Fashion Design - BA (Hons)

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.

One of the key industry challenges is the use and abuse of world resources through textile manufacture. You will explore these issues to understand how companies can minimise their impact on the environment.

Our recent fashion show, ‘Sustainable Fashion’, featured outfits designed by our students to support the Blue Cross, a pet charity which helps sick, injured and homeless pets. The event showcased clothes that had been given a ‘second chance’ via the catwalk to highlight that pets should not be viewed as disposable commodities or ‘fashion breeds’.

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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Why should I choose this programme?

This programme offers the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the competitive, fast-paced world of international fashion design.

Our vibrant fashion department is situated at the heart of the London fashion industry. You will be taught by fashion professionals and academic specialists who reflect a wide range of  contemporary fashion and current industry practice.

In addition to being located in one of the fashion capitals of the world, you will benefit from small class sizes and quality individual contact time, frequent visiting speakers from industry and academia, fashion shows and fashion shoots, and our strong contacts with industry.

Key skills, aims and objectives

This degree programme combines fashion education with practical experience and a focus on helping to prepare you for a successful career.  The skills and portfolio of work you develop throughout your studies will demonstrate to future employers that you are capable of working as a professional in the fashion industry. You will gain:

  • The ability to generate ideas, concepts and proposals to set briefs
  • The ability to research, analyse and communicate your ideas effectively using a range of media
  • Construction, design, drawing and CAD skills
  • Practical skills in using a range of tools, materials and methods
  • The ability to conceive, design and produce a final collection.

Future opportunities

Graduates from this programme have a wide variety of career opportunities, including but not limited to roles such as:

Assistant designer, independent designer, pattern cutter, assistant buyer, production assistant, fashion PR, fashion journalist, fashion stylist, personal shopper, creative director, editorial assistant, fashion illustrator, textile designer and visual merchandiser.

Length

This is a three-year programme, or four years if you begin on the Integrated Design Foundation.  

Additional information

This programme offers a comprehensive understanding of the fashion design process, encouraging your development as a creative professional with strong conceptual and technical skills.

It will enable you to express your personal philosophy of fashion and develop your own signature style.

You will learn about the history, culture and business of fashion and build your skills in areas such as drawing, computer-aided design, the creation of textiles, pattern-cutting and garment construction. 

You will also have the opportunity to study in Paris, the capital of haute couture and luxury fashion. You will learn about fashion styling, trends and journalism through hands-on projects, using the rich resources the city has to offer.  Learn more about the summer fashion programmes here.

In your final year, you will design, construct and style a collection of garments for a particular customer and market, building a portfolio of work to show future employers.

 

Modules

Year 1

CAD
Design Process
Global Perspectives
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

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Future start dates

18 September 2017

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Fees

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

Fees September 2017
Annual tuition fee: £16,400
Home/EU students advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Please note: tuition fees only cover the standard academic year (September-May). Summer programmes incur an additional cost.

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Academic requirements

For entry onto the programme, we require:

  • five passes at GCSE/IGCSE level at grade C or above, including English
  • successful completion of a GCSE in Mathematics, or equivalent
  • two A Levels at grade C or above

Alternatively, we will consider qualifications received through successful completion of a recognised Level 3 or Access Programme; the full International, European and Welsh Baccalaureate; or, other qualifications as deemed acceptable by the University.

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

Please note a portfolio interview will normally be required. We prefer to interview at our London campus but if you are unable to travel to London a telephone or Skype interview can be arranged.

If you do not meet these requirements, you may be eligible to join our Integrated Design Foundation programme.  Successful completion of the foundation year enables you to progress directly onto your chosen degree programme at RSFD.

English requirements

PLEASE NOTE: Latest update regarding ETS & TOEFL testing – The Home Office has suspended all ETS tests, including TOEFL exams, as evidence of English language ability from new visa applicants.

Please see the Home Office website for further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/world-location-news/changes-to-english-language-certification-for-visa-applications--3

Therefore, if you are relying on an ETS / TOEFL certificate for Visa purposes please be aware that you will now need to take an alternative English proficiency test.

We will continue to accept the following English language proficiency tests:

  • IELTS
  • PTE Academic
  • Cambridge Advanced
  • Regent’s University London on campus diagnostic test

If you have taken and submitted the TOEFL test as part of your admissions application, or have any questions in relation to the above, please do not hesitate to make contact with our Admissions team to seek further advice and support.

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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 6.0 (for non-EU students: a minimum score of 5.5 in each component)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 80 on the 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.

Please also note that you may be exempt from taking an English language test if the last three years of your full-time education have been taught completely in English.

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 Visa and Immigration (UKVI). Please check their website for current information: https://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

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

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: https://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.

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

Undergraduate Scholarships

Students with three B grades at A-level (or equivalent qualification), and progressing Regent's foundation students who achieve a minimum 70% average across all modules will receive a £1,500 scholarship for each year of their degree programme.

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Bursaries

As part of our public benefit commitment, we aim to ensure that students are not deterred from applying to Regent’s University London because of financial difficulties. Each year we offer a number of means-tested University bursaries for full-time study on undergraduate programmes.

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US Financial Aid

Direct subsidised and unsubsidised loans for US citizens, as well as Direct PLUS loans for eligible US citizens and Green Card holders administered by the US Department of Education (USED) for all eligible degree programmes offered at Regent’s University London.

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Future Finance loans

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

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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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Student Finance England

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

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Study methods

Teaching methods include studio work, tutorials, seminars, workshops, field trips and group work.

You will be taught by lecturers who also work in fashion and hear from visiting speakers from industry and academia.

Small class sizes ensure that you have plenty of contact time with your tutors.

You will gain plenty of practical experience through working to live briefs and taking part in fashion shows and fashion shoots.

 

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.

Students 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.

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Regent’s University London has no connection with Regent University of Virginia USA

 

 

Last updated: 04 January 2017

 

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Key information

Name
Fashion Design
Qualification
BA (Hons)
Level
Undergraduate
UCAS Code
2S77
Study mode
Full time
Duration
3 years
Tuition fees
£16,400 *
Scholarships
Yes *
Next start date
18 September 2017
Future start date
Study abroad
No
Validation
Regent's University London

* See the admissions tab for further details on fees and scholarships

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