Kingston University London - Fashion BA (Hons)

Kingston University London

Fashion BA (Hons)

Our Fashion BA (Hons) degree was ranked No.1 in London for Fashion in The Guardian University Guide league table 2023 and was one of a handful of worldwide institutions to have been awarded four badges of excellence by the Business of Fashion (for Best Overall, Best in Global Influence, Best in Learning Experience and Best in Long-term Value). We have been ranked in the top 25 Fashion Schools in the World, and one of only three in the UK, by Fashionista, the influential and trusted source of fashion news. View the 2019 rankings.

The course focuses on the evolution and radical change in design. You will explore how design is influenced by cultural, social, critical, and historical studies.

You will develop your signature style, experimenting across sketch work, 2D to 3D, knitwear, and digital print in Kingston School of Art's workshops and dedicated fashion design studios. You will also have access to our working dress archive which includes pieces from 1750 to the present day, including the recently acquired Sibling knitwear archive. Our curator also works closely with Bath Fashion Museum.

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • Kingston is ranked No.1 in London and No.2 in the UK for fashion and textiles (Guardian university league table 2023).
  • This course has been awarded the Creative Skillset Tick (Fashion Design category), which recognizes outstanding courses and their contribution to the creative industries.
  • Kingston is one of just a handful of worldwide institutions to be awarded four Badges of Excellence by the Business of Fashion.

Entry Requirements

  • UCAS tariff points:


  • Level 3 qualifications, in Art and Design subjects (A-levels, BTEC Diploma, Access Diploma, IB Diploma, etc.). The preferred entry route is to first take a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design or a recognised equivalent course.
  • IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no element below 5.5.

Career Prospects

Our graduates are renowned for their understanding of the design process and strong creative style in the fashion industry.

Our students have been offered jobs prior to graduation by recruitment agents during our final show and exhibition.

Our students are placed as designers at


Alexander McQueen, All Saints, ASOS, Boden, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Chanel, COS, Dior, Givenchy, H&M, Hobbs, Hugo Boss, Jack Wills, John Lewis, John Smedley, Kilgour, Markus Lupfer, Matches, Mulberry, Net-a-Porter, Orla Kiely, Reiss Menswear, Religion, Stella McCartney, Tom Ford, Tommy Hilfiger, Topshop & Topman, Urban Outfitters and Zara

Course Details

Introduces design process covering all the 2D aspects of fashion design, and design product covering all 3D aspects. You will explore knitted and printed textiles, fashion styling, photography, pattern cutting and draping to create shape. Our fashion illustration classes and workshops in Photoshop, Adobe, pattern cutting, knitting and sewing techniques are delivered to support studio classes.

You will participate in live, sponsored projects and international competitions. You will experience professional practice through a careers module, including talks by concept designers, retailers, stylists and recruitment agencies, plus CV writing workshops and role playing for interviews.

You will explore trend through concept design and work in teams on a sustainable design project that is exhibited in London.

Year 1

Design Process 1
Design Product 1
Professional Practice 1
Design, Style and Image: Themes in Fashion History

Year 2

Design Process 2
Professional Practice 2
Design Product 2
Critical Issues in Fashion: Research and Practice

Final year

Design Process 3
Final Major Project
Dissertation: Research and Reflection

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