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.

On 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. Our degrees are designed to fuel your creativity and equip you with the skills 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. 

Fashion Facilities

Modern glass, multiple storey building that forms part of the New Adelphi campus and fashion degree facilities at the University of Salford

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 a fashion course 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. 

Take a 3D tour of our fashion facilities

Careers in Fashion

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 

  • Stylist 

  • Pattern cutter 

  • Buyer 

  • 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. 

Our 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 creations to styling outfits for a variety of platforms – including magazines and Instagram – we have a fashion degree Clearing place to suit you. 

View our fashion Clearing courses

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 Clearing course, 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 this is 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 its 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 build 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 Clearing degree is for you. As part of this degree programme, you’ll have the opportunity to go on 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. 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 design Clearing course, 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.  

Our Fashion Design programme is ranked 11th for Fashion and Textiles in the Guardian University Guide 2024. 

Made in Salford: a collaboration with Harvey Nichols

Watch our Made in Salford video to learn about our collaboration with luxury retailer Harvey Nichols. In this collaboration, 30 graduates showcased 150 one-off garments to be displayed and retailed in a specially curated space on the menswear and womenswear fashion floors in Harvey Nichols, Manchester.

Made in Salford: A University of Salford and Harvey Nichols collaboration

Natalie’s fashion design story

A smiling headshot of Natalie Slater, BA (Hons) Fashion Design graduate of the University of Salford.

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. 

Contact us

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If you have a question about studying any of our courses, or you’d like to learn more about joining the University of Salford, contact our friendly team today on +44 (0)161 295 4545 or