Kingston University (London, United Kingdom)

Backstage at the Kingston University graduate fashion show in June 2014. Photo: Tristan Fewings for Getty

Backstage at the Kingston University graduate fashion show in June 2014. Photo: Tristan Fewings for Getty

Programs: Fashion Design, undergraduate and graduate

Annual Tuition: 
Undergraduate: £13,700 ($21,458 at current exchange rate) for overseas students; £9,000 for U.K. and E.U. students

Graduate: £13,700 ($21,458 at current exchange rate) for overseas students; £5,900 for U.K. and E.U. students

Famous Grads: Glenda Bailey, Felipe Baptista, Sophie Hulme, Simon Kneen (former Banana Republic creative director)

The Bottom Line: Kingston doesn’t have as many famous alumni as some of the more high-profile UK fashion schools, but if you aspire to a senior role at a big company, it’s a good place to start. Its graduates have held senior and director-level positions at Armani, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan, Givenchy, Lacoste, Massimo Dutti, MaxMara, Missoni, Paul Smith, as well as mass brands like Topshop, Abercrombie & Fitch, Brooks Brothers, ASOS and H&M.

More Info: www.kingston.ac.uk

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