You should be proficient in written and spoken English and be able to participate in group discussions and make presentations. As a guideline we would expect you to have an English language level equivalent to IELTS score of 6.0 (list of language equivalencies). The Language Centre at University of the Arts London offers English courses for overseas students who wish to improve their English language skills.
This course is open to all students, from ambitious beginners to those with more experience. Students applying for this course are expected to be independent and highly motivated, preferably having completed one year at university (undergraduate-level study).
How does the fashion communications industry work? Fashion design is just the start of a huge industry that uses concepts of fashion promotion and communication to connect fashion with global audiences. This course will explore the workings of the fashion industry helping students to understand how to promote fashion. Your fashion journey will track the process of research, design and realisation for fashion communication and then focus on understanding creative ways to promote fashion. You will look at how different media is used to communicate fashion and specifically how journalism, photography and styling can help sell fashion ideas. Your final project will be to produce a fashion shoot or a look-book for a fashion brand.
This course will enhance your existing communication skills and help to formulate your communication ideas. Students will be immersed in the European fashion arena for 3 weeks and will be expected, independently, to explore aspects of the industry as directed, with other students.
Although an intensive course, it is a unique and fun London fashion experience with like-minded students.
Melanie Ashley is a tutor on BA Fashion Communication and Promotion at Central Saint Martins and manages the Fashion press and events at the school including both MA and BA Fashion Shows. Fashion in London is her specialist subject having worked across PR, styling and digital innovation in London for 10 years. After graduating from CSM in BA Fashion Communication she worked with famed fashion PR Mandi Lennard, then alongside Camilla Lowther at CLM and then with Willie Walters (MBE) and has continued to focus on emerging talent in London throughout this time. Alongside her teaching and work at CSM she continues to be part of music artist M.I.A's team on creative projects, travelling internationally and as a freelance PR for designers including Richard Malone and DanShan.
Dates and fees
Date: 26 July - 13 August 2021
Day: Monday - Friday
Time: 10am - 4pm
Duration: 3 Weeks
Location: Granary Sq. - N1C
Please bring with you to the first session:
- Pens / Pencils, coloured and lead
- Craft knife
- Digital Camera (or camera phone)
- Please also bring a laptop, if you have one, with memory card and cable for downloading photos digitally
You will also be expected to bring the following to your first class:
- Sketchbook of research
- Examples of fashion writing
- Portrait images
Items can also be purchased from the college shop or local art store.
Summer Study Abroad Scholarship
We offer a Summer Study Abroad Scholarship for all of our 3 week Summer Study Abroad courses.
Find out how to apply
To be eligible, you must be 18 years or older, hold an offer to join one of our 3 week Summer Study Abroad courses, and be enrolled on an undergraduate degree programme outside the UK.
- The scholarships cover the tuition-fee only and depend on you successfully enrolling for the course. Our cancellation policy still applies.
- Scholarship winners will be asked to take part in promotional activities to promote Summer Study Abroad and the scholarship scheme.