BA (Hons) Fashion Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Top up)


Forge your identity as a designer. Benefit from a practical and creative education, excellent industry links, high student satisfaction, and small class sizes. Focus on fashion business, design and garment production in preparation for employment within the fashion industry. The purpose of this programme is to create confident and specialised fashion design graduates with clear individual identity, prepared for employment, self-employment and postgraduate study in local or global contexts.

This course is specialised towards fashion innovation and entrepreneurial development. The demand for multi-skilled, creative and flexible individuals within this area of design has never been more crucial, with product innovation, development and project management the students will be provided with a breadth of practical, intellectual and transferable skills required to succeed in the fashion industry. From planning, designing and implementing their final collection, to planning finances, marketing and business proposals, students will take ownership of their studies and specialise in their area of expertise, establishing what is significant to them in this ever expanding industry.

Modules will be led by tutors who are expert practitioners in their field.

Students will be encouraged to challenge the notions of the design process, and to critically consider where they will be placed within the industry. Students will be required to take their research methods to the next level, generate innovative design proposals, principles and techniques of creative pattern cutting and construction, as well as project managing and digital design solutions.


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What will I study?

  • Fashion Enterprise
  • Personal Monograph
  • Design research and Portfolio Conceptualisation
  • Garment development and realisation

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is based on a mixture of assessment methods including: individual portfolio work, essays, reports, seminar presentations, business plan, pitches, practical work, exhibitions and group work.

Standard resources will be provided for assessments, but students may choose to purchase their own resources (e.g. specialist fabrics) to meet their own creative plan – estimated cost for final assessment materials - £200

For more information about assessment, including guidance on marking, feedback and plagiarism, please refer to the HE Assessment Policy (section 5) and the programme spec for course-specific information.

How will the course be delivered?

All programmes are led and taught by experienced teaching staff who are vocational specialists.  They are qualified, and often have extensive experience within the industry or the sector being studied. All teaching staff meet or exceed the requirements set by the awarding institute or body.

Entry requirements

For successful entry onto the programme applicants should have a relevant Level 5 qualification. Applicants will also need an appropriate academic reference and portfolio of previous work or projects.

What next?

  • Masters in innovation for the creative industries
  • Employment
  • Self-employment

Additional information

Validated by the University of Hull