Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion


This is a one-year top-up course for diploma graduates, offered in collaboration with University of East London (UEL), UK. Students will have the opportunity to spend 2-3 weeks in the UK where they will visit UEL in London and Premier Vision in Paris, the world’s leading textile trade show.

This course helps you build a broad understanding of the technical, theoretical and cultural aspects of Fashion Design. Through the design and production of a fashion collection, you will learn to demonstrate both professionalism and in-depth understanding of your specialisation. Explore and develop innovative fabrication within your collection as you experiment with different textile manipulations and surface embellishment techniques.

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion programme at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts leads to the award of Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion by UEL.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore creativity in fashion (through 2D and 3D)
  • Expand your range of visual, verbal and digital communication skills
  • Develop your professional practice
  • Engage in critical and theoretical issues in contemporary fashion
  • Examine contemporary contexts and meanings in fashion
  • Realise your creative potential
  • Be prepared for a successful career in the fashion and creative industries
Code Title Term Credits
FT6801 Fashion and Textiles Innovation 1 & 2 30

This module allows students to explore properties and characteristics of a broad range of materials and fabrics, and identify techniques and processes used in the manipulation and decoration of fashion fabrics.

FT6802 Fashion Dissertation 1 & 2 30

This module provides the opportunity for students to rationalise and discuss theoretical and methodological issues that enable focused research into contemporary issues affecting fashion and related interests around their chosen area of study.

FT6803 Fashion: Collection 1 & 2 60

This module allows students to demonstrate sustained interest in research relevant to their concept development in a professional fashion design context, to produce a collection of creative garments appropriate for external exhibition.

Top-up degree courses in collaboration with University of East London


  1. A graduate of NAFA’s Fashion Diploma or its equivalent
  2. Submission of a portfolio of appropriately creative and original work as evidence of the student’s ability
  3. Satisfactory completion of a portfolio interview
  4. Applicants should be 19 years of age or above in the year of admission of the degree course
  5. Minimum entry requirement for English language proficiency is IELTS Band 6 or equivalent*

*Please note that the English requirement needs to be fulfilled by non-NAFA international students. There will be a waiver for NAFA students.

For special or exceptional cases, the Admissions Panel may consider an applicant whose qualifications do not conform to the above requirements (such as those with relevant professional/industrial experience or prior learning) on a case-by-case basis. In such cases, written acceptance will be required by the University of East London prior to final acceptance onto the programme.

Course fees indicated here apply to top-up degree courses in the academic year of 2018, with studies commencing on 30 July 2018. All annual fees are based on 120 credits per year, for all top-up Degree Courses and are inclusive of 7% GST.

Course Fee S$20,800 per annum

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These are the fees payable during application Singapore Citizens & PR International Students
Application Fee & Admission Test/ Audition Fee for 1st choice S$70 S$100

Miscellaneous Fees refer to any optional fees which the students pay only when applicable. Such fees are normally collected when the need arises.

Purpose of Fee Amount (with GST, if any)
Fee Protection Scheme Insurance Fee S$100 per year
Administrative fee (including Student Card & Library Membership)
(refundable only if international student’s pass application is rejected by ICA)
S$300 per course
Hospitalisation Insurance Fee
(refundable only if international student’s pass application is rejected by ICA)
S$60 per year
Late Payment Charge (non-refundable) S$15 per month
Retake Module Fee Prevailing Full Course Fee/ Total Credits multiply by number of Retake Module Credits
Reassessment Module Fee S$107 + Amount charged by Partner University
Estimated Course Material Fees (payable to third party) S$1,000 - S$3,800 per year
Bank administrative charges for telegraphic transfer imposed by the beneficiary bank (payable to third party) (non-refundable) S$30 - S$150 per transaction
Estimated Graduation Show Fee (for final year students, if applicable) S$1,000 to S$3,000
Air Fare (for optional Study trip, payable to third party) S$1,000 to S$2,500
Individual Overseas Expenditures
(for optional Study trip, payable to third party)
S$2,000 to S$3,000
Travel Insurance (payable to third party) S$60 - S$120

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NAFA has put in place the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) by way of insurance facility to protect the fees of students paid to NAFA. The FPS covers the Tuition Fee which is paid by students in every semester. Students will receive a copy of the certificate of insurance from our appointed FPS provider by way of email. The insured period will commence from the fee payment date or the date when the money is credited to NAFA’s Bank account (via Telegraphic Transfer). For more details about FPS, please check the Council of Private Education website at

The Bachelor of Music with Honours course funded by Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) is exempted from Fee Protection Scheme.

Fee Protection Scheme Certificate
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NAFA students taking full-time programs are covered by a medical insurance scheme that provides 24-hour annual coverage of up to S$20,000 per student for hospitalisation and medical treatments in government and restructured hospitals in Singapore and overseas (if student is involved in school-related activities), throughout the course duration.

Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents or non-Student’s Pass international students who are protected by his/ her own insurance coverage in Singapore can opt-out from the scheme arranged by the Academy if the preceding condition holds. Student’s Pass holders are not allowed to opt-out of the insurance scheme. Students who wish to opt-out from the medical insurance scheme, must submit copy of their medical insurance policy together with their Student Contract.

Please call the Office of Student Care and Internship at 6512 6142 or email [email protected] for enquiries regarding medical insurance claims or application to opt-out from the medical insurance scheme.

Application period for AY2018/2019 intake opens 3 January and ends 31 March 2018.

  1. Apply online
  2. Upon completion of the online application, please print a copy of the Application Acknowledgment page.
  3. Submit all required documents listed below to the Student Admissions Office, NAFA Campus 1, for our verification within five working days of your online application:
    1. Academic certificate and transcript (All Diploma transcripts and graduation certificate)
    2. For NAFA current Year 3 applicants, please provide all transcripts from Year 1 to Year 3 semester 1 and input your Year 3 semester 1 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) in the online application system
    3. English qualification (GCE ‘A’ level/GCE ‘O’ level/TOEFL/TOEFL iBT/IELTS result)
    4. NRIC or valid Student’s Pass
    5. Passport
    Proceed to pay the Application Fee at the cashier counter in NAFA. If applicants choose to pay the Application Fee via online platforms, they will be required to upload the above documents during application.

  4. Submit your portfolio and necessary documents listed below at within 5 working days of your online application:
    1. Statement of Intent of about 200 words outlining your interest(s) of practice and/or work you aim to produce in the first semester
    2. Dissertation Proposal (for SOAD Degrees only) of about 200 words that outlines your research topic
    3. Personal Statement
    4. Curriculum Vitae
    5. Recommendation letter/testimonial
    6. Artwork portfolio for applicable courses (15-20 images)
  5. Receive a portfolio interview/audition date via email from the Student Admissions Office. Interview date and time will be allocated upon receipt of all completed supporting documents and application fee payment.
  6. Bring your artwork/portfolio and attend your interview/audition at our campus.
  7. Receive a letter by post indicating the outcome of your application within 4-6 weeks after your interview.

Below is the list of teaching faculty for this course

Upon completion of this course, you may look forward to the following career options:

  • Costume Designer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Journalist
  • Fashion Photographer Assistant
  • Fashion Research Consultant
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Garment Production Team
  • Garment Technologist
  • Pattern Cutter / Pattern Maker
  • Textile Designer
  • Wardrobe Officer



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