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Global Fashion School Rankings 2015

London College of Fashion

London, United Kingdom

LCF provides one of the widest ranges of courses in fashion education, with twenty-seven full-time BA undergraduate degree courses and four integrated masters degree courses. As a result, it also has one of the largest student bodies with about 5000 students. The college continues to expand its course offering with highly specialised courses and is a leader in fashion research covering areas such as sustainable fashion practice. Despite the scope of individual courses, shortcomings in business education and work placements have negatively impacted how prepared students feel for industry employment upon graduation. However, the school looks to be remedying that with the Fashion Business School that launched in 2015. In 2020, the college will move to a new state-of-the-art facility in East London, situated in the former Olympic Park.

8th

BA Course Ranking 2015

Full-time fashion students

4,403

International students

44%

Student : Teacher ratio

33:1

Tuition: Domestic/intl

$14k/$24k

Acceptance rate

23%

Graduation Rate

76%

Courses Offered

Undergraduate:
BA (Hons) 3D Effects for Performance and Fashion, BA (Hons) Bespoke Tailoring, BA (Hons) Cordwainers Fashion Bags and Accessories: Product Design and Innovation, BA (Hons) Cordwainers Footwear: Product Design and Innovation, BA (hons) Costume for Performance, BA (Hons) Creative Direction for Fashion, BA (Hons) Fashion Business (Part time), BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising, BA (Hons) Fashion Contour, BA (Hons) Fashion Design (Part time), BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Development, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Menswear, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear, BA (Hons) Fashion Illustration, BA (Hons) Fashion Jewellry, BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism, BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing, BA (Hons) Fashion Media (Part-time), BA (Hons) Fashion Pattern Cutting, BA (Hons) Fashion Photography, BA (Hons) Fashion Public Relations and Communication, BA (Hons) Fashion Sportswear, BA (Hons) Fashion Styling and Production, BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Knit, BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Print, BA (Hons) Fashion Visual Merchandising and Branding, BA (Hons) Fashion Visual Merchandising and Branding (Part time), BA (Hons) Hair and Make-up for Fashion, BA (Hons) Hair, BA (Hons) Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Performance

4th

MA Course Ranking 2015

Full-time fashion students

580

International students

54%

Student : Teacher ratio

25:1

Tuition: Domestic/intl

$12k/$24k

Acceptance rate

36%

Graduation Rate

98%

Courses Offered

Graduate:
Executive MBA (Fashion), MA Fashion Design Management, MA Fashion Entrepreneurship and Innovation, MA Strategic Fashion Marketing, Graduate Diploma Fashion Management, MA Fashion Enterprise Creation, MA Fashion Retail Management, Postgraduate Certificate Fashion: Buying and Merchandising, MA Costume Design for Performance, MA Fashion Curation, MA Psychology for Fashion Professionals, MA Fashion Cultures, MA Fashion Futures, MSc Applied Psychology in Fashion, Graduate Diploma Fashion Design Technology, MA Footwear, MA Fashion Design Technology Womenswear, Postgraduate Certificate Footwear: Production and Manufacture, MA Fashion Artefact, MA Fashion Design Technology Menswear, MA Pattern and Garment Technology, Graduate Diploma Fashion Media Styling, MA Fashion Media Production, Postgraduate Certificate Fashion: Fashion and Lifestyle Journalism, MA Fashion Journalism, Ma Fashion Photography, MA Fashion Media Practice and Criticism, MDes International Fashion Production Management, MSc Cosmetic Science, MSc International Fashion Management

Student & Alumni Comments

"Overall, I found my experience at London College of Fashion an enriching one. However this is mostly due to all the facilities I could have access to — through which I could learn independently, not to the actual quality of teaching."

Alumni

"My studies were filled with independent hard work, but all in all I feel prepared for working in the industry."

Alumni

"A very insightful, stressful, difficult and creative experience. The main focus lay on creative practice and skills, and how to have great business acumen. Being amongst creative people all the time is an amazing energy to feed off of."

Alumni

"The college can be extremely unorganised but has lots of resources to take advantage of. Lectures are either very good or pointless. The college’s career connections are good. Overall I had a positive experience."

Alumni

"I have learned a lot, however I felt like it was mostly an independent experience, and I could have been so much more in touch with the industry network. I feel like I missed out on a college experience."

Alumni

"They provided me with a great skill set, even though there was no help to get internships to gain some work experience."

Alumni

Full BA Course Rankings

The Business of Fashion’s first global fashion school ranking aims to provide an objective assessment of the top undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA) fashion programmes around the world.

Full MA Course Rankings

The Business of Fashion’s first global fashion school ranking aims to provide an objective assessment of the top undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA) fashion programmes around the world.