Fashion Design

This degree programme offers an immersive journey of teaching into the creative, dynamic and ever-evolving world of fashion and develop skills to turn your ideas and designs into original and innovative garments.

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Key Facts



BA (Hons) Fashion Design

Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3-years degree


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates

Degree Overview

This course will allow you to specialise in menswear, womenswear, or fashion knitwear, and will study a range of topics including fashion illustration, innovative concept development, pattern cutting and computer-aided design (CAD) for fashion and design development – preparing you for a career in a creative multibillion-pound industry where you can benefit from countless opportunities to develop, progress and learn new skills.
Academic specialists will introduce you to the academic, professional, industrial and commercial challenges of design practice. There are opportunities to work with leading brands on live projects, work placements and competition awards, thanks to the course’s unparalleled links with the UK and global apparel industry.
The degree programme will help you obtain a range of skills such as tailoring and fashion prediction through a range of projects giving you the opportunity to experience and work with different sets of briefs and visions that will develop and build your unique fashion design style.

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You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

You can benefit from opportunities to enter prestigious national and international competitions to boost your industry exposure, with previous graduates winning a number of accolades including the Christopher Bailey Gold Award at 25th anniversary of Graduate Fashion Week.

DMU ranked 32nd Undergraduate, by Fashion Ranking 2017

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in education to an inclusive, international curriculum with over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sport, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.