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Textiles for Fashion BA (Hons) Top-up

Fashion student


Textiles for Fashion BA (Hons) (Full-time)

You will develop all of the design skills and technical knowledge you need to be successful in the fashion industry. You will have access to everything you need to develop a major collection at a professional catwalk standard in your final year.

Strong industry links, guest speakers, live projects, work experience and internships are all an integral part of the course. You will also develop professional and entrepreneurial skills to help you find your way through the creative industries.

Our final year students take part in the Catwalk Show at the annual London Graduate Fashion Week. Students will benefit from the opportunity to engage with the University of Northampton’s annual Subject Futures Week, an exciting event and an excellent opportunity for students to explore the potential of their course and understand where it can lead them beyond graduation.

Course information

Entry requirements

To begin this course you will need a Fashion or Textiles BTEC HND

Course content

Confirmed units:

Design Context Communication (40 credits)

Final Major Project (80 credits)

Assessment methods

100% module assignments


You will gain:

BA Hons Fashion

BA Hons Fashion (Textiles for Fashion)

Further study and career options

Course progression:

You could continue along the academic route with a focused MA in any area of Fashion and Textiles.

Career progression:

When you graduate from this course, you will be well suited to work in the fashion industry, including:

  • designing
  • pattern cutting
  • buying
  • merchandising
  • PR
  • editorial
Additional information

Additional costs

  • In previous years, our students have had the opportunity to visit fashion capitals of the world such as Milan, Tokyo, and New York.
  • All the study trips are optional, and the costs vary year on year. Typically, this is approximately £800 for New York, and £400 for European trips (Milan, Amsterdam, Sweden).
  • There is a resource fee of £150 to cover material costs.
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Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 05/10/2023
Type: HE
Length: 30 weeks
Day(s): Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:15am - 4:30pm
Fees: £9,000.00 Fee notes: The fee indicated is for each year of the course.

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Funding Information

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If you decide to pay for your course yourself, we also offer an affordable Direct Debit instalments option to help spread the cost of tuition fees (terms apply).

Bedford College Fashion and Textiles BA (Hons)
Art & Design


I have studied Fashion & Textiles at the College from Level 3 up to this degree. I always knew I’d stay here for an undergraduate course because I know my tutors will support me to become the designer I want to be. They help you to know what you want to do in industry and I am really enjoying finessing who I am as a designer, as well as pursuing my interest in print.


We have great equipment for print work including digital and silk screen, as well as procion dyes and resources for hand printing techniques. For my final major project I am designing prints for six outfits based on the distortion of the human mind and how reality can be affected. We are encouraged by our tutors to choose interesting themes that raise awareness and have had to do extensive market research.

One of my tutors is fantastic on the sketchbook and fashion side, and how designs come together, while the other is great with the technical elements of making garments and manipulating pattern pieces.

We have plenty of one-to-one support and the course is very varied, whereas university courses tend to be more niche. Every level you move up here you explore things in more depth, for example on the HNC we started looking at branding and high street fashion in greater detail.

I’d love to get an internship in London after College in surface print for either fashion or interiors. I’ve been inspired by a few designers including Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and Mary Katrantzou for her work on print. One day I’d like to own a studio or be head of a design house while still being in touch with my creative side on a daily basis. I want to teach other people and continue to move my own knowledge on.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.