The School of Design at Northumbria University was founded in 1965 and since then has established an outstanding reputation for its award-winning partnerships and world leading research.

Its fashion course emphasises the importance of gaining a strong commercial understanding alongside gaining a wealth of industry techniques. Providing creative, technical and foundational knowledge has catapulted its graduates into the hands of internationally renowned design houses such as Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Chloe, and Nike.

Affiliate partners include Alexander McQueen, Barbour, Tom Cody and Dunhill, who play a nurturing role by providing Northumbria students with hands-on industry experience in their area of specialisation.