BA (Hons) in Fashion Design

Griffith College, Ireland
BA (Hons) in Fashion Design
Next enrollment cycle September 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 1,966,582
Course Accredited By HECA
3 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree Up to 7% scholarship

Campus: Dublin Main Campus.

Cultivate your creativity, innovate, and develop your original ideas with this practical design course.


Explore your personal design direction with our BA (Hons) in Fashion Design and gain an incredible opportunity to succeed in the fashion industry.

  • Our BA (Hons) in Fashion Design is a three-year level 8 degree course available on a full-time basis. The course will immerse you in all aspects of the fashion industry and prepare you for any role that requires both a creative flair and a technical and business knowledge.
  • Through our Fashion Design and Garment Construction modules, students develop practical skills and explore a personal design philosophy.
  • From concept generation, advanced design and pattern development to garment creation, students create a fashion collection using contemporary production techniques.
  • Our syllabus offers training in the most dynamic 3D CAD pattern and manufacturing (CAM) technology, complemented with business and professional practice knowledge.
  • Students learn to think creatively when faced with design challenges, adapt to industry changes and develop the key skills required to liaise with offshore production facilities.
  • The calibre of our fashion graduates work has been recognised through numerous industry awards and exhibitions.
  • An annual Creative Week showcases the Design Faculty graduates with those of Media, Journalism, Computing, Film and Photography.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • All applicants for this course must submit a general art and design portfolio.

CAO Applicants / Applicants under 23 years of age:

  • Applicants under 23 years old on the 1st January the year the course begins must submit a copy of their Leaving Cert results. Candidates will need to have obtained a minimum of two subjects at grade H5 and four subjects at grade O6/H7. These results must include a language (English or Irish) and either Maths or Art. 
  • Candidates with equivalent grades from FETAC colleges and those holding awards including BTEC qualifications will also be considered.

Applicants over 23 years:

  • Applicants who are 23 years of age on or before the 1st January the year the course begins are considered mature learners and will be asked to submit a copy of their ID (passport or driving license) only.

English Language:

  • Applicants from countries where English is not the first language will also be required to provide evidence of sufficient English language abilities.
  • In response to the worldwide closure of English Language Test Centres arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, Griffith College is now accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. This is a temporary measure for our intakes up to and including February 2022.

Year One

  • Fashion Design 1
  • Garment Construction 1
  • Design Graphics 1
  • The Business of Fashion
  • Contextual Studies for Fashion
  • Fashion Design 2
  • Garment Construction 2
  • Design Graphics 2
  • Textile Theory
  • Design Culture & Theory

Year Two

  • Fashion Design 3
  • Garment Construction 3
  • Design Futures
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Brand and Marketing
  • Fashion Design 4
  • Garment Construction 4
  • Digital Fashion Portfolio 1
  • Photography and Video
  • Entrepreneurship & Business

Year Three

  • Fashion Design 5
  • Garment Construction 5
  • Digital CAD Pattern
  • Business Planning for Creatives
  • Thesis
  • Fashion Design 6
  • Garment Construction 6
  • Digital CAD & CAM Pattern
  • Digital Fashion Portfolio 2

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