Bachelor of Arts (Honours) 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 2D and 3D Visualisation in Fashion
  • 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
  • Prepare 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 TOEFL 550 (PBT) or TOEFL 79 (iBT) or IELTS Academic 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 2020, with studies commencing on 27 July 2020. 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$22,500 per annum

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Additional Compulsory Fees (Non-refundable) All students
Fee Protection Scheme Insurance Fee # S$100 per year
Administrative Fee (including Student Card & Library Membership) # S$300 per course
Hospitalisation Insurance Fee ^# S$60 per year

^Compulsory unless the student chooses to opt-out, subject to NAFA’s Office of Student Care (OSC)’s evaluation on the medical insurance coverage
#Refundable only if international Student’s Pass application is rejected by ICA

Fees payable during application Singapore Citizens & Singapore Permanent Residents International Students
Application Fee & Admission Test/ Audition Fee for 1st choice S$70 S$100

Miscellaneous Fees refer to any additional fees, which are collected only when the need arises.

Purpose of Fee Amount (with GST, if any)
Late Payment Charge (non-refundable) S$15 per month
Retake Module Fee Prevailing full course fees divided by total credits multiplied by the number of credits to be retaken
Reassessment Module Fee S$107 + Amount charged by Partner University
Deferred Assessment Fee Prevailing amount charged by Partner University
Estimated Course Material Fees (payable to third party, refundable unless payment transferred 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. Non- refundable) S$1,000 to S$3,000
Airfare (for optional educational trip or exchange programme, payable to third party. Refundable unless payment transferred to third party) S$200 to S$2,000
Individual Overseas Expenditures (for optional educational trip or exchange programme. Refundable unless payment transferred to third party) S$400 to S$3,000
Travel Insurance (payable to third party, refundable unless payment transferred to third party) S$60 to S$120

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NAFA has put in place the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) by way of insurance coverage to protect the fees of students paid to NAFA. The FPS covers the course fee and compulsory fees (e.g. Administrative Fee, Hospitalisation Insurance Fee and Fee Protection Insurance Fee) paid. 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 on FPS and the Committee for Private Education, please visit

Bachelor of Music (Hons) course, funded by Singapore’s Ministry of Education (MOE), is exempted from the 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 their 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 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 AY2020/2021 intake opens 2 January and ends 31 March 2020.

  1. Apply online from 2 January 2020.
  2. Print out the Application Acknowledgement and submit all necessary documents listed as below to the Student Admissions Office, NAFA Campus 1, for verification within five working days from the date of your online application:
    1. Certified true copies of academic certificates and transcripts (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 Academic result)
    4. NRIC or valid Student’s Pass
    5. Passport
    6. After verification of documents, proceed to make payment pay of the Application Fee at the cashier counter in NAFA. If you choose to pay the Application Fee via online payment, you will be required to upload the above documents during application.
  3. Submit your portfolio and necessary documents listed below at within five working days from the date 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 (Required only for non-NAFA Diploma holders and NAFA Diploma holders who have graduated more than 5 years from the year of application)
    6. Artwork portfolio for applicable courses (15-20 images)
  4. You will receive an email on the details of the portfolio interview or audition from the Student Admissions Office upon verification of the submitted documents and payment of the Application Fee.
  5. You will need to bring your artwork/portfolio for the interview at NAFA.
  6. You will receive a letter via post on the outcome of your application within 4-6 weeks following your interview or audition.


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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