London is probably the best place in the world to train for a career in the international fashion industry
London is one of the world's great fashion capitals. From the creativity of avant-garde designers like Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney to the classic style of world famous fashion houses such as Burberry, Aquascutum and Jaeger, London has it all. Where better to study for a career in this highly creative and ever changing industry than London?
The School of Fashion has its own dedicated studios on two floors of our Hannah House building - just a short walk from the retail outlets of the big name designers in Bond Street and South Molton Street, and the famous fashion stores of Oxford Street and Regent Street.
Click on the gallery and video links below to see examples of work created by our Diploma and Degree students during their time studying with us at West London College.Foundation Diploma Student Work (gallery) BA in Fashion Student Work (gallery) 2013 Foundation Diploma Fashion Show (video) 2013 BA in Fashion Degree Show (video)
Fashion courses at West London College are very practical in their nature with the main emphasis being on creative work in the studios. The Foundation Diploma is taught entirely in the studios rather than conventional classrooms as students are supported in small groups through their creative journey. The degree programme has more academic content so there are some lectures and weekly sessions in the computer labs but the emphasis is still on practical work in the studios. All students have a space in the studios in which to exhibit their work as they gradually develop their sketchbooks and portfolios under the expert guidance of lecturers who have considerable experience of the fashion industry and of teaching fashion at London universities. Senior academic staff also assist students with their choice of specialist areas and their university application if required.
Most students first join us for the Foundation Diploma in Fashion Design, and then progress to the two year bachelors degree in Fashion we offer in association with Heriot Watt University which is ranked in the top 20 in the UK for Art & Design (Guardian University Guide 2014).
The qualification awarded on successful completion of our Foundation Diploma is widely accepted by universities for entry to fashion degrees and our students have gained places on degree programmes in fashion design, fashion jewellery, womenswear, menswear tailoring, fashion textiles, costume design, fashion styling and makeup at leading institutions such as the London College of Fashion, University of the Creative Arts Chelsea, Kingston University and also the Heriot Watt University's campuses in Edinburgh and Dubai.
If you are considering studying Fashion at West London College, you are welcome to attend one of our Open Days. These provide an excellent opportunity to meet the teachers, chat with the students and see their work, and be given a tour of our Hannah House fashion studios and other facilities.
To register to attend an Open Day, please contact the Head of Fashion, Louise Lidington, either by telephone on 020 7009 0011 or by
Alternatively you can use the form above to contact one of our course advisors who can help you choose a programme and guide you through the application process
All our Fashion Design programmes lead to externally validated professional qualifications or recognised British university degrees.