University of the Arts

Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Education at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London

Founded in 1906 London College of Fashion (LCF) is the world’s oldest fashion educational institution.  LCF is a leading global provider of fashion education, research and consultancy, owing to its rich heritage and responsiveness to changes in design and business practices. LCF’s researchers, academics and students are at the start of the business pipeline for many innovative new products, creative services and fashion start-ups.  LCF is one of six colleges within the University of the Arts, London (UAL).

It is part of LCF’s mission statement to embed itself fully into the fashion sector to support its growth. As such, LCF is fully committed to developing enterprise and entrepreneurial education through four strategic areas.

Enterprise is one of three key teaching and learning themes embedded within all undergraduate and masters degree courses at LCF.

The Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) at LCF is a leader in fashion business incubation for emerging micro and small fashion designer businesses. The CFE has incubated some of the most high profile fashion designers to have come out of London.

LCF offers 8 Fashion Business Creation Entrepreneurial short courses

SET (Student Enterprise Team), supports LCF’s student and alumni community to realise their entrepreneurial and enterprise ambitions.

UAL has a dedicated careers and enterprise department, CE (Careers and Employability) to help students develop their enterprise and creative practice skills by providing workshops, funding and mentoring.