Skip to main content
Bradford College

BA (Hons) Fashion

Subject Area
Arts & Media
Qualification Gained
BA (Hons) Fashion (awarded by the University of Bolton)
Study Level
University, Level 6
3 years Full-time, 6 years Part-time
Start Date
Study Mode
Full-time or Part-time


The BA (Hons) Fashion degree is designed to produce highly qualified ’employment ready’ graduates who are able to play leading roles in a wide range of fashion related careers.

It provides a broad-based, high quality education in Fashion, encompassing a range of cognitive, creative and subject specific skills, knowledge and understanding, allowing applicants to develop their awareness and understanding of the demands and creative potential of professional practice for employment, enterprise and post graduate study.

The broad range of modules allow you to develop a professional understanding of fashion design and the wider art and design practices within a range of contexts supported by competitions, live projects, subject specialised visits and industry led presentations.

  Key Info

The aims of this course are to provide a specialised course of study in fashion design which explores research, design, pattern cutting and garment production, sustainability, communication and promotion through concepts, ethical practices, methods and contexts.

Students inhabit a dynamic learning environment, encompassing a wide range of facilities and resources, including:

• Well-resourced fashion manufacture and pattern cutting facilities

• Extensive textile print workshop (including digital print facility)

• Spacious workshops and all-purpose studio spaces

• Modern lecture theatre and seminar rooms

• Well qualified specialist technicians

• Well equipped specialist printmaking and typography workshop

• Installation area

• Ceramic and 3D workshops

• State of the art digital media suites with specialist

• Art Gallery

• Bradford Textile Archive

The programme uses a blended learning approach, combining face to face sessions with online and practical work as appropriate. The learning and teaching methods typically used by tutors include, lectures, seminars, guest speakers, workshops, tutorials and retailer observations. You will also adopt work-based learning as part of your studies through live/industrial briefs and visiting speakers. A significant amount of personal study time is expected to be undertaken by the student comprising, for example, background reading, assignment work, preparation for seminars and revision for examinations. This will further be enhanced by a social learning community including a peer support programme and enhanced personal tutoring.

Admissions criteria 80 UCAS tariff points alongside GCSE grades at A* to C (9-4) (or equivalent) with GCSE Maths (grade C or above) and English (grade C or above).

Each applicant is individually interviewed. Admission is also based on your portfolio, interview and relevant work experience.

Non-standard applicants will be required to produce evidence of their ability to study at the Higher Education level. Short-course and relevant work experience may be considered. Non-standard applicants will be interviewed and may be required to complete a piece of written work as part of their application.

We also consider individual applicants who can demonstrate relevant learning, work/voluntary experience, using our Recognition of Prior Learning process. Please contact the admission team for further information and support.

A range of formative and summative assessment methods are used on the course, determined by the aims and learning outcomes of the programme and of individual modules. The most common method for practical modules is the presentation of a body of work in portfolio or exhibition form, supported by preparatory work, sketchbooks and learning journals. Essays, seminars, reports, critical appraisals and, at level 6, a dissertation or negotiated alternative visual format, form the assessable work in some units.

Detailed written and verbal feedback forms an integral part of our teaching, learning and assessment strategy. Formative feedback is delivered through tutorial support and mid-point critiques or reviews. Summative feedback is usually provided in a written format with the opportunity for further verbal clarification.

You will be given the opportunity to receive feedback from your peers via critiques and reviews. The feedback is verbal and on occasions written down. This is particularly the case in Studio modules at level 4 and 5 and in the theoretical modules at levels 4 and 5.


Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service ay any time.

  Loading careers data