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UCAS Code

W233

Level of Study

Undergraduate

Mode of Study

3 years Full Time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department

Northumbria School of Design

Location

City Campus, Northumbria University

City

Newcastle

Start

September 2025

Fees

Overview

Please note: our Design courses are currently being updated therefore this course is subject to validation. First entry to this course is September 2025, for September 2024 entry, please visit Fashion.

 

Overview

Establish your professional creative identity and Fashion career path by developing your own specialist-creative-practice that explores Fashion design for real-world applications.

Learn how to create, craft and communicate meaningful Fashion aligned to your own interests using thinking-through-making skills, craftsmanship and contemporary fashion design practices.

Through practical assessment, build a skillful knowledge of pattern-cutting, printed textiles, or constructed knitwear enhanced by traditional and digital techniques within our excellent studios and workshops and professional design-community.

Become career ready by experiencing industrial and enterprise placements or Design Study Abroad, amongst our industrial and cultural partners and alumni.

Capitalise on our Fashion programme’s established reputation for producing award-winning designers with creative vision, knowledge and skills.

See other similar courses you may be interested in: Fashion Communication

 

Please note: our Design courses are currently being updated therefore this course is subject to validation. First entry to this course is September 2025, for September 2024 entry, please visit Fashion.

 

Overview

Establish your professional creative identity and Fashion career path by developing your own specialist-creative-practice that explores Fashion design for real-world applications.

Learn how to create, craft and communicate meaningful Fashion aligned to your own interests using thinking-through-making skills, craftsmanship and contemporary fashion design practices.

Through practical assessment, build a skillful knowledge of pattern-cutting, printed textiles, or constructed knitwear enhanced by traditional and digital techniques within our excellent studios and workshops and professional design-community.

Become career ready by experiencing industrial and enterprise placements or Design Study Abroad, amongst our industrial and cultural partners and alumni.

Capitalise on our Fashion programme’s established reputation for producing award-winning designers with creative vision, knowledge and skills.

See other similar courses you may be interested in: Fashion Communication

 

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Graduate Degree Showcase

Course
Information

UCAS Code

W233

Level of Study

Undergraduate

Mode of Study

3 years Full Time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department

Northumbria School of Design

Location

City Campus, Northumbria University

City

Newcastle

Start

September 2025

Fees

Entry Requirements 2025/26

Standard Entry

112 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T Level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Northumbria University is committed to supporting all individuals to achieve their ambitions. We have a range of schemes and alternative offers to make sure as many individuals as possible are given an opportunity to study at our University regardless of personal circumstances or background. To find out more, review our Northumbria Entry Requirement Essential Information page for further details www.northumbria.ac.uk/entryrequirementsinfo

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

A portfolio of creative design work is required. Get advice on preparing your portfolio here: www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/coming-to-northumbria/portfolios-and-auditions

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

For further admissions guidance and requirements, please visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/admissionsguidance Please review this information before submitting your application.

Fees and Funding 2025/26 Entry

UK Fee in Year 1*: TBC

* Government has yet to announce 25/26 tuition fee levels. As a guide, 24/25 fees were £9,250 per year. 



EU Fee in Year 1: **TBC


International Fee in Year 1: TBC

ADDITIONAL COSTS

TBC

Modules

Look out for module specifics coming soon. Please keep checking this web page for updated information.

Your modules will help you to realise your creative potential and prepare you for a meaningful fashion career.  They foster design thinking, authentic research, and creative fashion design and communication skills.  Learning outcomes will assess your knowledge and understanding, intellectual and professional skills and personal attributes through design and make projects, sketchbooks, critical study, presentations, and portfolios. 

Year 1

In first year, you will work with your expert specialist team to build fundamental knowledge and skills in fashion design practice using thinking-through-making methods to explore the formal elements of fashion design in 2D and 3D.  You will learn about materials and methods, research skills, and design and make meaningful fashion through pattern cutting, sewing, print, knit and digital methods. 

