7 semesters
Full time
Bachelor's degree
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Fashion Design (B.A.)

The study program in Fashion Design (B.A.) incorporates the market’s latest technological developments to provide you with the creative and handicraft expertise as well as digital know-how and conceptual skills required to design progressive collections. Fashion is a catalyst for change, a fact reflected in both design concepts and everyday life. Fashion creates connections, regardless of our origins, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation and it reflects issues within society. You will learn to identify and reflect on current impulses and express them in your own design language. A degree in Fashion Design (B.A.) offers wide-ranging career prospects, including creative, high-responsibility roles in film and photographic production and with fashion brands, trend and style agencies, publishers, design agencies, and labels.

Admission requirements

The following admission requirements must be fulfilled: 

  • General university entrance qualification for Germany 
  • CV and motivational letter 
  • Creative portfolio (5 – 10 work samples) 
  • Passing the selection process 
  • English language skills at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference, or equivalent

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Program content

Semesters 1 - 3

  • Onboarding in Fashion Studies
  • Creative Construction Systems I + Ii
  • Visual Communication I + Ii
  • Technology & Realization I + Ii
  • Fashion Design I Iii
  • Design Principles in Fashion Design
  • Cultural History of Design I Iii
  • Basics of Sustainability
  • Material Competence In Fashion I + Ii
  • Digital Product Development

Semesters 3,4 & 6

  • Interdisciplinary Workshops

Semester 4

  • Technology & Realization Ii
  • Product Management
  • Fashion Theory I
  • Fashion Design IV

Semester 5

  • Internship

Semester 6

  • Start-up
  • Material Lab
  • Fashion Theory Ii
  • Fashion Design V

Semester 7

  • Scientific Methodology
  • Bachelor‘s Degree

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Tuition for this degree is 750€ (extra 70€ fee for non-EU students)

Career paths

Graduates of the study program in Fashion Design (B.A) have career prospects that are just as varied as the program is creative. After studying at the AMD, you will have a whole host of qualifications and, of course, all the skills required to create your own fashion designs – either with an established company or by setting up your own brand. But this is just one of your potential career paths after studying Fashion Design (B.A.). AMD graduates work for many prestigious fashion companies and labels, including Acne Studios, Marco Polo, McQ Alexander McQueen, Hugo Boss, Balmain, Dries van Noten, Isabel Marant, R13, Mulberry, JW Anderson, Iris van Herpen, Adidas, Jil Sander, Closed, Esprit, H&M, lala Berlin, About You, Cinque, Mytheresa, H&M, Diesel, Elle, and Vogue. 

If you choose to work in fashion design, you will be responsible for the design, development, and material selection. If you enjoy media production, you could become a stylist for film and photo productions. Trend scouts seek out and analyze color developments, new materials, and contouring. Magazines, publishers, agencies, and labels need fashion design professionals to display fashion illustrations and create graphic representations of collections and visuals. 

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Hochschule Fresenius - University of Applied Sciences

Hochschule Fresenius, University of Applied Sciences is one of the oldest private universities in Germany. It is state-recognized and has an academic and educational tradition stretching back about 170 years. Its English-taught programs attract international students and offer globally-oriented students...

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Why study at Hochschule Fresenius - University of Applied Sciences

We are one of Germany’s largest private Universities of Applied Sciences, offering quality and state-recognized education to more than 17,000 students at ten campuses all over Germany.

Being founded in 1848, we aim to keep our tradition and at the same time offer innovation study concept with a close practical interlocking.

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Hochschule Fresenius - University of Applied Sciences

Hochschule Fresenius für Wirtschaft und Medien GmbH ∙ Im MediaPark 4c ∙ 50670 Köln, Germany
50670 Cologne
United States of America (USA)

Phone no: +49221 97319955

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