Studying Fashion at Salford

Fashion student working in studio

Congratulations on your offer to study a Fashion course at Salford!

To help you get ready for studying this September, we've put together some information about how you will study your chosen course, what to expect in your first year and share answers to some of the top applicant questions.

Remember if you have any questions or queries about your application, you can email, or call us on 0161 295 4545.


Top applicant questions - answered!

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. You can also research fashion photographers.

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. You will get your full timetable in September. 

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 city centre and to MediaCity and beyond into Greater Manchester.

Do I need an iPad or anything to digitally design on in Fashion Design?

An iPad is a good tool if it's within your budget as it is multi-use, they are good to help with illustration and those who are doing anything digital. But laptops and tablets can be loaned out from the University library including MacBook's, so it really depends on preference.

How much sewing is included in Fashion Design?

In the first year, the modules that involve sewing are pattern cutting and production. However, this is a skill that is not essential and will be taught to you along the way. 

What have students gone on to do whilst studying these courses?

Many of our students have gone on to create inspiring pieces of work both as part of their study and once they have graduated, as well as securing incredible roles within the industry. 

Junjie Liu's work featuring on Channel 4 

Vicky's Fashion Photography Project 'Manchester Girls'

Graduate Saif lands spot on Mr Porter's global talent scheme

Our fashion facilities include:

  • Purpose-built design studios
  • State-of-the-art digital and traditional printing resources
  • Sewing machines
  • Computer suites with industry standard software
Offer Holder Days

Experience Life At Salford

If you haven't already, make sure you secure a place at one of our upcoming Offer Holder Days. These will give you the opportunity to experience life as a Salford student on your chosen course - you'll meet the teaching team, hear from current students and connect with other applicants.