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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)

£12,300

£12,300

£12,300

Location

Duration

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

Intakes

Stage 1: September, January and May

Study Location

Stage 1:
BCUIC, University House

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

Stage 1: University Foundation

Portfolio Requirements

Modules

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

Click below for more information on each pathway

  • 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

Important:

All students accessing the 3D workshops, plaster room, glass room, water-jet cutting room and the kiln room will need to wear safety footwear that has toe caps. Such footwear can be purchased from any safety footwear provider – including Sports Direct – and can be as cheap as £12. The shoes should be S1P and comply with EN 20345.

There is no long-term storage facility for personal items in the workshops, so students are advised to bring the safety footwear with them each day they are accessing the workshops.

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.