Northumbria University Newcastle - Fashion Design and Marketing BA (Hons)

Northumbria University Newcastle

Fashion Design and Marketing BA (Hons)

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Marketing at Northumbria offers you the opportunity to creatively explore fashion design, products and promotion for future markets.

You will develop creative, intellectual and practical skills while exploring fashion, not only from an aesthetic and technical understanding of garment design and construction, but also through an understanding of products, lifestyle and culture that surrounds us. You’ll gain an understanding of, trend analysis and prediction, craftsmanship, functionality and technological aspects of design work together to create fashion products. You will also gain an understanding of concepts and the creative market place, alongside lifestyle aspiration, the consumer and brand values.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry

128 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T Level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

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Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

A portfolio of creative design work is required. Get advice on preparing your portfolio here:

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

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English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

Working on creative projects, some set by external collaborators, will enable you to build and curate a portfolio of your own work to act as a calling card in applications for work placements and employment.

A one-year placement within the fashion industry will amplify your commercial awareness and clarify your career goals. You may also have the opportunity to join a field trip to Paris, London or New York to experience fashion in a different culture. Your final project allows you to demonstrate design and professional skills including project management, communication and promotion that will make you valuable to the fashion industry.

In your final year, you may have the opportunity to show your final project at a key industry-facing national showcase for graduate talent in this discipline, helping you to establish contacts and employment opportunities by mixing directly with employers and alumni.

Course Details

  • You will learn through doing. This hands-on course is designed so that the way you work mirrors the practice of a graphic design studio, instilling in you the discipline of a professional designer from day one. Through exploring and experimenting with theory, concept, ideas, and visual research you will become a confident and innovative practitioner.
  • You will work on ‘live briefs’ based on real-life scenarios, encouraged to use your creative and your problem solving skills to meet your ‘clients’ expectations. Studio-culture practices and workshop activities develop research methodologies and knowledge of industry-standard practice. You will have access to up-to-date equipment and support from dedicated technicians.

Year 1

Fashion Marketing and Contemporary Design Influences (Core,20 Credits)
Fashion Illustration & Trend Research (Core,40 Credits)
Fashion Practice and Promotion (Core,60 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Design (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Year 2

Fashion: Concept to Product (Second Year) (Core,40 Credits)
Industrial Placement (Core,120 Credits)
Consumer Behaviour and Fashion Trends (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Design (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Year 3

Fashion Futures (Core,40 Credits)
Industrial Placement (Core,120 Credits)
Market Research Methods and Enterprise (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Design (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Year 4

Final Major Project Research Report (Core,20 Credits)
Final Major Project: Exploration (Core,40 Credits)
Final Major Project: Realisation (Core,60 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Design (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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