Course overview

  • Starts: Sept 2021 / Sept 2022
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Mode: Full time
  • UCAS code: W230
  • Fees: UK: £9,250 / INT: £16,500

Ideal for: budding fashion designers who wish to discover their fashion identity, develop a diverse skillset and engage with industry giants

Designing for fashion 4.0.

This fashion degree in London, UK, has a glowing international reputation for creating highly-employable graduates with distinctive design identities. One of the top student-accredited fashion design courses in the country, with 93% student satisfaction*, you will graduate with an industry-ready fashion toolkit.

*Source: *National Student Survey (NSS), 2020

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Our fashion showreel

Helmets Muse by student Arun Ratnaraj

Helmuts Muse by Arun Ratnaraj

Helmets Muse by Arun Ratnarj

Helmuts Muse by Arun Ratnaraj

Helmuts Muse by student Arun Ratnarj

Helmuts Muse by student Arun Ratnaraj

Designs by Harry Adams Graduate Fashion Week

Designs by Harry Adams for Graduate Fashion Week

Image taken backstage at Graduate Fashion Week 2018 shows student Harry Adams' design work.  

Undergraduate student coursework on Fashion course

Student designs for Kingpins Show

Innovation designs for the denim trade show, Kingpins Show. Created by students Buster Hawksworth, Milda Gatelyte, Martin (Chak) Chan, Alessia Casati, Maria Dikaros, Jasmin Doolin and Abigail Allesbrook.

Undergraduate student coursework on Fashion course

Collaborative student work

Designs by undergraduate students Sabrina Bonatesta, Lauren Ibbs and Zahra Kahn.

BA (Hons) Fashion 2021

Work by student Zahara Daniel

Why study this fashion degree?

  1. Exceptional academic team, including couture designers, Saville Row cutters and experienced fashion brand manager
  2. Access the latest camera equipment and video editing software
  3. Establish and nurture your design signature and identity from the get go
  4. Unrivalled industry connections will make you industry ready
  5. Get involved in live project briefs from the outset
  6. Opportunities for internships in the world’s fashion capitals
  7. Work with and be inspired by some of fashion's greatest labels
  8. Collaborative working opportunities across the institution
  9. Option to take the digital technology for fashion pathway in second year
  10. Access The Institute for Creativity and Technology in London’s design district

Discover your fashion design identity

This flagship fashion course in London, UK, offers budding fashion designers the opportunity to study both traditional and innovative practices in fashion design, development, pattern cutting, sampling and digital design. You will explore how computer-aided design and emerging digital technologies are helping to innovate the fashion creation process – from idea through to production.

You’ll develop an enviable skillset across the fashion design spectrum. This degree in fashion is geared towards developing fashion designers with industry-ready skills who have a firm grasp of research and concept development methodologies. You’ll add an academic backbone to your natural design flair, discover and develop your distinctive creative identity, and hone the techniques and knowledge you’ll need to stand out from the crowd.

You’ll have constant industry engagement, be involved in live project briefs, and receive help to secure an accredited work placement for one term of the course. Students typically secure work placements in London, Antwerp, Paris, Milan and New York. They’ve been given a taste of life at some of the world’s most prestigious fashion brands, including Givenchy, Viktor & Rolf, AF Vandevorst, Haider Ackermann and Calvin Klein. 

These opportunities will broaden your horizons in fashion and beyond


During the fashion design degree, you will also work on industry-led design briefs and competitions, including VF Corporation, which encompass Timberland, Wrangler, Lee and North Face and Kingpins denim. 

Excuse the name drops, but the name on the label is pretty important in this business, and why shouldn’t you learn from – and aspire to be – the best? 

When you study the BA Hons Fashion degree, you will work collaboratively across disciplines to learn how the latest 3D and design technology is helping to transform processes and innovate fashion creation. You will consider your design signature from the get go. Our course leaders will oversee your growth as a fashion designer and be ably supported by other staff and visiting professionals.

Students will soon be able to choose the digital technology for fashion pathway as part of their second-year studies.

Key study topics

  • Concept research 
  • Sustainability 
  • Sketchbook development
  • Fabric knowledge and digital print & knit
  • Computer aided design (CAD)
  • Creative collaboration
  • Portfolio development
  • Live project briefs
  • Industry guest speakers
  • Accredited 10 week work placement
  • Draping
  • Lectra 3D design and pattern cutting
  • Avatar digital design Clo3D and Marvellous Designer
  • 2D into 3D resolution
  • Manufacture and production
  • Fashion promotion and marketing
  • Digital Showcasing
  • Enterprise and Innovation
  • Final collection

The specifics

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We are digital explorers

For the first time ever, Ravensbourne University fashion and gaming students collaborate to chart a course for the future of fashion.

Alumni stories

In the media

I.D Magazine, February 2021

I.D Magazine, February 2021

Ravensbourne University London embraces fashion’s digital revolution

Though last year was hardly an easy ride for fashions students, it was also a year in which they, and the institutions they studied at, demonstrated the power of creativity, innovation and resilience in the face of challenges none of us could have foreseen.

Among the most memorable examples of this is the initiative launched by Ravensbourne University London under the direction of Programme Director, Lee Lapthorne, a collaboration between the institution’s BA Fashion and gaming courses to showcase graduate collections via a downloadable game.

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Alumna Cristina Alagna features in LFW

Alumna Cristina Alagna features in LFW

London Fashion Week handpicks alumna Cristina Alagna to feature in their blog

paria farzaneh

Spotlight in LFW: Paria Farzaneh

London Fashion Week throws a spotlight on alumna Paria Farzaneh

Facilities

Atelier

Atelier at Ravensbourne

Our spacious and well-equipped fashion atelier means that our fashion students learn traditional, technical and creative skills such as draping, pattern cutting and machine sewing. But not only that. They can also push creative limits by designing and printing their own materials using our industry-standard fabric printers.

Male student working on a fashion atelier

Fashion atelier

Our facilities are second to none. Using digital workshops, you will be encouraged to explore new digital technologies, such as: 3D printing, digital knit, digital print, digital embroidery, laser cutting, access to body scanning, and the Lectra CAD/CAM design management system.

Fashion atelier at Ravensbourne

Fashion atelier at Ravensbourne

Alongside mastering the latest fashion technology, you will also be taught how to effectively use industry-standard software, such as Clo3D, Marvellous Designer and Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. 

Fashion atelier at Ravensbourne

Fashion atelier at Ravensbourne

With access to the latest camera equipment and video editing software, Adobe Premier Pro, you will also expand your awareness of different creative fields and learn the value of interdisciplinary exploration. 

Mannequin in the atelier room

Mannequin in the atelier room

Mannequins in the atelier room

Atelier

Student using the materials library

Materials library

The Ravensbourne materials library is curated by Material ConneXion, a business that introduces brands to the latest material innovations.

The materials scientists at Material ConneXion select innovative materials relevant to the courses at Ravensbourne and that reflect current trends in design and manufacturing.

Samples of these materials are then added to the library so students and staff can browse the physical collection for inspiration, material ideas and applications.

The library hosts 1,500 material samples and an interactive table for further research and access to the Material ConneXion database.

External visitor information

If you wish to come and see the materials library and have a short tour, please contact us to organise.

The materials library can be used by external students registered with the SCONUL access scheme.

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Library at Ravensbourne

The Ravensbourne University library has a large collection of print, online and multimedia resources available for staff and students to use.

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Our facilities are open to every student

Our facilities are open to every student

One of the best things about our facilities is that they are open to all students no matter what course they are studying.

Watch the video and then scroll through the gallery to see what else you could use.

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