|Study location||United Kingdom, Epsom|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
No formal portfolio is required for this course, as the first year of the course (Year 0) provides you with the skills required to start the three-year BA (Hons) degree. However, if you do have a portfolio you’d like to bring with you, we’ll be able to provide you with some helpful feedback and also advise you on whether the four-year degree option (Year 0 entry) or three-year degree option (Year 1 entry) will be best suited to your strengths and interest. We’ll require you to attend an Applicant Day which will include an interview. This will also give you the opportunity to visit us, meet the course team and see the facilities.
The Year 0 course is taken before the three-year BA (Hons) Fashion degree and is a preparatory course aimed at students who want more time before Year 1 to further develop their creative, drawing and portfolio skills. With a thorough introduction to the fashion design process, Year 0 is highly creative, offering you the opportunity to explore many areas of fashion, design, fashion drawing, illustration, portfolio presentation, image making and styling.
After Year 0, you’ll begin to build a wide portfolio of creative and practical skills and discover your own design identity on our Fashion course. You’ll graduate fully prepared for a career in the fashion industry, with business knowledge and your own unique design identity.
Our School of Fashion was ranked sixth in the UK by The Guardian’s 2018 university league table.
With an emphasis on art-based thinking, our BA (Hons) Fashion course will help you to build a wide portfolio of creative and technical skills as well as nurturing your own professional design identity, fully immersing you in the fashion world and preparing you for a career in this fast-paced industry.
We’ll encourage you to explore new ways of thinking, giving you the freedom to explore and express your individuality within fashion design, whilst also developing an intellectual and critical view of the fashion industry.
Based in our fashion studios – with industry-standard facilities for design, illustration, pattern-cutting, pressing and sewing – you’ll be working within a close-knit hub of like-minded creative individuals, simulating the industry’s collaborative workroom atmosphere.
This fashion course will equip you with a firm foundation in fashion history and theory, so you’ll learn about a range of fashion and design concepts and understand how these relate to your own work and creative thinking.
A focus on drawing and illustration will help you professionally communicate your ideas to industry professionals, and the compulsory work placement during your second year will give you the opportunity to put it all into practice and discover the area of fashion that most appeals to you.
Above all, this highly creative course will develop you professionally and teach you a range of transferable skills that can lead to careers in many different areas of the creative industries.
The flexibility of the BA (Hons) Fashion course helps our graduates to secure a range of positions at different levels of the industry, and for many high street, luxury and sports brands. Graduates have gone on to work all over the world for some of the biggest names in the fashion industry, including:
Diane von Furstenburg
Arena International UK
Store Twenty One
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.