Middlesex University

Course Introduction

Overview

If you aspire to become the classic designer/maker and you're eager to break new ground in the world of fashion, our BA Honours Fashion Design degree will equip you with technical skill, support your creativity and encourage you to develop your identity as a designer.

Why study BA Fashion Design at Middlesex University?

On this degree you will not only learn the knowledge and practical skills essential for a successful career in fashion design, as so many of our alumni illustrate, but also develop self-confidence, a willingness to challenge yourself, the ability to work with others, and the skills to discover and define your own design identity.

Fashion at Middlesex is highly regarded and this course puts the emphasis firmly on creativity and the ability to develop your own designs in order to lay the foundation for innovative design. The programme provides a wide range of skills relevant to the industry and you will a vast array of topics such as fashion illustration, portfolio presentation, technical drawings, garment construction and pattern cutting, corsetry, and tailoring.

You will focus on individuality and be encouraged to question everything. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our cohort and staff, providing a multifaceted environment in which to research, challenge, design and create. Our programme allows you to experience both menswear and womenswear design, giving you an opportunity to explore, develop and focus on your strengths.

Course highlights

You will be taught by an invested and supportive team of tutors and technicians who all work in the industry, including pattern cutters and designers

During the second year you will benefit from a six-week work placement in preparation for London Fashion Week – our students have worked with designers such as Charles Jeffrey, Sibling, Erdem, Molly Goddard, Peter Pillotto, Giles Deacon and Burberry.

At the end of your degree you will exhibit your work at a fashion show in the End of Year Degree Show, a professional standard showcase giving you the opportunity to expose your talent to creative industry employers

The studio workshops in our state-of-the-art £80 million facility, The Grove, mean almost everything can be done in-house and you have access to a wide range of specialist facilities to help realise your ideas through art forms

Your will learn from an array of fashion experts, speakers, subject specialists and live projects sponsored by industry, and have the opportunity to be selected for an external press show

Our extensive learning resources support your research with books, collections of film, journals and magazines, and a collection of 3D pieces including historical dress and accessories

As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Course Modules

Year 1

Fashion History and Theory (30 credits) - Compulsory

Introducing Fashion (30 credits) - Compulsory

Introducing Fashion Textiles (30 credits) - Compulsory

Introduction to Processes and Materials (30 credits) - Compulsory

Year 2

Developing Fashion Textiles (30 credits) - Compulsory

Fashion Culture and Industry (30 credits) - Compulsory

Process, Production and Presentation (60 credits) - Compulsory

Year 3

Contextual Studies Research Project (30 credits) - Compulsory

Final Portfolio and Collection (60 credits) - Compulsory

Professional Practice in Design 3 (30 credits) - Compulsory

Start Date:

10/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.0With a minimum of 5.5 in each componentTOEFL (iBT)72.0With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in readingPTE Academic51.0With at least 51 in all components