Undergraduate BA (Hons)


Realise diverse fashion narratives through design, cut and construction. You’ll practise using industry-recognised techniques and understand sustainable and inclusive practices.


Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    18 Sep 2023

Study a range of fashion design methods, as you explore experimental and industry-standard approaches to pattern cutting and garment construction. We’ll encourage you to challenge perceived limitations of fashion. You’ll then apply your findings to your fashion design practice, while also being mindful of sustainable practice, diversity and inclusion. 

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Learn to create designs in response to trends, market segmentations and technical innovations, as you explore fabric and form to achieve resolved 3D outcomes
  • Work on arts and industry-informed briefs, live projects, and competitions to create a professional industry-ready fashion portfolio
  • Develop a strong understanding of the cultural, ethical, and environmental concerns inherent in the fashion industry
  • Understand ways to develop your 2D and 3D skills, and how to communicate concepts to your audience
  • Apply industry-recognised CAD (computer-aided design) techniques to your conceptual and technical 2D work
  • Choose to focus solely on a graduate collection, or to create a smaller range of garments with accompanying promotional material, such as styling, film, or exhibition, for your final year project

For more course updates, follow us on Instagram @leedsbeckettfashion.

Designated creative spaces
We’ll give you a designated studio space in our award-winning Broadcasting Place building - home to many of our creative courses. You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with other innovative thinkers in subjects such as fine art, graphic design, illustration, music, and film.

Challenge boundaries
Fashion is one of the world's biggest industries and we passionately believe it’s about more than just the commercially driven production and promotion of new collections. It’s a reflection of society, identity and culture, and a powerful protagonist for change. You’ll learn to challenge the idea of fashion as the manifestation of temporary consumer trends.

Showcase your style
We’re committed to providing a course that responds to your individual personality, interests, and creativity. You’ll study a diverse range of briefs to develop a portfolio of professional skills that will help to open doors to an array of careers in fashion.

You’ll also have the opportunity to impress the public and industry by exhibiting your work at the end of your final year. This will include a range of showcase opportunities, such as our in-house LSA Degree Show. See examples of fashion students' work in the Leeds School of Arts Festival.

Guest lectures
We often run guest lectures and workshops throughout the year, both on campus and in conjunction with external organisations. The INSIDE/OUT lecture series brings together some of the most exciting names from the fields of art, architecture, design, fashion, film, music, performing arts and beyond. You can catch up on previous lectures by visiting the Leeds Arts Research Centre site.


Why study Fashion at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. 100% of students from BA (Hons) Fashion were in work or further study 15 months after graduating*
  2. Tutors with extensive professional experience and networks - including internationally renowned designer Professor Matty Bovan
  3. Opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience
  4. Study within one of the largest university arts communities in the north
  5. Leeds' thriving creative sector - including countless opportunities for fashion graduates on our doorstep

*2018/19 graduating students, Graduate Outcomes

Fashion: In conversation with Matty Bovan and Lisa Stansbie Fashion designer Matty Bovan is interviewed by the Dean of Leeds School of Arts, Professor Lisa Stansbie.