BA (Hons) — 3 or 4 Years Full-Time

The BA (Hons) Fashion programme has an excellent reputation for producing fashion graduates who are employed for their creativity, originality, versatility, and professional skills.

The Programme focuses on contemporary fashion design and encourages students to be creative and experimental while challenging the conventions of fashion and textile design practices.

Students follow an arts-based studio practice model through which they develop concepts and ideas using in-depth research processes and experimentation, learning how to design and make original fashion outcomes with a focus on contemporary craftsmanship. Students learn essential skills for designing and making, including the opportunity to develop a textile specialism such as knit, print or embroidery.

BA (Hons) Fashion students working in the Benzie Building
Working in the Benzie Building
Outfit from Hannah Wallace's final year collection at Graduate Fashion Week
Outfit from Jessica Bachmann's final year collection at Graduate Fashion Week
Outfit from Natasha Yates' final year collection at Graduate Fashion Week
Outfit from Cavan McPherson's final year collection at Graduate Fashion Week
Outfit from Louis Trainor-Selwyn's final year collection at Graduate Fashion Week
Students working in Manchester School of Art Weave Workshop
Photoshoot for Manchester Fashion Show brochure, various final year collection pieces
Hannah Wallace receiving Gold Award at Graduate Fashion Week



Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years with placement year and/or overseas study

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View the work of our graduating students:

Take a look at our Class of 2020 Digital Showcase – view work from all of our courses, including sustainable innovation from our fashion designers, to experimental imagery from our art directors and entrepreneurial propositions from our business students.

Class of 2020


Come and see our facilities to get a feel for life on campus. Meet tutors, ask questions and find out what life as a fashion student is really like. It’s a really good opportunity to see what we’re all about and get answers to questions on courses, entry requirements, facilities and career prospects.


Alumni Profiles

Hannah Sykes' work

Hannah Sykes

Fashion BA (Hons) — Graduated July 2015

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Amy Davidson

Fashion BA (Hons) — Graduated July 2013

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Cavan McPherson

Fashion BA (Hons) — Graduated July 2016

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Jessica Campbell

Fashion BA (Hons) — Graduated July 2014

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