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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