Fashion courses at Salford

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Want to work in fashion? It’s an exciting, vibrant and fast-moving industry which has a diverse range of career opportunities. Whether you’re interested in design, photography and image making or promotion and marketing, at the University of Salford, our fashion courses have got you covered.

When you study a fashion course with us, you’ll call the £55 million New Adelphi building home. It’s where you’ll find industry-standard facilities and teams of experienced and dedicated tutors and technicians, on hand to help you hone your skills and develop your creativity.

You’ll be able to specialise in the areas that interest you, undertake live briefs and real world assignments, and at the end of it all, you’ll graduate with a portfolio of work and the confidence you’ll need to make an impact from day one of your new career.

Read on to find out what a fashion degree can offer, and where it could take you.

Got a question? We're always here to help support you and answer any queries you may have. Get in touch with our friendly team by emailing or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.

Did you know?


From fashion designers and make-up artists who present at New York and London Fashion Weeks, to buyers and designers for multimillion-pound brands, a fashion degree from us prepares you for the working world.


Our graduates and alumni have worked with organisations such as H&M, River Island, Adidas, Zara and more.


You'll have the opportunity to make industry contacts while you study.

What fashion degrees do we offer?

Foundation Year

These four-year courses give you a general grounding in the area before you move on to specialise in your chosen subject.


Spend three years exploring the areas of fashion which interest you most. You’ll gain an understanding of the general skills you’ll need, and as you progress you’ll get the chance to shape your degree how you want to.


Build on your undergraduate and work experiences so far to further develop your skills and job prospects in a specific area.

Fashion degree FAQs

Do I need to prepare a fashion portfolio?

Your portfolio is a reflection of your skills, personality and experience. Our Fashion courses do require a portfolio submission during the application process. 

Find out more by reading our helpful portfolio guide.

Do your courses have their own social media channels I can follow?

Both our Fashion Design and Fashion Image Making and Styling courses have an Instagram profile.

How can I prepare for my fashion course?

Before you start the course, we will send you a letter with recommendations on books and magazines which will help you to prepare for the course. In the meantime you can read lots of fashion magazines - Dazed & Confused and Purple are good places to start - and you can also research fashion photographers and designers to find which approaches appeal to you most.

What will my timetable in first year look like?

First year students are in four days a week. Typically the contact hours are 9.30am-4.30pm, although some days may be shorter. There is normally one full day free a week to enable students to participate in extra-curricular activities or work part-time.

Is this course suitable for students that commute?

Yes! There is lots of support for commuter students at Salford. We have two Commuter Hubs which are designated areas on campus for commuters who want somewhere to study away from the library, make/eat their own food, or even play some Xbox games! Alongside that we have excellent transport links - there is reasonable parking on campus, there is a train station next to Peel Park Campus and there are buses running every few minutes into Manchester and going into Greater Manchester.


Confused about accommodation? Unsure how you’ll pay for university? We know there’s a lot to consider and it can all be a bit confusing. That’s why we’ve pulled together all the information you’ll need before you apply on our Pre-Applicant Hub, so you can get the whole picture.


Fancy learning your craft using the same type of equipment you’ll use when you’re working? Study with us and you’ll become confident and comfortable with industry-standard kit and facilities. You won’t just be left to work it out on your own – our experienced tutors and technicians will show you how to master everything we have on offer.

Take a 360 tour of our £55 million New Adelphi building below - it's the home of fashion on campus.


We're always here to help support you and answer any queries you may have about a fashion degree. Get in touch with our friendly team by emailing, phoning +44 (0)161 295 4545 or using the form below.