Teaching and assessment
As a small university, we centre our teaching around your individual goals – identifying the skills and support you need to thrive. Small, interactive classes ensure you’ll have a high level of contact with tutors, enabling you to develop your individual strengths and interests.
You'll learn from academic staff who live and breathe fashion and design, offering new insights into the latest trends and the chance to apply your learning practically.
They include designers, illustrators, stylists, buyers, PRs, communications professionals, photographers and architects who continue to work in this diverse and flourishing sector alongside teaching. Their knowledge and experiences ensure your classes are shaped by current industry practices and reflect the changing agendas of the fashion and design industry. You'll also benefit from guest speakers, such as:
- 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
You’ll also be assigned a personal tutor who’ll help you to build a bespoke programme that reflects your passions and future career.
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:
- Georgia Hardinge
- Kylin Pulu
- New Look
- Tom Tailor
For example, BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing students recently joined a workshop with Angela Gilbey – who discussed her work designing, buying and sourcing fabrics for major British fashion chain, New Look.
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.
Events & opportunities
Studying in the city 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.
Regent’s hosts annual Fashion and Interior Design showcases on campus each year – an exciting opportunity for you to showcase your final projects and collections to friends, family and industry contacts. Both events are designed and built by second year students, teaching practical project management skills, and use professional models and creative directors.
Contact hours and expected workload
60 credits are taken per term. Typical contact hours for one 20 credit module is 60 hours per term (which is approximately 5 hours per week).
Methods of assessment
This course focuses entirely on coursework, with no exams. Instead, your skills and knowledge will be assessed through practical work, presentations, projects, group work, portfolios, pitches, peer assessments, reports and sketchbooks – as well as essays, reflective writing, written analyses, reports and research.
Students with disabilities
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.
We ask that you speak with Student Registry and our Disability team as early as you can, to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us.