Undergraduate programmes

Fashion Design

BA (Hons) with Integrated Foundation

Explore your individual design style in the heart of London and build your fashion skills and craft.

Years
Full Time
Foundation
  • NameFashion Design
  • QualificationBA (Hons) with Integrated Foundation
  • LevelUndergraduate, Foundation
  • UCAS Code9L17
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration4 years
  • Tuition fees£11,000 *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start dateSeptember 2018
  • Future start dateSeptember 2019
  • Study abroadNo
  • ValidationRegent's University London

The BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Integrated Foundation includes one year of studies at the foundation level and is designed for those who do not meet the requirements for direct entry to the BA (Hons) Fashion Design.

 

 Design professionals increasingly work across boundaries between industries. The knowledge you gain from a foundation year will open your mind to working across different areas of fashion and design and enable you to work more effectively with others, both as a student and in industry.

The Integrated Foundation programme provides a broad-based introduction to fashion and design, where you can explore and develop your understanding of the creative industries, fashion design, fashion marketing and interior design.

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.

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.

 

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Length

This is a full time four year programme, comprising of one year of foundation studies followed by three years of study at degree level.

Modules

Foundation Year

Term 1

Research
Ideas
Make

Term 2

In the second term, you will choose to take three out of the four modules listed below, designed to introduce specialist areas of study:

Fashion Design Specialist Module
Fashion Marketing Specialist Module
Interior Design Specialist Module
Design in Industry 

See foundation year module descriptions

Year 1

CAD
Global Perspectives
Design Process
Historical and Contextual Studies in Fashion
Pattern 1 and 2
Textiles

Year 2

Design Studio 1 and 2
Drape
Fashion Illustration
Theoretical Studies in Fashion
Elective module

Year 3

Pre-Collection
Collections
Dissertation
Fashion Design Portfolio

Elective modules

Accessories
Fashion Journalism and PR
Fashion Show Production and Event Management
Fashion Styling and Photography

See module descriptions 

 

Assessment structure

You will be assessed through assignments including projects, portfolios, sketchbooks, reports, essays and presentations, and your performance in practical work such as photoshoots, fashion shows and industry placements.

Academic Calendar

Study methods

The key areas of knowledge covered in this programme include: 

Construction, design, drawing, CAD skills, historical and contextual knowledge, theoretical skills.

All of your learning will culminate in the development of a fashion collection and a dissertation in your final year. The development of your personal philosophy and collection will be informed and underpinned by your dissertation. This is an opportunity to explore an area of personal interest. On graduation you will be expected to be able to work in the fashion industry as competent professionals. 

Student 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.

Successful completion of the foundation year will allow you to progress directly onto the first year of the BA (Hons) Fashion Design, which offers a wide variety of career opportunities. For further details, please click here.

Academic requirements

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes.

Typically, we will make an offer to a student holding at least 5 GCSEs at grades A-C / 9-4 or international equivalent including Mathematics. Regent’s receives applications from over 170 countries and assesses all international qualifications, for example, we would make an offer of minimum 2.5 GPA for the American High School Diploma.

English requirements

We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:

  • IELTS: Overall score of 5.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C / 4 (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)

This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.

For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.

On-campus diagnostic test

For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test.  This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact admit@regents.ac.uk. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.

How to apply

Applying to study at Regent's University London is quick and easy. We have put together some helpful information to guide you through the process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

You can apply in the following ways:

If you have not uploaded the relevant supporting documents during the online application process, you should ensure that we have the below supporting documents as soon as you have completed your application. These can be sent to the Regent’s Admissions Department via email to admit@regents.ac.uk.

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university certificates)
  • One academic letter of recommendation
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen programme, how you feel you will benefit from the programme of study, what contributions you will make to the University and how this will help your future career aspirations.
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • If you are not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Credit Transfer

  • If you’ve already studied part of a degree course elsewhere, you may be able apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and join the programme at an advanced entry point. If you’d like to request entry part-way through a programme, make sure you state this clearly in your statement of purpose and provide us with the transcripts and module descriptions for the relevant study.

Step 2 Receive a response to your application

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

We will assess whether you meet our entry requirements and will notify you of the decision via email. UCAS applicants will also receive official notification via the UCAS system.

For some of our programmes, the selection process may include an interview or audition. Interviews/auditions can take the form of a one-to-one interview, group interview or portfolio review which may be conducted by telephone or as a Skype call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.

Step 3 Accepting your offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must pay the advance tuition fee deposit (non-refundable) to confirm your place.

Please note: There is no formal deadline to pay your advance tuition fee deposit, however we recommend that you confirm your place as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 After you have accepted your place

Closer to the start of the term, the Admissions Team will send information regarding the registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment prior to your arrival as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register onto the programme.

Information for international students

If you are an overseas student requiring visa sponsorship to study in the UK, our team will be in touch with information on applying for your student visa and the documents you will need. More information can be found on our visas and immigration page.

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. 

Fees September 2018

Foundation year programme fee: £11,000
Home/EU advance deposit: £1,000 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Please note that annual tuition fees for the degree-level years of this programme always reflect the standard degree fees . Also note that fees only cover the standard academic year (September-May) and that Summer programmes incur an additional cost.

Scholarships

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

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Funding for UK, and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker.

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