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Fashion Design

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:0,M:45,P:0

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM-DDM

UCAS Tariff

112-128

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Fashion design

Overview
If you aspire to become the classic designer/maker and you're eager to break new ground in the world of fashion, our BA Honours Fashion Design degree will equip you with technical skill, support your creativity and encourage you to develop your identity as a designer.

Why study BA Fashion Design at Middlesex University?
On this degree you will not only learn the knowledge and practical skills essential for a successful career in fashion design, as so many of our alumni illustrate, but also develop self-confidence, a willingness to challenge yourself, the ability to work with others, and the skills to discover and define your own design identity.

Fashion at Middlesex is highly regarded and this course puts the emphasis firmly on creativity and the ability to develop your own designs in order to lay the foundation for innovative design. The programme provides a wide range of skills relevant to the industry and you will a vast array of topics such as fashion illustration, portfolio presentation, technical drawings, garment construction and pattern cutting, corsetry, and tailoring.

You will focus on individuality and be encouraged to question everything. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our cohort and staff, providing a multifaceted environment in which to research, challenge, design and create. Our programme allows you to experience both menswear and womenswear design, giving you an opportunity to explore, develop and focus on your strengths.

Course highlights

You will be taught by an invested and supportive team of tutors and technicians who all work in the industry, including pattern cutters and designers
During the second year you will benefit from a six-week work placement in preparation for London Fashion Week – our students have worked with designers such as Charles Jeffrey, Sibling, Erdem, Molly Goddard, Peter Pillotto, Giles Deacon and Burberry.
At the end of your degree you will exhibit your work at a fashion show in the End of Year Degree Show, a professional standard showcase giving you the opportunity to expose your talent to creative industry employers
The studio workshops in our state-of-the-art £80 million facility, The Grove, mean almost everything can be done in-house and you have access to a wide range of specialist facilities to help realise your ideas through art forms
Your will learn from an array of fashion experts, speakers, subject specialists and live projects sponsored by industry, and have the opportunity to be selected for an external press show
Our extensive learning resources support your research with books, collections of film, journals and magazines, and a collection of 3D pieces including historical dress and accessories
As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Modules

Year 1
Fashion Design Skills (30 credits) – Compulsory
Fashion Collaborative Projects (30 credits) - Compulsory
Research and Communication (30 credits) - Compulsory
Fashion History and Theory (30 credits) - Compulsory
Year 2
Menswear Design (30 credits) - Compulsory
Fashion Design Internship (30 credits) – Compulsory
Fashion Industry Project (30 credits) - Compulsory
Fashion Culture and Industry (30 credits) - Compulsory
Fashion Design Placement Year - Optional
Year 3
Contextual Studies Research Project (30 credits) - Compulsory
Collection Development and Portfolio (90 credits) - Compulsory

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,000
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hendon Campus

Department:

Fashion and Interiors

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

79%
med
Fashion design

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

74%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

61%
UK students
39%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
19%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
83%
low
Employed or in further education
60%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Design occupations
17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Artistic, literary and media occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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