• CollegeCSM
  • Start dateJanuary 2019
  • Course length1 year (45 weeks)

MA Fashion Communication

Places available 2018/19
This course has places available for January 2019 entry. View the 'How to apply' section on this page for more details.

With its three distinctive but interconnected pathways, this one-year course (running from January to December) is for dynamic students looking to thrive within the fashion communications industry at the highest level.

The Fashion Journalism pathway focuses on writing, editing and digital media. Fashion Image is for innovative image-makers; and Fashion Critical Studies explores the social, political and cultural meanings of Fashion.

This course is part of the Fashion Programme.

Student Perspectives: MA Fashion Communication Journalism

Student Perspectives: MA Fashion Communication Critical Studies

Student Perspectives: MA Fashion Communication: Fashion Image

Film by  Zoë Vintilescu and Maria Toro, Fashion Communication students.

Fashion Communication on Instagram

  • @dexterlander shoots @forbiddenkn0wledge @bafcsm graduating collection ! πŸ’ͺ🏽
  • MA FCP x GDip Fashion / Image Wan Chung
  • MA FCP x GDip Fashion / Image @balint.barna
  • @Julie_greve was 1 of 3 winners of the the @jw_anderson competition to shoot his campaign
  • MA FCP x GDip Fashion / Collection @polina_blackwood / Images @xxdaddy_paulinaxx
  • MA FCP x GDip Fashion / Collection @yeryer123 / Image @sunfanding
  • MA FCP x GDip Fashion / Collection @deafashion / Image @gary.bradnick
  • @hannamoon69’s @dazed cover! #youthisrevolting
  • MA FCP ALUMNI @williamcult walking in @rottingdeanbazaar show πŸ’ͺ🏿
  • @ryanskelt graduates from BA Fashion Communication + Promotion this year πŸ™πŸ½ graduating exhibition is this week.
  • Cover by @toniblaze πŸ”₯ #FCCSM
  • Sang Wha Yim's solo photography exhibition opens @platform.art.coffee in Seoul today #mafcp17 @sangwhayim
  • Tomorrow! At 12pm join @rebamaybury and @jeffreyhinton1988 fora special preview of his archive and discussion on queerness now at Central Saint Martins in E002 lecture theatre. We are very lucky to be graced by Jeffrey’s knowledge and history, it is not to be missed!
  • πŸ‘€ @beautypapersmag #fashioninternship
  • @fashion_east poster exhibition shot by @dexterlander πŸ™πŸ½ #fccsm
  • @milavdlinden (FCP) and @t_jsidhu (FHT) in @baby_floflo’s collection #BAFCSM17
  • @lilangelbuttcheeks first year FCP in @maartjeconvens #BAFCSM18 Collection
  • @bafcsm Assessment Shows πŸ‘πŸ»
  • Now on @channel4 - @ameliadimz presents #meetthemarkles ☎️🚨
  • #FCCSM18 @rudiedwards magazine paying homage to the stories of Northern Women - gallery now on @dazed - LINKED! How fab Rudi - she graduates from BA Fashion Communication and Promotion (FCP) this year 🌳
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Course detail

The MA Fashion Communication course consists of three specific pathways. While each pathway has a distinct approach to Fashion Communication, cross pathway projects will connect subject specialists into vibrant groups creating challenging and industry relevant experiences.

There are key points in the year when MAFC students will interact with MA Fashion Design students and experience Fashion Communication in a live context. In January and February the build up to the MA Fashion Show at London Fashion Week will provide opportunities to participate in the production and organisation of a fashion show. In May MAFC students can work with BA Fashion students as they present their degree fashion show.

The MA Fashion Communication course is framed in the highly creative Fashion Programme at Central Saint Martins, but also within an Art School philosophy where other creative disciplines such as Graphic Communication, Architecture, Textiles, Jewellery, Product Design and Fine Art offer debates, collaborations and new approaches to the subject.

The extensive global CSM networks offer contemporary fashion links, creative networks and live industry projects. Expertise from the UAL research staff, high-profile academics and industry professionals ensure a global and industry relevant perspective. The vibrant post-graduate community across UAL also offers exciting opportunities for subject discussion and collaboration.

Course structure

Fashion Image

The Fashion Image pathway is for traditional and/or digital focused image-makers. Encompassing a broad range of fashion related communication including photography, styling, illustration, filmmaking, graphics and art direction, the pathway is for creatives wanting to further innovate within their specialism. The pathway examines, through theory and practice, contemporary Fashion Communication and Promotion and aims to challenge new practices and future communication ideas.

