University of the Arts London
Fashion Pattern Cutting BA (Hons)
University of the Arts London

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Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 45 graduates of Fashion Pattern Cutting 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 .

Overall student satisfaction
67 /100
45 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of all UK Graduates of Design Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20046 £20113 £23568
25-75 percentile range £18042 - £24043 £15144 - £24676 £17604 - £29974

Course Description

BA (Hons) Fashion Pattern Cutting prepares you for a successful career as a pattern cutter for contemporary fashion. You will develop innovative solutions through traditional craft practice and the latest digital technologies.

What can you expect?

BA (Hons) Fashion Pattern Cutting focuses on creative approaches to the production of contemporary fashion. The course promotes innovative cutting, fabric sourcing and digital technologies in the development of structured and unstructured clothing.

Students on this course will learn design research, design interpretation and three-dimensional realisation. You will build skills in presentation, fit alteration, pattern drafting, construction and fabric sourcing. Students will also learn about trend investigation, market analysis and awareness of sustainability and ethical issues.

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. At the end of your studies you will be equipped to enter the fashion industry with an innovative and professional portfolio and a range of skills that make you highly employable.

London College of Fashion (LCF) 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. Graduates from this course will be able to gain positions in design, garment and production technology, fabric research, sourcing and manufacture. Technical competence and creative confidence will enable graduates to become technical managers, innovators, consultants and product developers, as well as defining their own individual career opportunities.

This course is based at Curtain Road in Shoreditch. The Shoreditch area was at the heart of London’s clothing industry in the 17th-century and Curtain Road is home to many of LCF’s design, textiles and fashion courses. Nearby you will find Spitalfields and BOXPARK markets offering a wide range of crafts, fashion and food traders.

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.

What You Will Learn

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

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

112 tariff points from full Level 3 qualifications.

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

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 study Fashion Pattern Cutting, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Fashion Pattern Cutting BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1

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)

University Rankings

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

    • #2 
    • #2 
    Art & Design
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]
    • #19 
    • #24 
    Art & Design
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

See all 8 university rankings of University of the Arts London

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.

Student composition of University of the Arts London

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022

List of 147 Bachelor and Master Courses from University of the Arts London - Course Catalogue

Where is this programme taught

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