The practice-oriented programme with French flair is taught at Atelier Chardon Savard in Kreuzberg, Berlin’s trendy district that buzzes with creative people and companies. You will learn not only the subjects related to fashion design but also methods, strategies and soft skills that will help you gain a foothold in all areas of design and fashion business.... [-]

Germany Munich Berlin Cologne
October 2019
Full-time
7 semesters
Campus
Istituto Marangoni - Miami

This course trains skilled fashion designers capable of using techniques in clothing manufacture, as well as being able to respond to new demands in the fashion and luxur ... [+]

About

This course trains skilled fashion designers capable of using techniques in clothing manufacture, as well as being able to respond to new demands in the fashion and luxury industry. The fashion designer is the source of creative ideas and new trends, not only in clothing, but also in textiles, fabrics, and accessories.

Starting with skills in sketching and fashion drawing, this course moves on to address key notions and advanced techniques in fashion design and fabric and clothing manufacturing, as well as cultural studies in the history of dress, and the fashion system. Working directly from their own illustrated ideas students progress on to collection design and garment making; selecting the most appropriate materials, analyzing fabrics, applying draping and pattern cutting techniques, and final garment construction.... [-]

USA Miami
September 2019
4 years
Campus
UWL University of West London

This dynamic course offers you the chance to learn about fashion branding and marketing, preparing you for a successful career working in the global fashion industry, in ... [+]

Overview

This dynamic course offers you the chance to learn about fashion branding and marketing, preparing you for a successful career working in the global fashion industry, in the specialised areas of brand management and Marketing.

You will have access to a number of facilities such as the new highly equipped: digital print bureau photographic studio printmaking studio on-site library (with a very extensive range of databases, books and journals to support your research). Why choose this course? You will develop an understanding of the marketing strategies for all types of retailers, from value high street to luxury sectors. It will guide students through specialisms such as market research, consumer behaviour, creative strategic marketing communications, digital marketing media, brand management and luxury branding. You will gage an appreciation of marketing in a wider context through consideration of aspects such as ethics, social marketing and corporate social responsibility. You will also have the opportunity to research current trends in global international markets and will explore marketing communications. You will learn to utilise current creative media, as well as, developing a strong eye for contemporary and future fashion trends. You will actively learn using: Industry case studies practical studio equipment digital studios journals databases Lecture support VLE's with Blackboard Adobe Suite Lynda.com. Preparation for a professional future within your chosen area of the fashion brand and marketing fields during the second year will enable you to chose to work for a company or to work freelance developing enterprise skills. You will develop... [-]
United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus