Fashion & Textiles

Overview

UCA has been listed as the number one Specialist University for the Creative Industries (The Complete University Guide 2018) and 6th in the UK for fashion and textiles (The Guardian University Guide 2018); we have received global recognition for our fashion courses, sitting within the top 30 of the Business of Fashion Global School Rankings 2016.

The school has close links with a wealth of professional contacts, global fashion brands, companies and guest speakers, and students have highly rated the business and marketing connections on an international stage.

We have a range of courses that delve into different aspects of the fashion industry; on Fashion Management and Marketing, you’ll learn the importance of branding and commercial knowledge, while our Fashion Atelier course will teach you the traditional skills of draping, tailoring and sewing. You can learn how to take unusual, creative and eye-catching photos on our Fashion Photography degree, and by studying Fashion Journalism you’ll learn interviewing skills and captivating storytelling. We also have many other fashion and textiles courses for you to discover.

Our focus on creativity, skills, innovation and professionalism reaps rewards for UCA students in terms of employability, providing the next generation of fashion practitioners across a wide range of creative disciplines.

Fashion & Textiles courses

Fashion & Textiles courses are available to study at the following locations:

UCA Canterbury

    UCA Epsom

      UCA Farnham

        UCA Rochester

          Royal School of Needlework

          We also offer BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art which is based at the Royal School of Needlework.

          Distance learning

          Our partner the Open College of the Arts offers BA (Hons) Textiles as a distance learning course.

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          Open Days

          Explore our campuses, facilities and creative courses at a UCA Open Day.

          Next Event: Sat 16 September, all campuses

          Virtual Tours

          Take a look around our campuses and view 360 images of some of our creative studio spaces and workshops.

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          View Fashion at UCA Rochester

          Careers in fashion & textiles

          Our Fashion & Textiles courses will expose you to a world of opportunities

          All of our Fashion & Textiles courses have a strong track record of graduate employment across many areas of the fashion, textiles and creative industries. Our graduates have secured a host of career opportunities within design, retail management, tailoring, fashion marketing and public relations, and interiors, to name a few. Many have also found success in starting their own fashion, textiles and design businesses. Our graduates have gone on to work with:

          • Ralph Lauren
          • Givenchy
          • Alexander McQueen
          • New Look
          • Topman
          • Puma
          • Adidas
          • Savile Row tailoring houses as apprecntices
          • Alexander McQueen
          • Peter Pilotto
          • Jonathan Saunders
          • Erdem
          • WGSN
          • Preen and Westcott Studios
          • Eyefix Designs.
          • Jimmy Choo
          • Debenhams
          • Skinny Dip
          • The Collection
          • House of Fraser
           

          We have excellent relationships with a range of household name fashion brands, who regulalry provide our students with valuable work placement opportunities. Our industry connections also allow our students to work on live project briefs set by companies such as Red or Dead, Warehouse and Ralph Lauren. We have strong relationships with:

          • Alexander McQueen
          • Peter Pilotto
          • Jonathan Saunders
          • Erdem
          • Westcott Studios
          • Ted Baker
          • Hardy Amies
          • Comme des Garçons
          • Marc Jacobs
          • Ann Demeulemeester
          • Aquascutum
          • Max Mara
          • Hussein Chalayan
          • Celine
          • Ade Ackerman
          • Arcadia
          • John Lewis
          • River Island Warehouse
          • Hugo Boss
          • Jigsaw
          • French Connection

           

          Case studies

          Find out where our Fashion & Textiles courses have taken some of our students

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