Fashion is the term used to describe the varying tastes and styles that permeate throughout clothing garment design and the industries surrounding fashion are exciting and creative sectors to work in.
Fashion degrees are obtained through university level courses, although there are multiple colleges and institutions in the UK that offer fashion courses at other levels. Entrance to a fashion degree will vary depending on the university you are applying to, and how high the university is ranked. The best universities for a fashion degree are the University of Edinburgh, Kingston University, Coventry University, University of Derby and Manchester Metropolitan University.
To gain entry to these courses at these universities you will need to have gained three A Level grades ABB – BBB and be able to present some previous academic experience within fashion and/or design. You are advised to contact the institution you are applying to for a full breakdown of entry requirements.
After completing a fashion degree, students are able to gain graduate roles in the multiple sectors linked to the fashion industry such as sales, production of garments, marketing, PR and merchandising. Specific job roles can include fashion forecaster, fashion designer, textile designer, fashion marketer, fashion buyer, and fashion merchandiser.
There is also the opportunity for fashion graduates to leave an undergraduate degree and go on to study a master’s degree in fashion. This type of degree can take up to twelve months of full time study to complete.