University of East London

Course Introduction

The Extended Degree in Fashion is designed to prepare students for careers in related subjects by providing a broad education which encompasses the principles, the techniques and the practices of these disciplines, and which is appropriate for the range of future specialisations. You’ll work in a creative ‘design studio’ environment, collaborating with other students studying subjects such as fashion marketing, graphic design, photography and fine art. Our commercially driven course has a track record of preparing our talented graduates for a variety of exciting careers within the fashion industry. The modules you take will give you expert insight and advanced knowledge of working practice. By your last year, you'll be perfectly equipped to follow your own path as you design your final, major project. We’re proud that our students go on to make their names as designers, design coordinators, pattern cutters, fashion technologists, product developers and retail managers. As one of our graduates Lucy Johnson, who now owns streetwear label Brahboys, says of the course, “It was a fun and emotional experience that I’d recommend to anyone thinking of a career in fashion."

Course Modules

Foundation Year: Art & Design Studio (core) Art & Design Workshop (core plus one Extra Core module),

Year 1: Professional Creative Theory 1 – Introducing theoretical underpinning (core) Communicating The Idea – Developing your design signature. (core) Creativity in 3 Dimensions – Developing your ability to explore, create and refine fashion (core) Employability 1 – professional practice (core)

Year 2: Professional Creative Theory 2 – (core), The External Client – Fast paced technical development (core), Design Conviction – (core), Employability 2 – (core).

Optional placement year:

This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you’ll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge.

The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.

Year 3: Professional Creative Theory 3 – Creative, analytical and reflective Journal development leading to the completion of a dissertation. (core) Final Major Project – To reflect and advance upon your studies in order to autonomously produce a final major project. (core) Employability 3 – (core)

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12,100 Overseas Fees