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Applications for 2018/19 entry for this course are open to Home/EU applicants only. Applications for 2019/20 entry will open in Autumn 2018.
This section includes information on how to apply, course entry requirements and selection criteria.
Both Home/EU and international students 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.
Alternatively, international applicants can apply through an overseas representative in your country.
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
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
When you are submitting your application form, you will also need to provide the following pieces of documentation in support of your application:
You will be required to submit 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:
- Make sure that personal statement is your own work and is about you.
- Explain 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).
You will be required to submit two written assignments:
1) Industry analysis
Please select one of the following topics, and write a piece of between 500 and 1000 words in length. Please use Harvard style to cite any research that is relevant to your chosen topic
- Has the explosion in fashion blogging been beneficial or detrimental to the online reader experience?
- You have been given £100,000 to launch a fashion magazine (either print or online) Identify a gap in the market and how you would fill it.
- By what criteria would you judge a fashion publication (either print or online) to be successful/unsuccessful and why? Please analyse two publications of your choice that are aimed at different market sectors.
- Is celebrity culture largely beneficial or detrimental to the fashion media industry?
2) Journalistic style
Please select one of the following topics and write a piece of between 500 and 1000 words in length and write in the journalistic style of your choice, outlining the publication (print or online) you would be aiming your piece at.
Please ensure that your journalistic tone reflects that of your chosen publication and explain why this piece is relevant to the reader of your chosen publication. Please do not write in the first person.
- A profile or interview with someone working in the fashion industry.
- An analysis of a trend that goes beyond simple catwalk references that can also reflect societal, economic, or technological change.
You may submit a digital portfolio of any previous journalism work if you think it will enhance your application; the most important part of your application is the two assignments as detailed above.
You may include a URL link to your portfolio within your personal statement.
If called to interview you may bring additional portfolio items with you.