Subject: Picking the right fashion course for you.

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Back again spitting some words on FashionUnited for you all. Not 100% sure spitting words is the right phrase… but its the one i’ll go with. Read it and weep x

You don’t want to be a fashion designer, you know you don’t have those skills, but you love fashion and would love to work in the fashion industry after university - so what university course should you choose? Picking the right degree course can set you up for a great career path in the industry, but careful steps should be taken to make sure you get the most out of your 3 or 4 years in education.

The number of fashion courses that are now offered by universities has been steadily increasing with greater diversity than even just 5 years ago. Specific degree courses focussing on the design process, marketing, PR, communications, branding, buying, merchandising or garment technology are all available at a wide range of universities.

Here is what to consider and how to pick the right course for you:

1. Is there an opportunity to intern/gain experience as part of your studies?

A lot of fashion courses these days offer the option to undertake a ‘sandwich year’ or ‘placement year’ and can be a great opportunity to gain vital industry experience to complement your studies. This usually means a 4 year degree course rather than 3 years and for some students being able to finance this would play a part in the decision, as does the possibility that you will have to relocate during that year.

For the full post, head over to our friends at FashionUnited to read more

Hope you enjoy,

Kind regards,

Hannah