Overview

The UK fashion industry is worth a staggering £32.3 billion to the economy and supports 890,000 jobs (creativeindustries.co.uk). It plays a central role on the global fashion stage, with an eclectic spirit and diverse energy provoking the imaginations of designers and consumers worldwide.

And with continued growth in clothing sales both online and on the high street, there’s a huge range of employment opportunities for fashion and textiles graduates.

Our fashion and textiles courses focus on creativity, skills, innovation and professionalism. With a range of courses that delve into all different aspects of fashion – from branding and commercial awareness to the traditional skills of draping, tailoring and sewing – we’re supporting the next generation of fashion experts across a wide range of creative disciplines.

As a student on one of our courses you can enjoy close links to a wealth of professional contacts, global fashion brands, companies and guest speakers. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from industry experts while making integral connections to further your employability prospects for life after graduation.

You’ll also have access to facilities which reflect the high standard expected in industry, giving you your own space to develop your design identity and broaden your creativity.

Our notable alumni include world-famous fashion designer, Zandra Rhodes, the first ever female master tailor on Savile Row, Kathryn Sargent, successful full-time blogger, Ella Gregory, and new designer on the block, Claire Tagg.

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Fashion & Textiles courses

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

UCA Canterbury

    UCA Epsom

      UCA Farnham

        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 apprentices
          • 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 regularly 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
          • Ted Baker
          • Paul Smith
          • Vivienne Westwood
          • Peter Pilotto
          • Jonathan Saunders
          • Erdem
          • Westcott Studios
          • Hardy Amies
          • Comme des Garçons
          • Marc Jacobs
          • Ann Demeulemeester
          • Aquascutum
          • Max Mara
          • Hussein Chalayan
          • Celine
          • Ade Ackerman
          • Elle
          • Vogue
          • Arcadia
          • John Lewis
          • River Island Warehouse
          • Hugo Boss
          • Jigsaw
          • French Connection

           

          Case studies

          Find out what some of our students and graduates think about their time at UCA

          Virtual Tours

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

          View Fashion at UCA Epsom

          View Fashion at UCA Rochester

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