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Postgraduate Pathway in Fashion

Why study this pathway programme?
  • If you’re looking to progress your career in fashion or textile design, this pathway leads onto several specialist Master’s degrees at the University’s School of Fashion and Textiles.
  • The School has a history of costume design dating back to the early 20th Century and an internationally significant archive of historical dress.
  • Based in The Parkside Building at the City Centre Campus, you will have access to a wide range of conventional and CAD facilities – including a Gerber fashion CAD suite.

Your pathway to Birmingham City University

Stage 1

Stage 2

Pre-Master's Master's Degree

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

£12,300

Locations

Duration

Stage 1: Two or three semesters (depending on academic background)

Intakes

Stage 1: September, January and May

Study Location

Stage 1:
BCUIC, University House

Stage 2:
The Parkside Building, City Centre Campus

Stage 1: Pre-Masters

Portfolio Requirements

Modules

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  • Creative Practice*

  • Critical Thinking for Postgraduate Study

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

  • ICT Skills for Postgraduate Study

  • Research Methods for Postgraduate Study

  • Final Project

*three semesters only

Stage 2: Master's Degree

Birmingham City University Degree Pathways:

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  • MA Fashion Design

  • MA Fashion Styling

  • MA Garment Technology

  • MA Textile and Surface 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 Pre-Master’s must produce a portfolio.
  • Students without an academic qualification in Art and Design must submit a portfolio.