A degree in Fashion offers you the chance to build a portfolio and gain valuable work experience so you’re ready to enter the exciting and fast-paced fashion industry when you graduate. 

Career options

If you love following the latest trends on the runway or channelling your creativity through the clothes you wear, then a degree in Fashion may be the route to turn your passion into a career.  

A Fashion degree can lead to a variety of jobs in the industry, whether it’s a career in haute couture, with high street brands or in making manufacturing operations more sustainable.

You could work as a fashion designer or become a stylist; a fashion advertiser or editor. Alternatively, you could move into the business of fashion, becoming a strategic fashion buyer for retail chains. There are also opportunities to enter other industries, such as costume design for film and television or fashion media. 

Job opportunities

Our Fashion degrees are designed to equip graduates for a broad range of careers in the creative industries. You could become a: 

  • Fashion Designer 
  • Stylist 
  • Art Director 
  • Textile Designer 
  • Visual Merchandiser 
  • Costume Designer 
  • Colourist 
  • Costume Supervisor 
  • Fashion Buyer 
  • Pattern Cutter
  • Wardrobe Manager 
  • Wardrobe Technician 
  • Studio Designer 
  • Studio Technician 
  • Fashion Photographer 

Graduates in the spotlight

Our graduates have gone on to work in the following roles: 

  • Merchandising at Selfridges & Co 
  • Textile Designer at Burberry 
  • Pattern Assistant at COS 
  • Footwear Designer at Clarks Originals 
  • Menswear Designer at Belstaff 
  • Product Developer at Toast 
  • Development Engineer at Heathcoat Fabrics 
  • Fashion Retailer at Browns 
  • Creative Marketer at The White Company 
  • PR at Inditex 
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Megan Leech

Textiles graduate lands role at cutting-edge fabrics company

11 January 2022

BA(Hons) Textile Design graduate Megan Leech has landed a job as a Development Engineer with renowne...

Textiles graduate lands role at cutting-edge fabrics company
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Textile Design graduate wins Oppo Lens of Inspiration Challenge

23 December 2021

BA(Hons) Textile Design graduate Rosie Southerden has won the Oppo Lens of Inspiration challenge. Th...

Textile Design graduate wins Oppo Lens of Inspiration Challenge
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Graduate film showcased on iconic fashion photography website

24 November 2021

2021 Fashion Photography graduate Agne Roversteinaite has had her film 'They Don't See Us' exhi...

Graduate film showcased on iconic fashion photography website
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On Set In Majorca

How studying at Falmouth helped this graduate land her dream job in fashion

08 November 2021

Alice Kasinather-Jones has travelled across the world to create campaigns for the likes of Gucci and...

How studying at Falmouth helped this graduate land her dream job in fashion
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Fashion Photography graduate hired by prestigious post-production agency

12 October 2021

Fashion Photography graduate Gemma Worral has landed a Student Assistant position at prestigious pos...

Fashion Photography graduate hired by prestigious post-production agency
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Yas Coffee

Graduate's tips for career success blow up on social media

11 August 2021

Fashion Marketing graduate Yasmin Flowers finds Tiktok success sharing marketing portfolio advice to...

Graduate's tips for career success blow up on social media
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Forest & Clay: Small business flourishes in the hands of Falmouth graduates

02 July 2021

Fine Art graduate Dan Bethell and Fashion Photography graduate Anna Burnett have created Forest &amp...

Forest & Clay: Small business flourishes in the hands of Falmouth graduates
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Edited Publication Pic

How one graduate turned her mental health struggles into poetry

23 June 2021

Olivia White started documenting her thoughts to help deal with her mental health during her ti...

How one graduate turned her mental health struggles into poetry
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Graduate delivers colourful workshop for Textile Design students

12 January 2021

Textile Design graduate, Poppy Purchase returned to Falmouth to offer current student...

Graduate delivers colourful workshop for Textile Design students
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Dancing in Isolation

Dancing in Isolation

25 August 2020

Fashion Photography graduate, Tom J. Johnson, has been commissioned by th...

Dancing in Isolation

Postgraduate study

Some Fashion students may go on to study a master’s degree. Postgraduate study gives you the opportunity to develop an industry specialism, such as sustainable fashion.  Falmouth University offers a range of postgraduate courses which you can explore.

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Knowledge and skills

A Fashion degree will help you to build the skills, knowledge and creativity to become a confident design practitioner. Our Fashion & Textiles Institute is equipped with cutting-edge digital design technologies as well as traditional tools, so you can experiment and refine your creative practice. 

All our Fashion courses are underpinned by a progressive foundation of sustainability and ethical practice.

Supported by academic and technical course teams, our students gain professional skills in digital and screen printing, advanced cutting techniques, tailoring, CLo3D and ultrasonic construction techniques, as well as machine knitting, embroidery and weaving. If you study Fashion Photography, you’ll also have access to our industry-standard photography facilities, where you can experiment with light, colour, composition and form. 

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Transferable skills

As well as specialist skills, students develop a variety of transferable skills that are desirable to a range of employers. These include: 

  • Visual, verbal and written communication skills, including presentation and pitching 
  • Leadership skills through project management and collaborative outputs 
  • A strong work ethic and tenacity to move projects forward 
  • Innovative solutions to problem solving and a willingness to take creative risks 
  • Interpersonal skills through critiques, peer reviews and group tutorials  
  • Entrepreneurial skills in marketing your work and building professional networks 

Career support

Our Fashion degrees have been designed to prepare you for real-life industry scenarios. Students get to work on live briefs set by renowned companies such as Circleline, Joules, Fred Perry and John Lewis. We also encourage students to enter international competitions such as the Bradford Textile Society and the Graduate Fashion Week Awards.  

Students have the option to go on study trips to global fashion events, such as Première Vision in Paris. Several of our Fashion degrees facilitate self-directed national and international work placements with companies like Wallace Sewell, Liberty and Rebecca Taylor. 

When you study at Falmouth, you also have access to our dedicated employability service, RealWORKs. Students can sign up for weekly career workshops and events, take practice interviews and get support on CV writing or even going freelance.

Our Fashion courses

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Fashion Design BA(Hons)

Create original, responsible and inspiring fashion, making your unique footprint in the industry. Th...

Fashion Design BA(Hons)
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Fashion Marketing BA(Hons)

Become part of the exciting and ever-evolving world of fashion marketing and communications. This CI...

Fashion Marketing BA(Hons)
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Costume Design - 2023

Costume Design for Film & Television BA(Hons)

On this dynamic course, you’ll cultivate the practical, creative and theoretical skills needed to ...

Costume Design for Film & Television BA(Hons)
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Fashion Photography BA(Hons)

Develop your unique artistic voice and springboard into the industry as an innovative fashion photog...

Fashion Photography BA(Hons)
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Fashion Styling & Art Direction BA(Hons)

Influence the shape of fashion as you take on the world of fashion styling. On this future-focused c...

Fashion Styling & Art Direction BA(Hons)
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Textile Design - 2023

Textile Design BA(Hons)

On our textile design degree, you’ll be part of a vibrant, supportive community of multidisciplina...

Textile Design BA(Hons)
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Illustration students

Integrated Foundation Year BA/BSc(Hons)

Explore your creativity and expand your professional skills by entering the creative industries on a...

Integrated Foundation Year BA/BSc(Hons)

Get in touch

Any questions? 

If you have any questions about undergraduate study at Falmouth, get in touch with our Future Studies team.  

T: +44(0) 1326 254350 
E: futurestudies@falmouth.ac.uk 
WhatsApp: +44 (0)1212 852937 
SMS: +44 (0)1277 420398 

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