Programme details

  • Next start date: Sep 2023
  • Study: Full-time
  • Duration: 3 years
  • UCAS code: A020
  • Study abroad: Optional

Overview

If you’re passionate about fashion innovation and aspire to revolutionise the industry with your own designs, this course is for you. 

From sketching and prototyping to construction and branding, you’ll learn how to design and create marketable collections that combine your personal style with the needs of the consumer – producing original designs that stem from customer research, engagement and creative experimentation.

You'll be guided through the art of pattern cutting, drape, garment construction, textile development, illustration and digital media – building a collection that incorporates your design philosophy while demonstrating your practical skills and industry knowledge.

You'll also engage with the social, cultural and ethical issues affecting the wider industry, develop a strong eye for future fashion trends and learn how to stay at the forefront of the industry.

Studying in London gives you the chance to get involved with a wide variety of campaigns, shoots, collaborations and events (from London Fashion Week to the Dezeen Design Festival) and you’ll be encouraged to regularly visit exhibitions, enter competitions and join internships – developing new relationships and gaining first-hand experience. 

You'll have opportunities to work on live projects with leading brands and hear first-hand accounts from industry experts about how they achieved success and what their advice is for aspiring designers. 

Recent guest speakers: 

  • Michael Ward, Managing Director at Harrods 
  • Andrew Maag, Former CEO at dunhill 
  • Angela Gilbey, Sourcing Development Manager at New Look 
  • Nicole Bischofer, Head of Womenswear at COS 
  • Ellie-Grace Frost, Designer at Louis Vuitton 
  • Howard Mutti-Mewse, Global Communications Manager at Nespresso 
  • Jessica Bumpus, Fashion Journalist and former Digital Fashion Editor at Vogue  
  • Virginia James, former Head of Design at Pringle 
  • Angela Quaintrell, Fashion Buying Consultant 
  • Melanie Walker, former Head of Design at Victoria Beckham 
  • Lizzy Bowering, Head of Catwalks at WGSN

Recent collaborations include: 

  • Nicole Bischofer, Head of Womenswear at COS
  • Annabel Dowsing, Studio Director at Georgia Hardinge
  • Duncan Cui, Director at Kylin Pulu and Tom Tailor
  • Imogen Bowman, Senior Designer at Studio Amelia 

Your hard work culminates in a final fashion show, where you'll showcase your portfolio and collection to an international audience including press and industry professionals.

On successful completion of the course, you'll graduate as a resourceful, skilful and innovative designer, ready to establish your identity in the fashion industry. 

Foundation option

The integrated foundation year has been specially designed to give you the introductory knowledge and skills needed to confidently progress to degree-level study.   

The Foundation year is structured around both discipline knowledge with modules that introduce the transferable skills you will need at degree level and beyond.   

Once you have successfully completed your foundation year, you will progress to one of our Fashion, Design or Advertising courses.  

This course is subject to validation. 

Studying Fashion in London
Student collection featured at V&A
Quad: Fashion & Design Showcase, 2022
Relive the excitement of our students 2022 Fashion & Design Showcase
Discover the inspiration behind our students' 2021 collections
Fashion Design students at Regent's

How to apply

Applying to Regent's is quick and easy. We accept direct applications and there is no application fee.

If you haven't received your exam results, you can still apply, and we can issue a conditional offer. You just need be clear in your application which qualifications you are currently studying for.

There's still time to submit an application. 

Step 1: Apply

Upload supporting documents

You can upload supporting documents when you apply. If you don't, please email them to [email protected] straight after you complete your application. 

  • 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'll benefit from the course, what contributions you'll 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 to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and join the programme at an advanced entry point. To apply for RPL, 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

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 courses, 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 an online call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.

Step 3: Accept your offer

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

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4: Register 

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 before you arrive, as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register.

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.

Scholarships and funding

There are a wide variety of funding and scholarship opportunities to help you finance your studies. For more information, please visit our scholarships and funding page.

Fees

Tuition fee: £20,500 for the academic year starting September 2023 

Non-refundable advance deposit 

  • UK students: £1,000

  • Non-UK students: £4,000

Read more about tuition fees.

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?

Throughout your time on the BA (Hons) Fashion Design course, you may need to purchase specific equipment and materials to support your studies and produce project outcomes for each module. A list of art materials and equipment requirements are recommended in your module handbook and will form part of the essential tools for your studies and future employment. 

The course costs below are indicative only, and may vary according to the nature of the module, assignment brief and in relation to each student’s project intentions. Where possible we try to source fabric sponsorship to support student projects, however this is subject to the generosity of industry partners and availability.  

  • Level 4 (Year 1) art materials, pattern and sewing equipment and fabric costs – approximately £400 
  • Level 5 (Year 2) fabric and material costs – approximately £600 
  • Level 6 (Year 3) final collection and portfolio costs – approximately £3,000.  

Each year, several Level 6 students take the initiative and have been successful in securing sponsorship of fabrics and materials for their final collections. 

A number of visits to exhibitions that are part of your module assignments in Level 4 and 5 are paid for or subsidised out of the BA (Hons) Fashion Design budget.  

Overseas study trips are optional and will vary in costs depending on the location, duration of stay and the student numbers attending. 

Reading lists will be made available. Books may be borrowed from the library or purchased from a wide range of suppliers at an additional cost. 

When are fees paid?

Fees are payable in the following instalments:

  • An initial non-refundable advance deposit paid when you accept your offer of a place
  • The advance deposit is allocated against the first term’s fees
  • Tuition fees (including fees for subsequent terms) are due two weeks in advance of classes commencing

Calculating annual fee increases

  • The University sets tuition fees on an annual basis in line with the University's financial year
  • The fees quoted here are for one academic year of study commencing in September
  • Fees for subsequent years of study are subject to fee inflation
  • The University aims to keep annual fee increases in line with the University’s cost inflation. The expectation is that this will be no greater than UK consumer price inflation (CPI) plus 3%. There are occasionally variations to this dictated by the costs of running specific programmes or facilities required for our programmes
  • All fee increases are subject to approval of the University Board thus ensuring that affordability for our students remains a primary concern in any decisions regarding fee increases

Study Period Abroad (SPA)

Some programmes at Regent’s University London offer an optional or mandatory Study Period Abroad, for one or two semesters. No SPA can be undertaken in the United States.
 
A student who wishes to attend an “ineligible” school, which includes any school in the USA, will forfeit all funding from that semester going forward and all current loans will become due with immediate effect. For any questions regarding these terms and conditions, please email the US Loans Advisor at [email protected]. For questions regarding what an “eligible” or “deferment only” school is, please  email the IPO office, [email protected] or [email protected] before applying for a programme with an SPA module.

Teaching

At Regent's you’ll have the freedom to explore your interests in a supportive and nurturing environment with interactive classes, regular one-to-one contact with tutors, specialist facilities, industry opportunities and tailored careers advice – ensuring you develop the skills, experience and confidence you need to succeed.

You'll engage in exciting learning experiences that encourage collaboration and self-expression – from group work and studio practice to guest lectures, industry masterclasses and site visits:

  • Design and promote collections 
  • Track and forecast new trends 
  • Build your personal portfolio 
  • Collaborate on shows and shoots
  • Project manage campus events 
  • Explore museums and archives 
  • Join industry placements 
  • Connect and expand your network 

You’ll also work on live projects commissioned and evaluated by real companies – gaining a deeper understanding of the industry and building valuable connections. Previous student collaborations include:

  • COS 
  • Georgia Hardinge 
  • Harrods
  • Kylin Pulu
  • Studio Amelia
  • Tom Tailor 

On campus, you'll be able to access our collaborative workspaces and industry-standard resources, including:

  • Professional design studios 
  • Sewing and pressing workrooms 
  • Fabric library and workshop 
  • Wood/model-making workshop 
  • Photography and TV studios 
  • Mac and PC labs with industry software  
  • AutoCAD lab with plotter 
  • Digital fabrication lab 
  • Laser cutter and 3D printers

As well as spending time in our studio spaces, you'll take field trips to some of London’s best-known museums, galleries and fashion archives.

Contact hours: Years 1 and 2: 16-18 hours per week. Year 3: no less than 16 hours per week. 

Teaching staff

You'll be taught by designers, illustrators, stylists, buyers, photographers and brand experts who continue to work in this sector alongside teaching. They often have work showcased in international publications, exhibitions and industry events – and their knowledge and experiences ensure your classes are shaped by the most current industry practices and reflect the fast-changing agendas of the fashion industry.

You'll also be allocated a personal tutor, who'll meet you on a one-to-one basis at various stages throughout the year to provide you with guidance and support your personal and professional development. 

Plus, you'll benefit from regular guest speakers – from designers to PRs. Past speakers have included the likes of Michael Ward, Managing Director at Harrods; Ellie-Grace Frost, Designer at Louis Vuitton and Jessica Bumpus, Fashion Journalist and former Digital Fashion Editor at Vogue.

Independent learning

Throughout the course, you'll be expected to undertake extra reading, personal research and reflection, as well as preparing work for workshops, working collaboratively with students in preparation for assessment and visiting galleries and exhibitions in central London.

Method of assessment

Your skills and knowledge will be assessed entirely by coursework, with no exams. For example through practical work, presentations, projects, group work, portfolios, sketchbooks, pitches, peer assessments, essays, reflective writing, written analyses and reports. 

Disability Support

We welcome and support students with a wide range of disabilities and health concerns, including learning difficulties, visual and hearing impairments, mental health difficulties, autism conditions, mobility difficulties and temporary or chronic health conditions. 

Our Student Support & Welfare team is here to support you. We ask that you speak with us as early as possible to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us.

Entry requirements: Level 4 (Year 1) entry

The minimum entry requirement for Level 4 students is: 

  • one of the following qualifications:  

    • Two GCE A-levels at grade A-C 

    • 24 points in the International Baccalaureate 

    • US High School Diploma with a minimum GPA of 2.5 PLUS one of the following (applicants with a very strong GPA can be academically referred at the AOI’s discretion): 

      • two AP tests with an average grade of 3

      • SAT: score of 1000 (500+ in both subjects)
        ACT with a composite score of 23 (20 in each section)

      • Dual Enrolment and College credits (1st Year) - 20 credits with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

  • Equivalent qualifications as deemed acceptable by the University and set out in the Admissions Manual and UK NARIC 

  

  • minimum English language proficiency requirement through one of the following qualifications (or equivalent): 

Qualification 

Subject 

Grade 

GCSE* 

English language 

C (4) 

IB SL or HL* 

English 

US HSD (studied in a majority English-speaking country)* 

Cumulative GPA 

2.5 

IELTS* 

Academic 

6.0 overall and 5.5 in each component 

*qualification satisfies the English language requirements of the UKVI for non-UK/Irish nationals.

Portfolio review

After you submit your application, you’ll be asked to present your design portfolio – an edited body of work showcasing your own research, ideas, development, processes and finished pieces. This might include garments, sketchbook pages, digital images, photos, etc. It can also include work you've made outside of your school coursework. We’d like to see at least three different projects, responding to your own research. This allows us to assess your experience, creative thinking and problem-solving abilities.

Please note – you don’t need to upload your portfolio as part of your application. If you successfully meet our academic requirements, it will be requested by an academic at interview stage.

Read our guidance for preparing your portfolio.

Student support

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 Student Support & Welfare team is here to support you. We ask that you speak with us as early as you can to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us

You'll participate in a wide range of industry-focused events, activities and collaborations while you're at Regent's – providing inspiration and opportunities for you to network and forge professional relationships with industry experts.

You'll graduate as a highly creative designer, with your own professional portfolio, ready to join an international fashion brand or launch your own label. Careers include: 

  • Entrepreneur or designer at your own label  
  • Assistant or junior fashion designer  
  • Creative pattern cutter  
  • Product development assistant 
  • Fashion PR  
  • Fashion stylist  
  • Digital media assistant 
  • Creative director  
  • Fashion illustrator  
  • Textile designer  
  • Trend forecaster 
  • Fashion researcher 

Alumni have gone on to work with luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Vivienne Westwood and Givenchy, as well as launching their own brands. Examples include American designer Christian Siriano (whose designs have appeared on some of the world’s biggest stars) and Juliette Bougartchev, founder of luxury label Degrave.

The Regent's Model

We've designed our curriculum for you. Gain a deeply personalised education, designed for you – an innovator, entrepreneur or future leader. Expand your knowledge, skills, practice and thinking with three building blocks:

  • Subject Core: Gain a deep understanding of your field and learn from academics with significant industry experience.
  • Special Electives: Go beyond your core discipline and gain even more future-focused skills. Regent's Special Electives are available to every Undergraduate student, and designed to be hyper-relevant to the world we live and work in – now and into the future
  • Industry & Entrepreneurship: Take on challenges directly from the world of work. Test your ideas, gain close industry connections, and take on real-world projects – all embedded into your course from day one. Work towards a final project, in which you’ll build and develop your unique idea.

In Year 2, you’ll also have the option to study abroad.

Read more about how you'll learn and view a complete list of Special Electives.

The integrated foundation year has been specially designed to give you the introductory knowledge and business skills needed to confidently progress to degree-level study. 

Year 1

Subject Core

Fashion Design, BA (Hons)
Pattern and Construction II: Further Exploration in Pattern Cutting and Making This module is designed to further develop and extend your knowledge of pattern cutting and construction skills. The central focus of the module is the fashion mechanics – all the elements required to take a fashion design drawing through to a fully realised garment. The module will extend your 2D pattern development as well as an introduction to 3D draping. There will be increased emphasis on related sustainable practices and application of finishing techniques in the production of final garments.



You will design, toile and manufacture one completed outfit in final fabrics (minimum two garments). Particular attention needs to be applied to how the garment is structured and finished. This module has a very strong technical focus and will result in the production of tech packs for final garments, and a comprehensive technical folder documenting all the techniques and samples produced throughout the module.
Art, Culture and Fashion Design Using exhibitions as a primary source of inspiration, you will explore overlaps between art, culture and fashion design. You will identify and build strong visual research, and experiment with different processes and materials to explore creative ideas. Relating your design ideas with your knowledge and understanding of contextual and contemporary fashion, you will generate individual fashion design outcomes and will be introduced to the analysis and selection process for collection development. You will explore key social movements and theories from history and contemporary time, which will deepen your understanding of the interconnecting relationships between art, fashion and culture. With this foundation of knowledge, you will learn how to utilise visual and critical analysis through a written piece of work or formal presentation.
Through self-evaluation and reflection throughout the module, you will identify opportunities for your personal and professional development.
Creative Fashion Design Practice This module introduces you to the skills and thinking for creative fashion design practice. This will include research skills, idea generation, design development and the communication of your working processes and design outcomes. It will also explore   fashion drawing and presentation techniques to visually communicate your process and design outcomes.

You will gain an understanding of the creative methods involved in fashion design and how they can be applied. Working both independently and in collaboration with your peers, you will work on identifying areas for primary and secondary research and exploration of design concepts and contexts. Working through the creative process, you will experiment and generate design ideas to inform the development of a contemporary collection.
Pattern and Construction I: Introduction to Pattern Cutting and Making This module is designed to equip you with the fundamental cutting and garment-making skills, which you will use throughout your course. You will explore the basic concepts of garment development and construction, moving from an initial design drawing through to the completed garment. You will discover ethical production methods and sustainable fabric sourcing to underpin your own design conscious practice.

Throughout the module, you will be introduced to core terminology, cutting techniques and pattern development practices, which will enable you to design and draft two-dimensional patterns. Based on your pattern development, and in conjunction with contextual fashion research, you will consider appropriate construction methods and fabric qualities in the realisation of final garments. Throughout the module, you will build a technical folder which will act as a key reference in the future.
Exploring Industry and Entrepreneurship The world of work is changing fast; in some sectors, AR, AI and automation have already mechanised the work environment. New and different jobs are rapidly being created, generating fresh industry-related and entrepreneurial opportunities. Global crises have accelerated trends, causing many sectors to rethink their approaches to work.

This module provides you with an introduction to the changes being experienced, and the scope of real-world professional activities in relation to your course. Teaching will be delivered by your course team, led by subject experts, and tailored to reflect industry and entrepreneurship in your discipline.

You will develop an understanding of how changing local and global trends impact the current and future worlds of work. The focus will be on exploring your industry or sector and its future, with a view to informing your own potential career or entrepreneurial journey.

In this module, you will be supported by the experts in the Careers, Enterprise and Industry services and the university careers platform, Handshake.
Learning Perspectives This module will develop your curiosity around your chosen degree specialism and encourages you to become a collaborative, critical and reflective learner. You will explore different approaches and key debates around learning and develop skills essential for university study.   

Learning from key thinkers across cultures and time, you will examine core questions about how and why we learn the way we do. You will gain understanding through the distinct lens of your subject and by comparison and sharing of ideas with students from all degree areas.    

To evidence your learning journey, you will create responses to key questions on the areas of the module you find most relevant and inspiring. The skills, knowledge and approaches to learning you develop in this module will support your Regent’s journey and assist you in becoming an active part of your university community.  

Common Modules

In Year 1, you can choose a mix of London Perspectives, Global Perspectives and language modules – you'll need to take two in total from the lists below.
London Perspectives (Autumn Term) In the London Perspectives module, you will explore London through multiple perspectives including your own cultural background and degree discipline. Taking the city as a learning ground, you will learn about London with a historical and contemporary focus through your degree subject (for example business, arts, fashion and media) and interact with the cultures of London through their symbols and neighbourhoods to investigate their impact on London over time. Using teasers inspired by the city of London (for example, a 'Brick Lane' extract, a segment of a visual product, a music extract), you will consider what makes London a world city. You will go on field trips and visit relevant venues in mixed-group activities where you act as guides to your cultures and/or subject, thereby fostering collaborative learning. The module uses London to explore what may unite, rather than divide, our areas of study. Topics and trips include multicultural London, Roman London, financial London and London of fashion and music. ——— You can also choose a language module instead. Choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level.
Global Perspectives (Spring Term) For Language modules, please refer to the list on the course page below. Through this module’s challenges you will complete a number of practical group tasks inspired by contemporary intercultural, political and social issues, and by the concept of global citizenship. You will work with peers to propose and present solutions to dilemmas and global issues. In the first half of the term, groups will be divided based on disciplines and courses of study; in the second half, you will re-group with students from other disciplines. Throughout the collaboration, you will be asked to reflect individually, and to evaluate the benefits and limitations of specific disciplinary approaches versus the potential for creative solutions when working with students across disciplines. ——— You can also choose a language module instead. Choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level.
Language Modules
Languages (Grades 1-6) – available Autumn and Spring Choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level in every term.

Languages provide you with tools to understand and imagine new worlds and communicate with others. Learning a language opens the door to cultures beyond your own and allows you to bridge the gap between communities and build connections for your life and your career. 


At Regent’s, you will learn languages differently. You will learn in a highly practical way, in order to develop skills for authentic communication. At Regent’s, you will receive individual attention in a supportive atmosphere and learn through collaboration and innovative teaching methodologies.  

  

Whether you want to start learning a new language, develop existing proficiency or prepare yourself to study abroad, these modules will help you develop a multilingual identity.   
Advanced Language for Professionals (Grade 7)  – available Autumn or Spring If you want to work in international or multilingual environments and you already have a higher intermediate level of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish, this module is for you.  

You will learn to apply your existing language skills to the workplace and acquire the practical and linguistic tools to connect, collaborate and communicate effectively in multicultural professional settings.  

Learning in small groups, you will gain knowledge of the countries where the language is spoken and of their work practices and will apply that knowledge to tasks that resemble those in the workplace. You will also develop job-specific linguistic and cross-cultural skills and explore contemporary forms of communication at professional levels. 

Immersed in a unique classroom environment that embodies Regent’s cosmopolitan character, you will experience individual attention in a supportive atmosphere, learn through innovative teaching methodologies and develop your multilingual professional identity. 

Business English: Professional Writing – available Autumn or Spring Every professional journey will benefit from enhanced writing skills allowing you to express yourself and persuade others.  Classes provide opportunities to create written texts (such as work emails, letters, proposals and reports) while developing understanding of writing as a process and how to adapt writing for diverse audiences and purposes. At the same time, you will also consider the impact of choices around tone, style, formality and other key language aspects.  

This module offers a memorable experience of professional writing, harnessing technology use (such as digital word lists, text analysers) and formative feedback, all within a supportive classroom atmosphere.  

As a result, you will be ready to apply what you learn to tasks on this module in your university course or career. You may only take this module once.
Business English/Advanced Business English  – available Autumn or Spring For every prospective 21st century professional, higher-level business English skills are indispensable.  

Whether you study acting or psychology, business or fashion design, this module will develop business English knowledge (grammar and vocabulary) and skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) at upper-intermediate and advanced levels, to enhance your fluency, persuasiveness and effectiveness as a global communicator.   You may only take these module once.

Classes provide opportunities to engage in motivating linguistic challenges (such as discussions, presentations and reports). You will select and introduce business topics of interest and enjoy multiple opportunities for formative feedback, all within a small group, supportive classroom atmosphere.   

The sessions will encourage you to reflect throughout, helping to improve confidence through tasks designed to showcase the full range of business English skills required for success in your future career.   

Advanced Spanish through Film (Grade 8)  – available Autumn or Spring Comics, films, social media posts...we live in a multimodal world where information is conveyed through combinations of visual, written, and spatial modes. If you already have a higher intermediate level of Spanish and wish to develop an ability to understand how images are created and ‘read’, this module is for you. Through close study of a range of films and television series produced in Latin America and Spain, you will enhance your understanding of the sociocultural reality of those countries. You will become familiar with the multimodal framework and apply it to the analysis of audio-visual texts. You will also acquire practical and linguistic tools to discuss and analyse in Spanish, and with a certain level of complexity, any audio-visual product. In addition to expanding on your existing linguistic skills, this module will help you develop new and highly valuable media literacies that can be easily transferred to your subject.

Year 2

Subject Core

Fashion Design
Professional Portfolio I In this module, you will build on your visual communication skills and develop your understanding and practice of fashion illustration and portfolio presentation techniques relevant to industry contexts. You will practise and experiment with different styles, media and approaches in order to creatively illustrate and communicate your design work. You will use digital tools and presentation techniques to present your work creatively and professionally within a consolidated design portfolio.



You will also engage with networking strategies, practising your interview techniques and CV writing skills and prepare for future work placement opportunities.
Design Studio in Practice In this module, you will expand and develop your theoretical, design and technical skills, while building on your overall fashion knowledge and ethical practices. This module will enable you to generate design concepts through research, idea generation, design experimentation, toile development and interpretation of a project brief. It will give you the opportunity to demonstrate your technical skills and knowledge of sustainability with fabric, colour, texture, silhouette, shape and garment construction techniques. You will design a full collection of contemporary clothing and then select, construct, style and photograph one final outfit. This is an especially creative module that encourages avant-garde and experimental design outcomes through creative thinking and awareness of contemporary influences. An increased emphasis will be placed upon the development of your problem-solving skills and ability to work with greater independence and autonomy.
Deconstruction Theory in Practice This module examines the role of ‘deconstruction theory’ in practice, allowing you to become more creative, critical and explorative. Building on an introduction of philosopher Jacques Derrida’s theory of deconstruction, this module focuses on how disrupting conventional norms, engagement in interdisciplinary perspectives, and creative critical thinking will lead you to new and innovative ideas. By building your knowledge and technical skills, this module encourages avant-garde and experimental design outcomes, encouraging you to use creative thought processes and draw from contemporary influences. You will be introduced to experimental design techniques and encouraged to challenge principles of form, function and aesthetic. Working independently, you will use notions of deconstruction to guide you in designing a three-dimensional garment.
In Year 2, you will also choose one of the following Experiencing Industry & Entrepreneurship modules:
Entrepreneurial Challenge Regent’s University London has been quoted as the UK university with the highest density of business founders. In this module, you will develop entrepreneurial thinking about how to grow your own or others’ entrepreneurial ideas.

You will have the freedom to choose between a range of entrepreneurial challenges and explore enterprise opportunities. In doing so, you will develop your own concepts and create an entrepreneurial plan. In collaboration with others, you will develop your entrepreneurial ideas through creative thinking, research and evaluation.

At the end of the module, you will pitch your idea, bringing your concepts closer to an exciting reality. If you have true ambitions to become a founder, the module will also prepare you to complete an individual entrepreneurial project in your final year.
Placement This placement module gives you the opportunity to experience industry and entrepreneurship in an external organisation. Through an immersive piece of work, either within or outside of your discipline, you will apply your knowledge and intellectual and practical skills to real life challenges to develop a critical appreciation of how an organisation operates and evolves.

These insights, skills and knowledge will not only prepare you for your next level of study, but they will also help you to build the attributes required to realise your future ambitions after graduation.
Industry Challenge In this module, you will experience the challenge and pace of the world of work through a real world or live project, chosen from a menu of industry scenarios. This will give you an insight into the culture, practices and commercial contexts of an industry, field or sector within which the project is situated.

The focus of this immersive experience will be on process, as you engage in team building, collaboration and project management, researching and testing concepts and presenting your concepts to address the industry challenge.

