Fashion and Design Schools in Kenya [Best 5 schools plus contacts]

Last updated on July 26th, 2023 at 01:40 pm

You have come to the right place if you’re searching for the best fashion and design schools in Kenya.

But before i take you to our list of fashion design colleges, here is what you should know about the course..

Now, fashion design is simply the art of crafting clothing designs that are functional, practical, and aesthetically pleasing.

And while the demand for talented fashion designers has been rising in the past decade, you must master the craft well to be successful.

Also note that you can study fashion design course from a certificate to the master’s degree level in Kenya even if your grade forces you to start with a certificate in fashion and design.

It all depends in your ambition.

Here now is our recommended fashion and design schools in Kenya.

Fashion and Design Schools In Kenya : Here Is Where To Study Fashion Design

Mcensal School of Fashion Design

Some of Kenya’s top designers have passed through the hands of the gifted tutors at Mcensal.

The school has short programs (8 weeks) and long term in-depth courses including a 1-year Edexcel Level 3 diploma in fashion and design.

You can progress up to the higher national diploma fashion and design course.

Contacts and location

Location: Adlife Plaza, Opp Yaya Centre, 3rd Floor. Ring Road -Kilimani


Phone: 0715 530309

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Evelyne College of Fashion Design

Evelyne is another industry leader and ranks among the top colleges offering certificate in fashion and design.

You will find some of the best facilities and instructors here.

Evelyn College of Design Nairobi Contacts

Location: Lavington, Maji Mazuri Rd, Olenguruone Avenue-Off James Gichuru Rd. Nairobi.


Phone: 0722 327850



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Very beauty college

Vera Beauty College was established way back in 1998 and offers excellent programs in Fashion and Design including an Instructors Course.

Like other leading fashion and design schools in Kenya, all its courses are TVET approved.

You can apply online via the website or visit one of their physical campuses in the city, Meru, Thika, or Eldoret.

Vera Beauty college Contacts

Nairobi Branch: Philadephia House, 5th floor Tom Mboya Street. You can call 0725 923 550 or 788 393 303

Thika Branch: Thika Business Centre, CBD (Commercial Street), 6th floor.  You can call 0722 227428

Meru Branch: Makutho House, Makutano, 2nd floor. You can call 0725 000706

Eldoret Branch: Oloo Street, K.V.D.A PLAZA, Eldoret town. You can call 0728 087689

Location: Lavington, Maji Mazuri Rd, Olenguruone Avenue-Off James Gichuru Rd. Nairobi.


Delight Tailoring Fashion & Design School Nairobi

Delight offers both group Master Classes as well as Professional Workshops among other courses for persons wishing to upgrade their design skills in various areas.

Classes are flexible and you can request to attend at your most convenient hour.

The instructors are a pleasure to work with!

Delight Tailoring Fashion & Design School Nairobi Contacts

Location: Dev Towers, 4th Floor, Next to K.C.B Bank, Biashara Street (Near Jamia Mall), Nairobi


Phone: 0722 533771


Kenyatta University

If you’re aiming for a higher qualification when it comes to fashion design courses in Kenya, enroll for a fashion and design course in Kenyatta university ‘s department of Fashion Design/Marketing.

Here you can start at the undergraduate and then pursue a master’s of science (Msc) in fashion and design!


Kenyatta University department of Fashion Design contacts


Location: Thika Road, KU Main campus

Telephone:  0714 437583


Other Fashion and Design Schools in Kenya

If you can’t make it to the above-mentioned schools, check out any public TVET college near you.

The best thing about most government owned technical institutions is that you can get funding from HELB besides benefiting from subsidized fees thanks to the Government capitation.

Majority of these colleges offer fashion and design courses at the craft, certificate, and diploma levels.


Fashion design course requirements

Artisan Certificate in Fashion design course (Also called certificate in Fashion and design /garment making)

KCSE Mean Grade: D- (there are no special cluster subjects/requirements)

Craft Certificate in fashion design course in Kenya

  • KCSE Mean Grade: D plain (Minimum) or its equivalent

Diploma in fashion and design course in Kenya

The course just needs a C- (there are no special cluster subjects/requirements)

Degree in fashion and design course at KU and other universities

KCSE Mean grade: C+ (Plus).

You must also have  C+ (Plus)-at least- in either Home Science or Art and Design or in any one science subject.


KCSE Mean grade: C (Plain) plus a Diploma in Fashion and Design ( with a credit pass-at least)  from an accredited institution.


KCSE Mean grade: C- (minus) plus a Certificate and a Diploma in Fashion and Design ( with a credit pass-at least) obtained from KU or any accredited institution.


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