MA Fashion Media Production

This one of a kind, bespoke media course is aimed at industry practitioners, film makers and digital communicators, offering cross-disciplinary practice in film and digital media fuelling the industry's growing need for multi-skilled creatives LCF has an excellent reputation for providing a solid training base, access to specialist equipment and leading researchers in the fields of fashion, communication and technology.

A film to celebrate five years of MA Media Production, talking to students, alumni and staff about the course, the exciting projects it has produced and benefits of studying on this multipiscilplinary course.

Release (2014) Raki Cheng

The Letter (2014). Directed and edited by Eric Zhe Guo

Folie a Deux (2014) , directed by Poon Sap; directors of Photography; Dream Jenjesda, Boon Sorrasak

Image of girl with lollipop
again magazine, a fashion magazine inspired by the initiative Love Your Clothes to inspire you to make the best out of what you already own, see the value in pre-loved clothes and encourage more sustainability in our everyday lives.

Read it on ISSUU

MA Fashion Media Production alumnus Chirag Grover designed again magazine - and student Dino Bonacaic contributed to it.

Blue artwork/logo for Swiped
Film starring and created by MA student Flaminia Vannozzi

Read the article

Contagious blog pick their favourite Fashion Media Production MA15 projects.

Fashion Freeze Frame, On Human Artefacts and Stopping the Clock By Nilgin Yusuf.
Joan Crawford in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 1962. Director Robert Aldrich. Film still.

Course leader for MA Fashion Media Production contributed to Vestoj - a journal for sartorial matters. View the PDF version.

Funding opportunities

Use UAL's fees and funding calculator to estimate how much your studies may cost you in your first year, and what funding may be available to you.

Use UAL’s scholarships search to find out what you might be eligible for.

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are now available for eligible UK and EU students. A full list of eligibility criteria and information on applying can be found on the postgraduate loans webpage.

Facts

Course Leader

Nilgin Yusuf

Course Location

Lime Grove / John Prince's Street

Study LevelPostgraduate
Study ModeFull time or Part time
Course Length15 months (Full time) or up to 5 years (Flexible)
Home/EU Fee

£8,250 (Full Time).

£920 per 20 credit unit (Flexible).
£2,760 per 60 credit unit (Flexible).

Please note that the fees payable on the Flexible route will be those of the academic year in which the unit(s) are studied.

UAL Home/EU alumni receive a £1,000 discount

Course fees may be paid in instalments

International Fee

£17,230 (Full Time).

Please note that the Flexible mode is not available for International students.

UAL International alumni receive a £1,000 discount (Full Time only)

Course fees may be paid in instalments

Autumn Term Dates12 Sept - 02 Dec 2016 (Fourth Term 18 Sep - 01 Dec 2017)
Spring Term Dates09 Jan - 17 Mar 2017
Summer Term Dates18 Apr - 07 Jul 2017
Application Route

Direct to College

Application DeadlineApplications are accepted, and offers made, throughout the year. Early application is advised.

Content and structure

Characterised by a cross-disciplinary, collaborative ethos, MA Fashion Media Production aims to stimulate and cultivate innovative media practitioners. Appealing to visual and verbal communicators, this course bridges the gap between fashion’s core communication disciplines such as journalism, photography and styling with digital media practices and film-making. The course offers a range of units that combine practice with theory and offer opportunities to work both collectively and independently.

Through these units, you will be encouraged to develop a body of research around a specific focus or area, to experiment with new technologies, and to develop reflective practice and fresh responses to areas of fashion media production. As well as evolving innovative solutions to existing media scenarios, you will also be expected to challenge and critique these conventions, offering alternative views and visions.

MA Fashion Media Production offers opportunities to connect with industry through workshops and projects and incorporates a range of industry professionals into its programme. As part of your personal and professional development, you will be encouraged to combine your course with internships and placements, appropriate to your study. Graduates from this course have been much in demand for a number of creative roles within fashion media.

Course Structure

Full Time 15 months, 4 terms, level 7, 180 credits

Flexible up to 5 years, level 7, 180 credits

Full Time mode

Term One

Fashion Media Laboratory (40 credits)
Research Methods (20 credits)

Term Two

Digital Concept and Strategy (40 units)
Collaborative Unit (20 credits)

Term Three

Masters Project (60 credits)

Flexible mode

The same units are taught at the same times in the year as on the full time mode but you can complete the 20 credit units in any order and you have the option of taking longer to complete the course. You may build credits towards a Postgraduate Certificate, a Postgraduate Diploma, or a Masters. If you get offered a place on the Flexible route your Course Leader will advise you on the best possible combination of units and when best to take them.

Please note that 120 credits must be successfully completed before the Masters Project is started.

The Masters must be completed within five years.

