BA (Hons) Degree / 3 Years Full Time 

Design, conceptual thinking, image presentation and of course individuality are just some of the qualities which combine to drive fashion. Through our award winning degree from Northumbria University UK, over the three years you study with us, you will develop your own distinctive design handwriting so that, when you graduate, you will be ready to make your mark on the world of fashion too.

In year one you get the chance to investigate and experiment with a diverse range of fashion disciplines including womenswear, menswear, textiles and knitwear. By year two you are ready to choose your specialism and can really begin to make your mark. Through a combination of tutorial guidance, project ‘crits’, lectures, competitions, live industrial projects and placements you will build your understanding, expertise and portfolio. By your final year you can realise your personal vision through a capsule collection conceived, developed and presented by you.


If you have an innovative mind, creative vision, are self motivated and 100% committed to fashion, this is definitely the course for you. 



Fashion Director
Senior Designer 
Womenswear Specialist
Menswear Specialist
Swimwear Specialist
Lingerie & Intimate Apparel Specialist
Kidswear Specialist
Performance Sportswear Designer
High-tech Textile Designer 
Heritage Craft Textile Designer
Fashion Illustrator
Costume Designer
Fashion Entrepreneur 
Fashion Design & Production Supervisor




    YEAR 1 (120 CREDITS)

    • VA0416 Fashion in the Modern Period (10 Credits)
    • DE1144 introduction to Fashion and textile research and development Process (30 credits)
    • DE0954 Fashion design Portfolio 1 (30 credits)
    • DE1143 introduction to Garment Construction (30 credits)
    • DE1038 Learning skills through Fashion (10 credits)
    • DE0810 Communication techniques for Fashion (10 credits)

    YEAR 2 (120 CREDITS)

    • VA0524 Fashion in society (10 credits)
    • DE0902 digital Presentation and illustration techniques (10 credits)
    • DE0948 Fashion Option 1 (10 credits)
    • DE0943 Fashion Garment 2(Option – 20 Credits)
    • DE0944 Fashion textile/Knit Portfolio 3 (Option - 20 credits)
    • DE1141 Fashion design Portfolio 2 (Option – 30 credits)
    • DE1142 Fashion textile/Knit Portfolio 2 (Option - 30 credits)
    • DE0946 Fashion Garment 3 - Production (Option – 20 credits)
    • DE0947 Fashion textiles/Knit Portfolio 5 - Production (Option - 20 credits)
    • DE0952 Fashion Garment 3 - research-concept-development (Option - 20 credits)

    YEAR 3 (120 CREDITS)

    • DE0779 Final Fashion Portfolio (30 credits)
    • DE0906 Final Collection Option (20 credits)
    • DE0777 Final Collection stage a: Preparation (20 credits)
    • VA0600 design studies 05 : dissertation or design report (20 credits)
    • DE0778 Final Collection stage B: Production (30 credits)


    In the UK
    Louise Trotter - Fashion Director, Joseph
    Nicola Morgan - Designer, Givenchy 
    Thomas Walker - Senior Designer, Nike
    Jane Whitfield - Senior Womenswear Designer, Chloe
    David Walker Smith - Menswear Designer, Selfridges 
    Jim Buckley - Product Director, Escada 
    Barry Jorden - Senior Designer, Ralph Lauren Menswear


    In Sri Lanka  

    Mario Sittampalam - Head of Design at MAS ACTIVE 
    Kithmini Liyanaarachchi - Head of Design at Amante - MAS
    Prabath Samarasooriya - Founder & Designer of popular fashion label ‘Prabath Samarasooriya’, shown at London Fashion Week 2013 IFS, Hyderabad Fashion Week, Cochin Fashion Week, Colombo Fashion Week and Sri Lanka Design Festival.
    Inoma De Silva - Former designer for NEXT UK in Sri Lanka
, current fashion entrepreneur behind own label 1331 label
    Rukshika Fernando - Former designer for Victoria’s Secret PINK through MAS Holdings and current fashion entrepreneur for own brand RumPunch
    Malka Peiris - Designer for Calvin Klein through Jinadasa Manufacturers
    Isuru Liyanage– Tommy Hilfiger X-Bionic Sportswear through Orient Design, Fashion designer for www.fashionmarket.lk 
Lonali Rodrigo– Founder/Managing Director of fashion label ‘House of Lonali’ (Fashion Entrepreneur), invited to participate at London Fashion Week 2013 IFS.
    Nithya Lamahewa– Founder/Managing Director of fashion label ‘Nithya' (Fashion Entrepreneur, invited to participate at London Fashion Week 2013 IFS