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Studying fashion design in the UK

Art and design can be considered one of the most popular courses for studying abroad, which includes many subjects, such as fashion design, product design, jewellery design, graphic design, interior design, etc. This article will discuss fashion design. 


The fashion design course mainly focuses on cultivating students to effectively enter the fashion design and product development industry, so it places great emphasis on student's creative training and internships. The curriculum will enhance students' skills in fashion design ideas, pattern drawing, and garment sewing through fashion shows, projects, design competitions, international exchange activities and internships. In addition to meeting the academic requirements, universities require students to submit a portfolio. Universities have strict requirements for portfolios and hope to understand the student's style and sincerity in applying through the portfolio, so students should take it seriously. Portfolios can be created through various mediums such as sketching, painting, photography, etc., and should consist of approximately 15 - 30 pieces of work. The portfolio should include detailed production processes and creative concepts, with English annotations. The course director mainly evaluates the portfolio based on the three points mentioned above. As creating a portfolio takes time, students interested in fashion design are advised to start preparing 1 to 2️ years before applying for university to avoid neglecting public examinations. 


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Basic admission requirements:  

  • HKDSE: 5*55 - 444 
  • IELTS: 6.0 
  • Most universities require students to submit a portfolio 


Recommended universities:  

University of Arts London 

University of Southampton 

University of Kingston 

Nottingham Trent University 


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