Undergraduate Pathway in Fashion

Birmingham City University’s dedicated School of Fashion and Textiles is based in the £62 million Parkside Building, on the City Centre Campus.
Former students of the University’s Faculty of Arts, Design and Media have gone on to work for international companies including Burberry, RIBA, Cartier and Vero Moda.

Your pathway to Birmingham City University

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

University Foundation First Year Degree Second Year Degree Final Year Degree

£12,000 (two-semester)
£17,000 (three-semester)






Stage 1: Two or three semesters (depending on qualifications upon entry)


Stage 1: September, January and May

Study Location

Stage 1:
BCUIC Bournville Campus

Stage 2, 3 and 4:
The Parkside Building, City Centre Campus

Stage 1: University Foundation

Portfolio Requirements


Click below for more information on each module

  • Creative Workshop*

  • Critical Thinking*

  • Extended Media Experimentation

  • Information Research, Recording and Responding In Art & Design

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication*

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication & Preparation and Progression in Art and Design

  • Knowledge & Understanding Of Creative Practice In Art & Design

  • Mass Communication*

  • Media Experimentation in Art and Design

  • Personal Combined Experimental Studies In Art & Design

* Additional four modules in the three semester programme.

Stage 2: First Year Degree

Stage 3: Second Year Degree

Stage 4: Final Year Degree

Birmingham City University Degree Pathways

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  • BA (Hons) Costume Design and Practice

  • BA (Hons) Fashion Branding and Communication

  • BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion

  • BA (Hons) Fashion Design

  • BA (Hons) Garment Technology

  • BA (Hons) Textile Design

Special entry requirements

  • Students entering the two-semester Foundation must produce a portfolio.
  • Students without an academic qualification in Art and Design must submit a portfolio.