If you are a good communicator who thrives in a fast paced environment then this could be the career path for you. Based with the main College campus, you will have access to a range of resources to complement your studies. You will also regularly participate in live projects such as organising fashion shows, styling models for photo shoots, taking part in the charity sales and decorating window displays, giving you a real taste of what life is like working in the fashion industry.

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Career Choices

In retail there are an estimated 286,000 UK businesses selling a wide range of products, creating employment for thousands of people in a range of jobs.

MC Progression Pathways

Upon completion of one of our Fashion Business & Communication courses, you could pursue a career in:

Fashion Buyer  |  Fashion Journalism  |  Fashion Designer  |  Marketing  |  Retail Management  |  Visual Merchandising  |  Fashion Entrepreneur  |  Fashion Trend Forecaster  |  Fashion Blogger or Influencer

Careers in Fashion Business & Communication


Marks & Spencer

Clinkard Shoes

House of Fraser

River Island


Why study with us?

  1. Middlesbrough College has excellent employer partnerships with fashion retailers ranging from national employers such as M&S, to small local boutiques
  2. All previous fashion business and communication students who have progressed to university have been successful in securing a place
  3. Students gain a real taste of what life is like working in the industry by regularly partaking in live projects. This includes everything from charity sales and fashion shows to styling models for photo shoots
  4. Completing a wide variety of work, which, depending on their course will range from sketchbooks and written projects, to presentations and a final major project, students will complete their studies with an impressive portfolio
  5. The course is a fantastic starting point for a career within the fashion and communication industry
A personal highlight of studying at Middlesbrough College was the sense of achievement I got from my end of year projects.
Success stories
Simra Faisal profile
I enjoyed my time studying at Middlesbrough College, it was a great stepping stone into University.
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Maria Pienczewska sitting at a desk making notes
My tutors are supportive of me and have allowed me to explore my creativity and develop my skills. I would definitely recommend studying here.
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A student holding a book of research materials
The Extended Diploma in Fashion Business gave me the tools required to study a Fashion degree at Northumbria University, I have since started to work with Adidas in their digital marketing department.
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Abi Saunders Fashion student making a costume
I didn't know anything prior to starting the course, but thanks to the support from the teachers, I've managed to pick up so many skills, and so much knowledge in a short space of time. The teachers have all spent time in industry too so it's great to find out about their experiences!
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