Travelling across London

The renowned London College of Fashion library is at our John Prince’s Street site, and you will need to travel to this site, and possibly others, during your course to use the library, which is open seven days a week in term time, and for tuition and special events.

Additional costs

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

Course structure

The information outlined is an indicative structure of the course. Whilst we will aim to deliver the course as described on this page, there may be situations where it is desirable or necessary for the University to make changes in course provision, for example because of regulatory requirements or operational efficiencies, before or after enrolment. If this occurs, we will communicate all major changes to all applicants and students who have either applied or enrolled on the course.

Please note that due to staff research agreements or availability, not all of the optional modules listed may be available every year.

In addition, the provision of course options which depend upon the availability of specialist teaching, or on a placement at another institution, cannot be guaranteed. Please check this element of the course with the course team before making a decision to apply.

Webpage updates

We will update this webpage from time to time with new information as it becomes available. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact a member of the course team.

Careers

On successful completion of the MA in Fashion Media Production, graduates will be able to establish their own independent practices or capable of working within a range of professional fashion environments. You will be equipped with the critical, professional and creative skills required to flourish in a range of industry environments.

Depending on your chosen focus, you might graduate as a film maker, internet designer, stylist, photographer, curator, art director or multi-dimensional journalist.

Roles that graduates from this course have gone on to fill include creative director, digital marketing manager, content creator, film-maker, branding creative, social media editor, online editor, digital creative, visual merchandiser, web and app developer.

LCF Careers

LCF Careers provides a comprehensive career management service supporting our students to become informed and self-reliant individuals able to plan and manage their own careers.

Entry requirements

Course entry requirements

Entry to this course is highly competitive: applicants are expected to achieve, or already have, the course entry requirements detailed below.

  • An Honours degree at 2.1 or above in a related discipline, such as photography, journalism, media or fashion. Applicants with a degree in another subject may be considered, depending on the strength of the application.

OR

  • Equivalent qualifications

OR

  • Relevant and quantitative experience in any of the following industries: fashion; photography; styling; art; design; television; set design; web design; computer programming; media production; architecture; visual communications; journalism; film making.

Selection for interview will be made on the basis of your application, including the personal statement, the reference, the supporting written statement, and a portfolio of relevant work or other evidence of media production. If you are selected for interview you may be asked to bring this work,

Student selection criteria

The course seeks to recruit students from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, and welcomes applications from mature students.

What we look for

The course seeks to recruit students who can demonstrate:

  • The potential to develop their practical and critical abilities through academic study
  • Critical knowledge of a subject area
  • A capacity for intellectual enquiry and reflective thought
  • An openness to new ideas and a willingness to participate actively in their own intellectual development
  • Initiative and a developed and mature attitude to independent study

English language requirements

All classes are conducted in English. The level required by the University for this course is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in any one skill. 

For more information, read the University's English Language requirements.

International applicants

The International Recruitment Office at the London College of Fashion will help to guide you through the application process and answer any specific questions that you may have regarding our courses. This may include portfolio advice, the application process and fee advice. We offer a ‘drop-in’ facility for applicants who may be in London and wish to obtain further course and admissions information. Please contact us for further information on this facility. We can also arrange a tour of our facilities if we are given prior notice.

To find out more about studying in London, please visit the International students section of the London College of Fashion website.

How to apply

You can apply for this course using our online application form – the link to this is below. Before you apply, we recommend you take some time to read the following details about the application process, including guidance on the extra information we will ask you to provide.

Required information for all postgraduate course applications

You will need to enter the following information in the online application form:

  • Personal details (including full name; date of birth; nationality; permanent address and English language level)
  • Current and/or previous education and qualification details
  • Employment history
  • Referee details (this course requires two references, one of which should be academic).

Before you can submit the form, you’ll also need to agree to the terms and conditions for how we process your data – these are explained in the form.

Please note, if you’re an international applicant we will need to contact you separately to ask for copies of certain documents (for example, English language qualification/certificate and copies of any previous UK study visas).

Extra information required for applications to this course

Once you have submitted the form, you will receive a confirmation email that includes links to where you should submit the extra information we require for the selection process:

Personal statement

The personal statement is your opportunity to tell us about yourself and your suitability for the course that you intend to study.

Some key points to consider:

  • Make sure that personal statement is your own work and is about you
  • Why you want to study the course you are applying to
  • Try to link your skills and experience required to the course
  • Demonstrate your interest and enthusiasm for the course and link these with your personality
  • Make sure it is organised and literate (grammar, spelling, punctuation check). 

Essay

You will need to submit a review (250 words) on a piece of Fashion Media Production that you feel to be relevant or compelling.

Study proposal

Your study proposal should be no more than 500 words (excluding research sources, bibliography and appendices). It should:

  • State briefly the background for the proposal
  • Determine the area of study
  • Set out clearly and concisely what your aims and objectives are for the period of study
  • Refer to critical discourses that may underpin your practice and how your work may contribute to these
  • State your intended methodology and audience/ location.
  • This should include how you intend to conduct your project and who you intend to address.

