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Fashion Design and Image

Frederick University
Nicosia, Cyprus
 840 Points
4 Years

Program Description

The BA Fashion Design and Image program is designed for students who intend to have a career in fashion design and other design related careers in the fashion area. Within this program Fashion Design is seen as a highly creative operation, reflecting a trained aesthetic sense and requiring a number of techniques and specific skills for effective expression.

The fashion design and image program involves specialist commercial and marketing expertise with a professional approach. The ability to communicate effectively in a world-wide fashion area has become very important as the fashion business develops and operates on an international scale.

Entry Requirements

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High School Diploma (or equivalent)
English Level
TOEFL (paper based)
TOEFL (internet based)

Information about admission:

  • Candidates for a bachelor degree program should submit a school leaving certificate from a recognized six-form secondary school (high school) with an average grade of 75% (Greek Cypriot secondary schools) or a grade “C” or its equivalent (other secondary schools), or equivalent qualification. Candidates who submit a six-form secondary school leaving certificate but do not meet the above grade requirements may be admitted on a probationary status, if they show potential for educational advancement. The probationary status will be removed, subject to a satisfactory academic performance. Candidates admitted on probationary status may also be asked to enroll in foundation courses in order to improve their skills and/or to take reduced load.
  • A recent certificate of good conduct issued by the police of the candidate's country of origin or residence, if necessary translated in Greek or English. The good conduct certificate should be original and issued less than 6 months prior to the beginning of the semester for which the student is applying. The names and titles of the persons issuing and certifying the document should be clearly stated therein.

More requirements:

  • At the end of the preparatory course, first year students are required to take an English Placement Test. The results of this test are used by the supervisors to assign students in various groups according to their level. Students with poor performance need to register for additional English courses. In addition, supervisors, advise students on their individual workload.

More information:

  • There may be an additional application fee by this University.

Objective of the Program

The specific goals of the program are:

  • to prepare students for a career in the sphere of creative fashion and associated design influenced careers;
  • to educate students to an advanced level of individual creativity within the discipline of fashion design;
  • to encourage independent research and problem solving in the fashion design process;
  • to develop in depth awareness of the major cultural and social themes and current fashion trends and be able to use this as inspiration for fashion projects;
  • to develop, principal and specialist skills, techniques and practices;
  • to develop a personal creative identity and originality through their individual design projects;
  • to communicate well with experts in other fields both within as well as the fashion design field.
  • to understand and be able to translate design into three-dimensional garments using the correct methods of production for the creation of a fashion collection;
  • to design and execute a fashion design project demonstrating extensive, detailed and critical understanding, initiative, innovation and creative originality;
  • to adapt to new situations and flexibility in applying what has been learnt for generating new and unique ideas;
  • to work in a multi-disciplinary design environment, support and convince their ideas in front of internal as well as external audience;

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate in depth knowledge and skills in the different areas of fashion, including fashion and textile design, image and styling, fashion photography, fashion illustration and many more;
  • Apply their individual creativity to self initiated projects;
  • Engage in written briefs, and produce final design solutions as well as written reports which will be based on questioning and testing the area of research.
  • Use effectively major cultural and social themes, past and current fashion trends as inspiration for fashion projects;
  • Apply principal and specialist skills and techniques and practices in fashion projects. Skills and techniques which include sewing and pattern cutting techniques, illustrative and / or computer techniques, drawing and styling skills etc.
  • Demonstrate their personal creative identity and originality within their individual design projects.
  • Communicate effectively in both written and spoken form in the fashion design area, demonstrating appropriate levels of autonomy and responsibility;
  • Understand and interpret two-dimensional designs into three-dimensional garments or products, using the correct method of production necessary for the creation of a fashion collection;
  • Design and execute a creative and innovative fashion design project which has considered all aspects of design including, shape, colour, fabrication;
  • Use the ability to create new and unique ideas as a way to adapt to new situations or new design briefs especially when working in a design team.
  • Apply the communication skills developed, as well as the knowledge gained from studying in a multi-disciplinary environment, to support and convince his/ her ideas in front of an internal or external audience.


Semester 1

Introduction To Studio Art I

Drawing I

Photography I

History Of Art I/ Cultural Studies I

Pattern Cutting And Garment Making I

Fashion And Materials I

Semester 2

Introduction To Studio Art II

Drawing II

History Of Art Ii/ Cultural Studies II

Photography II

Pattern Cutting And Garment Making II

Fashion And Materials II

Semester 3

History Of Art III/ Cultural Studies III

Fashion Design Practice I

Pattern Cutting And Garment Making III

Textiles I

Academic Writing And Communication

Art Elective

Semester 4

History Of Art IV/ Cultural Studies IV

Fashion Design Practice II

Pattern Cutting And Garment Making IV

Textiles II

Marketing For Fashion

Art Elective

Semester 5

Computer-aided Flat Pattern Design I

Styling And Image Making

History Of Fashion Design I

Advanced Fashion Design Practice

Art Elective

Semester 6

Costume Design For Stage

History Of Fashion Design II

Fashion Photography

Menswear And Tailoring

Free Elective

Semester 7

Range Planning And Forecasting

Fashion Promotion

Fashion Accessory Design

Free Elective

Art Elective

Semester 8

Major Collection Project

Senior Project

Art Elective


Graduates of the BA Fashion Design and Image program will be able to pursue opportunities in the Fashion design market in which today include such fields as:

  • fashion styling
  • fashion photography
  • fashion design
  • fashion promotion

This may also include involvement in:

  • theatre
  • television
  • magazines
  • publishing houses

Graduates may also pursue opportunities to initiate community based projects or fashion shows.


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