Get your designs on the catwalk with BA (Hons) Fashion Design. With our unique focus on sustainability we equip you with a broad knowledge of fashion from design, pattern cutting and construction to insights into fashion’s impact on people and the environment. If you want to make your mark on the fashion industry, you can start with this course.
You’ll explore the many twists and turns of fashion, as well as how to research and develop ideas to produce exciting and innovative fashion. The course cultivates new ways of making and thinking about fashion with a focus on promoting sustainability.
Beyond design and construction, you will also learn how to present your ideas to clients and pitch design concepts to a wider audience. On this course, you’ll develop your individual strengths, building a small collection and portfolio to launch you into the design industry on graduation.
Get involved with the industry
You will benefit from our links with the fashion industry and close proximity to London. London is one of the world’s fashion capitals, well known for spawning innovation and talent. As well as working on your own briefs, you’ll have the chance to work on industry-based projects with cutting edge designers. You will develop live exhibitions and fashion shows to showcase your work and network with industry professionals. We also have an extensive list of guest speakers who are working to develop an ethical approach to designing for the future.
UCAS CODE: W230
Our team of lecturers are all experienced designers, current industry practitioners and researchers. They work on the forefront of trends, techniques and industry needs. You will be working on industry standard equipment learning latest techniques and future focused methods of fashion craftsmanship. In our workshops, you’ll receive one-to-one teaching, working closely with lecturers, specialist technicians and alongside fellow students.
Create innovative designs in our state of the art studio
With your own personal workspace, you’ll benefit from being part of our vibrant and dynamic design studio community. From here, you’ll have full access to all the materials and equipment you’ll need. We’ve spent a lot of love and care making the Red Shed the perfect creative space. We have one of the best-equipped workshops in the country and a team of dedicated technicians. You will master materials, both through traditional methods and using digital software.
Gain experience working on live briefs on campus
Thanks to our proximity to London, you can visit some of the world’s best shops and museums for inspiration. You can work with designers in and around the capital, gaining experience in how to adapt to the challenges of working in a business. Students will have the opportunity to get noticed at our London degree show.
What are the course entry requirements?
A typical offer will include GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above and a UCAS Tariff score of 80-96. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.
If your application is successful, we’ll invite you for an interview. We use interviews to get a good idea of your creative talent and your personality. We’d like to see your portfolio too.
This course is included in our unconditional offer policy.
For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.
Year 1 Modules
- VMC Getting Connected
- Design Concepts: Creative thinking for an Ethical Future
- Material Properties Manufacture and Sustainability
- Processes: Building Forming and Shaping
Year 2 Modules
- VMC Making Choices
- Atelier to High Street
- Exhibition and Promotion for a Targeted Audience
- Live Industry Project
- Professional Practice
Year 3 Modules
- VMC New Model Dissertation
- Final Collection I
- Final Collection II
- Portfolio Exhibition & Employability
How much does it cost
Fees for September 2017 to August 2018 entry
Full Time Home and EU: £9,250 per year
Full Time International: £10,500 per year
Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.
Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change. Fee costs for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation, course delivery costs or subject to government regulations.
For information on financial assistance to support your learning, visit our Undergraduate Fees and Funding section.
How do I apply?
For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applynow
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I've been directed to express myself and to reach my goals for the future.
It's been such privilege to work with amazing tutors.
The best thing about being a fashion student at Bucks was the support and advice I received from my tutors.
I was always pushed to have confidence in what I do and challenge myself to do better.