Fashion - School of Art, Design and Fashion

At UCLan our fashion philosophy is based around creativity and innovation. This has earned us a reputation within education and industry for fashion design, lifestyle promotion, styling and show production, digital fashion and brand management, and textiles and surface pattern design. We have strong relationships with national and international partners from both industry and education, and these subsequently generate exciting projects, internships, exchanges and employment for our students.

The difference between UCLan's Fashion graduates and other universities is that the students are ready for work. They come ready with a lot of practical experience and are very employable.

Phil Morris, Director of Kukri
Graduate Fashion Week awards since 2000
Global Fashion Brand relationships
Started running sandwich placements

Highlights of our Fashion Courses


Award Winning

Our students regularly win prizes in national and international competitions and UCLan is one of the most successful UK universities at Graduate Fashion Week.

Industry Teaching

You'll be taught by a passionate team of experienced lecturers, many of whom are still active and influential in the industry.

Global Placements

Our extremely close relationships with over 150 global fashion brands means we are able to help secure placement opportunities at companies like Levis, Burberry, Coast, Reebok, Oasis, M&S and George.

Exhibition Experience

Regular shows and exhibitions are an integral part of our courses.

work experience

Our courses place a strong emphasis on employability and you'll be encouraged to find work experience opportunities to boost your portfolio.

Competition Opportunities

We regularly enter national and international competition briefs, and students from the Fashion aspect of the course have raised their profile by winning many major awards, including fashion marketing and fashion innovation at Graduate Fashion Week.


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The secret to our success lies in our ability to provide meaningful work placements opportunities with brands such as Coast, Burberry, Levi, Oasis and Reebok where our students put theory into practice within a commercial setting.

Bev Lamey, Principal Lecturer


BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion With Styling Graduate

Katie Sykes

Katie’s passion for fashion stemmed from her love of photography as well as putting together outfits and looks for her own shoots. With this in mind, Katie sought a course which would teach her a wide range of skills in the fashion industry. She discovered that the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) was perfect place for her to follow her dream career, as the BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion With Styling offered a plethora of modules from styling and marketing, to design history and computer aided design.

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Senior Lecturer in Fashion

Amanda Odlin-Bates

Amanda has been leading courses in the University’s Fashion department for over 20 years. Prior to this she ran a thriving fashion studio, Odlin and Webb, in the heart of Manchester’s trendy Northern Quarter as well as designing and manufacturing cutting edge menswear collections which retailed in independent clothing stores throughout the UK and Ireland.

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