This dynamic course gives you the skills needed for a career in the fast-moving world of 21st century fashion.
Our graduating Fashion students scooped seven awards at Graduate Fashion Week 2018 – including the Graduate Fashion Week Gold Award.
Our course responds quickly to changing demands and opportunities and we have a reputation for producing ‘industry ready’ graduates.
Looking to start in 2019? There’s still time to apply for this course through UCAS. Visit our how to apply page for more information.
What you'll study
The journey from design to shop window or fashion catwalk is fascinating. You’ll discover the complexities of buying, selling and promotion – and the need to be entrepreneurial. A major strength of this course is its position within a specialist arts, design and media institution with the potential for you to study alongside other creative and cultural disciplines.
During the course you will build an appropriate portfolio of skills, which supports the development of individual practice, and informs your decision regarding the selection of a specialist named award.
You may choose to complete your degree in one of the following named awards:
- BA (Hons) Fashion (Design)
- BA (Hons) Fashion (Design Technology)
- BA (Hons) Fashion (Menswear)
- BA (Hons) Fashion (Product Design)
You can download the full programme specification here.
Studying at AUB
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Watch the Course Leader for BA (Hons) Fashion, Iain Archer, share his thoughts on what the future of fashion will look like:
What students are doing
Looking to be inspired? Browse our gallery of student work and take a look at some of the projects that current students have been working on.
Students studying this course achieve great things and have won prestigious and high profile awards, such as:
- Graduate Fashion Week 2018: Christopher Bailey Gold Award, Vivienne Westwood & Lectra Award, Mothercare Kidswear Award, Clarks Footwear Award, Publication Award, Debenhams & Henry Holland Design Award and the Bon Marche Fashion For All Award.
- Sophie Hallette Lace
- ID Diversity Now
Becky Wilson, 2018 graduate of BA (Hons) Fashion at AUB, won the Christopher Bailey Gold Award at this year’s London Graduate Fashion Week. Below are images of her winning collection:
Studios and Resources
Our dedicated studios are equipped with a range of state-of-the-art industry-standard specialist machinery.
You’ll have access to Lectra Modaris and CLO 3D technology, three digital studios and three working studios plus a dedicated sewing room. You’ll also use a seminar and theory room for lectures and tutorials.
Staff on the course
Our team are specialists in disciplines that span the industry. You can read more about their experience by browsing their staff profiles below.
Course Leader / Course Leader
After graduating from the Royal College of Art with an MA Fashion Menswear Iain Archer originally worked in London as a designer specializing in urban street & sportswear. On the strength of this experience he was invited to work overseas, initially starting in New Zealand, ultimately spending 25+ years working in Australasia, America, Japan, and Europe working with a series of internationally recognised brands. With a love for narrative within design combined with a passion for cut and...Full profile
What Graduates are doing
Graduates from this course have gone on to work with UK and International brands such as Burberry, Ralph Lauren and Net-a-Porter.
Our graduates work as designers, pattern cutters, garment technologists, product developers, fashion buyers, merchandisers, promoters and more. Here are some examples of recent graduate career destinations:
- Stylists at White Room and Inca Productions, or working freelance
- Buyers/merchandisers at Arcadia Group, Miss Selfridge and Signet
- Working at Condé Nast
- Sales and Marketing roles at Free People, 3rd Rock, GP & Baker Eyewear
Your Interview and Portfolio
If you meet our entry requirements, we’ll invite you for an interview and we ask you to bring your portfolio with you. If you haven’t studied fashion in a formal way before, we’d expect you to keep yourself up to date by visiting exhibitions, reading books and magazines and visiting stores. You can download our portfolio guidelines for BA (Hons) Fashion to help you prepare.