University for the creative arts staff

University for the creative arts staff

Industry alignment underpins the culture of the school and we enjoy close links with a range of global fashion brands through our teaching staff, most of whom continue to practice. In this way we ensure that our curriculum is up to date at all times and that students are taught the skills and techniques that fashion houses need. All of our staff are leading practioners in their field. Please click each individual profile below for more information.

Thomass Atkinson: Head of School

Head of School, Thomass Atkinson graduated from St Martins School of Art (CSM) Fashion/Textiles course before gaining his Master of Design Degree in Fashion from the Royal College of Art.  This was followed by a career in the fashion industry – as a freelance consultant; menswear, womenswear designer and pattern cutter responsible for a range of products across a range of market levels of the fashion industry both in the UK and in Italy.

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Adam Knight

Adam Knight is an artist who currently lives and works in London. He graduated with an MA in Fine Art from Royal College of Art in 2007. He has worked on the the Fashion Promotion & Imaging course since 2008 and completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education in 2010. Specialising in the Imaging pathway over both years 1 and 2, he has undertaken several educational research projects on assessment, feedback and inclusivity.In 2010 he participated in the ARTSCHOOL/UK project, beginning at Cell Project Space and culminating at London’s prestigious Whitechapel Gallery.

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Alexia Economou

Alexia is a Senior Lecturer on the Fashion Journalism course at UCA Epsom, as well as an Associate Lecturer at London College of Fashion and on the MA at Central Saint Martin’s. Alexia loves design and architecture. Born in Canada, she has a degree in Communication & Visual Marketing (special: fashion) from Ryerson University, Toronto. As a freelance writer, journalist and researcher she has clients on both sides of the Atlantic, from The Guardian to The Globe & Mail newspaper.