A FOCUS ON EVOLUTION AND RADICAL CHANGE IN FASHION DESIGN
Fashion at Kingston University is a leading course designed to produce the most innovative and creative new fashion professionals. The curriculum focuses on developing research, drawing, garment cut & design, technical skills and portfolio presentation to the highest educational standards. Kingston Fashion strives to achieve the best design outcomes which are both unique and responsible. Fashion at Kingston teaches its students how to creatively evolve and equips them with the skills and learning to survive in one of the world's most competitive industries.
Engaging with an array of respected industry partners is part of the curriculum which creates opportunities for professional activities and graduate employment. BA Fashion at Kingston produces the next generation of design professionals. On graduation, they are ready to meet the changes and shifts of the global fashion industry with direction and confidence.
Kingston BA FASHION is one of the most renowned fashion courses in global fashion education. It is one of the first fashion design courses to be established in the UK and its achievements have led the sector ever since. The course is ranked number 1 in London and 3 in the UK (Guardian 2020) and is one of a handful of worldwide institutions to be awarded four badges of excellence by the Business of Fashion. With a tradition of strong industry links and an extensive employer network, Kingston produces students that are aspirational, world-class and industry-ready. Students regularly add to that reputation by gaining notable employment, winning national and international competitions and gaining extensive press coverage. The course supports students by developing their own signature style by exploring how fashion design is influenced by cultural, social, critical and historical studies in conjunction with the core skills required to inform a unique design identity whilst preparing them fully for employment in the Fashion Industry. Students have the opportunity to engage with Knit and print, an area of excellence at Kingston, which is supported by dedicated workshops.
The BA Fashion course focuses on the skills required for successful industry practitioners. Innovative, strategic, practical and analytical skill training prepare students for a future in fashion design.
Every year Kingston students go on to work across a wide range of design and development jobs in fashion. The quality and extent of their destinations reflects their talent and reputation as employable, sought-after graduates. They also regularly progress onto the most renowned post-graduate MA /PhD courses nationally and internationally.
Kingston enjoys extensive links to industry. Historically loyal and long-term relationships have been established with leading fashion companies. Through live projects and sponsorship, Kingston fashion is connected to a broad range of UK, European and global businesses. Our network provides a range of internships; placements; work experience and job opportunities after graduation. Our partners include: Tommy Hilfiger; Calvin Klein; GAP; OLD NAVY; The White Company; H&M; Inditex; Urban Outfitters; Givenchy; Louis Vuitton; Chanel; ALLSAINTS