Unit One: Investigation

This unit challenges your assumptions and broadens your thinking and awareness, encouraging you to develop greater knowledge of your specialist subject and, in tandem, of the international aspects of the fashion communications industry.

You will examine the current traditional and digital platforms for communicating contemporary fashion. Fashion photography, styling, illustration, fashion graphics, fashion film and fashion show production all effectively define a brands’ aesthetic and approach. Students will explore the impact of digital and social media from mobile multimedia devices, social networks and blogs on contemporary fashion. These networked online environments create new forms of engagement with fashion and you will explore how brands use multi-platforms to promote their products.

This is complemented by first-hand observation of how fashion collections are created and how fashion designers work. A key project is based on working collaboratively with MA Fashion design students in the weeks preceding their show during London Fashion Week and their MA exhibition. This mutually beneficial project may involve analysis of the designers’ collections and / or creating visual or written content to promote their collections.

Unit Two: Specialist Major Project – Planning, Preparation and Negotiated Phase

The Specialist Major Project Unit is driven by notions of original thinking, innovation and change. The aim is for you to lead thinking and practice in fashion communication by challenging current conceptions.

All pathways start Unit Two with Object, Image and Text, a shared element that explores the ‘traces’ of fashion: the objects, images and texts that convey its social and cultural meanings. The element exposes you to a range of primary and theoretical sources for research on fashion, covering topics such as: visual culture and its histories, fashion and fiction, film and modernism, gender and the body, fashion in art, queer theory, dress and everyday life.

The second element of Unit Two focuses on the planning, preparation and negotiation of your Major Project. You are asked to demonstrate your own finely tuned professional communication skills and market awareness through the formation of an individual, personal route of enquiry and the further development of research and communication skills, initiative and professionalism. You are expected to take an individual approach to further consolidate your knowledge of your subject and refine ideas in the planning and preparation of your Major Project. 

Unit Three: Specialist Major Project – Realisation and Presentation Phase

This Unit requires you to realise, produce and present a substantial body of new work as you transition from student to professional fashion communicator. Utilising a diverse range of traditional and new media platforms, you are asked to draw on the knowledge, skills, approaches and creative sensibilities developed during Units 1 and 2 to support and inform your direction within this self-directed phase of work.

In Fashion Image, the Major Project may take a variety of forms such as a body of photographic work, a series of fashion films, an exploration of digital platforms, an installation concept, or a combination of some or all of these. Alternative formats could also be presented, by negotiation with your tutors.

Fashion Journalism

The Fashion Journalism (FJ) pathway provides the academic background and technical and analytical skills to succeed in the challenging world of modern-day media, including both print and digital. The pathway continues to build on the College’s forty-year track record in Fashion Journalism, offering the opportunity to focus on fashion writing for different media and markets typically leading to writing and editing jobs on magazines, newspapers or websites. Framed in a broad, international context and aimed primarily at writers and editors, writing for traditional magazines and newspapers is explored, alongside digital publishing including blogs, websites, e-commerce and social media. The pathway responds to the industry’s insatiable demand for quality, written content from smart, fashion-aware journalists, promoting a creative and commercial understanding of fashion journalism.

Unit One: Investigation

This Unit challenges your assumptions and broadens your thinking and awareness, encouraging you to develop greater knowledge of your specialist subject and, in tandem, of the international aspects of the fashion communications industry.

Fashion Journalism is requiring fresh approaches in a multimedia age, with new challenges linked to the rise of digital and social media and you will be challenged to discover new methods of communication that responds to niche audiences and their needs. This will include how to create multi-layered levels of information on several channels to engage with readers and generate editorial conversations that assess reader participation. Creating written content, ranging from extended features to effective tweets will be explored as will the impact of customer magazines and branded content.

This is complemented by first-hand observation of how fashion collections are created and how fashion designers work. A key project is based on working collaboratively with MA Fashion design students in the weeks preceding their show during London Fashion Week and their MA exhibition. This mutually beneficial project may involve analysis of the designers’ collections and / or creating visual or written content to promote their collections.

Unit Two: Specialist Major Project – Planning, Preparation and Negotiated Phase

The Specialist Major Project Unit is driven by notions of original thinking, innovation and change - the aim being for you to lead thinking and practice in fashion communication by challenging current conceptions. 

