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University of Westminster one of top 10 best fashion schools of 2018

Fashion 9 January 2019

Westminster Fashion Design BA AW18

The University of Westminster’s fashion department was ranked in the list of top 10 fashion schools by Fashionista magazine, as part of the top 25 fashion institutions in the world.

In their analysis, Fashionista took into account a variety of different factors, including famous and successfully placed alumni, student and alumni feedback and annual tuition to curate the ranking.

The fashion department at the University of Westminster offers a range of courses including: Fashion Design BA Honours, Fashion Buying Management BA Honours, Fashion Marketing and Promotion BA Honours and Fashion Merchandise Management BA Honours. At a Postgraduate level Westminster offers MA Fashion Business Management and MA Menswear, which launched for the first time in 2018.

All courses have an outstanding track record of successful internships, with students gaining invaluable experience at some of the world’s best fashion houses including Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Christian Dior, Balmain and Givenchy.

Our courses are specifically tailored to meet the current and future needs of the global fashion industry, with each of them having close connections with leading experts of the field.

Recent graduates include London Fashion Week designers Claire Barrow, Roberta Einer and Liam Hodges, while other successful alumni include former Chief Creative Officer of Burberry Christopher Bailey and Creative Director of Coach Stuart Vevers, among several others.

Some of the companies that Westminster fashion graduates from the last three years are now working for include Alexander McQueen, Paul Smith, Mulberry, Tom Ford, Gucci, Versace, Harrods, H&M and Adidas.

In 2018, under the direction of Professor Andrew Groves, the Fashion Design BA Honours course was aligned with the international fashion calendar, making it the first undergraduate course to be invited to show on the official London Fashion Week schedule. Westminster is also home to the Westminster Menswear Archive, the only public menswear archive in the world.

Find out more about the Fashion courses offered at the University of Westminster.

About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

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