Portfolio direction for a pathway in Fashion

Our award winning Fashion courses has a credible reputation within the fashion industry, we are renowned for producing successful graduates due to our commitment to developing creative and innovative designers. We keep a keen eye on current fashion industry requirements, the advice and direction you will receive from our industry-linked members of staff will enhance your employability once you graduate. Our close relationships with over 150 global fashion brands means our students go on to gain esteemed positions with companies such as Burberry, M&S, Reebok, Abercrombie & Fitch, Levi and many, many more. Whilst studying at UCLan students benefit from many opportunities to present their work throughout their studies to industry professionals, the highlight of which being Graduate Fashion Week.

Your portfolio submissions will be analysed for the following skills, knowledge and understanding plus type of content. – More information

Skills and Techniques.

  • Understand the meaning, function, style, scale, colour and content.
  • Awareness of their intended audience.
  • Appreciation of the relationship of form and function and textiles.
  • Understand the variety of materials and genres within fashion.

Knowledge and Understanding

  • How ideas and feelings and meanings can be conveyed and interpreted in images and artefacts.
  • Historical and contemporary developments and different styles and genres.
  • How images and artefacts relate to social, environmental, cultural and/or ethical contexts and to the time and place in which they were made.
  • Continuity and change in different styles, genres and traditions relevant to Graphics.
  • The working vocabulary and specialist terminology.


  • Mixed media outputs
  • Paintings and Drawings
  • Photography and CAD work
  • Fashion Designs