All pathways start the unit with Object, Image and Text, a shared element that explores the ‘traces’ of fashion: the objects, images and texts that convey its social and cultural meanings. The element exposes you to a range of primary and theoretical sources for research on fashion, covering topics such as: visual culture and its histories, fashion and fiction, film and modernism, gender and the body, fashion in art, queer theory, dress and everyday life.

For the Fashion Journalism Pathway, you are required to produce a Market Report of 3,600 to 4,000 words. You should present a thorough analysis of your chosen media market, including quantitative and qualitative data and indications as to the future direction of the market. You also prepare and submit a Rationale for your Specialist Major Project (Unit Three), explaining the thinking and research methodology behind it.

Unit Three: Specialist Major Project – Realisation and Presentation Phase

This Unit requires you to realise, produce and present a substantial body of new work as you transition from student to professional fashion communicator. Utilising a diverse range of traditional and new media platforms, you are asked to draw on the knowledge, skills, approaches and creative sensibilities developed during Units One and Two to support and inform your direction within this self-directed phase of work.

For your Major Project, you will demonstrate an innovative approach to writing about and reporting on fashion. This will involve defining a specific audience and creating written content for four separate feature-length articles (or equivalent, by negotiation with your tutor) that have an original and focused direction endorsed with primary research. You will also define the context of your writing, exploring how journalism has undergone dramatic change with the emergence of digital media. You will be expected to demonstrate how modern fashion journalism requires the ability to navigate both traditional media as well as online environments.

Fashion Critical Studies

In this pathway, students take an academic approach to the analysis of fashion. You explore fashion as an object, image, text and practice through disciplines such as art, history, literature, politics, geography and anthropology. The interdisciplinary approach offers a fresh perspective on the cultural and historical importance of fashion, and makes vital links with other areas of art and design. You consider the social, political and economic role of fashion in its various local and global contexts. Through lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, a talks programme and collaborative projects students develop research skills in fashion to contribute to this evolving discipline, but also to wider cultural debates.

Unit One: Investigation

This Unit challenges your assumptions to broaden your thinking and awareness, to encourage you to develop greater knowledge of your specialist subject and, in tandem, of the international aspects of the fashion communications industry.

Interdisciplinary research is at the heart of the Fashion Critical Studies (FCS) pathway, where you will discover the cultural and historical importance of fashion. Students gain key research skills and consider historical and contemporary issues affecting the fashion industry and fashion cultures globally. Sources may include UAL Collections, art, design and other archives; there will also be links to contemporary art and fashion shows in London.

This is complemented by first-hand observation of how fashion collections are created and how fashion designers work. A key project involves working collaboratively with MA Fashion design students in the weeks preceding their show during London Fashion Week and their MA exhibition. This mutually beneficial project may involve analysis of the designers’ collections and / or creating visual or written content to promote their collections.

Unit Two: Specialist Major Project – Planning, Preparation and Negotiated Phase

The Specialist Major Project Unit is driven by notions of original thinking, innovation and change - the aim being for you to lead thinking and practice in fashion communication by challenging current conceptions.

All pathways start the unit with Object, Image and Text, a shared element that explores the ‘traces’ of fashion: the objects, images and texts that convey its social and cultural meanings. The element exposes you to a range of primary and theoretical sources for research on fashion, covering topics such as: visual culture and its histories, fashion and fiction, film and modernism, gender and the body, fashion in art, queer theory, dress and everyday life.

The second element of this unit – Time, Space and The Body – explores fashion as a part of the culture of modernity and post modernity. Academics work with you to consider the material reality of bodies and clothes, asking how and where they embody individual and collective identities. In what way is the body fashioned by technologies, economics, national identity and global politics? We consider questions of power, examining how fashion and clothing become part of dominant discourses about class, nationality, race and ethnicity, and how everyday practices contest them. This component also addresses the ethical issues arising from changing patterns in the production and consumption of fashion.

The third element of this unit focuses on the planning, preparation and negotiation of your Specialist Major Project for Unit Three – the Dissertation. This is a substantial academic research essay. In Unit Two, you are required to produce a written proposal for your dissertation detailing a rationale for your choice of subject, proposed research and details of any proposed collaborations. Seminars and tutorials with a designated tutor will prepare and support you for the research, development and negotiation of your proposal.

Unit Three: Specialist Major Project – Realisation and Presentation Phase

This Unit requires you to realise, produce and present a substantial body of new work as you transition from student to professional fashion communicator. Utilising a diverse range of traditional and new media platforms, you are asked to draw on the knowledge, skills, approaches and creative sensibilities developed during Units One and Two to support and inform your direction within this self-directed phase of work.

