Fashion & Textiles
degrees at UCA

We are ranked 15th in the UK for Fashion & Textiles in the UK by The Guardian for 2024.

Whether you want to create the next sustainable fashion brand or textiles range, produce editorial photography for top magazines or build your own retail empire, our undergraduate and Master’s degrees in fashion and textiles will set you on course for a successful and exciting career.

At UCA, we're proud to offer you exceptional facilities and unique courses that combine the chance to learn from academic and industry experts with opportunities to take part in competitions and live briefs that will help you build valuable professional links.

Our fashion and textiles courses run at UCA Epsom, with a major expansion of our facilities currently taking place – with the new Wells Building and Parkside House hubs coming soon.

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Stories from our Fashion & Textiles students

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Each year, we’re privileged to be able to share our graduates’ incredible work with the world. And now’s your chance to take a look.

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Careers in
Fashion

After graduating from one of our Fashion & Textiles degrees, you'll have the skills and contacts to launch your career in a range of areas in the industry, including:

  • Fashion buying and merchandising
  • Fashion design
  • Trend forecasting
  • Editorial copywriting or photography
  • Event management
  • Commercial or editorial make-up artistry
  • Costuming
  • Art direction
  • PR & Marketing
  • Print design
  • Costuming
  • Embroidery (for fashion designers or private clients)
  • Fabric technology
  • Weave interior fabric design
  • Fabric and accessories
  • Designing and making
  • Textile design and styling
  • Textile conservation and curation
  • Art education or teaching
  • Arts administration
  • Gallery direction

A world of opportunity

Our Fashion courses offer the professional facilities and experience you need to enter the fast-moving fashion industry, where a wealth of new opportunities awaits.

Our MA Digital Fashion offers students the chance to design entirely virtual garments, and is the first of its kind in the world.

Students on our fashion courses have access to the latest technology, including our Gerber Suite.

Every year our students enjoy success at the Graduate Fashion Foundation Awards and take part in London Fashion Week.

Hefina Williams

“The course, the workshops, the supervisors — they all encouraged me to think outside the box and push design boundaries. My time at UCA was busy and intense, but beyond exciting! I learned so much and it was great being somewhere that encouraged me to be my creative best.”

Hefina Williams BA (Hons) Fashion Design