Study Fashion Design

What Is a Fashion Design Degree?

A Fashion Designer studies trends in fashion and might sketch initial clothing or accessory designs, select fabrics and oversee the final prototypes of their designs. You might design for the mass market or for more bespoke high-fashion and your job is sure to involve extensive international travel.

What will I study?

Studying fashion design will allow you to explore your creative ideas both two and three dimensionally. You will learn planning, fabric sourcing, illustration, Gerber and CAD to progress and enhance your learning, as well as learning the history and theory of fashion.

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In year one you will learn the tools of the trade through design projects including planning, fabric sourcing and visits to exhibitions and shows. You will also learn about garment construction to produce completed garments, and you will study illustration so you can begin your own portfolio. Computer technology will be introduced, allowing you to familiarise yourself with Gerber and CAD.

Year two will introduce you to yet more techniques of fashion design including tailoring and creative cutting techniques. The second year may introduce the opportunity to undertake a work experience placement to allow the practise of fashion design in a real-life context. Furthermore, a project in collaboration with an existing company will give you the opportunity to develop your collection and showcase in an end-of-year fashion show.

The final year will be focussed on your own specific interests and development. You will undertake a major design project, refining and developing your portfolio through national and international industry competitions. You will also learn career preparation and professional skills through a series of visiting lecturers and professional skills workshops.

Popular Universities & Courses

These are frequently enquired universities and courses by students for your reference. Please note that entry requirements and fees are listed as a guideline only.

Country University Course Tuition Fee A Level / IB Polytechnic Diploma GPA – Year 1 Entry
AU University Technology of Sydney (UTS) Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textile AUD 39,760 BCC/30 2.6
AU Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Bachelor of Design (Fashion) AUD 35,520 EEE/25 1.6
AU Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Bachelor of Design (Fashion) AUD 33,800 CCD/28 2
AU Edith Cowan University (EDU) Bachelor of Design (Fashion) AUD 29,950 DDE/24 1.6
NZ Auckland University of Tecnology (AUT) Bachelor of Design (Fashion Design) NZD 33,836 CCC /24 2.6
NZ Massey University Bachelor of Design (Fashion Design) NZD 32,650 CCC /24 2.6
UK Istituto Marangoni BA Fashion Design GBP 18,300 CDD/28 2.1
UK Nottingham Trent  University BA Fashion Design GBP14,500 BBC/28 2.5
UK Manchester Metropolitan University BA Fashion GBP16,500 BBC/26 2.3
UK Norwich University of Arts BA Fashion GBP 15,000 BBB/27 2.5
Country University Course Tuition Fee Entry Requirements
AU Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Master of Fashion (Design) AUD 32,640 3
UK Nottingham Trent  University MA Fashion Design GBP15,100 2.2 honours degree in a related subject.
UK Manchester Metropolitan University MA Fashion Design and Business GBP 16,00  good UK honours degree or international equivalent in a fashion design, business or marketing related discipline
UK Norwich University of Arts MA Fashion GBP 15,000 BA/BSC degree of 2:1 or above

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