The module will support your personal and professional development so that, when you move into the final year of your course, you will be equipped to complete a significant individual project of your choice.
You can also choose to study a term abroad:
Read more about study abroad We support and encourage our full-time students to study abroad at one of our 60+ exchange partners: the possibilities for new experiences, adventure and personal & professional growth are endless. For more information, please contact [email protected]

Languages and Special Electives

Module Title
Special Elective 1 You can choose from: Creativity and Imagination; Being Human; Creating a Brand Identity; Why We Post: Social Media and Us; Financial Innovation and Technology; Photography Workshop; How to Think in a Post-Truth World; Understanding Human Rights; Literary London; Behind the Lens: Introduction to Media Production; Psychology of Emotions; London as Fashion Capital; Emerging Technologies: from Web3 to the Metaverse; Digital Design with Adobe Creative Suite; The Power of Language in Your Life; Business Ethics; Experiencing Theatre; Understanding the Global Art Market; Inspiring Your Audience; Future Cities Now. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions.
Special Elective 2 You can choose from: Creativity and Imagination; Being Human; Creating a Brand Identity; Why We Post: Social Media and Us; Financial Innovation and Technology; Photography Workshop; How to Think in a Post-Truth World; Understanding Human Rights; Literary London; Behind the Lens: Introduction to Media Production; Psychology of Emotions; London as Fashion Capital; Emerging Technologies: from Web3 to the Metaverse; Digital Design with Adobe Creative Suite; The Power of Language in Your Life; Business Ethics; Experiencing Theatre; Understanding the Global Art Market; Inspiring Your Audience; Future Cities Now. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions.
Special Elective 3 or a Language You can choose from: Creativity and Imagination; Being Human; Creating a Brand Identity; Why We Post: Social Media and Us; Financial Innovation and Technology; Photography Workshop; How to Think in a Post-Truth World; Understanding Human Rights; Literary London; Behind the Lens: Introduction to Media Production; Psychology of Emotions; London as Fashion Capital; Emerging Technologies: from Web3 to the Metaverse; Digital Design with Adobe Creative Suite; The Power of Language in Your Life; Business Ethics; Experiencing Theatre; Understanding the Global Art Market; Inspiring Your Audience; Future Cities Now. — — — Or select a language module. You can choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level. — — — Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list of Special Electives and Languages you can choose from.
Special Elective 4 or a Language You can choose from: Creativity and Imagination; Being Human; Creating a Brand Identity; Why We Post: Social Media and Us; Financial Innovation and Technology; Photography Workshop; How to Think in a Post-Truth World; Understanding Human Rights; Literary London; Behind the Lens: Introduction to Media Production; Psychology of Emotions; London as Fashion Capital; Emerging Technologies: from Web3 to the Metaverse; Digital Design with Adobe Creative Suite; The Power of Language in Your Life; Business Ethics; Experiencing Theatre; Understanding the Global Art Market; Inspiring Your Audience; Future Cities Now. — — — Or select a language module. You can choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level. — — — Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list of Special Electives and Languages you can choose from.

Year 3

Subject Core

Fashion Design
Product Development in Practice Working in conjunction with Major Project I, this module offers you the opportunity to explore, test and develop ideas three-dimensionally through sampling, prototyping and toiling.

You will be encouraged to search for and develop innovative ideas, methods and processes through experimentation. Your work will be self-initiated, enabling you to demonstrate the skills you have already acquired, and to identify areas for further development. Your work will focus upon the creation of inspirational three-dimensional work that considers fabrics, textile development, garment structure, and silhouette development.

You will be expected to produce detailed tech packs, and to produce a minimum of four toiled outfits or prototypes. These will capture your extensive creative experimentation undertaken throughout the term, and use of appropriate construction and finishing methods. Combined with the completion of Major Project I, your work in this module will form the basis for your final collection to be undertaken in Major Project II.
Professional Portfolio II This module allows you to create a range of self-promotional material and prepare an industry-ready design portfolio relevant for an international setting. Your portfolio will showcase the best aspects of your work from Major Project II, supplemented with additional project work that demonstrates your specialist areas, including illustration, design innovation and technical ingenuity. The presentation of your portfolio work and self-promotional material will encompass the visual representation of your design aesthetic and personal branding throughout.

As part of your professional development, you will analyse your skills, strengths, weaknesses and development opportunities in order to formulate a comprehensive career plan. You will also be encouraged in this module to further enhance your interview, networking and CV writing skills that will prepare you for your own future career ambitions.
Major Project l The Major Project is the culmination of your studies. You will study Major Project I in the first term of your final year and Major Project II in the second. Each module comprises 20 credits. Together, the two modules form one project.

