Lena Pogodina, Fashion Design, 2023.

Fashion Design

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BA (Hons) Fashion Design
Location
Glasgow
School
School of Design
UCAS Code
W230 (Fashion Design)

Programme Overview

BA (Hons) Fashion Design nurtures a dynamic, inclusive, and supportive learning environment that centres on preparing students for the future, whether they want to pursue careers in industry, with community groups, set up their own practices and businesses, or continue their educational journeys. The programme seeks to create assured and specialist fashion design graduates with individual identities. The work of our graduates demonstrates creative freedom and diversity in terms of target audiences, ideas, concepts and processes towards individual interests and aspirations. The programme offers the opportunity to examine the field of fashion design in depth. Fashion is concerned with the shape, cut, silhouette and construction of clothing. Students honour and learn from fashion traditions whilst looking to the future, learning to balance originality of concept with design viability. The emphasis is on future heritage, not celebrity-driven, quick, and cheaply manufactured clothing, which often damages the term ‘fashion’. Students gain a working knowledge of core industry skills: research methods, analysis, translation, drawing and colour, technical investigation, form and material exploration, knitwear, pattern cutting, construction and visualisation. Studio and workshop learning promotes innovation through making, including heritage and contemporary techniques, digital skills and design processes. Sustainable and responsible design continues to evolve and inform practices and outcomes. Students reflect on their beliefs and career aspirations through various design briefs that will contextualise their practice. Latterly, students elect to specialise in an area of fashion depending on their individual skills and interests. All GSA degree programmes are validated by the University of Glasgow.

Iona Yost, Fashion Design, 2023.

How to Apply

More on How to Apply / Year 1 Entry / Advanced Entry (or getting into Year 2 direct).

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Application Guidelines + Digital Portfolio

Nan Gao, Fashion Design, 2023.

This guide contains important information including entry requirements, English language requirements, the application process and sample portfolios.

Graduate Showcase

Join us for Degree Show - immerse yourself in our digital showcase of graduating students' work and see final year projects from students of this programme.

Katie Smith, Communication Design, 2023.

Graduate destinations

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Indicative Programme Costs

Information for future students on planning your budget, studio and workshop access, technical services, study abroad and exchange, library and further support.

Lena Pogodina, Fashion Design, 2023.

Current Programme Specification

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Resource Lists

Visit the library for the specialist reading lists for this programme. Key resources are expected to be read/viewed by all students enrolled on this course during study. You can also find wider and suggested reading on the subject, with many of the contents available to read online once students have enrolled on the programme.

Billy Paterson. Communication Design, 2023.

International Students + VISAs

As one of the leading art schools in the UK, The Glasgow School of Art welcomes international students to all of its programmes. The School offers an environment in which difference is encouraged and diversity of background and approach is valued.

Yimei Lu, MDes Fashion & Textiles, 2023.

Exchange & Study Abroad

The Glasgow School of Art has an extensive student and staff exchange programme with about 75 of the world’s leading Art, Design and Architecture schools. These partnerships have been built up over many years through academic relationships and collaborations and extend to all corners of the world.

Gabriel Christys, Painting and Printmaking, 2023.

This programme participates in the Glasgow Clyde College Associate Student Scheme

This programme participates in the scheme supporting applicants from their HNC Art & Design to Year 2 of this and other programmes.

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This programme is subject to validation

We review the content of our programmes regularly, making changes where necessary to improve the student experience and our graduate prospects.  This programme is being reviewed and is subject validation. You can read more about what ‘Subject to Validation’ means here.

Poppy Fraser. Painting & Printmaking, 2023.
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