Here we go again with the best 30 fashion schools in Europe. On the worldwide level, there are multiple choices, but we all know that it’s pretty hard to study abroad, especially on another continent.
In the latest articles, we talked about the first 10, then, the following 10 top univiersities in which you can study fashion, style, trends, creative techniques, tailoring, manufacturing, scketching and a lot more.
Here they are!
#21. Hogeschool van Amsterdam, University of Applied Sciences (Amsterdam, Netherlands) – one of the largest institutes for higher professional education in the Netherlands. All students at the HvA have a practical work period in order to get on-the-job experience in the field of their study. Such a work placement can be at a company or organisation in the Netherlands or abroad. Find out more on their website.
- Academic degrees: Bachelor degree programmes and a number of (professional) master degree programmes in Fashion & Branding, Fashion and Design, Fashion & Management.
- Requirements: English language.
#22. School of Form (Poznań, Poland) – in 2012 School of Form won 1 milion PLN in a contest announced by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The Ministry appreciated the interdisciplinary curriculum based on modern methods of education and teaching practical skills which give complete preparation for work. FInd out more on their website.
- Academic degrees: BA in Fashion design.
#23. Universitatea Nationala de Arte (Bucharest, Romania) – The National University of Arts is a higher education institution in Bucharest, founded in 1864. In 2010 UNARTE expanded the area of study Event, Fashion and Image research center (EMI), which operates alongside the fashion Department. From 2011, the Fashion Department also organizes doctoral studies. Fin out more on their website.
- Academic degrees: 3-year BA and 2-year MA in Fashion design and Textile design and textile arts & DA.
- Requirements: The foreign citizens must submit a certificate of Romanian lingvistic competence issued by institutions authorized by the Ministry of National Education.
#24. Beckmans College of Design (Stockholm, Sweden) – founded in 1939, it has today state-of-the-art computer rooms, sewing and draping studios, a carpentry workshop and studios for art classes and other educational activities, a photo studio and a small screen printing studio. The Fashion programme is a design course based on an artistic approach and focusing on fashion
- Academic degrees: 3-year BA degree courses in Art and Design. It prepares the students for a career in the fashion industry – in product development and design, but is also a launching pad for other professions in communications, image production and fashion journalism.
- Requirements: A strong knowledge of Swedish.
#25. Haute Ecole d’Art et Design de Genève (Genève, Switzerland) – Head – Geneva is the most important training institution in art and design in Western Switzerland. Founded in 2006 from the merge of the Fine School and the Applied School.
- Academic degrees: 3-year BA courses in Fashion Design and Jewellery Design, MA in Fashion and accessory design.
- Requirements: French and English language.
#26. Central Saint Martins (London, UK) – one of the world’s leading centres for art and design education, it’s a part of the University of the Arts London. It offers full-time courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and a variety of summer courses. It’s the only fashion school that has its runway shows archived on Style.com Find out more on their website.
- Academic degrees: BA (Fashion, Fashion design with knitwear, Fashion design with marketing, Fashion design menswear, Fashion design womenswear, Fashion print, Fashion communication, Fashion history and theory, Fashion journalism, Fashion communication and promotion) and MA (Fashion, Fashion communication).
- References: Christopher Kane, John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Sarah Burton, Christopher Kane, Alexander McQueen, Jonathan Saunders – former students.
#27. Kingston University (London, UK) – is a public research university, founded in 1899. The university has a course of Fashion Design that covers all aspects of the design process – from research and design development, to creating garments using cut and construction. The Faculty of Arts & Design runs a number of research centres. Find out more on their website.
- Academic degrees: BA Fashion (3 years full time).
- References: Felipe Oliveira Baptista, John Richmond, Glenda Bailey – former students.
#28. London College of Fashion (London, UK) – LCF is also a constituent college of the University of the Arts London. It is the only college in Britain to specialise in fashion education, research and consultancy. LCF offers many unique programs that you won’t find anywhere else. Find out more on their website.
- Academic degrees: BA (3D effects for performence and fashion, Bespoke tailoring, Product design and innovation – bags and accessories / footwear, Costume for performance and many more). It offers undergraduate, postgraduate, short courses, study abroad courses and business-training in fashion, make-up, beauty-therapy and lifestyle industries.
- References: Jimmy Choo – former student. Tom Ford, Roland Mouret, Donatella Versace, Jimmy Choo, Ben Kirchhoff, Richard Nicoll – lecturers.
#29. Royal College of Art (London, UK) – is the world’s most influential art and design institution. In 2013, the RCA and Imperial College London began offering the first transnational design program: a dual-masters, joint program in Global Innovation Design: students spend time studying at Pratt’s graduate industrial design department in Brooklyn, (New York) and Keio University’s graduate school of media design in Tokyo (Japan). Find out more on their website.
- Academic degrees: Fashion Menswear, Fashion womenswear, Textiles, Fashion Menswear Research, Fashion womenswear Research. This is a post-graduate program only.
- References: Zandra Rhodes, Philip Treacy, Christopher Bailey, Erdem Moralioglu, Ossie Clark.
#30. University of Westminster (London, UK) – is a public research university. Founded in 1838, it was the first polytechnic institution in the UK. Westminster was awarded university status in 1992. Between the 2nd and the 3rd year of education, the university offers an optional Placement Year, which allows students to work within the fashion industry, usually in Paris, New York or Milan. Find out more on their website.
- Academic degrees: BA in Fashion Design (design, pattern cutting, construction, illustration, print, textiles, CAD and industry awareness).
- References: Katie Hillier, Vivienne Westwood, Michael Herz, Stuart Vevers (Mulberry, Loewe), Christopher Bailey.
The University of Brighton (Brighton, UK) – established in 1859 as Brighton College of Art, it received the university status in 1992. In 2012, the University of Brighton came third in the People & Planet’s Green League table of UK universities ranked by environmental and ethical performance. Find out more on their website.
- Academic degrees: Fashion Design; Fashion Business; Fashion & Dress History.
- Nota bene: The fashion and textile programs are world-renown, and design programs are often combined with business studies.
- References: Emma Cook, Barbara Hulanicki.
Hope this information was well received in order to help you choose what’s best for you!