BA(Hons) Fashion

Course TitleBA(Hons) Fashion
QualificationUWE Bristol Bachelor’s Degree
Credits360 UK Credits (180 ECTS)
Duration3 Years, Full-time Study
Entry RequirementsStated in the text below
Language of InstructionEnglish
Tuition Fees€6950
State GrantUp to €3417
Next Start DateOctober 2019

Course Insight

Our BA(Hons) Fashion course will help you develop the key skills and professional attitude needed for a successful career in fashion. It will nurture your creativity and help you re-think what ‘fashion’ means today. You will gain a unique insight into all areas of the industry from the development of textiles to the design and manufacture of fashion collections to the production of images and publications. Our unique three-route course, combined with a particularly strong work experience model, ensures that all our students are highly employable in this fast-paced, competitive world.

You will work in a collaborative studio environment with exceptional facilities and industry-standard equipment. A broad introduction to Fashion, Textiles for Fashion and Fashion Communication from the very beginning, will enable you to eventually deliver an industry-ready collection or publication at the end of the course.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching is through projects, lectures, seminars and group and individual tutorials. You will engage with self and peer assessment, collaborate on projects and contribute meaningfully to your peer group. Throughout the entire course, you will attend lectures and seminars with students from across the department in order to develop a rigorous critical and analytical approach to your own work and the work of others. This also fosters a culture of collaboration between disciplines which is very valuable to you when you leave university. On completion of the course, you should expect to be fully aware of the business and working processes in your chosen area of creative practice.


A variety of assessment methods are used throughout the course, including essays, projects, group presentations and presentations of visual work. There are no exams. You will engage in critical evaluation of your work where you are expected to critique and analyse your work and relate it to the broader context of Fashion.

Enrolment and Duration

This is a 3-year full-time programme comprising of 12 modules. Each year commences in late September/early October and runs for a period of 32 weeks. Students may enroll up to 2 weeks before the course starting date, however, early enrolment is advised as places are limited.

Entry Requirements

Due to the creative nature of the course, you will be considered on your own individual merit and potential to succeed. We may make different offers where appropriate to candidates who have a strong portfolio, or substantial relevant work/other experience and whose motivation and skills would enable them to succeed on the course. In your application, please give full details of any relevant work experience and qualifications (including modules and units).

Candidates must also be at least 17 years of age by 1st September of the year they wish to enter onto the course and must hold a Secondary School Diploma or Foundation Certificate/ Diploma or equivalent. Candidates will also be required to be proficient in the English Language.

Graduation Requirements

To achieve the BA(Hons) degree in Fashion, you must complete all modules (360 credits). If for any reason, you are unable to complete the full course you may qualify for a Certificate or Diploma providing you have completed the minimum number of required credits.

Where Next?

This course is excellent preparation for a career in the fashion industry. Graduates can go on to work as designers, product developers, pattern cutters, editors, stylists and illustrators in the fashion industry. Graduates wishing to further their fashion education will already have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge, gained on this course, to be able to comfortably advance their studies at postgraduate level.