In this, the final unit of the course, you are dedicated to one piece of work – your Dissertation. This is a research essay of 13,000 to 15,000 words in length on a subject negotiated with your tutor. You are expected to work independently, but you will be supported by a dedicated tutor with regular meetings to discuss the progress of your project. The subject and focus of your dissertation should broadly follow the proposal submitted in Unit Two.

MA Fashion Communication Programme Specification 2018/19 [PDF, 520KB]

Industry collaborations and projects

Working with paying clients on live briefs will give you valuable commercial experience which may mean your work being taken forward for production or, if so desired, in the purchase of your intellectual property. All paid projects are conducted within a carefully developed legal framework, which includes student agreements to protect your work and help you realise its commercial value.

Recent client projects in the Fashion programme include: H&M, Diadora, Pringle, Umbria Cashmere, Philips, Derry - City of Culture 2013, Dr Martens, Dyloan, Bally, Italian Trade Commission, British Horseracing Authority.

Once you’ve graduated, you may be picked as part of a small team to work on a live creative brief, organised by our Business and Innovation department, under the supervision of an experienced tutor. This can be a valuable first step in working professionally in a chosen discipline and has resulted in graduates being hired by clients.

Facilities

  • Digital Access Print

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  • Digital Media

    Find out more about our digital media facility at King's Cross

  • Library

    Find out more about the Central Saint Martins Library

Staff

Programme Director: Hywel Davies

Course Leader and Fashion Journalism Pathway Leader – Roger Tredre

Roger Tredre worked at The Observer and The Independent newspapers in the 1990s, writing about fashion, design, lifestyle and the arts. He subsequently played a leading role in the first dotcom wave as Editor-in-Chief of trends website WGSN from 1999 to 2006. From 2010 to 2013, he was Senior Vice President Content of global innovation website Stylus.com. He has written for Vogue, Vanity Fair and many other titles worldwide, and co-authored The Great Fashion Designers (Berg, 2009). He has consulted for designer brands in Europe and Asia for more than 20 years, and lectured widely in China. He has steered MA fashion journalism at Central Saint Martins since 1999.

Fashion Critical Studies Pathway Leader - Dr Jane Tynan

Dr Jane Tynan has published on aspects of art, design, fashion and the body in various books and journals including Vestoj and Journal of Design History. Her current research concerns the politics of fashion, with a focus on uniforms, war and the body. Amongst other things, she has written on Foucault and fashion, the history of the trench coat and military themes in fashion media. Her book British army uniform and the First World War: Men in Khaki (2013) offers new perspectives on the cultural history of the First World War through the uniforms worn by British combatants. She is currently working on a project exploring images of insurgents.

Fashion Image Pathway Leader – Adam Murray 

Adam Murray is an academic, photographer and curator whose practice and research is rooted in photography and the fashion image. He is co-founder of photography collective Preston is my Paris, with work held in the Tate Library, featured in The Photobook: A History Vol 3 and exhibited internationally. Most recently he co-curated North: Identity, Photography, Fashion with Lou Stoppard at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool. Murray has collaborated with SHOWstudio and lectured at the V&A, Tate Britain, The Photographers' Gallery and Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.  

Visiting Lecturers

Kathrin Huesgen, designer 
Julia Robson, journalist 
Jon Emmony, art director 
Joanna McGinn, journalist 
Sarah Waldron, journalist 
Anat Ben David, artist 

Teaching Staff

Professor Caroline Evans 
Royce Mahwatte
Alistair O'Neill
Cally Blackman
Victoria Kelley
Marketa Uhlirova

How to apply

When to apply

We recommend you apply by the end of September at the very latest to avoid disappointment. Your application will only be considered after you have successfully completed an online application and submitted required documents/ a digital portfolio (if necessary).

We reserve the right to close applications earlier than the deadline above subject to spaces available.

Required information for all postgraduate courses

Before you apply, please take time to read the guidance below. You will be asked to provide the following items and upload documents when completing the online application form:

General information

  • Personal details (including legal full name, date of birth, nationality, addresses)
  • Current English language level
  • Current and/or previous education and qualification details
  • Employment history.

Personal statement – all pathways

Your personal statement should give us information about yourself and why you want to join the course. (Write between 300-500 words)

  • What are you doing at the moment educationally, professionally, personally?
  • Why do you wish to study on this course?
  • What is your relevant experience?
  • Do you have any relevant skills?
  • Why do you think you are a suitable candidate for acceptance?

