Want to work in fashion? It’s an exciting, vibrant and fast-moving industry that has a diverse range of career opportunities. Whether you’re interested in fashion design, fashion photography and fashion 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.

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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.

Undergraduate

Spend three years exploring the areas of fashion that 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.

Postgraduate

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

Have a question? Read our helpful our Fashion degree FAQs

Do I need to prepare a fashion portfolio?

As part of your application, we will need to see a portfolio of your work to provide an opportunity for you to share your creative practice with us. Any offers will be conditional upon our subject team having the opportunity to review your portfolio.

 

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 fashion degree 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.