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Fashion courses

A broad subject which covers every aspect of the fashion process, from initial design concept to the production of a catwalk collection. May include pattern-cutting and garment production, CAD, illustration, concept development and communication, design, trend forecasting, and fashion business and marketing.

Studying fashion at university

Example course modules

  • Work-based learning
  • Skills for employment
  • Design process to product
  • Professional and reflective practice

Who studies this subject

  • Female : 87%
    Male : 13%
  • Mature : 15%
    School leaver : 85%
  • Full-time : 99%
    Part-time : 1%

What you need to get on a course

Subjects you need

A-levels (or equivalent) usually required

  • Art or a design-related subject

Useful to have

  • Psychology
  • Business studies
  • Photography
  • English literature

Application checklist

Here's a guide to what to expect from the application process - also check individual university entry requirements, as these may differ.

  • January application
  • October application
  • Personal statement
  • Portfolio
  • Interview
  • Entry test
  • Work experience
  • Audition

Personal statement advice

Your personal statement is a core part of your university application, and getting it just right takes time. Before you start work on yours, take a look at our five quick tips on writing a personal statement. We'll help you past that writer's block!