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Year of Entry 2020/21
BA (Honours)

Fashion Design

Course in clearing
Full-time Art and design

Combine innovative technology, creative thinking and hands-on experience to prepare for a successful career in the global fashion industry.


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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2020. Call us now on 0330 024 6390.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,650 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 80 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? W232
When do I start? September 2020
Placement year available? Yes

Important notice

We are planning a mixture of face-to-face teaching and online learning for the 2020/21 academic year to ensure a safe learning environment for all our students. Read more about studying at Hallam this September.

University of the Year for Teaching Quality, The Sunday Times Good Univeristy Guide 2020

Student satisfaction

This course scored 94% for overall satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey.

Course summary

  • Learn through a variety of industry projects, seminars and placements.
  • Develop creative thinking and practical design skills.
  • Embed ethical and sustainable practices at every level.

This course is designed to build your confidence and help you take the creative risks needed to succeed in fashion design. You’ll work on projects that reinforce core industry skills such as illustration, CAD/CAM, garment manufacturing and more. You’ll reflect on your career direction as we challenge you to work ethically and to communicate your personal view of the world through your work.

Student View

Watch student Leah Haywood talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Your lecturer's view
Watch subject group leader Nathan Jones talk about this course.

You’re supported to choose learning opportunities that reflect your personal interests and professional aspirations. We take an experimental approach, grounded in contemporary fashion theory and focusing on design processes that push both industry and personal boundaries.

You’ll learn through

  • group and individual tutorials
  • interactive lectures
  • seminars
  • practical activity-based sessions
  • demonstrations
  • applied industry (live) projects
  • creative thinking workshops
  • studio-based project work
  • work review sessions
  • study trips
  • peer group activities
  • Blackboard online learning portal
  • self-directed study


Course leaders and tutors

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Nathan Jones
Principle lecturer and Subject group leader of Fashion and Fashion management and communication

Nathan studied fashion design at Central st martin’s college of Art and Design. He has worked as a Menswear designer and he has spoken at a number of national and in … Read more

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Lee Harding
Course Leader in Fashion Design

I am an experienced senior educator and design practitioner with a strong interest in collaboration and interdisciplinary practices. Throughout my career I have garn … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a single or multiple work placement/s in between your second and third years. Previous students have worked with Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Reiss and ASOS. You may also be able to work or study abroad with the possibility of funding (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus+ programme following the Brexit transition period). 

Enterprise year

If you have a business idea, you will have the opportunity to develop this between the second and third years. During this time, you can take advantage of the university's business support network, the Hallam i-Lab (a business incubator), an allocated start-up advisor, workshops and opportunities to apply for funding.

Live projects

Students have worked on commercial briefs with the design and marketing departments at Ted Baker, Amanda Wakeley, Adidas and Vivienne Westwood, with awards such as cash prizes or work placements within the industry.

Students can also take part in renowned graduate events such as the British Fashion Council and Graduate Fashion Week.

Field trips

We endeavour to go on study trips both in the UK and abroad – with free travel and accommodation for all mandatory field trips. These could include workshops, design conferences or visits to practitioners’ studios, museums and special collections. You can also further enhance your studies with optional field trips, though these will incur additional costs. Previous trips have involved a behind-the-scenes visit to Burberry's headquarters and flagship store, exclusive talks from world-leading companies such as Tommy Hilfiger, as well as visiting leading fashion, textile and design museums.

Competitions

Students are supported to enter national and international competitions such as British Fashion Council design competitions and the RSA Student Design Awards. Our students are frequent finalists and winners of international competitions, enabling them to showcase their work online and at prestigious events such as Graduate Fashion Week.

Student work

Fashion design students make their mark at Graduate Fashion Week 2019


Future careers

This course prepares you for future study and careers in

  • womenswear design
  • menswear design
  • print design
  • production management
  • fashion illustration
  • styling
  • creative pattern cutting
  • garment technology
  • product development

Many of our graduates are either self-employed or working in a variety of roles for some of the biggest names in the fashion industry – such as Barbour, Adidas, H&M, Topshop, Amanda Wakeley and Zara.

Student success story

Hattie Crowther won the ASOS Future Talent Award in Design for her portfolio of work after it was showcased at the Graduate Fashion Week 2017 in London.

Student work
Fashion design students, like Marvin Luna, have reinvented the tracksuit for a major sportswear brand.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

You'll enjoy a wide variety of facilities across the university campuses – including a 24-hour learning centre, Students’ Union, cafes and eateries, exhibition spaces and more. You'll be based in a fully equipped studio, with state-of-the-art facilities including

  • industry-standard computer hardware and software
  • lock stitch and overlock machines
  • coverstitch machines
  • industrial steamers
  • heavy duty press and Rollermatic
  • binding, buttonhole and range of hardware
  • ultrasonic welder
  • hot air taping machine
  • range of dress forms and mannequins
  • flatbed cutter
  • Optitex digital pattern cutting software
  • digital print facilities

We also have an on-site store where you can borrow or purchase core materials and equipment.


Entry requirements

All students

80 UCAS points, including at least 56 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course. Must include Art, Design, or Textiles.

If you don't meet these criteria you may be qualified for our BA Fashion Design with Foundation year.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


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Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Fashion Fundamental One: Formation Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Fashion Fundamental Two: Concept Realisation Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Exploration, Application And Realisation Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Negotiated Fashion Projects Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Graduation Project Credits: 120 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Art and design courses (PDF)

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