Undergraduate programmes

Fashion Design

BA (Hons) with Integrated Foundation

Explore your individual design style in the heart of London and build your fashion skills and craft.

Years
Full Time
Foundation
  • NameFashion Design
  • QualificationBA (Hons) with Integrated Foundation
  • LevelUndergraduate, Foundation
  • UCAS Code9L17
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration4 years
  • Tuition fees£11,000 *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start date18 September 2018
  • Future start dateSeptember 2018
  • Study abroadNo
  • ValidationRegent's University London

The BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Integrated Foundation includes one year of studies at the foundation level and is designed for those who do not meet the requirements for direct entry to the BA (Hons) Fashion Design.

 

 Design professionals increasingly work across boundaries between industries. The knowledge you gain from a foundation year will open your mind to working across different areas of fashion and design and enable you to work more effectively with others, both as a student and in industry.

The Integrated Foundation programme provides a broad-based introduction to fashion and design, where you can explore and develop your understanding of the creative industries, fashion design, fashion marketing and interior design.

The BA (Hons) Fashion Design aims to produce creative fashion innovators who are passionate about design. The programme will enable you to develop your own signature style and express your personal philosophy of fashion, with plenty of opportunities to showcase your work.

As well as conceptual skills, you will explore the practicalities of the design process, and build your technical skills in areas such as drawing, computer-aided design, the creation of textiles, pattern-cutting and garment construction. You will also learn about the evolution of fashion and explore the relationship between fashion, society and culture.

Our innovative and challenging BA (Hons) programme integrates theoretical understanding with practical, hands-on experience. It combines creativity and business acumen to help you develop the knowledge and skills you need for a successful and enduring career in the international fashion industry.

We take a holistic view. You will learn about the fashion design process from the initial concept through to creating (and promoting) a final collection. In the process you will develop core technical skills as well as discovering your own creative design style.

 

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Length

This is a full time four year programme, comprising of one year of foundation studies followed by three years of study at degree level.

Modules

Foundation Year

Term 1

Research
Ideas
Make

Term 2

In the second term, you will choose to take three out of the four modules listed below, designed to introduce specialist areas of study:

Fashion Design Specialist Module
Fashion Marketing Specialist Module
Interior Design Specialist Module
Design in Industry 

See foundation year module descriptions

Year 1

CAD
Global Perspectives
Design Process
Historical and Contextual Studies in Fashion
Pattern 1 and 2
Textiles

Year 2

Design Studio 1 and 2
Drape
Fashion Illustration
Theoretical Studies in Fashion
Elective module

Year 3

Pre-Collection
Collections
Dissertation
Fashion Design Portfolio

Elective modules

Accessories
Fashion Journalism and PR
Fashion Show Production and Event Management
Fashion Styling and Photography

See module descriptions 

 

Assessment structure

You will be assessed through assignments including projects, portfolios, sketchbooks, reports, essays and presentations, and your performance in practical work such as photoshoots, fashion shows and industry placements.

Academic Calendar

Study methods

The key areas of knowledge covered in this programme include: 

Construction, design, drawing, CAD skills, historical and contextual knowledge, theoretical skills.

All of your learning will culminate in the development of a fashion collection and a dissertation in your final year. The development of your personal philosophy and collection will be informed and underpinned by your dissertation. This is an opportunity to explore an area of personal interest. On graduation you will be expected to be able to work in the fashion industry as competent professionals. 

Student with disabilities

Some classes are delivered in teaching rooms accessed via stairs. If you have a condition that affects your mobility and you require ground floor rooms, or rooms with lift access, please notify Student Registry as soon as possible. You are also advised to contact the Disability Officer.

Successful completion of the foundation year will allow you to progress directly onto the first year of the BA (Hons) Fashion Design, which offers a wide variety of career opportunities. For further details, please click here.

Academic requirements

For entry to the programme, we require five passes at GCSE/IGCSE level at grade C or above, including English.

All applicants must have successfully completed GCSE Mathematics or equivalent.

Other international qualifications, as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) will be accepted, including:

  • US High School Diploma with a 2.5 GPA
  • HAVO
  • Six WAECs with grades A-C (1-6)
  • Realschulabschluß
  • Apolytirion of Gymnasio
  • Attestat
  • Bachillerato (from Central and South America)

If you have already successfully completed A Levels, or a recognised Level 3 or Access Programme; the full International, European or Welsh Baccalaureate; or, an equivalent qualification, you may be eligible for direct entry onto your chosen degree programme.  For further information, please consult the BA (Hons) Fashion Design programme page.

English requirements

For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, grade C
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C (for non-EU IGCSE students, please provide along with the IGCSE certificate, the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • IB Diploma English A grade 4 or above HL or SL. English B grade 5 at HL
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 5.5 (for non-EU students: a minimum score of 5.5 in each component)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 80 (internet-based test) (TOEFL results not accepted post 17 April 2014 for non EU/UK students)
  • Pearson Test (PTE Academic) score of 53 (for non-EU Students: a minimum score of 51 in each component)
  • Trinity College London Level 1 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (C1): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English II (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)

 

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, are also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). Please check their website for current information: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

On-campus diagnostic test

If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test. 

This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us: exrel@regents.ac.uk

Programme start dates 

September 2018

How to apply

For advice and guidance on study-related visas and immigration, please view our visas and immigration webpage.

Applying to study at Regent's is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

Online application for September 2018 will open soon. If you would like to make an enquiry in the meantime, please complete the form at the bottom of the webpage.

Please complete an application form. You can apply in the following ways:

Once you have completed the application form, you should send us the following supporting documents; these can be sent to us via email/post/fax:

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university)
  • One letter of academic reference
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen course at RUL and how you feel you will benefit from the course of study
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • One recent passport-sized, colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us to: admit@regents.ac.uk)
  • If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Step 2 Making an offer

We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful.

If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, you will be issued a conditional offer.

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

Step 3 Accepting the offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must:

  • Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
  • Pay the registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable)

Please note, while there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 Full acceptance and visa

On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation and, where needed, the relevant visa support documentation. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website for current information: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa).

Transfer of credits

Transfer applicants must complete their applications by submitting all the supporting documentation required from freshman applicants.

If you have completed fewer than 30 credit hours or equivalent at your current institution we will need your official high school transcript in addition to your current undergraduate transcript.

If you have completed 30 or more credit hours, or equivalent, we only require your official undergraduate transcripts.

Once we have received your complete application, and if you have been accepted for admission, we will advise you on the number of credits you will be able to transfer towards your degree.

 

 

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. 

Fees September 2018

Foundation year programme fee

Annual tuition fee: £11,000
Home/EU advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Please note that annual tuition fees for the degree-level years of this programme always reflect the standard degree fees . Also note that fees only cover the standard academic year (September-May) and that Summer programmes incur an additional cost.

 

Scholarships

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

Undergraduate loans - Student Finance England 2016-17

Funding for UK, and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker.

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Future Finance loans

Alternative loan funding* for students studying at Regent's University London

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