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.
This is a three-year programme, or four years if you begin on the Integrated Design Foundation.
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.
Historical and Contextual Studies in Fashion
Pattern 1 and 2
Design Studio 1 and 2
Theoretical Studies in Fashion
Fashion Design Portfolio
Fashion Journalism and PR
Fashion Show Production and Event Management
Fashion Styling and Photography
You will be assessed through assignments including projects, portfolios, sketchbooks, reports, essays, presentations, and your performance in practical work such as photoshoots, fashion shows and industry placements.
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 on live briefs and taking part in fashion shows and fashion shoots.
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.
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.
For entry onto the programme, we require:
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 Fashion & Design degree programme.
For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:
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: email@example.com
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Undergraduate loans - Student Finance England 2016-17
Funding for UK, and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker.