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International/EU: £16,655 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
100% of our graduates are in work or further study fifteen months after graduating (2020/21 Graduate Outcomes Survey).
This course scored 97% for teaching satisfaction in the 2023 National Student Survey.
- Learn how to influence the world of fashion through app design, publications, branding, events and experiential campaigns
- Explore innovative technologies and how to communicate fashion, artefacts and brand messages
- Create a unique portfolio and participate in industry-recognised events that get seen by industry leaders
- Join a hub of artists, designers and makers who thrive in our extensive workshops and state-of-the-art facilities
This course prepares you for an exciting career in the global fashion industry. Graduates of this course are ready to explore exciting careers in styling, trend forecasting, marketing, public relations, brand communications, and content creation.
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Find out more at our undergraduate open days. Book now for your place.
Adele was a project manager for a live event with global fashion brand Weekday.
Creative UK membership
We are members of Creative UK, which means our art and design students are also members until they graduate. With 10,000 members in its network, Creative UK represents, champions and supports the UK’s creative industries, advocating on the issues that matter the most to creative communities.
View our students' work
View our gallery of student work and learn more about the exciting projects they've been working on this year.
How you learn
Our courses are designed with key principles of engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing a supportive environment where you can thrive.
Based in our bespoke studios, workshops, and digital spaces, you’ll become part of a dynamic and collaborative learning community. Together, you’ll undertake creative adventures, explore possibilities, and challenge conventions.
Through our teaching, we help you unlock your potential to contribute as a creative thinker and doer and apply your knowledge to industry, culture, society, and life systems.
You learn through:
- Studio practice
- Technical demonstrations
- Group and individual tutorial
- Crit activities
- Guest talks
- External visits and field trips
We take a holistic and person-centred approach to assessment to support your creative growth while respecting the diverse ways people learn.
The course promotes a new sense of awareness for the future of the industry by carefully curating the journey of fashion from concept to communication.
We champion diversity and awareness in fashion through subjects such as sustainability, sociocultural heritage, community engagement, and the positive representation of race, gender and sexuality.
During the course, you'll be introduced to a variety of practical industry tasks, activities and scenarios led by course tutors, technicians, fashion brands and agencies. You’ll be able to explore a wide range of pathways within styling, marketing and trend.
You will develop your communication skills using software and creative media, and techniques including digital graphic design and print, photography, moving image and interactive media. You'll also develop your management skills by directing projects and learning marketing strategies which can be applied to new fashion trends and consumer experiences.
We’re a dedicated, qualified, and highly experienced teaching team, with world-leading research and recognised professional creative reputations, who take the time to get to know you.
Throughout your learning journey, you’ll experience a range of dedicated personal, academic and career development support, such as:
- Access to our Skills Centre with one-to-ones and online resources to help with planning and structuring your assignments
- Access to office and studio space, expert workshops, freelancing opportunities and a vast business network to tap into
- Industry-specific employability activities and careers support for up to five years after you graduate
The course develops strategies of attention, empathy, imagination, courage and resilience in the face of an uncertain future. Our course prioritises care as a critical activity – care for global human contexts and for the more-than-human world.
Course leaders and tutors
Your course has been designed to embrace real-world challenges and provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to be successful.
We do this by developing your expertise in collaboration with the professional creative and cultural sectors – with commercial and creative practitioners, commissioners, clients and arts organisations.
You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement (25 weeks minimum) or multiple placements before your final year. This gives you valuable work experience to prepare you for your future career and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV.
Previous students have worked with Dazed Media, SHOWstudio, Nike, Hugo Boss and Urban Outfitters. You may also be able to work or study abroad with the possibility of funding through the Turing Scheme.
Gain practical experience within an industry context by working on real-life creative briefs. These hands-on projects will sharpen your skills and provide you with a firsthand understanding of the challenges and demands of the fashion industry.
Students have previously worked on exclusive live projects with brands such as John Lewis, Adidas, USP Trend, Weekday and French Connection, and have been awarded cash incentives or work placement offers upon completion.
