4. London College of Fashion:
–1,500 first year students
–Tuition (not including room and board): $18,375/year for international students
–A college of the University of the Arts London.
–Famous grads: Jimmy Choo, Alek Wek, Patrick Cox.
The College is spread out over six different sites in London, so students are surrounded by the energy of this incredible city. It has a fashion design program, but the fashion journalism program is the standout here.
Just looking at the courses of study tells you that this is no ordinary university. There are many unique programs that you won’t find anywhere else. Beauty therapy, cosmetic science (yes, the chemistry side of beauty), fashion broadcast journalism, fashion curation and criticism, fashion business, footwear and accessories, makeup and image styling. The catalog made us want to pick up and move to London.
Christopher (26, second year, fashion broadcast journalism) told us, “I adore being surrounded by so many talented people. It’s very inspirational. I believe primarily its location has a lot to do with the success of LCF. London is an incredible place for culture and opportunity.” As was a common refrain with students in all the schools, the financial burden is not insignificant: Christopher works three jobs and freelances to stay ahead of costs.