Istituto Marangoni
Fashion Design and Womenswear BA (Hons)
Istituto Marangoni

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The womenswear designer has the most prestigious role in the fashion industry for creativity and job opportunity. The most successful brands in the world produce womenswear and sustain several collections under the same category that respond to different segments of the market. This dynamic three year Fashion Design & Womenswear course provides a complete education in collection design for the competitive womenswear market. Different to traditional fashion design programmes, this course focuses on femininity and the changing female silhouette, researching and questioning the impact of ‘shape-shifting’ design through masculinity vs. femininity, challenging tradition, looking at female empowerment and self-sureness and encouraging a real touch of creative flair in womenswear apparel. From an in-depth analysis of clothing manufacturing through deconstruction, participants study the language of couture construction versus ready to wear, progressing through all stages of the design process from fashion illustration, pattern making, pattern cutting and construction, right through to the finished garment. They are encouraged to experiment with new materials and technologies, including renewable and sustainable resources, negotiating the use of the flamboyant pairing of fabrics and experimental cutting techniques, as well as evaluating finishings, fabric embellishment, and small details that make the difference.

This fashion course provides a solid base in fashion design and the fashion system, looking at various targets in womenswear to be able to chose the appropriate design language, choice of materials, colour palettes and inspirational ‘stories’ to satisfy a design brief or brand identity, consumer habits and trends, and business positioning and marketing strategies. Research into fashion history and culture and historic references in art and dress further enhances creative thinking, inspiring participants to experiment with new design proposals. Communication skills provide an added professional approach in the negotiation and presentation of design ideas to companies and new clients. A professionally produced fashion show and graduation showcase event introduces collections or portfolios to a selected audience of leading fashion experts, journalists, bloggers, designers and head-hunters. This course is part of the fashion design study pathways. With fashion design as the core subject, participants specialise in the chosen area of interest (womenswear), positioning themselves as an industry expert with a specific and highly sought after professional profile.

This course is also available as a BA (Hons) four year course (including placement sandwich year)* **.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 32 graduates of Fashion Design and Womenswear BA (Hons) at Istituto Marangoni for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Fashion.

Overall student satisfaction
69 /100
32 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of all UK Graduates of Fashion

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20069 £19085 £22483
25-75 percentile range £18040 - £23109 £14127 - £23631 £16588 - £28471

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Fashion Design and Womenswear, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic) 6 Minimum 5.5 in each element
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Tuition Fees Fashion Design and Womenswear BA (Hons)

Ireland £16600 year 1
EU £23100 year 1
England UK £16600 year 1
Northern Ireland £16600 year 1
Scotland £16600 year 1
Wales £16600 year 1
Channel Islands £16600 year 1
International £23100 year 1

Additional fee information

Enrolment fee £ 3,300
Tuition fee UK £ 12,500
Tuition fee International £ 18,800

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

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About Istituto Marangoni

Istituto Marangoni International is a privately-run institution which was founded in 1935 in Milan. The school currently offers programs in numerous major cities, among them the city of London. The courses offered range from 1-to-3 year basic programs, and a 1-year Master’s program in the fields of Fashion and Design.

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Where is this programme taught

Fashion Street London
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Main Site - 30 Fashion Street
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