Fashion designers in today's fast-paced industry need the skills to design, make and style contemporary clothing.
The BA (Hons) Fashion Design pathway will provide you with the opportunity to focus on the development of highly innovative catwalk collections that promote your creative and technical excellence and personal design philosophy.
On this programme you'll learn the essential theory and practical skills that you need in order to become a designer, including:
At Regent’s we pride ourselves on providing a bespoke design education, where you will be able to study in small group sizes, offering you a high level of contact with tutors and a clear focus on developing your particular interests and abilities. Your tutors will draw upon their wealth of industry experience and specialist expertise in fashion, to fully support your knowledge of current industry practices and the development of your individual talents within your chosen areas of study.
You will also be taught by industry practitioners - including designers, illustrators and trend forecasters - and will be encouraged to explore your own unique style.
Regent's central London location means you'll be surrounded by world-class design, art and architecture. Fashion students are based at our building in the stylish Marylebone Village, with its trend-setting fashion and design stores.
You'll be encouraged to gain work experience and our careers team will support you in finding professional placements. You'll also have the chance to take study trips to other European fashion capitals, such as Paris.
We have a professional fashion show every December that all students can submit their work to. In your final year you will design, construct and style a collection of garments for the graduate fashion show, building a portfolio of work to show future employers.
This is a three year, full time programme, or four years if you begin on the Integrated Design Foundation.
The programme focuses on studio work, alongside tutorials and seminars. You will also work closely with other students in small groups and get the opportunity to work on live-briefs, fashion shows and fashion shoots. As well as spending time in our studio spaces, you will visit some of London’s world-class museums and galleries.
Throughout your time with us, you will have access to our state-of-the-art resources and industry equipped fashion workrooms within our beautiful and historic grade 1 listed building on Paddington Street. Our exciting learning environment and workspaces include industrially equipped sewing and pressing workrooms, an elegant glass vaulted design studio, specialist fashion library and social space, dedicated Mac suites, fully resourced photo-studios, lecture theatres and seminar rooms. Our Marylebone Campus facilities and studios are open Monday to Saturday from 9.00am to 10.00pm, offering you an outstanding amount of access to specialist resources and workrooms to be able to work on your creative projects and support your continued professional development.
Contact hours and expected workload
There are 200 learning hours per 20 credit module.
You will be taught by lecturers who work in fashion and attend guest lectures hosted by experts in fashion and academia.
Methods of assessment
There are no exams on this programme. You will be assessed through:
We welcome and support students with a wide range of disabilities and health concerns. This includes learning difficulties, visual and hearing impairments, mental health difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, mobility difficulties, and temporary or chronic health conditions.
Our dedicated Disability Officer is here to support you. We ask that you speak with Student Registry and our Disability Officer as early as you can to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us.
You will be able to participate in a wide range of industry focused activities and events that will inspire and shape your entrepreneurial skills as well as provide many opportunities for you to network and forge professional relationships with industry and like-minded creative individuals.
Our students graduate as highly creative designers, with informed insights of global fashion markets and an in-depth knowledge of industry contexts to be able to successfully launch their career within the international fashion industry or establish their own global fashion business.
Graduates of Regent's well-established fashion programmes have gone on to work as fashion designers, as well as:
Recent graduates have gone onto work for many of the leading international fashion brands around the world, such as Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Vivienne Westwood and Givenchy or progress onto MA Courses at Royal College of Art, Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion.
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.
After the submission of your application you will be asked to present your design work, which may include; garments, 3D experimentation, sketch books, digital images etc. We 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 three different projects, showing a design response to your in-depth and individual research.
Your portfolio is to include an edited body of work with examples of your research, development of your ideas and finished pieces.
Your sketchbook pages can also demonstrate how you research, generate and develop ideas.
We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Annual programme degree level fee (September 2019 - May 2020)
Non-refundable advance deposits
Home/EU students: £1,000
Non-EU students deposit: £4,000
Non-EU students in receipt of US Federal Loans: £1,000
What do fees include?
Fees cover the cost of all tuition and access to the University’s IT infrastructure and library learning resources. Fees are presented for the first level of study which equates to two terms.
What other costs should I budget for?
You will need to budget additional funds for accommodation and living expenses, travel, and any additional trips, visits, activities or courses (such as Summer programmes) that you choose to participate in outside of the tuition offered as part of the programme. You will also need to budget for materials that you will use for garment construction during the programme.
The library holds a limited number of copies of core text books and where possible in e-format. You will be encouraged to purchase your own text books and will need to budget approximately £80-£100 per year, depending on your programme of study.
When are fees paid?
Fees are payable in the following instalments:
Calculating annual fee increases
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Filippo Corsini Polo Scholarship, in association with the International Federation of Polo
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.
Will Conard Scholarships for Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising
Scholarships which enable talented students to study in one of the fashion capitals of the world.
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.
Future Finance loans
Alternative loan funding* for students studying at Regent's University London.
US Financial Aid
Direct subsidised and unsubsidised loans for US citizens, as well as Direct PLUS loans for eligible US citizens and Green Card holders administered by the US Department of Education (USED) for all eligible degree programmes offered at Regent’s University London.
State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Norway
Loans and grants for Norwegian students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.
State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Sweden
Loans and grants for Swedish students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.
Undergraduate loans - Student Finance England 2018/19
Funding for UK, and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker.