Birmingham City University International College

Undergraduate Pathway in Fashion

Why study this pathway programme?
  • The University’s School of Fashion and Textiles boasts links with international brands such as Burberry, Adidas and Karen Millen.
  • Opportunity to showcase your final-year work to industry leaders at Graduate Fashion Week in London.
  • All teaching staff have industry experience covering a range of specialist subjects such as trend forecasting, branding and international retailing, and many graduates are now working with leading brands including Alexander McQueen, Liberty and Swarovski.


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

£14,000 (two-semester)
£19,200 (three-semester)






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


Stage 1: September, January and May

Study Location

Stage 1:
BCUIC, University House

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

Student success – Priyal, from India

  • Completed three-semester Foundation in Art and Design
  • Graduated from BA (Hons) Fashion Design

“I really loved studying at BCUIC. The best thing about the experience was the teachers: they are amazing. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. I learnt so much at BCUIC, and I loved it at BCU. There was more self-directed study when I progressed to the University but BCUIC prepared me well for that. I would recommend coming to BCUIC, 100%!”

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) Fashion Branding and Communication

  • BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion

  • BA (Hons) Fashion Design

  • BA (Hons) Textile Design


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

  • Applicants must submit a good portfolio if: they are entering the two-semester programme without a related academic subject; they are entering a three-semester programme. Applicants are also required to have GCSE Maths and English or equivalent at grade C/4 or above.