BA Fashion Design

International degree program (2+1 years)

Course Intent

The International Degree Study Abroad Program in Fashion Design offers learners a period of exploration and discovery in field of fashion with Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications (level 4 & 5) that support progression to Level 6, Degree studies at Pearson affiliated UK University. The course provides relevant subject knowledge in Fashion Design and business needed by learners to progress successfully to Degree Level and be able to meet demands of the Fashion industry and adapt to its constantly changing nature. The knowledge from this course helps learners to evolve as Fashion Design professionals, as self-reflecting individuals with an aptitude of research in Fashion realization.

No. of Seats 20
Eligibility 12th (any stream)
Duration 2+1 Year

BTEC HND level 5(Pearson)after 2nd year at ARCH

BA degree awarded by UK University on Progression on 3rd year of study abroad.


  • Pearson Btec

Progression & Exchanges

  • northampton

Be a Design Thinker

Learning Outcome

  • Exhibit self-empowerment through understanding of Art and Design in local, regional and global context of creative industries and aspire for international career pathways.
  • Display Art and Design skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global creative industries sector.
  • Apply creative thinking and recognize its value in the creative enterprise and beyond.
  • Research, explore and draw conclusions for a given design or a creative problem.
  • Work with transforming technologies and utilize opportunities to enter or progress in employment in creative & Fashion industry
  • Adopt balance between employability skills and the knowledge essential for entrepreneurial, employment or academic aspirations.

Course Content

The course imparts knowledge and skills for a holistic understanding and training in all aspects of Design thinking, Fashion Design technology, business and creative entrepreneurship. Learners develop Fashion collections, professional portfolios and work on collaborative projects where Design education is integrated with industry projects in real time. Innovation and originality are encouraged throughout the course.

Year 1 BTEC HND Level 4 (India)

Learners in their first year of the program study essentials of Fashion Design such as Professional Development, Art & Design Contextual Studies, Design Techniques & Processes, Fashion & Textile Practices, understanding of Materials, Pattern Development, Garment Making, Computer Aided Design and incorporate all the learning to develop a Fashion collection.

Year 2 BTEC HND Level 5 (India)

The Level 5 facilitates a significant learning of professional practices of Fashion industry where learners gain knowledge, understanding and the skill set that will increase their career opportunities. They gain in-depth knowledge on Creative Entrepreneurship in order to succeed in establishing a creative venture. Learners are introduced to the Principles of Fashion Styling along with process and understanding of how to use Trend Forecasting information that support Design decisions. Team work is encouraged to identify appropriate information and analyse it to formulate clear solutions.

Year 3 Level 6 (Degree Abroad)

In year 3, learners progress to top-up level learning and obtain Degree in Fashion Design at a choice of Universities in UK which also award Pearson BTEC HND Level 4 & 5. Emphasis is placed on developing students' own Design philosophy along with professional and future career aspirations under the guidance of international specialists and expert faculty. ARCH will facilitate progression to Degree with required processes and the Portfolio for evaluation by the University.

UK Universities for Progression to Top-up Degree

  • University of Northampton

Career Opportunities

  • Fashion Designer
  • Creative Entrepreneur
  • Fashion Project Manager
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Senior Designer in a fashion industry
  • Fashion Business Content Writer
  • Brand Development Manager

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