|Study location||United Kingdom, Falmouth (Penryn Campus)|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Develop the creative edge to design unique and imaginative collections. We’ll help you prepare for a career in fashion by carefully nurturing your growth through the research, design, development and making of progressive and innovative clothing.
Mirroring industry processes from the outset, this course has a focus on developing the skills used to gather original and inspiring research. Alongside colleagues within the Fashion & Textiles Institute, you’ll work in an authentic studio setup. exactly as you would after graduation. You’ll explore concept development, drawing. fashion illustration, pattern cutting and construction, with visiting industry specialists supporting your commercial awareness.
*Year One *
The 1st year sees you work alongside the BA(Hons) Performance Sportswear Design students in our professionally equipped fashion studios. You’ll be supported by the course team to develop fundamental skills in fashion design, which include concept. design, cut and construction.
Lectures in the theories surrounding fashion and writing will offer the chance to explore industrial, professional and global contexts of the field.
o Unpicking preconceived perceptions – fashion and clothing codes
o Critical and analytical thinking
o Core skills – pattern cutting and construction
o Drawing. research, concept development and CAD
o 2D to 3D processes
o Fabrics and materials
o Use of colour
*Year Two *
In your 2nd year you’ll start shaping your identity as a fashion designer with an increased focus on professional practice. Live and simulated industry briefs focus on brand, market awareness and designing real clothes for real people. You’ll also be introduced to embellishment, hand and machine knit, and Adobe Illustrator and InDesign for a fashion context.
There are opportunities in the 2nd year to take self-funded study trips to a global fashion capital like New York or Barcelona, complete an industry placement and be supported to develop an impactful fashion CV. All students also have the opportunity to study abroad for a term through our Erasmus+ and Study Abroad partnerships.
o Knit. print. advanced pattern cutting
o Brand/market awareness
o Live industry design project
o Contemporary business modelling
o Development of innovation and progressive thinking
*Year Three *
Your final year focuses on professional design practice. your dissertation and the production of your final project. showcased using a progressive industry standard format. You’ll also create your professional portfolio, ready to launch your fashion career on graduation.
o Deep exploration of collection-specific research
o Development of 2 pre-collections
o Production of 6 outfit capsule collection
o Self-branding assignment
o Production of graduate portfolio & exit materials
Our students have undertaken work placements with the following
o Christopher Kane (London)
o Brooklyn Tailors (New York)
o Christian Dior (Paris)
o Maison Martin Margiela (Paris)
o Mary Katrantzou (London)
o Jonathan Saunders (London)
o Topshop (London)
o H&M (Stockholm)
o Peter Jensen (London)
o JW Anderson (London)
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.