Fashion BA (Hons) (WN25)


Coventry University

Fashion BA (Hons)

Requirements / Wymagania

Minimum 2 przedmioty na poziomie rozszerzonym (j. ang. się wlicza) - minimum 60%
J. angielski - minimum 75%
Średnia z matury 55% 55%
Certyfikat językowy IELTS opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury 6.0, żaden z komponentów nie może być niższy niż 5.5 -
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Valued at a staggering $3 trillion and accounting for 2% of the world's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the global fashion industry represents one of the most dynamic and challenging industries around, employing over 57 million people in textiles and clothing alone. 

If you have a passion for fashion, dream of seeing your designs on the international catwalks or fancy yourself as the next Iris Van Herpen or Christopher Kane, our course – ranked among the 30 best in the country – will nurture your individual creativity and help you realise your dreams. Influenced by the needs and opinions of the profession, you’ll participate in live projects, competition briefs and hear from visiting experts to provide a national and international perspective and cultural diversity.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.


Course information

Fast paced and dynamic, this course seeks to develop your individual creativity and fashion design judgment, encouraging an active approach to learning through the ongoing production of innovative fashion artefacts.

Our fashion studios offer access to digital printing, laser cutting, sonic welding, bullet moulding and digital embroidery. You can take part in a range of workshops and l experience; design, pattern cutting, manufacturing, footwear, bag-making, millinery, jewellery, photography, visual communication, marketing and journalism.

Year one:

The first year provides a broad-based programme of study, covering a wide range of subjects, practical and theoretical, necessary for a comprehensive understanding of the fashion industry. This includes: fashion forecasting, design, pattern cutting, traditional manufacturing, high tech production methods, illustration, styling, photography, marketing and CAD (computer aided design). Using both traditional and leading-edge technology, you will work on projects to produce fashion products, including garments, accessories and packaging.


  • Introduction to Fashion Studies
  • Product Realisation
  • Fashion Product Marketing
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Communication
  • Creative Identities Personal Development Planning
Year two:

During your second year, subjects covered include PR, styling, brand management, CAD, creative marketing, entrepreneurship, team working, promotional, consumer and designer trends, sustainability, eco design, product design, development and production, digital printing, critical reflection and analysis, new media marketing and communications.

The practical focus of the course continues with a variety of real-life projects – you will design products and prints, produce website content for fashion companies, undertake photo-shoots and manufacture products for sale. Bringing all your learning together, you will produce a catwalk collection, styling and accessories for the Clothes Show Live at the NEC, Birmingham – with around 40 successful students exhibiting ‘live’ at the event.


  • Fashion Promotion
  • Fashion Studies
  • Fashion Media and Communication
  • Creative Pathways Personal Development Planning
Placement year:

After your second year, you can choose to spend a year studying abroad or on a work placement, providing the chance to become an experienced professional even before you graduate.

Students have undertaken placements in the past at Tatty Devine, Seraphine, Comptoir Des Cotonnieres, Mary Katranzou, Sainsbury’s TU, The Future Laboratory, Calvin Klein, Natori New York, POP Magazine, Arena Homme and magazine, WGSN, New Look, Topshop, Burberry, Boden, George, Peter Jensen, Injury Hong Kong, The Fashion and Textile Museum and J Model Management, among others.


  • Professional Enhancement Year
  • International Enhancement Year
Final year:

You have the opportunity to undertake a final major project, which has seen past students travel to places such as Brazil, Norway, Sweden, Rwanda, Istanbul, Morocco, Paris, Milan, Venice and Rome to undertake research which has then inspired their catwalk collections, and final exhibitions.

You will be expected to develop your own programme of research and study visits to support your learning, culminating in a showcase of your individual talents in a professional arena, such as the Coventry Degree Show and Free Range, London.


  • Negotiated Study in Fashion
  • Fashion Major Project
  • Professional Practice

Why choose this course?

A key feature of the course are the exciting fieldtrips we run – you will have the chance attend a variety of professional events and conference, such as Premiere Vision in Paris and Berlin Fashion Week.

You also have the chance for hands-on experience, working alongside staff on our in-house fashion brand, SOWN, which has previously won a Lord Stafford Award for Innovation, as well as ReFreshed UNLtd. This social media enterprise, which is run in collaboration with homeless charity Coventry Cyrenians and Coventry Trading Standards, upcycles counterfeit goods into one-off ‘designer’ garments to be sold to raise money for the homeless in the ‘ReFreshed shop on Far Gosford Street in Coventry. It was highly commended in the national Green Gown Awards 2014.

Our staff benefit from many years of professional experience as designers, researchers and business owners; they include the designer of the award-winning ‘Richmond Trouser’, a highly specialised and innovative trouser designed for service personnel with profound leg fractures caused by IEDs in Iraq and Afghanistan. The design, undergoing wearer trials approved by the Ministry of Defence, was developed for Rackety’s, the UK’s leading supplier of clothing for disabled adults and children, and is named after Colonel David Richmond, the highest ranking officer to be injured in the Afghanistan conflict.

International experience opportunities

Our sandwich degree option allows a full-year placement, which can be taken abroad. We have links with institutions in Belgium, Barcelona, Spain, Milan, Bologna, Italy, and Paris. We also strongly encourage students to study a language for their Add+vantage module to support their international experience.

Throughout the course, you will have opportunities to hear from speakers who work in the global fashion industry, such as Sally Denton, currently based in Dubai, who is working with the Sharjah Women’s Council developing traditional lace for luxury brands. We also organise visits to cities where we feel you will most benefit from exposure to the professional fashion world, including Paris to visit Premiere Vision the global fabric trade fair and Berlin, where we visit Berlin Fashion Week and attend various events.


How much does it cost?

Full-time Home and EU: 

September 2018

  • £9,250 (per year)

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