BA (Hons) Fashion (Top Up)

When and Where

28 Sep 2020 - 2 Jul 2021 (450 hours, 30 weeks)
Days and times
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
Morley College London Waterloo Centre


Full fee
£6150 Student loan information
Concession fee
Concession Fee discount not applicable
Senior fee
Senior Fee discount not applicable

Quick Facts

A team of specialist tutors will contribute to this course
Course code

Course Structure

The BA (Hons) Top-Up year is equivalent to the third year of a university degree and will allow those who have completed a National Diploma or equivalent Level 5 qualification to achieve a full BA (Hons). The Top-Up year can be the final step in your progression on our accredited Fashion courses beginning with the Access to Fashion and HND (Art & Design) Fashion Diplomas.

This course will allow you to explore, experiment, refine and evaluate your own practice in preparation for a career in the Fashion Industry. Opportunities to develop professional skills through independent and collaborative projects will enable you to achieve a deeper understanding of the industry and define your place within it. A range of career outcomes in fashion may be supported; including menswear, womenswear, costume design, tailoring, bridal and eveningwear.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • a comprehensive understanding of the issues which arise from the creative practitioner's relationship with audiences, clients, markets, environments, and / or consumers
  • use the views of others in the development or enhancement of individual work 
  • communicate and present ideas, concepts and / or practice to support employability 
  • employ both convergent and divergent thinking in the processes of observation, investigation, speculative enquiry, visualisation and/or making
  • select, experiment with and make appropriate use of materials, processes, technologies and environments showing understanding of quality standards and attention to detail 

Course Unit Content

• Concept and Creation
• Extended Essay
• Graduate Collection

Learning and teaching to achieve the Learning Outcomes is achieved through project based briefs. This will support the focus on collaboration, live projects and engagement with industry links and the development of advanced technical skills that will aid students in their transition into industry. Class sessions will include a range of methods: tutor demonstrations, individual and group projects, workshops, student presentations, VLE and peer learning. Engagement in the industry will be encouraged via work placement, work shadowing, live project briefs, guest lecturers. There will also be a Final Exhibition combining the design and commercial aspects of the coursework with potential for public presentation or retail opportunities.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Course Tutors

Entry Requirements

Students will normally be expected to have achieved one of the following in Fashion or Textiles:
• A Level 5 National Diploma (grades Pass, Merit or Distinction)
• Equivalent UK or international qualification
• Evidence of prior learning or industry related work to demonstrate skills at the appropriate level

Selection Criteria
• Suitable prior learning in a relevant subject area
• Evidence of research and design development work
• Evidence of appropriate practical skills in garment construction, pattern cutting, prototyping, related digital programmes
• Evidence of the ability to complete written elements of the course at the appropriate level
• Commitment to study, including the ability to complete work within specified deadlines
• Enthusiasm for the subject
• Ability to work independently and in a team

Please refer to the Programme Specification for additional information on entry requirements and the applications process.

Fees and Funding

Full fee
£6150 Student loan information

Concession fee
Concession Fee discount not applicable

Senior fee
Senior Fee discount not applicable

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