The Major Project is a substantial piece of work, drawing on your discipline-specific and interdisciplinary learning, together with your learning about industry and entrepreneurship. You will have the freedom to design a self-directed project that reflects your interests and career aspirations. You may also choose to relate your Major Project to work you’re completing on your other final year modules.

In Major Project I, you will start the term developing a proposal for your Major Project, supported by your tutors. Following your proposal, you will begin work on your Major Project, learning through individual or group supervision, workshops or studio practice, as appropriate to your project.
Major Project II Major Project II is the second Major Project module in your final year. Following the research and development you undertook in Major Project I, you will realise and complete your work in Major Project ll.

The Major Project is your opportunity to apply your discipline-specific and interdisciplinary learning, together with your learning around industry and/or entrepreneurship to a topic of your choice. Through the Major Project, you can realise your ambitions as you prepare to graduate with work that illustrates your aspirations.

You will learn through individual or group supervisions, workshops or studio practice, as appropriate to your project. You may also choose to relate your Major Project to the work you’re completing on your other final year modules.

If you are working on an entrepreneurial project for your Major Project, you may be able to join the Founders Programme, which supports students and graduates interested in starting their own business with tailored guidance, coaching, mentoring, and access to experiential bootcamps and live events.

Languages and Special Electives

Module Title
Special Elective 1 You can choose from: Creative Futures; Essential Leadership Skills; Brand Me; Influencer Marketing Masterclass; The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Revolution; How to Create a Social Enterprise; How to deal with Uncertainty; Understanding the Politics of Migration; Living Religions in London; Podcasting Masterclass; Exploring Sleep and Dreaming; Material Cultures and Sustainability; Understanding Artificial Intelligence; Professional Project Management; Introduction to Environmental Law; The Art of Data Storytelling; Cyber-psychology: Understanding Digital Behaviour; Decision-making Strategies Masterclass; Creative and Professional Writing Masterclass; Global Conflict and the Arts. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions.
Special Elective 2 You can choose from: Creative Futures; Essential Leadership Skills; Brand Me; Influencer Marketing Masterclass; The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Revolution; How to Create a Social Enterprise; How to deal with Uncertainty; Understanding the Politics of Migration; Living Religions in London; Podcasting Masterclass; Exploring Sleep and Dreaming; Material Cultures and Sustainability; Understanding Artificial Intelligence; Professional Project Management; Introduction to Environmental Law; The Art of Data Storytelling; Cyber-psychology: Understanding Digital Behaviour; Decision-making Strategies Masterclass; Creative and Professional Writing Masterclass; Global Conflict and the Arts. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions.
Special Elective 3 or a Language You can choose from: Creative Futures; Essential Leadership Skills; Brand Me; Influencer Marketing Masterclass; The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Revolution; How to Create a Social Enterprise; How to deal with Uncertainty; Understanding the Politics of Migration; Living Religions in London; Podcasting Masterclass; Exploring Sleep and Dreaming; Material Cultures and Sustainability; Understanding Artificial Intelligence; Professional Project Management; Introduction to Environmental Law; The Art of Data Storytelling; Cyber-psychology: Understanding Digital Behaviour; Decision-making Strategies Masterclass; Creative and Professional Writing Masterclass; Global Conflict and the Arts. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions. — — — Or select a language module. You can choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level. — — — Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list of Special Electives and Languages you can choose from.
Special Elective 4 or a Language You can choose from: Creative Futures; Essential Leadership Skills; Brand Me; Influencer Marketing Masterclass; The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Revolution; How to Create a Social Enterprise; How to deal with Uncertainty; Understanding the Politics of Migration; Living Religions in London; Podcasting Masterclass; Exploring Sleep and Dreaming; Material Cultures and Sustainability; Understanding Artificial Intelligence; Professional Project Management; Introduction to Environmental Law; The Art of Data Storytelling; Cyber-psychology: Understanding Digital Behaviour; Decision-making Strategies Masterclass; Creative and Professional Writing Masterclass; Global Conflict and the Arts. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions. — — — Or select a language module. You can choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level. — — — Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list of Special Electives and Languages you can choose from.

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BA (Hons) Fashion Design

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Stephanie Ferreira
‘I’ve gained such amazing industry insights via experienced tutors and live industry projects. You’re pushed to be the best that you can be – everyone is so supportive and kind. We’ve become a family and have created lifelong friendships.’ Stephanie Ferreira, BA (Hons) Fashion Design student

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