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This page contains more information about our fashion clearing degrees. Learn about what you’ll study and how we’ll prepare you for your future career.
Are you passionate about creativity and experimental design? Do you want to work in an exciting, vibrant and fast-moving industry? Then discover our fashion clearing courses.
In our fashion clearing courses, you won't just be studying theories and concepts – you'll be immersed in hands-on projects that simulate real-world scenarios. Designed to fuel your creativity and equip you with the skills needed to thrive in this dynamic industry, you will be able to specialise in the area of fashion that interests you the most. Whether you dream of becoming a trend-setting designer, a skilled pattern maker, or even a fashion filmmaker, our fashion clearing courses provide a comprehensive learning experience.
Graduating from our fashion degrees means joining the ranks of our successful alumni who have made their mark in the fashion world. Employers seek out our graduates for their exceptional originality, versatility, and attention to detail.. If you're ready to embark on a journey of self-expression and exploration within the fashion realm, our clearing courses are your gateway to a future where your passion becomes your profession.
Located in the heart of Greater Manchester at our £55 million New Adelphi campus, you’ll be studying in one of the most vibrant and dynamic centres for UK and global fashion. You’ll be surrounded by upcoming and well-known brands, designers and a host of independent and commercial studios.
When you study with us, you’ll learn from experienced tutors who will teach you how to use our state-of-the-art facilities. These include:
- Studios – Dedicated areas for each course, providing you with the space to think and create.
- MakerSpace Workshop – For creating digital rapid prototypes using 3D printers, CNC machines, laser cutters and more.
- Photography Studios – Industry-standard photographic studios, which you can use in conjunction with darkrooms and digital printing facilities.
- Workshops – From print to textiles, our range of workshops allow you to take your ideas from page to reality.
- Mac Suites – Equipped with the industry-standard software you’ll need during your studies and in the world of work.
Explore the facilities in New Adelphi in these 360 videos:
Fashion Clearing Courses
Our range of fashion clearing degrees allows you to specialise in the area of fashion that is most aligned with your interests and future career goals.
You will develop concepts and ideas using in-depth research processes and experimentation. From designing original fashion outcomes to styling outfits for a variety of platforms, including magazines and Instagram - we have a fashion degree to suit you.
BA (Hons) Fashion Image Making and Styling
As one of the original fashion degrees within this field, our BA (Hons) Fashion Image Making and Styling course is both respected and supported by industry leaders. By choosing to study this fashion degree, you’ll gain access to our established network of industry partners, providing live projects, collaborative opportunities and the chance to showcase your work. These include Matty Bovan, Selfridges, The Face, Dazed and Liam Hodges.
Our image making and styling degree is progressive, creative, and dynamic. Throughout your studies you’ll gain hands-on experience in creating images, experimenting with styles and learning new techniques – all geared towards finding a unique identity that will enable you to create contemporary fashion images and showcase your vision. In your second year, you will have the opportunity to take on an internship in the UK or internationally, collaborating with leading stylists, photographers, and publications.
BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion
Our BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion course will enable you to consider the fashion industry in it’s entirety, while developing a broad range of practical and technical skills required to succeed.
This fashion business degree will introduce you to the importance of sustainability and enable you to define your own role in shaping the future of fashion retail. You’ll experience live industry projects and work placements, allowing you to network with leaders from across the industry. In the final year of the course, you will complete a personal project building a portfolio of work to showcase your individual interests and establish your reputation as a fashion business professional.
BA (Hons) Fashion Design
Ready to lay the foundations for a career in the fashion world? If so, our BA (Hons) Fashion Design degree is for you. As part of this degree programme, you’ll have the opportunity for work experience. Students have previously gained valuable experience working with leading fashion brands including Alexander McQueen, Vera Wang, Jonathan Saunders and many more.
Work from your final project will be exhibited at a fashion show in Manchester, and a number of our students will also be selected to take part in the prestigious annual Graduate Fashion Week event in London, where they will exhibit work alongside their peers and competitors. We have previously shown student work at both London and New York Fashion Weeks.
On this fashion clearing degree, we provide a range of study visits for you to experience fashion hubs around the world. Previous trips have included London, Milan, Paris, Antwerp, New York, Tokyo, and China. You will also get opportunities to collaborate and network with fashion industry professionals through working on live projects and attending industry presentations and networking events. Previous contributors to our technical and professional development activities have included Max Mara, Levis and Fred Perry.We provide a range of study visits for you to experience fashion hubs around the world. Previous trips have included London, Milan, Paris, Antwerp, New York, Tokyo, and China. You will also get opportunities to collaborate and network with fashion industry professionals through working on live projects and attending industry presentations and networking events. Previous contributors to our technical and professional development activities have included Max Mara, Levis and Fred Perry.
Made in Salford
Watch the video to learn more about Made in Salford, a collaboration between luxury retailer Harvey Nichols and our fashion design courses, in which 30 graduates showcased 150 one-off garments to be displayed and retailed in a specially curated space on the menswear and ladieswear fashion floors in Harvey Nichols, Manchester.
Natalie Slater gained a BA in Fashion Design at the University of Salford before landing her dream job as a Junior Designer at John Lewis. She says:
“My experience at Salford couldn’t have been more rewarding. I have learned so much and now, three years later, I couldn’t be happier. I have been around the world learning essential skills to set me up for my future, from interning in New York to fabric sourcing in China. The course requires dedication and motivation, but you get out what you put in. From my experience, you definitely reap the rewards of your hard work.” Natalie Slater, Junior Designer at John Lewis.
What can I do with a fashion degree?
The world of fashion is varied, and so are the roles within the industry. If you're interested in pursuing a degree in fashion, then these are some of the jobs you could pursue:
- Fashion designer
- Pattern cutter
- Visual merchandiser
- Retail manager
- Public relations officer
Our recent graduates have gone on to work for renowned companies including Adidas, John Lewis, Levi’s, Max Mara, New Balance, Puma, River Island, H&M and many more. Some graduates have also set up their own businesses using the skills they’ve gained on our fashion design courses.
Is a fashion degree worth it?
Studying for a fashion degree will not automatically get you a job in fashion; however, this combined with work experience can make you stand out from other applicants.
On our fashion courses, you’ll get invaluable insight into what it’s like to work in the fashion industry through live briefs and work placements. We also invite industry to work with students through live projects, industry presentations and networking events. Previous contributors to our technical and professional development activities have included Maxmara, Levis and Fred Perry.
A fashion degree will teach you many transferable skills that can help you succeed in any career you choose. These include creativity, organisation, planning, flexibility, communication and presentation.
What are the different types of fashion degrees?