Future Student Updates (COVID-19)


Fashion impacts upon all aspects of our lives and shapes our appreciation and understanding of the world around us. This course focuses on developing creativity and innovation within an industrial and commercial context. You’ll learn vital pattern-cutting skills in 2D and 3D as well as core manufacturing abilities. You’ll also enhance your freehand and technical drawing and illustration skills using traditional and computer-aided design methods.


As well as technical skills, you’ll explore the history of fashion and exciting innovations in contemporary design. Fascinating study trips, fashion shows, exhibitions and competitions will enrich your educational experience, while live industry projects could lead to your designs going into production and open up employment opportunities.


Fashion and Textiles is ranked 29th in the UK by The Guardian University League Tables 2017


Stage 1:
Stage 2:
Masters Degree

For these courses, you will be required to show evidence of previous work through a portfolio

MA Fashion

NOTE: Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, examinations may be replaced by an alternative form of assessment during the academic year 2021/2022. Please contact College Services for further information.


To be considered for entry onto one of our art and design pathways, you may need to submit a portfolio. For advice on how to build your portfolio you can click on the following link, where our academics explain what they are looking for: https://vimeo.com/album/4284984



Fee Type Stage 1: Pre-Master's Stage 2: Master's Degree


Two semesters: £13,200

Three semesters: £17,500

Starts from £13,000 up to £15,400 (Please check your course)


Two semesters: £8,440

Three semesters: £9,710





Stage 1: Two semesters or Three semesters

Stage 2: Two semesters


Stage 1

For two semesters:
September and January

For three semesters:

September and May

Stage 2

For two semesters:


Stage 1: Pre-Masters in Fashion


For three semesters
Semester one
  • Practical Study Skills for Arts, Design, Film, Media and Music
  • Introduction to Media Technology
  • Pre-Masters Academic English
Semester two
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication for Postgraduate Study
  • Research Methods
  • Specialist Project 1
Semester three
  • Discourse and Critique
  • Specialist Project 2
For two semesters
Semester one
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication for Postgraduate Study
  • Research Methods
  • Specialist Project 1
Semester two
  • Discourse and Critique
  • Specialist Project 2 

Progression rule to Stage 2

There is a required 50% pass mark in all modules plus a minimum of 85% attendance.


Employment & career options

Employment opportunities include computer animation companies, work with games, TV and film special effects companies. Our graduates work and freelance with some of the world's best-known production and post production houses.

More programmes at HIC