Kingston University

Designs by Ruth Peterson during Graduate Week 2015. Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Designs by Ruth Peterson during Graduate Week 2015. Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Location: London, United Kingdom

Programs:
Undergraduate: Fashion Design
Graduate: Fashion Design, Knitwear

Tuition:
Undergraduate: £14,900 ($19,659 at current exchange rate) for overseas students; £9,250 for UK and EU students.
Graduate: £14,500 ($19,131 at current exchange rate) for overseas students; £7,800 for UK and EU students.

Famous Alumni: Glenda Bailey, Felipe Baptista, Sophie Hulme, Simon Kneen, Helen Storey, John Richmond, Amy Powney, design director for Mother of Pearl

The Bottom Line: Kingston doesn't have as many famous alumni or course options as some of the more high-profile UK 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, MaxMara, Missoni and 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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