Portfolio – Fashion Image pathway only

On application, students are required to submit a visual portfolio of work related to Fashion Communication & Promotion.  Your portfolio should contain up to 20 images and demonstrate process and research as well as final outcomes.

Assignment – Fashion Journalism pathway only

Students are required to write 800 to 1000 words on any aspect of the modern fashion world that interests them. This should be a lively, interesting and thoughtful piece of journalism – rather than an academic essay. Sources for all quotes should be clearly listed at the end of the piece.

Assignment – Fashion Critical Studies pathway only

Students are required to submit an academic research essay of approximately 1500 words. This would specifically address debates in the history and theory of fashion and the body. Sources for all quotes should be clearly listed at the end of the piece.

Do complete all the required information and/or upload the necessary documents, otherwise we will not be able to proceed with your application.

Start your application now

The application form can be saved as you fill it out, so you do not need to complete it all at once. You will also have the chance to review all the information and make any necessary amendments before you submit the application form. 

After you have successfully submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming your application and providing your login details for the UAL Applicant Portal.  Please do log into your applicant portal as this is where we will send you important updates and requests, as well as allowing you to contact us with any questions you may have about your application.

What happens next

We read and consider all application forms.   Subject to your meeting the entry requirements and consideration of your supporting documentation, preliminary selection is based on your documentation of work and supporting information. You may then be invited to attend an interview or portfolio review, either in person or by telephone / skype.

How we notify you of the outcome of your application

You will receive the outcome of your application through the UAL Applicant Portal.

Deferred entry

Please note that CSM does not accept application for deferred entry.

When to apply

We recommend you apply by the end of September at the very latest to avoid disappointment. Your application will only be considered after you have successfully completed an online application and submitted required documents/ a digital portfolio (if necessary). 

We reserve the right to close applications earlier than the deadline above subject to spaces available. 

Required information for all postgraduate courses

Before you apply, please take time to read the guidance below. You will be asked to provide the following items and upload documents when completing the online application form:

General information

  • Personal details (including legal full name, date of birth, nationality, addresses);
  • Current English language level;
  • Current and/or previous education and qualification details;
  • Employment history;

Personal statement – All pathways

Your personal statement should give us information about yourself and why you want to join the course. (Write between 300-500 words)

  • What are you doing at the moment educationally, professionally, personally?
  • Why do you wish to study on this course?
  • What is your relevant experience?
  • Do you have any relevant skills?
  • Why do you think you are a suitable candidate for acceptance?

Portfolio – Fashion Image pathway only

On application, students are required to submit a visual portfolio of work related to Fashion Communication & Promotion.  Your portfolio should contain up to 20 images and demonstrate process and research as well as final outcomes.

Assignment – Fashion Journalism pathway only

Students are required to write 800 to 1000 words on any aspect of the modern fashion world that interests them. This should be a lively, interesting and thoughtful piece of journalism – rather than an academic essay. Sources for all quotes should be clearly listed at the end of the piece.

Assignment – Fashion Critical Studies pathway only

Students are required to submit an academic research essay of approximately 1500 words. This would specifically address debates in the history and theory of fashion and the body. Sources for all quotes should be clearly listed at the end of the piece.

Do complete all the required information and/or upload the necessary documents, otherwise we will not be able to proceed with your application.

Start your application now

The application form can be saved as you fill it out, so you do not need to complete it all at once. You will also have the chance to review all the information and make any necessary amendments before you submit the application form.  

Alternatively, international applicants can apply through an overseas representative in your country.

After you have successfully submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming your application and providing your login details for the UAL Applicant Portal.  Please do log into your applicant portal as this is where we will send you important updates and requests, as well as allowing you to contact us with any questions you may have about your application.

Immigration History Check (for International Applications only)

Whether you are applying through a UAL representative or direct application you will need to complete an Immigration History check. If you do not complete the Immigration History Check we will not be able to proceed with your application and portfolio review. 

What happens next

We read and consider all application forms.   Subject to your meeting the entry requirements and consideration of your supporting documentation, preliminary selection is based on your documentation of work and supporting information. You may then be invited to attend an interview or portfolio review, either in person or by telephone / skype.

How we notify you of the outcome of your application

You will receive the outcome of your application through the UAL Applicant Portal.

Deferred entry

Please note that CSM does not accept application for deferred entry.

Entry can only be deferred in exceptional circumstances. Please contact us before submitting your application if you're considering applying for deferred entry.

Entry requirements

The MA Fashion Communication will appeal to highly accomplished communicators who are sharp, fashion literate, can generate self-directed work and have the ambition to innovate in the fast-based industry. The course requires self-assured students who can work independently and demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills.

