Kingston University

Kingston University campus exterior. Photo: Courtesy of Kingston University

Kingston University campus exterior. Photo: Courtesy of Kingston University

Location: London, United Kingdom

Programs:

Undergraduate: Fashion Design

Graduate: Fashion Design, Knitwear

Annual Tuition:

Undergraduate: £15,300 ($17,326 at current exchange rate) for overseas students; £7,800 for U.K. and E.U. students

Graduate: £14,500 ($19,131 at current exchange rate) for overseas students; £7,800 for U.K. and E.U. students

Famous Alumni: Glenda Bailey, Caryn Franklin, John Richmond, Amy Powney (design director for Mother of Pearl)

Enrollment: 277

Graduation Rate: 81%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 19:1

Classes are Taught in: English

Percentage of International Students: 26%

A look by Considered Design Award winner Saskia Lenaerts. Photo: Simon Armstrong/Kingston University

A look by Considered Design Award winner Saskia Lenaerts. Photo: Simon Armstrong/Kingston University

The Bottom Line: Kingston doesn't have as many famous alumni or course options as some of the more high-profile U.K. fashion schools, but it places an emphasis on connections with industry organizations and fashion companies. 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, Max Mara, Missoni and Paul Smith, as well as mass brands like Topshop, Abercrombie & Fitch, Brooks Brothers, ASOS and H&M. It's also part of a large university covering a wide range of fields, as opposed to an insular art or trade school.

More Info: www.kingston.ac.uk

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Last updated December 2018.