This is a distinctly practical-based, portfolio-focused BA Honours ‘top up’ course which will provide you with the tools you need to confidently progress into the working world of the fashion industry and enhance your employment opportunities. It integrates academic and industry-related learning and meets the needs of local regional and national employers, with live projects and study visits underpinning project work.
- Concept development for tailoring and manufacture
- Innovation in fashion
- Brand identity and aesthetics
- Fashion collection development
- Dissertation and major project.
Apply for the full-time course through UCAS, using code W2S6, and application to the part-time programme is through our online application form.
One year full-time or two years part-time.
The fashion industry is one of the region's biggest employers, offering a wide range of employment opportunities for graduates in design, pattern cutting, garment production, fashion conceptualisation, retail, publishing, styling, marketing and textile design.
Please use the following links to learn more about our policies and procedures.
- Academic Regulations: This programme follow the regulations of University of Hull.
- Student Disciplinary Policy
Please visit our Document Downloads page to access the College's other policies, i.e. our Mental Health Policy.
A relevant Foundation Degree or a related HND at merit level.
BA Design (Top Up)
Patrick decided to come to Bishop Burton College because he wanted to learn new skills and start a career he is passionate about. He currently works part-time as a council recruitment officer and has always enjoyed creative hobbies, such as photography, drawing and painting.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: The emphasis on employability and contacts with local businesses is a definite plus point for me. I like the flexibility of the courses, which has allowed me to continue working part-time whilst studying. The surroundings are great, I like the variety of people that attend the College and I find there is a relaxed but busy atmosphere around the place.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: I like the small group sizes on my course, which allows plenty of time to discuss my work with my tutors. My tutors are always contactable whenever I have a query or a problem and they are very knowledgeable in their specific fields. Student feedback is also well received and implemented.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: I hope to gain full-time employment as a graphic designer. Eventually I hope to become a freelance designer once I have gained some real world experience. I feel I have gained all the necessary skills needed and produced a good quality portfolio of work during my time at Bishop Burton College.