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London College of Fashion (LCF, London College)

Address:  20 John Prince's St, Marylebone, London W1G 0BJ, United Kingdom

Description London College of Fashion (LCF, London College)

One of the leaders of the international community of institutions provides studying for fashion designers and professionals - London College of Fashion (LCF, London College): today the number of students in all its branches reaches 18 thousand people.

There is a great variety of programs, directions and specializations offered at the London College: regardless of your personal interests and inclinations, it will not be difficult to find the right course. Specialties are offered in all areas related to the fashion industry:

  • Creation and production, product development
  • Promotion and merchandising
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Journalism
  • Photography and etc.

The college has a special, unique atmosphere where students can fully discover their talents and abilities, get support in any endeavors and initiatives. The teachers with extensive experience in practical work guarantee practical, effective studying: the entire program is constantly changing, adjusting to the changing global fashion industry and leading trends. The combination of practical work with theoretical studies, careful consideration of the fashion context and prerequisites helps to produce really qualified specialists in demand on the world labour market.

The college has long and closely cooperated with the world's leading companies: almost from the first semester of the class, students start working on real orders and projects, providing themselves with an excellent portfolio, reputation and strong professional ties that will help them in future employment.

The educational visa allows pupils to work up to 20 hours a week, if this does not interfere with their studies - and finding a suitable place on the schedule is quite difficult. There is a special Student Support Service in the college: it helps students to find a job, regularly publishes current vacancies, gives advice on budget planning and resume writing.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in London College of Fashion (LCF, London College)

Program name


Bachelor's programs lasting 3-4 academic years are offered at the College in a wide variety of areas, covering all areas of design, fashion and style:

  • Design of bags and accessories
  • Jewelry design
  • Public relations in the field of fashion
  • Style of hair and make-up
  • Costume design for performances
  • Tailoring
  • Design of underwear
  • Fashion journalism
  • Builder's purchases
  • Shoe design
  • Fashionable illustration
  • Textiles: prints, embroidery, knitting
  • Makeup and styling for fashionable presentations and shows, preparation of models
  • Merchandising
  • Marketing
  • Visual branding
  • Creative director of fashion industry
  • Product design
  • Fashion innovations
  • Management in the fashion industry
  • Fashion business
  • Creative management in the fashion industry
  • Development of models
  • Design of men's clothing
  • Design of women's clothing
  • Fashion photography
  • Design and technology of sportswear
  • 3D effects for fashion shows.


Master's courses (usually their duration is 1-2 academic years) are offered in the college in no less than a variety of areas than the bachelor's degree:

  • Private business in the field of fashion
  • Fashion journalism
  • Fashion photography
  • Management in retail
  • Curatorial business in the field of fashion
  • Fashion design management
  • Psychology for professionals
  • Sewing technology
  • Cosmetology
  • International clothing production management
  • Fashionable entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Media production
  • Media practice and criticism
  • Retail and sales technology
  • Marketing
  • Design management
  • Shoe design
  • Design of men's clothing
  • Design of women's clothing
  • Theatrical costumes
  • MBA in Fashion
  • Patterns.


Programs for obtaining a diploma or professional certificate usually take no more than 15-30 weeks: it is an excellent opportunity to quickly improve their qualifications, to acquire valuable new knowledge and skills, and to start a career in the chosen specialty.

The following theses and programs are offered in the college:

  • Fashionable journalism
  • Merchandising
  • Buyer's profession, purchases
  • Styling
  • Management in the field of fashion
  • Technology and Design
  • Sales technology
  • Shoe Technology
  • Handmade.

Accommodation, housing and food

The university has several own student residences throughout London, where foreign students can get a place for the entire period of study. There is a special placement department that helps to choose the best option based on needs and financial possibilities, checks legal contracts, explains the legal norms and rules of conduct in residences. Also, the accommodation department will organize a transfer from London airports to your accommodation (optional).

  • Residences - the most budgetary option, it is ideal for sociable and active students. Each student lives in a separate comfortable, fully furnished room
  • Renting an apartment for several people is an option more expensive, but at the same time providing more comfortable conditions. Apartments are located throughout the city: together with a specialist it will be easy to choose the best option.

Please note that London is one of the most expensive cities in Europe and the world: on average, the student's annual personal expenses amount to 8,000 pounds sterling.

Subjects, specialties, faculties and sport

Subjects list : 3d-graphics, Applied psychology, cosmetology, creation and production of stage costume, Creative entrepreneurship, curatorial practice is in fashion, fashion and artifact, fashion culture, Fashion design, fashion journalism, Fashión merchandising, Fashion photography, fashion textiles, fashionable sportswear, hairdressing, illustration, makeup, Management is in fashion, marketing in fashion, Media product, men's fashion, Public relations (PR), Retail, Shoe design, stylist, tailoring to order, underwear design, Visual merchandising, women's fashion
Events list: Jewelry design

Events London College of Fashion (LCF, London College)

London is a city that inspires every day. It is an incredibly bright, cosmopolitan and original megalopolis, ideal for living, studying and building a career. For those who want to work in the fashion, style and art industry, the English capital provides almost unlimited opportunities for inspiration and self-expression.

In their free time students are constantly sent for sightseeing tours and excursions to key metropolitan attractions:

  • British Museum
  • Courtois Institute Gallery
  • National Gallery
  • Saatchi Gallery
  • The Victoria and Albert Museum
  • The National Portrait Gallery
  • The Natural History Museum
  • The British Museum
  • Tate and Tate Modern
  • Museum of Science
  • The London Museum
  • Museum of Design.

Visiting museums and galleries of art (in London there are more than 200 of them!) helps to develop aesthetic taste, to find its own unique manner of work, to expand horizons.

The students are waiting for a lot of interesting within the campus: the Student Union organizes a variety of leisure and entertainment activities, public holidays, sports tournaments and hiking tours. Foreign students are offered a free membership in the International Students' Club: so you will find new friends more quickly and adapt to a new social, cultural and linguistic reality.

Equipment London College of Fashion (LCF, London College)

The college campus in London includes several well-equipped buildings - there is everything that will help students in studying and spending free time:

  • Workshops and craft studios
  • Classrooms for studying and self-preparation
  • Media centers
  • Center for Technology and Production
  • Huge Library
  • Great Hall for conferences, lectures and fashion shows.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The following components are paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Personal and pocket, transportation costs
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy)
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution

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Insurance, flights, residence permits, citizenship and other services

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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