Why study this course?
This is a top-up version of our Fashion BA (Hons) degree. A top-up degree is the final year (Level 6) of an undergraduate degree course and is for those who have a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualification, or those wishing to study the final year of their degree in London.
You’ll be taught through tutorials, workshops and contextual studies by our dedicated academic team and visiting lecturers, who’ll share their decades’ worth of experience working with iconic fashion houses including Balmain, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton and Pringle.
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We’ll invite major brands to share their knowledge with you. These invaluable networking opportunities will help you secure future internship roles and employment with industry leaders.
Throughout the year, you’ll study at the School of Art, Architecture and Design – our renowned art and design centre situated in the heart of London. Here, you’ll experience a multi-disciplinary studio environment where fashion, textiles and jewellery work in close proximity. This not only recreates the dynamic environment of haute-couture fashion houses, it also exposes you to the broader industry and the inspiring influence of these related disciplines. You’ll benefit from regular feedback through one-to-one and group tutorials, seminars and critiques.
There are opportunities to collaborate with fellow students as well as ongoing live projects, international industry competitions and the chance to visit and participate in industry fashion events.
As a final year student, you will have the opportunity to carry out an in-depth exploration of a topic of your choice in your dissertation.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 3 modules include:
3D Project Design & Development (core, 30 credits)
Critical & Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (3D) (core, 30 credits)
Major Project Realisation: Fashion (core, 30 credits)
World of Work (core, 30 credits)
Where this course can take you
If you want a career in fashion or you’re keen to undertake a Fashion MA, this is the perfect degree for you. Designed to help widen your opportunities and skill set and advance your career in fashion, the course focuses on the professional presentation of project ideas.
Following graduation, you could enter any number of roles ranging from working for a well-known brand at a junior level to becoming a freelance designer or even setting up your own label.
Other career paths include becoming a retail buyer, stylist, technologist, fashion writer or design journalist.