Kingston University London

Course Introduction

Our Fashion BA course has been awarded the Creative Skillset Tick (Fashion Design category). The award recognises outstanding courses and their contribution to the creative industries. The course is currently ranked second in the Business of Fashion's Global Fashion School Ranking 2016 and second in The Guardian's fashion and textiles UK league table for 2018.

The course focuses on evolution and radical change in design. You will explore how design is influenced by cultural, social, critical and historical studies. You will develop your own signature style, experimenting across sketch work, 2D to 3D, knitwear and digital print in Kingston School of Art's workshops and dedicated fashion design studios. You will also have access to our working dress archive which includes pieces from 1750 to the present day, including the recently acquired Sibling knitwear archive. Our curator also works closely with Bath Fashion Museum.

Our strong industry links mean you will learn to apply creativity for the real'world and will be industry ready on graduation. Kingston students participate in international fashion competitions by top brands such as Burberry, Mulberry and Coach. Our end of year show attracts press and industry from all over the world and gives students a chance to exhibit their collections at a central London venue. Our graduates have also shown their portfolios at the British Fashion Council preview day and at Graduate Fashion Week.

Kingston alumni have gained senior positions in global fashion companies including Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Paul Smith, All Saints, Alexander McQueen, Club Monaco, Margiela and Saint Laurent. Our graduates with successful own labels include Sophie Hulme, Joshua Kane, Charli Cohen and Amy Powney, design director for Mother of Pearl.

Course Modules

Examples of modules:

Year 1

' Design Process 1

' Design Product 1

' Professional Practice 1

' Design, Style and Image: Themes in Fashion History

Year 2

' Design Process 2

' Design Product 2

' Professional Practice 2

' Critical Issues in Fashion: Research and Practice

Year 3

' Design Process 3

' Design Product 3

' Professional Practice 3

' Dissertation: Research and Reflection

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) Other Fees