Cordwainers Fashion Bags and Accessories (Product Design and Innovation) BA (Hons)
University of the Arts London
Key Course Facts
BA (Hons) Cordwainers Fashion Bags and Accessories: Product Design and Innovation prepares you for a successful career as a product designer and developer in the exciting field of fashion bags and accessories. The course teaches the design, development and realisation of fashion bags and accessory products for the fashion accessories market.
What can you expect?
BA (Hons) Cordwainers Fashion Bags and Accessories: Product Design and Innovation students will learn the skills to research, to produce initial design ideas, and to develop designs through to a finished 3D prototype. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the fashion accessories industry, its markets, and the role of the fashion accessory product designer within the industry.
Cordwainers Accessories is delivered with employment in the relevant industry in mind. You will study a range of units that will equip you with relevant professional, communication and business skills. Live projects set by industry will include presentations to and from the companies involved. You will have the option of doing a placement year between the second and final year of the course. Successful completion of this placement year will give you an additional qualification. You will also have the opportunity to make contacts and build relationships within the industry.
The Cordwainers and Leathersellers livery companies support Cordwainers courses through prizes, scholarships and industrial visits. This course focuses on producing graduates who can make an innovative contribution to accessory product development.
London College of Fashion undergraduate courses develop your personal and professional skills. On this course you will develop skills in your discipline until you are an independent creative thinker. Your skills will make you capable of making an effective contribution to this sector of the fashion industry. We embed Personal and Professional Development (PPD) skills in all units on every course. Speaker programmes with contributions from alumni and members of industry are a part of many courses. We encourage graduates who wish to continue their education at postgraduate level to progress to suitable courses within the College, the University or elsewhere.
Many graduates prefer to seek employment as soon as they have completed their undergraduate studies. Recent Fashion Accessories graduates have obtained positions with House of Fraser, H&M, Dr Martens, Anya Hindmarch and Chanel UK.
This course is based at Golden Lane, near Clerkenwell and Shoreditch. Just a short walk from the site is the Barbican Centre where you will find Art exhibitions, a cinema and live bands. Golden Lane is the world-renowned site for footwear and accessories design.
About London College of Fashion
London College of Fashion, UAL, has been nurturing creative talent for over a century, offering courses in all things fashion. In design, we teach a combination of heritage and radical thinking. Craftsmanship and new technology. Engineering – and in-depth design research. We teach innovative ideas first – and then innovative practice to bring them to life. Through teaching, specialist research, and collaborative work, we empower our students to think differently, using fashion to examine the past, build a sustainable future, and improve the way we live.
Below you can see course specific reviews for 22 graduates of Cordwainers Fashion Bags and Accessories (Product Design and Innovation) BA (Hons) at University of the Arts London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Product Design.
Salary of all UK Graduates of Product Design
|15 months after graduation||3 years after graduation||5 years after graduation|
|25-75 percentile range||£18040 - £23109||£14127 - £23631||£16588 - £28471|
All Product Design courses of UK
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Cordwainers Fashion Bags and Accessories (Product Design and Innovation), BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
112 tariff points from full Level 3 qualifications.
UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course
This particular course
A total of 112 tariff points from two or more A-levels at C or higher; preferred subjects include those related to Art, Design or Fashion.
112 UCAS tariff points from Scottish Highers (including at least one Advanced Higher subject).
112 tariff points from the complete Access to HE Diploma in a creative subject.
DMM or higher in the BTEC National Extended Diploma in subjects relating to art and design.
Equivalent EU or non-EU qualifications are also considered.
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Cordwainers Fashion Bags and Accessories (Product Design and Innovation), BA (Hons).
Tuition Fees Cordwainers Fashion Bags and Accessories (Product Design and Innovation) BA (Hons)
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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
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)
Positions of University of the Arts London in top UK and global rankings.
Rankings of University of the Arts London in related subject specific rankings.
Arts Visual & Performing
- Art & Design
QS World University Rankings By Subject
[Published 20 April, 2022]
- Art & Design
CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
[Published 13 June, 2022]
- Design & Crafts
The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
See all university rankings of University of the Arts London
What students say about studying Product Design in the UK?
About University of the Arts London
University of the Arts London is the collective name of a group consisting of six colleges specialised in the Arts. These institutions include Central Saint Martins, London College of Communication, Wimbledon College of Arts, London College of Communication, Chelsea College of Arts, and Camberwell College of Arts.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Product Design and Manufacture including an Integrated Study Abroad Year MEng (Hons)||The University of Nottingham||65%||0%||2%||£9250||£26500||158||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|Product Design FdA||Cardiff and Vale College||65%||0%||2%||£7500||£13000||158||Rumney||On campus Full-time|
|Product Design BA (Hons)||University of Lincoln||91%||0%||5%||£9250||£15900||104||Lincoln||On campus Full-time|
|Product Design with Foundation Year BA/BSc (Hons)||University of Derby||50%||2%||20%||£9250||£14045||105||Derby||On campus Full-time|
|Product Design BSc (Hons)||University of Bedfordshire||27%||5%||30%||£9250||£13200||86||Luton||On campus Full-time|
|Product Design with Professional Experience (with Integrated Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)||University of Brighton||59%||0%||10%||£9250||£13842||119||Brighton||On campus Full-time|
|Product Design Engineering BSc (Hons)||Liverpool John Moores University||73%||0%||0%||£9250||£16100||143||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Product Design Futures BA (Hons)||Bournemouth University||59%||5%||8%||£9250||£16500||107||Poole||On campus Full-time|
|Integrated Product Design MSc||Brunel University||59%||5%||8%||£8750||£18000||107||Uxbridge||On campus Full-time|
|Product Design Engineering MSc||Glasgow School of Art||59%||5%||8%||£7920||£19980||107||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
The University League Tables
- 13 June, 2022
- Criteria used in ranking -CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject:
- Entry Standards 26%
Student Satisfaction 26%
Research Quality 22%
Graduate Prospects 26%
British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK
- 20 April, 2022
- Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings By Subject:
- - Academic Reputation 30%
- Employer Reputation 10%
- Research Citations Per Paper 30%
- H-index 30%
The Guardian News and Media Limited
- 24 September, 2022
- Criteria used in ranking -The Guardian University League Tables by Subject:
- Student to Staff Ratio 15%
Entry Standards 15%
Expenditure per Student 5%
Continuation 15% (non-medical subjects) OR 5% (medical subjects)
NSS - Teaching 8%
NSS - Assessment & Feedback 8%
NSS - Overall Satisfaction 4%
Career Prospects 15%
Value added 15%