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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.
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Lime Grove / John Prince's Street
|Study Mode||Full time|
|Course Length||15 months|
|Autumn Term Dates||12 Sept - 02 Dec 2016 (Fourth Term 18 Sep - 01 Dec 2017)|
|Spring Term Dates||09 Jan - 17 Mar 2017|
|Summer Term Dates||18 Apr - 07 Jul 2017|
Direct to College
|Application Deadline||Applications are accepted, and offers made, throughout the year. Early application is advised.|
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.
Full Time 15 months, 4 terms, level 7, 180 credits
Flexible up to 5 years, level 7, 180 credits
Fashion Media Laboratory (40 credits)
Research Methods (20 credits)
Digital Concept and Strategy (40 units)
Collaborative Unit (20 credits)
Masters Project (60 credits)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 to this course is highly competitive: applicants are expected to achieve, or already have, the course entry requirements detailed below.
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,
The course seeks to recruit students from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, and welcomes applications from mature students.
The course seeks to recruit students who can demonstrate:
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.
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.
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.
You will need to enter the following information in the online application form:
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).
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:
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:
You will need to submit a review (250 words) on a piece of Fashion Media Production that you feel to be relevant or compelling.
Your study proposal should be no more than 500 words (excluding research sources, bibliography and appendices). It should:
Your study proposal should have the following structure:
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.
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.
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.
Give details of libraries, museums, galleries, agencies, and special archives that you have visited as part of your research towards this proposal.
Keep a full record of all original and documentary material consulted. List appropriate reading material using the Harvard Referencing System.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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