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The course

UCAS code
Up to 4 years
Scottish Borders
Delivery type

Our BA Fashion degree explores the creative process of fashion design, from initial research through to collection creation and production.



This fashion course covers a range of market sectors from high-street fashion through to ready-to-wear – both in the UK and globally.

Through internal and external projects, you’ll be able to develop your own fashion writing style, while gaining a broad understanding of the worldwide fashion industry. Ultimately giving you the chance to make a personal creative fashion statement appropriate to your chosen market.

The BA Fashion course is taught at our Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels. For more details about the student experience of Fashion visit the School pages.

Course content

Detailed course guide
Year 1

This broad common Level 1 for all Fashion, Communication, and Marketing and Retailing students provides an introduction to their chosen course and to related pathways. Students are encouraged to research and develop individual strengths and skills in the analysis, evaluation and contextualisation of their work in the contemporary fashion marketplace.

Year 2

Students will specialise in their chosen pathway and explore in greater depth: pattern design, creation and production through traditional and non-traditional fashion methodologies. The courses also cover fashion illustration, fashion design, knitwear design and contextual studies, to begin to develop an individual fashion handwriting.

Year 3

Focus is on students working in appropriate cross-disciplinary projects and fashion industry collaborations through a combination of independent study, team working and appropriate external projects. External activity provides students with industry awareness as well as giving them first-hand knowledge of contextualising their work in a contemporary fashion marketplace.

Year 4

Students will consolidate their skills and reinforce their own fashion identity through the initiation, development and production of a contemporary final fashion-led collection accompanied by a strong fashion design portfolio.