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BA (Hons) in Fashion Design

BA (Hons) in Fashion Design


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.

Why Study Fashion Design at Griffith College?

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.
  • Our syllabus offers training in the most up-to-date 3D CAD pattern and manufacturing (CAM) technology, complemented with business and professional practice knowledge.
  • Students create a fashion collection, exploring their personal design direction from idea generation, design development and pattern creation through to garment construction using contemporary production techniques.
  • Our programme reflects the changes taking place in the fashion industry, recognising that traditional manufacturing bases have been relocated to low-cost economics.
  • 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. 
  • Develop professional practice skills from modules in brand and marketing, business and entrepreneurship
  • 100% continuous assessment means learners do not need to sit written exams.
  • The calibre of our fashion graduates work has been recognised through numerous industry awards and exhibitions.
  • Our graduates are prepared for employment as fashion designers liaising with offshore production facilities, buyers, trend forecasters, visual merchandisers, or any other role that requires the application of creative design supported by technical and business knowledge.
  • Develop strong brand communication and entrepreneurial skills. Former students collections can be found at Brown Thomas Create, Havana Boutique, Marion Cuddy, Om Diva and at the Design House.
  • Our Design Faculty graduates work showcases during our annual Creative Week 
  • Our graduates have strong brand communication and entrepreneurial skills, their collection can be found at Brown Thomas Create, Havana Boutique, Marion Cuddy, Om Diva and at the Design House.

Course Highlights

  • Create a dynamic fashion collection
  • Develop digital fashion design and visual communication skills
  • Establish brand, marketing and entrepreneurial skills 
  • Expert lecturers create a dynamic learning environment.
  • Live Industry Projects
  • Fashion Graduate Exhibition with Industry Internship Awards

Experienced Lecturers

During the course you’ll be taught by practicing designers, garment technologists, buyers, art historians, photographers, journalist, business and craft practitioners, ensuring that the faculty maintains strong industry links.

Fashion Internships and Careers

Year on year Griffith College has awarded students and graduates internships in fashion companies both in Ireland and abroad. Graduates of our Fashion Design Courses in Dublin have gone on to work at Avoca, Caroline Kilkenny, CVUK London, Ella Boo, Ellis Bridal, Emmett Equestrian, Esquire Footwear, Filmbase, Gareth Pugh, GW Global Trading, Heatons, Helen Mcalinden, Home Studios London, Hybrid Fashion, Joanne Hynes Design, Kathy De Stafford, Louboutin, Louis Copeland, Louis Vuitton, Mariana Jungmann, Mirjam Rouden, Native Clothing Designs, Nicole Farhi, Percival, Primark Stores, Reiss, Rick Owens, Simone Rocha, Soho Apparel, Styletex and Vivienne Westwood.

Questions? Have a look at our FAQ section.

Intake Dates

Our next intake for this course commences October 2021.

  • Year One students will start classes on 4 October.

Are you applying through the CAO?

Read our CAO Guide for everything you need to know about applying through the CAO!

Course Codes

  • Dublin: GC494

What our students say

Jessica Farrelly

My favourite thing about the course was that we were given the freedom to be creative - I loved being surrounded by such a creative environment. The tutors were all so helpful and constantly pushing us to do our best. We were taught so many different skills, from pattern making and sewing to business and branding. The wide range of subjects that we were offered has really helped me now that I’m working in the industry.

Jessica Farrelly
BA (Hons) in Fashion Design

I found my time in Griffith such a great experience. The college offers excellent and accessible facilities for fashion design, making it so much easier make your deadlines and get your work done! There's always such a great atmosphere in the class, we worked like a team.

Emma Collopy
BA (Hons) in Fashion Design, Jennifer Rothwell Scholarship Winner, and designer of Ryanair's new look flight attendant uniforms

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