Your study proposal should have the following structure:

Introduction

Introduce your work. Briefly outline recent developments prior to application. Describe the anticipated programme of study in detail, demonstrating your knowledge of the historical and contemporary context of your area of study. Focus on specific areas or issues that underpin and frame your proposal.

Programme of study

Outline the sequence of practical, theoretical and visual research that you intend to follow. This will be vital to your programme of study in the development stage in which the Study Proposal will progress and take shape. For example, describe in detail the facts that you need to collect and refer to possible consultations. (Advice and support will be offered by tutors on the course). Any supporting material should appear in the Appendices at the end of the proposal.

Evaluation

Evaluate your work to date. Draw any conclusions you are able to make. Identify what you feel are your strengths and areas for development, and how you intend to manage this.

Research sources

Give details of libraries, museums, galleries, agencies, and special archives that you have visited as part of your research towards this proposal.

Bibliography

Keep a full record of all original and documentary material consulted. List appropriate reading material using the Harvard Referencing System.

Appendices

Insert any additional material that you consider relevant but not part of the core of the study proposal. This could include notebooks, drawings, and additional research material.

Portfolio

Please submit a digital portfolio, if you have one. Please ensure that you label and present any visual work with care, including dates and captions.

Please note, you can submit text and as many website links as you need to, but the portfolio form does not allow you to upload files.

Start your application now

Applications are accepted, and offers made, throughout the year. Early application is advised.

Apply now for the full-time study mode

Apply now for the flexible study mode

The application form can be saved as you fill it out, so you don’t 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.

We will send you emails as you progress through the application process, so do check your inbox (and junk folder, just in case). These emails will contain important information about your application, and links to the online forms you should use to submit the extra information required.

Course units

Fashion Media Laboratory

This unit provides a framework in which the practice of fashion media production is discussed, directed and supported. It aims to stimulate and facilitate the production of practical work within the context of current practices and cultural debates which might include issues around consumer culture, technology and sustainability or representations of gender, ethnicity and age. You will be encouraged to explore critique and discussion through a range of student-directed presentations where you will examine a wide range of areas such as fashion film making or contemporary new media practices. You will position your own work within, or outside, these contexts and audiences. This unit is designed to act as a creative incubator for the germination, generation and development of ideas, which may be further processed and interrogated in the Digital Concept and Strategy unit.

Research Methods

The purpose of this unit is to introduce you to the range of research methods, approaches and tools that are available to you in order to conduct your post graduate project. The unit will cover philosophy and ethics in research, primary and secondary research methods, including quantitative, qualitative and visual research methods, and how to analyse, evaluate and disseminate research findings. The unit will consider research in a range of contexts relevant to the cultural and creative industries and enable you to understand the relationship between theory and practice.

Digital Concept and Strategy

This unit is designed to develop a clear strategy for a proposed digital concept. It will enable you to evaluate both the technical content and rigour of your idea, with an emphasis on developing critical appreciation and a professional understanding. You will be able to further explore the relationship and dialogue between digital media concepts, audiences and market with consideration of potential business opportunities, legal concerns and the creative cultural context of your output.

Collaborative Unit

This unit is designed to enable you to innovate, engage in developmental processes and participate in collaborative working practices. You will be encouraged to develop the professional negotiating and networking skills that you will need in order to be successful in the cultural and creative industries.
The nature of this collaboration may be within your own course, with students on other courses or with industry. The project that you undertake will depend upon your discipline and the specific requirements of your course. Further details will be available in your unit handbook.

Masters Project

The Masters Project is an important piece of work which will provide an opportunity for you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in relation to your discipline and chosen project. Throughout the Masters Project, you are guided and supported by tutorials and peer and staff evaluation at interim stages. You will be allocated a supervisor for your project and will complete a learning contract outlining how you intend to develop and deliver your project. The Masters Project may take a variety of forms by negotiation and is assessed by presentation in an agreed format.

Industry perspective

Working with LCF has allowed White Lodge to stay abreast of the trends emerging through the interests of the school's progressive and adventurous students. As an industry professional working in the growing field of fashion and luxury film, I think it's really important to share insight and understanding of the needs of our clients with the future generation of creatives and film makers."

Stephen Whelan, Executive Producer at top fashion film production company White Lodge and visiting tutor to MA Fashion Media Production

LCF's MA Fashion Media Production course is unique in bridging the gap between academia and industry. On a personal level, it's been refreshing to share my experience with such a pleasant community and it's been inspiring watching the students produce their films."

Lynden Campbell, Head of Syncronisation, The Domino Recording and Publishing Companies Ltd

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