The course is taught at Kingston School of Art (the new name from September 2017), one of the leading art and design institutions in Europe. Our teaching is guided by two principles: that our students learn by the process of making; and that students are critical practitioners who contribute to the development of the subject areas.
Many of the staff in the Faculty are current practitioners and have extensive experience and professional links, helping you to develop your skills, networks and gain access to industry contacts.
Head of Department Elinor Renfrew graduated from the MA Fashion course at St Martins School of Art and worked for all levels of the fashion industry including running her own business before teaching in higher education
After gaining her PGCE at Greenwich University. she was a visiting lecturer at SCOT, ECA and MMU and taught part time at RMIT University in Melbourne.
She joined Ravensbourne and validated the renowned BA Fashion Womenswear Menswear /Textiles and Promotion three-year course / two-year course and was appointed Course Leader in 2000. Elinor was awarded the Governors' prize for excellence for the successful cross Faculty Guest Lecturer programme and placement programme.
In 2004 Elinor became the Course Director of Fashion at Kingston University and was promoted to Academic Director for Fashion in 2011. In 2013 Elinor became Associate Head of the Design School and an Associate Professor. During the last 12 years Elinor has secured and maintained international sponsors with fully paid internships including Brooks Brothers Banana Republic, Old Navy and Urban Outfitters in the US and H&M, Tommy Hilfiger and Inditex (Zara) in Europe.
See further details of staff in Kingston School of Art.