You will have:
- A relevant degree and prior experience engaging on a critical and/or practical level with fashion media, and ideally film.
- The ability and willingness to collaborate, generate ideas, engage with current cultural discourse and showcase an understanding of your practice and the motivation to explore it further at post-graduate level.
We would expect to see a portfolio that evidences intellectual rigour, curiosity, technical skills, practical and critical thinking and a deep interest in fashion, film and new media.
We will also consider applicants who are practicing filmmakers, artists and designers from different professions with an interest in fashion and film. We are also interested in applicants from an artistic or scientific backgrounds, who have a desire to progress into a career in the creative industries.
APEL (Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning)
Applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered in exceptional cases. The course team will consider each application that demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by:
- Related academic or work experience (minimum of three years)
- The quality of the personal statement
- A strong academic or other professional reference
- OR a combination of these factors
Each application will be considered on its own merit but we cannot guarantee an offer in each case.
Additional Information required for applications to this course:
A Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) in support of your application. This should include your full education and employment history.
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:
Your study proposal should be no more than 500 words (excluding research sources, bibliography and appendices). It 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.
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, what type of research would you need to obtain? 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 with a maximum of 30 images that you consider would help support your application;
- Your visual portfolio must demonstrate your involvement and creative digital skills in fashion, moving image, ideas generation, an understanding of mise-en-scene, narrative and visual communication.
- This work must be a true reflection of your creative skills and abilities to date.
- You may include fully realised work as well as work in progress.
- If you participated in a particular role for selected works but were not leading the project, please state your role and responsibilities in the creation of the work.
Submit your portfolio via the university’s digital portfolio tool, PebblePad; Further details will be sent to you after you have submitted your application. Please label and present any visual work with care, including dates and captions.
Student selection criteria
The course seeks to recruit students from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, and welcomes applications from mature students.
English Language Requirements
IELTS level 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Please check our main English Language Requirements.
Once the application has been completed on the online admission site, your application will be reviewed by the Course team, usually within 5 working days. If the Course team selects you for an interview, you will be contacted by the admissions team, who will offer a date and indicate the format (Skype or in person) for the interview. You will be interviewed by a member of the course team and will be notified of their evaluation and decision by the admissions team within two weeks of the interview date.
If you are required to submit additional material to support your application, you will be given guidance on the content, format and the date resubmission.