Fashion BA (Hons)

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Overview Updated 05/12/2018

Our undergraduate Fashion degree will develop you with all of the design skills and technical knowledge you need to be successful in the fashion industry. The course provides a rigorous depth of knowledge and industry-relevant skills.

At each level of the programme and through extra curricular activities you will be able to explore and advance your theoretical understanding and apply it to real industry issues and live projects.

Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

100%
overall student
satisfaction*

Course

Highlights

  • Take part in a Graduate Fashion Show
  • Guaranteed paid internship*.
  • Travel abroad opportunities
  • Guaranteed paid internship.*

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Opportunities Abroad

In previous years our students have had the opportunity to visit fashion capitals of the world such as Milan, Tokyo and New York.

All the study trips are optional and the costs vary year on year. Typically, this is approximately £800 for New York, and £400 for European trips (Milan, Amsterdam, Sweden).

Course Details

Our Fashion course offers you a stimulating environment where we will encourage you to develop your own individual aesthetic signature. We will place an emphasis on technical finesse, balanced by creative exploration and material investigation. The design management and marketing elements of the course will also include guest lectures from notable industry specialists.

Read more

The Northampton Employment Promise.

*We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

Open Days

Discover your course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Graduate Fashion Week

Your designs on the catwalk

Students work on their fashion collections, textile designs, footwear and accessories, using a broad range of traditional and unexpected materials to showcase in Graduate Fashion Week.

Check out the collections in our Graduate Fashion Week video.

Subject Futures Week

Explore your pathway

Our annual Subject Futures Week is an exciting event and an excellent opportunity for our students to explore the potential of their course and understand where their university experience can lead them beyond graduation.

It offers a unique chance to network with high profile industry professionals from the arts, TV, film, fashion and more.

Watch our video with Kate Hills – Founder of ‘Make it British’ to find out more.

Careers

Career Opportunities

When you graduate from this course, you will be well suited to work in the fashion industry, such as designing, pattern cutting, buying, merchandising, PR, or editorial.

You could also continue along the academic route with a focused MA in any area of Fashion and Textiles.

Our graduates have secured fashion design jobs with big names such as: POP Magazine, Ted Baker, House of Holland, COS, Topshop, and River Island.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply to this course. A typical offer is around BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

Admission to this foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study.

Course Content

In your first year we will introduce you to studio design and workshop practice in fashion, printed textiles and leather for fashion. This will be underpinned by theoretical studies as well. Throughout the year you will have the chance to work on live industry projects.

  • Design Practice: Concept Research and Design Development (60 Credits)
    Module code: FSH1107
    Core Module Y
  • Contextual Studies 1 (20 Credits)
    Module code: FSH1101
    Core Module Y
  • Fashion Footwear/Accessories and Textiles: Context (40 Credits)
    Module code: FSH1106
    Core Module Y

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.



Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • the Fashion and Footwear area has dedicated studios and a range of high quality workshops to enable the production of 2D and 3D work.
  • emphasis is placed on students’ creative development whilst recognising the importance of marketing and management skills
  • strong links with industry, invited guest speakers and live project learning experiences
  • opportunities for work experience and internships are embedded within the curriculum
  • optional international study visits
  • Leathersellers’ Scholarships from £800 to £1200 for fashion leather collections.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Leather Technology MSc

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
Foundation Framework: £6,600 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
Foundation Framework: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,500
Foundation Framework: £9,800 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

For more information on our international tuition fees, please see our Tuition fees for international students page.

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,000
Foundation Framework: £9,400 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers' Scholarship

The Cordwainers’ Scholarship provides multiple awards to students on the BA (Hons) Footwear and Accessories course who show evidence of high quality work, commitment and involvement…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Foundation Study Framework

Our Foundation Study Framework offers an exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the entry requirements for this course, we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year course which includes our Foundation Study Framework.

The Foundation Study Framework will help you to develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you will need in order to successfully progress to the full award.  The Foundation Study Framework provides you with a practical and group-based approach to learning that supports your development and your transition to Higher Education, whilst also studying a number of specialist modules.

Read more


*Course data provided by Unistats

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  • Our undergraduate Fashion degree will develop you with all of the design skills and technical knowledge you need to be successful in the fashion industry. The course provides a rigorous depth of knowledge and industry-relevant skills.

    At each level of the programme and through extra curricular activities you will be able to explore and advance your theoretical understanding and apply it to real industry issues and live projects.

    Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Take part in a Graduate Fashion Show
    • Guaranteed paid internship*.
    • Travel abroad opportunities
    • Guaranteed paid internship.*

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • Our Fashion course offers you a stimulating environment where we will encourage you to develop your own individual aesthetic signature. We will place an emphasis on technical finesse, balanced by creative exploration and material investigation. The design management and marketing elements of the course will also include guest lectures from notable industry specialists.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Opportunities Abroad

    In previous years our students have had the opportunity to visit fashion capitals of the world such as Milan, Tokyo and New York.

    All the study trips are optional and the costs vary year on year. Typically, this is approximately £800 for New York, and £400 for European trips (Milan, Amsterdam, Sweden).

    • *We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

      We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

      We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

    • Discover your course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Your designs on the catwalk

      Students work on their fashion collections, textile designs, footwear and accessories, using a broad range of traditional and unexpected materials to showcase in Graduate Fashion Week.

      Check out the collections in our Graduate Fashion Week video.

    • Explore your pathway

      Our annual Subject Futures Week is an exciting event and an excellent opportunity for our students to explore the potential of their course and understand where their university experience can lead them beyond graduation.

      It offers a unique chance to network with high profile industry professionals from the arts, TV, film, fashion and more.

      Watch our video with Kate Hills – Founder of ‘Make it British’ to find out more.

    • Career Opportunities

      When you graduate from this course, you will be well suited to work in the fashion industry, such as designing, pattern cutting, buying, merchandising, PR, or editorial.

      You could also continue along the academic route with a focused MA in any area of Fashion and Textiles.

      Our graduates have secured fashion design jobs with big names such as: POP Magazine, Ted Baker, House of Holland, COS, Topshop, and River Island.

  • Standard entry requirements apply to this course. A typical offer is around BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

    Admission to this foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • In your first year we will introduce you to studio design and workshop practice in fashion, printed textiles and leather for fashion. This will be underpinned by theoretical studies as well. Throughout the year you will have the chance to work on live industry projects.

    • Design Practice: Concept Research and Design Development (60 Credits)
      Module code: FSH1107
      Core Module Y
    • Contextual Studies 1 (20 Credits)
      Module code: FSH1101
      Core Module Y
    • Fashion Footwear/Accessories and Textiles: Context (40 Credits)
      Module code: FSH1106
      Core Module Y

    Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    • Further your study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Leather Technology MSc

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
    Foundation Framework: £6,600 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
    Foundation Framework: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,500
    Foundation Framework: £9,800 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

    For more information on our international tuition fees, please see our Tuition fees for international students page.

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,000
    Foundation Framework: £9,400 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers' Scholarship

    The Cordwainers’ Scholarship provides multiple awards to students on the BA (Hons) Footwear and Accessories course who show evidence of high quality work, commitment and involvement…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Our Foundation Study Framework offers an exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

    If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the entry requirements for this course, we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year course which includes our Foundation Study Framework.

    The Foundation Study Framework will help you to develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you will need in order to successfully progress to the full award.  The Foundation Study Framework provides you with a practical and group-based approach to learning that supports your development and your transition to Higher Education, whilst also studying a number of specialist modules.

    Read more

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour