Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion Design (Awarded by Nottingham Trent University, UK)


Program Description

Programme Objectives

This programme provides you with an integrated understanding and specialist perspective on the application of culture, context and professional practice in the fashion industry.

Through this dynamic programme, you will benefit from the project and studio-based work integrating design practice, technology, and theory. You will develop, implement and realize creative concepts and marketable products.

Levels and modules are designed thematically to focus on the learning outcomes against the school’s guidelines.

We aim to produce graduates who are imaginative, innovative, versatile and competitive. This aim is achieved by:

  • Producing graduates who have acquired theoretical and practical knowledge and skills required by the fashion industry;
  • Developing graduates with critical and analytical problem-solving skills and general transferable skills (interpersonal skills, teamwork, etc.);
  • Preparing students for a broad range of related employment opportunities.

Methods of Assessment

The programme is offered in a 3-year full-time study mode and all students must complete 120 credits at each level to achieve a total of 360 credits. Assessment criteria are directly linked to module learning outcomes and assessment is of 100% coursework. Students will receive an overall mark for each module made up of individual marks against each of the module learning outcomes.


Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fashion Degree awarded by Nottingham Trent University, UK.

Year 1 Design Process: Concept, Form, and Image During this module you will gain an understanding of the design process, including research methods, exploration of design development, pattern cutting techniques, and toile and garment manufacturing procedures. A series of technical workshops will lead you through the stages of garment construction and sewing techniques and Computer Aided Design (CAD) sessions will help you develop how you communicate your ideas. You will also have the opportunity to work on external projects and to develop your skills through fundraising, financing and staging your own catwalk shows.

Design Culture and Context 1 This module will encourage you to test your research, presentation, and writing skills, and to be socially and culturally aware when considering your own environment and design decisions. You will be introduced to the power of images, objects, and materials in visual and material culture, and see how these are central to the way fashion designers represent, making meaning and communicate.

Year 2

  • Design Context: Commerce, Technology, And Innovation
  • Design, Culture and Context 2

Final Year

  • Negotiated Fashion Design Portfolio And Research Project

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 18 and above, and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • 2 GCE 'A' Level credits or equivalent;
  • MDIS Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing;
  • Other relevant diplomas

Additional Requirements

All applicants must also possess a C6 credit in English as a First Language (EL1) or its equivalent at GCE ’O’ Level

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements stated above are required to:

  • A minimum of 550 points (paper-based), 213 points (computer-based) or 79 points (internet-based);
  • Achieve an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.0.
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The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), founded in 1956, is Singapore’s oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two main subsidiaries: Management ... Read More

The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), founded in 1956, is Singapore’s oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two main subsidiaries: Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd (MDIS Pte Ltd) to oversee its Singapore academic operations, and MDIS International Pte Ltd to further its globalisation strategy. Read less
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