Undergraduate programmes

Fashion Design

BA (Hons)

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

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Full Time
Scholarship
  • NameFashion Design
  • QualificationBA (Hons)
  • LevelUndergraduate
  • UCAS Code2S77
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration3 years
  • Tuition fees£17,000 *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start dateSeptember 2018
  • Future start dateSeptember 2019
  • Study abroadNo
  • ValidationRegent's University London

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.

One of the key industry challenges is the use and abuse of world resources through textile manufacture. You will explore these issues to understand how companies can minimise their impact on the environment.

Our recent fashion show, ‘Sustainable Fashion’, featured outfits designed by our students to support the Blue Cross, a pet charity which helps sick, injured and homeless pets. The event showcased clothes that had been given a ‘second chance’ via the catwalk to highlight that pets should not be viewed as disposable commodities or ‘fashion breeds’.

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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Programme Brochure

Length

This is a three-year programme, or four years if you begin on the Integrated Design Foundation.  

Additional information

This programme offers a comprehensive understanding of the fashion design process, encouraging your development as a creative professional with strong conceptual and technical skills.

It will enable you to express your personal philosophy of fashion and develop your own signature style.

You will learn about the history, culture and business of fashion and build your skills in areas such as drawing, computer-aided design, the creation of textiles, pattern-cutting and garment construction. 

You will also have the opportunity to study in Paris, the capital of haute couture and luxury fashion. You will learn about fashion styling, trends and journalism through hands-on projects, using the rich resources the city has to offer.  Learn more about the summer fashion programmes here.

In your final year, you will design, construct and style a collection of garments for a particular customer and market, building a portfolio of work to show future employers.

Modules

Year 1

CAD
Design Process
Global Perspectives
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, presentations, and your performance in practical work such as photoshoots, fashion shows and industry placements.

Academic Calendar

Study methods 

Teaching methods include studio work, tutorials, seminars, workshops, field trips and group work.

You will be taught by lecturers who also work in fashion and hear from visiting speakers from industry and academia.

Small class sizes ensure that you have plenty of contact time with your tutors.

You will gain plenty of practical experience through working on live briefs and taking part in fashion shows and fashion shoots.

Students 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.

 

Graduates from this programme have a wide variety of career opportunities, including but not limited to roles such as:

Assistant designer, independent designer, pattern cutter, assistant buyer, production assistant, fashion PR, fashion journalist, fashion stylist, personal shopper, creative director, editorial assistant, fashion illustrator, textile designer and visual merchandiser.

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.

If you are holding A levels, we would typically make you an offer at two A-Levels at Grades A-C.

We will also assess your application for proficiency in Mathematics, asking for a GCSE in this subject at grade A-C / 9-4 (or the international equivalent).

We receive applications each year from over 170 countries and are happy to assess all international qualifications. For example, if you are studying the International Baccalaureate, we would make an offer based on your successful completion of the IB Diploma; if you are studying an American High School Diploma, we would make an offer based on a minimum GPA of 2.8 plus two APs at grades 3,3.

If you do not meet these requirements, you may be eligible to join our Integrated Design Foundation programme.  Successful completion of the foundation year enables you to progress directly onto your chosen Fashion & Design degree programme.

Portfolio Review

After the submission of your application you will be asked to present your design work, which depending on which programme you are applying for may include; garments, models, sketch books, digital images etc. The interview teams are keen to see your design process and not just the final outcome, this will allow us to assess your design experience and capabilities. We would like to see at least 3 different projects, showing a design response to your in-depth and individual research.

English requirements

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

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.5, with 6.0 or above in Reading and Writing and 5.5 or above in Listening and Speaking
  • Pearson’s Test for English (PTE): Overall score of 58, with 51 or above in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT: Overall score 80 (We do not accept TOEFL from applicants requiring a Tier 4 visa, as this qualification is no longer accepted by the UK Visas and Immigration Department (UKVI)
  • A-level/GCSE/IGCSE English: grade C / 4 or above (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • International Baccalaureate: Grade 5 in A1 or A2 English at Higher or Standard Level

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
Annual tuition fee: £17,000
Home/EU students advance deposit: £1,000 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Please note: tuition fees only cover the standard academic year (September-May). Summer programmes incur an additional cost.

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

Undergraduate Scholarships

Students with three B grades at A-level (or equivalent qualification), and progressing Regent's foundation students who achieve a minimum 70% average across all modules will receive a £1,500 scholarship for each year of their degree programme.

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Bursaries

As part of our public benefit commitment, we aim to ensure that students are not deterred from applying to Regent’s University London because of financial difficulties. Each year we offer a number of means-tested University bursaries for full-time study on undergraduate programmes.

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Undergraduate loans - Student Finance England 2016-17

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

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The Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship

Professor Aldwyn Cooper, Vice-Chancellor of Regent’s University London, wishes to recognise and reward three students each year who demonstrate particular commitment to upholding the University’s values and the ability to play an ambassadorial role for the University during their studies. 

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The Dean of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Excellence Scholarship

The Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences has established three scholarships that celebrate the University’s independent, cosmopolitan and enterprising spirit. 

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Will Conard Scholarships for Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing

Scholarships which enable talented students to study in one of the fashion capitals of the world.

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State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Sweden

Loans and grants for Swedish students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.

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State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Norway

Loans and grants for Norwegian students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.

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The Filippo Corsini Polo Scholarship

The University awards two polo scholarships each year to students who show both the polo skills and the leadership acumen to help the Regent’s polo team's development. The scholarship is named in memory of Regent’s student Prince Filippo Corsini, an accomplished equestrian and showjumper.

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Future Finance loans

Alternative loan funding* for students studying at Regent's University London

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Regent’s Family Reward

Regent’s offers an intimate style of education, characterised by lots of personal attention. This personalised approach extends beyond our students to their families, with the University welcoming increasing numbers of brothers, sisters and even children of our alumni each year. The University is delighted to offer the Regent’s Family Reward as a thank-you to our alumni for their and their families’ loyalty.

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