Year 2 

In second year, you will work purposefully on industry-relevant, collaborative projects in response to global issues impacting fashion; informing the development of your own values, interests, ambitions and creative identity. Digital fashion technologies workshops will enhance your emerging specialist creative practice and craftsmanship skills alongside the professional, interpersonal and portfolio skills in preparation for choosing your Year 3 options. 

Year 3 

In third year, you will develop your career readiness, entrepreneurship and intercultural awareness through first-hand experience of the fashion workplace, international study opportunities, and creative studio practice. You will choose from national and international industrial placements, enterprise placements, study abroad, or from live, simulated and competitive projects.  You will record your experience(s) and share with tutors and peers. 

Year 4 

In final year your specialist creative practice is situated within current global debate and explores the interface between theory and practice within a professional portfolio, conceptual collection and critical study. Your portfolio showcases your vision of the future of fashion, professional creative identity, skills set, methodologies and career readiness to multiple audiences, within the context of your professional ambitions.

Careers & Employability

Whatever you decide to do upon graduation, you’ll have strong employability having acquired the characteristics of a Fashion BA (Hons) graduate. Our course produces adaptable, confident, and skilled graduates who can apply their knowledge to a variety of professional employment opportunities or post-graduate education.

Skills including critical reflection and self-learning, collaboration and curiosity, and the ability to solve problems in ways that are sustainable and ethical mean that our graduates are consistently employed across a wide range of design positions in the fashion industry including; Concept Creation, Designer, Product Developer, Buyer, Garment Technician, Fashion Entrepreneur. 

 

Student Work

As a Fashion student, you will be free to explore new and exciting cultural and responsible fashion concepts that develop your personal creative practice through experimental processes in pattern cutting, draping, printed textiles and embellishment, constructed knitwear and 3D digital fashion. 

Examples include sustainable collections made using repurposing of an Aunt’s clothing, upcycling buoyancy devices and boat-sails and deadstock fabrics, conceptual collections that rebuild fabrics using a fabric-maché techniques, or that reflect the cultural heritage of afro hair, the Cayman Islands, or Mata Hari, as well as collections that challenge contemporary culture, or fictional narrative collections that collide abstract worlds. 

We have enjoyed continued success at Graduate Fashion Week each year, gaining international recognition and industry attention, receiving awards in a range of categories, including Sustainable Fashion, Culture & Heritage, Fashion Portfolio, Considered Fashion, Creative Pattern Cutting, Range Planning, Sportwear & Leisurewear, Print, Knit, and Fashion Innovation.

 

Staff

Our dedicated and experienced team has industry and research experience in Fashion design, pattern-cutting, making, textiles, knit, illustration, sustainability and digital fashion. We facilitate exciting briefs through our academic and professional networks and association with the British Fashion Council and Graduate Fashion Foundation. 

 

Facilities

An experiential learning environment is at the core of this course, and you’ll find that the facilities at Northumbria are excellent. Studios include specialist Mac labs with the most current creative software. Our workshops are equipped to industry standards facilitating both traditional and digital approaches to pattern cutting, printed textiles and constructed knitwear, with additional access to photo-labs, laser cutting and 3D printing. Everything is supported by skilled technical staff who will help you make the best use of available facilities.

Our 24/7 Library holds comprehensive fashion design reference, also accessible through the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal, that will guide your preparation for seminars and independent research. 

 

All information is accurate at the time of sharing. 

Full time Courses are primarily delivered via on-campus face to face learning but could include elements of online learning. Most courses run as planned and as promoted on our website and via our marketing materials, but if there are any substantial changes (as determined by the Competition and Markets Authority) to a course or there is the potential that course may be withdrawn, we will notify all affected applicants as soon as possible with advice and guidance regarding their options. It is also important to be aware that optional modules listed on course pages may be subject to change depending on uptake numbers each year.  

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with possible restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors if this is deemed necessary in future.

 

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