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 are available to study at the following locations:
We also offer BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art which is based at the Royal School of Needlework.
Our partner the Open College of the Arts offers BA (Hons) Textiles as a distance learning course.
Our undergraduate and pre-degree prospectus is bursting with information.
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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:
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:
Find out what some of our students and graduates think about their time at UCA
"I chose to come to UCA because of its close location to London and its environment, as it seemed like a really friendly and creative place. It’s a great course if you want to do something more practical and creative. "
"I enjoyed everything on the course – no two days were the same. I was always busy and we were active all the time, from pattern cutting to draping on the stand, sketching and illustrating, to then sewing the final garments."