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Fashion Design - Design, Technology & Business (AP degree)

Academy Profession Degree of Fashion Design, 120 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts Economics, commerce, management and accounting Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution VIA University College
Campus Campus Herning
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The programme in Fashion Design centres on women’s wear and offers you a basic understanding of the design profession and the applied theories and methods within the fashion and lifestyle sector.
You learn to take a position on existing brands, and to create a flow in your collection that matches the identity of the brand. Furthermore, you gain basic design skills as well as insight into the entire design process from the first sketches to the time of production. You learn about target groups, trends and tendencies, and how to navigate in the fashion industry.

Career Opportunities  

With an AP degree specialising in Fashion Design you have the chance to work as an assistant within the fashion and lifestyle sector. On the basis of the designer’s premade sketches your job is to assist in developing the designer’s collection. For instance, you compile the right materials for the collection and work out a graphical presentation which is important for the production of the clothing.

Most of our AP degree graduates choose to do a BA top-up which gives you access to a wider range of career prospects.

About the Degree

The Academy Profession programmes combine theory with practice and are suited for employment in business and industry. In some programmes students have the possibility of a top-up degree in which they continue at a bachelor level within a prespecified or related field. The top-up degree is a 90 ECTS supplement programme resulting in a Professional Bachelor Degree.


To be admitted to this programme, you must hold a general upper secondary school diploma, a vocational diploma, or the international equivalent.
You are also required to have obtained mathematics/economics corresponding to a Danish level C - and English corresponding to a Danish level B. 
Read more about the requirements here.

In addition, documentation is required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. VIA University College accepts a range of international tests. Read about the language requirements at VIA.

Apply through the national electronic admission system, with all relevant documentation.
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To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact VIA University College directly. 

A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education in the section

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students from outside the EU, EEA, Switzerland and Turkey. 

The tuition fees are:
  • 1st year (1st and 2nd semester): EUR 15.000
  • 3rd semester: EUR 7.500
  • 4th semester: EUR 7.500

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at   

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn 2019

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 02

Campus Herning


Campus Herning accommodates one of the largest design and business academies in Scandinavia within the furniture, fashion and lifestyle sectors and students come from all over the world.
Campus Herning offers a number of design programmes in both Danish and English and works closely together with the fashion industry as a whole as well as the many fashion businesses located in the area around Herning.
The study environment is inspiring and decorated by well-known artists. The facilities include an award-winning canteen, The Boutique offering everything a design student needs of special materials and a trend studio.

  • Students: 1.300
  • International students: 300
  • Employees: 120
Read more about Campus Herning here.

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