As one of the largest schools of fashion in the country, the School of Fashion at UCA covers a huge breadth of disciplines within the fashion sector. From the traditional couture techniques and innovative design solutions of Fashion Atelier through to the supply chain management, buying and merchandising of Fashion Retail Management, our areas of study cover career prospects across the fashion industry.
Design & Manufacture
The design-lead courses within the School of Fashion place a strong emphasis on applying creative pattern cutting methods, innovation production techniques through to the creative realisation of contemporary design, providing our students with great benefits upon graduation to gain employment. Students and graduates of our design courses are world leading and award winning, with a large number of Graduate Fashion Week awards are some of the coveted accolades, including the prestigious Gold Award, Womenswear Award, the Innovation Award and the All Walks: Diversity Now Award are bestowed upon the overall winners of the week-long event.
Promotion & Journalism
Our industry leading promotion and journalism courses offer opportunities throughout your time as a student to gain professional experience, through industry-led projects and work placements in the UK and overseas. You will become immersed in the exciting world of fashion film, illustration, creative enterprise, fashion photography and styling, publications, art direction fashion journalism for the internet, broadcast mediums and news writing, providing you the skills and knowledge you require operating in this fast-moving environment. Our teaching staff are industry leaders themselves and all share a passion to impart their knowledge onto their students. All of our courses are reputable throughout the industry - locally, nationally and globally.
Management & Marketing
Our management related courses are designed to meet the needs of the highly competitive and constantly evolving fashion sector, aiming to produce highly employable graduates including skilled managers and executives educated with a specific understanding of the fashion industry. They focus on developing creative approaches to fashion buying, merchandising, public relations, marketing, branding, trend forecasting, management, advertising and retailing. These courses ensure that students are ready for the business of fashion. Be it as a brand manager for a luxury label or a retail manager for a high street brand, our courses will ensure you have the key skills needed for the role.