Fashion Image pathway

First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree from similar BA courses in Fashion Communication or alternatively from associated design courses such as Communication Design, Illustration, Photography and Fine Art. 

Fashion Journalism pathway

First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree from similar BA courses in Fashion Journalism or Communication, but more typically from humanities subjects at university.

Fashion Critical Studies pathway

First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree from art and design BA courses or from disciplines such as history, literature, languages, art history, visual culture, film studies and media studies.

English language requirements

All classes are conducted in English. If English is not your first language you will be asked to provide evidence of your English language ability in order to apply for a visa, enrol, and start your course. The English language requirement for entry for this course is: 

IELTS Academic 7.0 (Fashion Journalism and Fashion Critical Studies pathways)
IELTS Academic 7.0 (Fashion Image)

For further information visit the English Language requirements page.

What we look for

This course is suitable for both recent fashion graduates and practising professionals. 

Selection criteria

Fashion Image pathway

Students applying for the FCP pathway may have graduated from similar BA courses in Fashion Communication or alternatively from associated design courses such as Communication Design, Illustration, Photography and Fine Art. Applicants will need to demonstrate:

  • A high level of creativity and a clear vision to hone this further
  • An engaging and individual strong visual language
  • A desire to further challenge and investigate Fashion Communication
  • A solid knowledge base of both contemporary fashion and its communication
  • A highly focused visual portfolio of work
  • Appropriate technical skills and knowledge. 

 

Fashion Journalism pathway

Students applying for the Fashion Journalism pathway may have graduated from similar BA courses in Fashion Journalism or Communication, but more typically will have studied humanities subjects at university. The pathway also recognises the benefits of recruiting students who have studied fashion design as undergraduates, which provides them with significant core skills for analysing fashion. Applicants will need to demonstrate:

 

  • High quality written English
  • Evidence of an original, enquiring mind
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Awareness of different audiences
  • Evidence of genuine interest and engagement with fashion journalism.

 

Fashion Critical Studies pathway

Students applying for the FCS pathway are likely to be either graduates from art and design BA courses or from disciplines such as history, literature, languages, art history, visual culture, film studies and media studies. Applicants will need to demonstrate:

  • A high level of ability in academic writing and critical thinking
  • Excellent communication skills and a strong interest in fashion
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • A proven track record of analysing fashion critically through writing
  • An excellent knowledge of historical and contemporary fashion.

Fees and funding

Home/EU fee

Tuition fees for course that starts in January 2019: £10,500.

£1,000 discount for all students who have completed a PG Dip/Cert or an undergraduate course including Grad Dip/Cert, at UAL.

You can pay course tuition fees in instalments for this course.

ELQ 

Home/EU students whose chosen course is at a level equivalent to, or lower than, a qualification that they already hold, would will be charged the fees shown above, plus an additional £1,100 (called the 'ELQ' fee). Students in receipt of Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) are exempt from ELQ fees and will pay the original fee, regardless of the highest qualification held. If you have a query regarding the ELQ fee, please use our course enquiry form.

International fee

Tuition fees for course that starts in January 2019: £21,840.

£1,000 discount for all students who have completed a PG Dip/Cert or an undergraduate course including Grad Dip/Cert, at UAL.

You can pay course tuition fees in instalments for this course.

Additional costs

In addition to tuition fees you are very likely to incur additional costs such as travel expenses and the cost of materials. Please read the information on our additional costs page.

Accommodation

Find out about the accommodation options available and how much they will cost.

Scholarships and awards

There are a number of scholarships and awards available to students on this course. Use our search tool to find out more information.

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Careers and alumni

Fashion Image

Students from the Fashion Image pathway will have a broad range of career opportunities after graduation. This will include areas such as photography, illustration, image making, styling, digital editors, graphic designers, art directors and filmmakers.

Fashion Journalism

Students from the Fashion Journalism pathway typically move on to careers in fashion media worldwide,ranging from Vogue (UK, US, China, India) and The Times to Net-a-Porter and a variety of internet startups.

Fashion Critical Studies

The Fashion Critical Studies pathway responds to new and expanding employment opportunities in the fashion industry and beyond, whereby academic research skills are required for research roles in museums, business and education. Students will find employment in media as journalists and researchers, in business as archivists and brand managers, in museums and galleries as curators and researchers, in academia as researchers and lecturers. Some students will go on to pursue advanced research towards a PhD in this area.