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School of Design and Creative Arts

Fashion Design and Technology

Your careers team

Careers Network is here to support you by providing information, advice, guidance, events and opportunities to enable you to secure placements, work experience, self-employment and graduate careers.

Working closely with your academic school, our team of experts ensures that every student has access to careers advice.  As well as large careers fairs, we hold sector-specific events, involving employers and Loughborough alumni, to help you make valuable connections and secure high-quality placements and graduate roles. 

To find out more about what we do and how we can support you, visit Meet the teams

Details of the Placements Officers for your school can be found here.

We look forward to supporting throughout your Loughborough journey.

Key skills developed during your degree

  • Creativity
  • Artistic skills
  • Computer skills, including design software
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Sewing and crafting
  • Dexterity
  • Knowledge of fabrics
  • Adaptability
  • Independence
  • Persistence
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to visualise
  • Time management
  • Project management

Career options

Graduate employment career options related to your degree:

Graduates from creative degrees often have many transferable skills which can be applicable to a wide variety of jobs and industries, not just the creative sector.

To find out more about other careers see our Career Areas page or explore the Prospects Job Profiles.

Further study

Further study at Loughborough University:

The School of Design and Creative Arts offers a portfolio of taught postgraduate programmes that enable intellectual and creative development and foster transferable and marketable skills, enhancing employment possibilities in a range of fields.  Design related programmes are also available at the Loughborough University in London campus.

The School of Design and Creative Arts also offers an exciting interdisciplinary research environment. Our research students are supported by our expert staff who have a diverse range of research interests and experience. Becoming a postgraduate research student in the School allows you to have the opportunity to work within an informal and friendly environment, whilst also becoming part of an innovative research community.

Further study elsewhere:

Where do graduates go?

What do Loughborough Fashion Design and Technology graduates do?

The first intake of the Fashion Design and Technology course was in September 2023, so we do not hold the graduate destinations data yet.

Students on similar Creative Arts courses found employment with companies such as: H&M, Alexander McQueen, Jimmy Choo, Paul Smith, Dunelm, Next, ASOS, Burberry, Tom Ford, Ted Baker, John Lewis, Boden, Superdry, Reiss, Hollister, Joules, M&S, Lululemon and Harrods, amongst others.

Further information

For more information on companies graduates work for, industry links and career opportunities, visit the subject area page of the University website.  You can also find out what our students say in our student stories of personal journeys through and beyond Loughborough and track the career journeys and Loughborough experiences of some of our alumni.

Resources to research career areas


Resources to find experience, placements and graduate jobs

There are a wide range of resources available to you to search for placement, internship and work experience opportunities.

There are many opportunities advertised on Target Connect, the University’s online vacancy system.

Other websites:

10 steps to creating a creative CV


Professional bodies, sector and labour market information (LMI)

Professional bodies