BA (Hons) Fashion
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Cambridge, United Kingdom
GBP 9,000 / per year *
Earliest start date
* Home/EU per year | International Students: £7,845 per semester
Led by award-winning designer Holly Fulton, our Fashion BA (Hons) course helps students cultivate a distinctive design identity alongside creative and practical fashion skills.
- Length 3 years (6 terms)
- Course Start September
- Progression Fashion designer, pattern cutter, creative director, stylist, textile designer, garment technologist, fashion PR
- Tutor Support Specialist tutor support available 5 days a week.
- Studio Access Students have access to our studios 7 days a week, from 8am to 8.30pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm at weekends.
- How Your Work Is Assessed Visual and written assignments and projects.
- Guest Lecturers Our course is enriched by programmed of lectures and workshops from a range of creative professionals.
What to Expect
In your first year you will develop key design skills and realise your designs from idea to garment through a mixture of classes and workshops including sewing, pattern cutting, digital skills, illustration, surface design and presentation skills.
In the second year you will first focus on creative commerciality through projects with practicing designers and brands. In the second semester you will start to develop an individual design identity with projects to inspire experimentation and innovation. Typically, you’ll explore embellishment, print, surface decoration, tailoring and creative silhouette development, this will assist in preparation for your final year.
In your final year your individual design interests will be explored and articulated through the presentation of a final collection. You’ll also take ownership of your portfolio, learning how to present it to a professional level and developing a self-promotional perspective. Final year students also have the opportunity to participate in a high-profile Graduate Show in London.
18 years +
A pass at UAL Level 3 Foundation Diploma or Extended Diploma or equivalent or successful completion of High School (year 11 or year 12 depending on native country) is needed or 2 x A levels equivalent to 64 UCAS points and 1 GCSE or equivalent at grade 4 or C, preferably in a relevant creative subject.
English Level for International Students
IELTS 5.5+ (with no element below 5.5)
A portfolio is required.
Each of our students have their own workspace and are provided with their own mannequin, calico for toiles, pattern cutting paper and card. We also provide free printing up to A3 colour.
How We Teach
Throughout this course students will be taught through specialist workshops, guest lecturers, regular one-to-ones and group tutorials.
Womenswear, menswear, surface decoration and digital print. Contextual awareness, design development, pattern cutting and garment construction, branding and self promotion.
90% of our students were in work 6 months after graduating in 2019. Recent graduates received national press coverage after showcasing their collections at Graduate Fashion Week.