At UCLan we aim to shape our students into forward-thinking, industry-ready graduates who have the confidence to apply their broad skillset to a range of different careers. We celebrate the innovative way our students approach work by continuously supporting their artistic expression from day one, making UCLan the perfect place for creative minds to learn. Our students are encouraged and helped develop business ideas, test projects, create exhibition work in our on-campus art galleries, and learn directly from our vast industry links and partnerships.
Fashion Design at the University of Central Lancashire is a highly creative and challenging course. Our students are well supported with staff contact time, feedback and receive essential professional equipment packs. We are ranked 2nd in the UK Fashion and Textiles course listings in the Guardian Guide, ranked in the TOP 80 courses in the world for 2020 according to CEO World Magazine and in the TOP 10 for assessment and feedback in the 2020 National Student Survey. Fashion Design at UCLan is all about enabling individuals to reach their true potential. Through our flexible disciplines - Conceptual, Commercial and Enterprise, students fine tune specific strengths and develop diverse core skills. Our students are empowered with a strong technical base in years one and two, which allows them to be more creative utilising unconventional approaches to 3-D design and garment realisation as they create their final collections. Something we are always proud of is the way our students embed sustainability into their work and have done for some time now. With innovative textile techniques becoming increasingly important within the fashion industry our students are well placed to enter the ever-changing fashion industry or create their own businesses.
Are you excited about the fashion industry, creating beautiful content, finding out how to influence, as well as working on fashion shoots? Do you want to shape the future of fashion and learn about the world of promotion through branding, marketing, image creation, digital communication and styling?
The Fashion Promotion and Marketing course attracts driven, motivated and passionate students who want to tap into our 50 years’ worth of experience as a centre of excellence for fashion education. Our strong industry links and projects, and the option to spend a year in industry give you a competitive edge and ensures that future employers sit up and take notice. We will challenge you, support you and inspire you. This is a course filled with creative variety and options, that will help you to define your own path within this fast-paced creative industry.
The BA (Hons) Textiles Design course has a vibrant hands-on approach to exploring a wide range of textile techniques and surface pattern design, with a strong emphasis on experimentation.
By using techniques such as dye, weave, transfer printing, foiling, stitch and digital design, and interpreting them using unexpected technologies and materials, you’ll create new designs that are at the forefront of textile design.
Our specialist technician supported facilities include digital embroidery, digital fabric printing, laser cutting, rug tufting, intaglio and screen-printing.
We strongly encourage our students to find their niche and develop into individual textile designers, artists and makers. We ensure that you have the skills that you need to produce a professional portfolio to launch yourself onto your chosen career path.