Fashion Degrees


Top ten in UK for assessment in Fashion and Textiles (Guardian University Guide 2024)


We are education partners with Cardiff Fashion Week, providing exciting opportunities for our students


Internship opportunities at global fashion brands which have included Ralph Lauren, Raeburn, L’Oreal, Glamour Magazine and Graduate Fashion Week


Top in Wales for teaching and assessment in Fashion and Textiles (Guardian University Guide 2024)


Design and Lead Tomorrows

Fashion degrees at the University of South Wales examine and nurture the connection between commerciality and creativity. We aim to produce visionary fashion graduates who are ready for successful careers in the retail and fashion world. Our graduates have the skills and knowledge to excel in the fashion industry, and we prepare them to become the future faces of design.

Our students have won awards at Graduate Fashion Week for many years.

All fashion students work on ‘live’ projects and competitions with fashion brands, which are supported by annual industry visits. These opportunities will help you gain maximum real-life exposure in the fast-paced and competitive work arena of fashion, retail and interior design.

Instagram: @uswfashiondesign@usw_fashion_marketing@usw_fashion_promotion

Career Opportunities

Fashion career opps

At USW we have incredible contacts with the fashion industry. Our students work on 'live' projects with real brands that have included the likes of Next and Topshop. Many of our students have also undertaken internships at fashion brands including Vivienne Westwood and Harrods.

Cardiff Fashion Week

CFW logo

We are education partners with Cardiff Fashion Week and will be presenting Wales’ first Digital Fashion Catwalk in 2024 at our Cardiff campus. Cardiff Fashion Week celebrates fashion and retail and is also a platform for our students to showcase their final year projects. Business partners, the media and public are invited to attend the week-long series of fashion showcases, catwalks and celebrations.

Staff with Global Expertise

Fashion staff

Our staff have years of combined worldwide experience and working knowledge of the fashion industry so you can rest assured that you will be in safe hands with our team who are always available to provide guidance when you need it.

Fashion Courses

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Student Work

Putting the Spotlight on our Students

Each year we take time to celebrate the work of our Faculty of Creative Industry students through a festival called 'Gradfest'.

This dedicated festival is home to project work, blogs, videos, social posts and so much more from our Fashion students.

Students from across the university have the opportunity to showcase their work to the masses and take pride in doing so. 

Take a look at what our students have worked on over the past year or so by viewing the Gradfest 2022 Fashion website page.


Discover the 'Diff

Cardiff is a modern capital city that will surprise you.

It’s the UK’s fastest growing major city and has been multicultural and cosmopolitan from the start. Here, you’ll find an amazing quality of life, more green space per person than any UK city, and fantastic people.

Cardiff is one of the most affordable cities in the UK too, so it’s perfect for cash-strapped students. There’s always something happening or new places to discover. From shopping and live sport to music, arts and history, there’s something for everyone and great company to do it with.

Cardiff is a popular student city that knows how to enjoy itself. Wherever you turn, you’ll find somewhere to eat, drink or dance the night away.


Explore USW.

Join us at an open day or live event and discover the opportunities waiting for you at the University of South Wales. 

You'll have the chance to explore our campuses at Cardiff, Newport or Pontypridd, meet academic staff and current students, learn about life at USW and student money, and take part in interactive activities related to your course. 

For those who can't attend an on-campus event, we run online and on-demand events. There's plenty of ways to discover what USW is all about.

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