In each year of your course, you’ll have the opportunity to go on study trips in the UK and abroad. These could include workshops, design conferences or visits to practitioners’ studios, museums and special collections.
There’s also the option to enhance your studies further with our optional field trips. Previous trips have included exclusive, behind-the-scenes invitations to the headquarters of Dazed Media, WGSN, Gucci and Marc Jacobs – as well as visiting leading fashion, communication and design museums.
Students can also apply for funding through the Turing Scheme to support a study exchange or placement outside of the UK.
On this course, you’ll be part of a vibrant community of creatives. You’ll be able to work alongside industry practitioners who bring their expertise and network connections to the course.
You'll also be able to participate in industry-recognised events and engagements with Graduate Fashion Week and the British Fashion Council, giving you the opportunity to build your own network in the world of fashion.
Competitions and exhibitions
We support you to enter national and international competitions. Past competitions such as the British Fashion Council, D&AD and Graduate Fashion Week have helped students to build upon their professional profiles through individual coverage and exposure.
At the end of your final year, you’ll have the opportunity to exhibit your work in our annual Future Now Festival of Creativity – to which we invite VIP guests, employers, businesses, influencers, friends and family and the general public. The festival is widely attended and is hosted in the city centre. You’ll also be able to curate and exhibit your work on our online Gallery.
This course prepares you for careers and future study in:
- Art direction
- Performance marketing
- Events and promotion
- Digital marketing
- Influencer media
- Fashion photography
- Visual merchandising
- Trend prediction
- Public relations
- Events management
- Product development
- Brand strategy
Many of our graduates launch their own businesses, while others achieve roles with some of the fashion industry’s biggest brands, including:
- B. The Communications Agency
- Dazed & Confused
- JD Sports
- John Lewis
- The Fashion Network
- The Hutton Group
- The White Company
- Urban Outfitters
- USP Trend
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
The ‘Studio’ is placed at the heart of the student journey, providing an incubator for collaboration, community and curiosity.
It’s a vibrant place where you can explore traditional crafts and experiment with progressive ways of making. Here you can engage with specialist tools and equipment, such as:
- Industry-standard computer hardware and software, including Adobe Creative Cloud
- A media centre with photography, film and audio equipment
- Digital print facilities including digital fabrication, large-format and risograph
- Virtual reality equipment and software
- Analogue print facilities including screen printing, fabric printing and letterpress
- Styling kits
- Stop-motion rostrum facilities
- Book-building and framing equipment
- Woodwork facilities
You’ll also have access to a wide variety of facilities across the university campuses – including a 24-hour learning centre, Students’ Union, cafes and eateries, lecture theatres, exhibition spaces and more.
Learn more about your department
Art and Design facilities tour - fashion studios
Take a look around the fashion studios and shared workshops in the Department of Art & Design at Sheffield Hallam University.
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This must include at least 64 points from two A levels, or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (to include a relevant subject, such as Art, Design and Technology, Textiles or Graphics For example:
- BBC-BBB at A Level.
- DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
- Merit overall from a T level qualification
- A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.
- English Language or literature at grade C or 4 or equivalent
¿ Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, in an Art, Design or Media related programme along with study in social science or business from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
If your application is successful you will receive an email inviting you to submit your portfolio by email and submission details by an online google form.
The portfolio helps us understand whether we are able to offer you a place on the course you¿ve applied for. Your UCAS statement and portfolio provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your creative experience, potential ability and enthusiasm for the course you¿ve applied for. Visit our portfolio review guidance
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.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
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 will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.
|Module: Marketing Concepts: Analysing Brands And Strategies.||Credits: 60||
|Module: Visual Methodologies: The Principles Of Communicating Fashion||Credits: 60||
|Module: Fashion Forecasting: Trends In Fashion And Lifestyle.||Credits: 60||
|Module: Future Now: Collaboration In Action||Credits: 20||
|Module: Industry Engagement: Innovating For Success||Credits: 40||
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Contemporary Practice: Exploring Critical Content.||Credits: 60||
|Module: Professional Identity: Creating A Professional Portfolio.||Credits: 60||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/2025 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 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.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
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, 330.8KB)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.