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MA Fashion Media Practice and Criticism

College
LCF
Start date
September 2018
Course length
4 years
UCAS code
WG30

Course summary

Applications closed 2018/19

Applications for 2018/19 entry to this course have now closed.

This course teaches students to be actively and critically engaged with the fast-paced fashion media.

About

MA Fashion Media Practice and Criticism encourages students to engage with social, cultural and political issues within the industry. Research methodologies underpin each unit and help in understanding fashion communication as an agent to evoke change. Study is focused on both theory and practice in fashion communication.

Great reasons to apply

  • Integrated Masters awards combine undergraduate and postgraduate study and lead to a taught Masters award.
  • Graduates are suited for roles in corporate social responsibility, education, policy or innovation.
  • Directly influence practice for Centre for Sustainable Fashion and Better Lives initiatives.

Location

This course is based at Lime Grove in Shepherd’s Bush. Find out about the local area, including Holland Park and Notting Hill in our local area guides on the Student Life pages.

Student and graduate work

Portfolio gallery

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Facilities

Library, John Princes Street

LCF archives and library

Take a tour of LCF's world renowned fashion library, ideal for research and study.

Photo Studio, Lime Grove

Media facilities at Lime Grove

Take a tour of Lime Grove's media facilities from photographic studios to darkrooms.

Mare Street Canteen

LCF's social spaces

Explore our social spaces, for collaborative study and breaks, across our six sites in London.

Course details

On MA Fashion Media Practice and Criticism you will study the disciplines of fashion media from both a practical and theoretical aspect for the first three years, so that your understanding of fashion communication will enable you to produce a substantial piece of original work for your MA project in the fourth year.

The emphasis on the course is on the global nature of fashion communication, and you will learn about publishing, curation, editorial, moving image, critical writing and all aspects of image making. You will also explore intellectual property, law, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, the impact of technology, ethics and the politics of fashion so that you develop a broad social, environmental and cultural awareness. Projects with industry clients and outside agencies will be an important element of the course and you will learn to work both collaboratively and as an individual, alongside developing your problem-solving and entrepreneurship skills You will develop your understanding of fashion communication so that you are able to confidently challenge existing concepts, principles and values of fashion.

The integrated Master’s award is a four year programme which allows you to develop your skills and knowledge through a series of units which begin at undergraduate level in the first year, progressively move through the second and half of the third year at this level, and then move into postgraduate level from the middle of the third year and conclude at the end of the fourth year, where on successful completion you will be a awarded a postgraduate Master of Arts qualification. The integrated Master’s programme affords you the opportunity to have a holistic educational experience, moving from undergraduate into postgraduate study all in one specialised subject field, without having to identify and apply for additional courses. The course is taught firstly in the School of Media and Communication, with an over-arching management structure to ensure quality and parity throughout the entire course.

Course structure

The academic year for this course is divided into Block 1 and Block 2.

Block 1 is of 15 weeks’ duration from late September to February. In accordance with the University timetable, there will be a four week holiday in December.

Block 2 is also of 15 weeks’ duration from mid-February to the end of June with a four week holiday for Easter.

Year one

  • Introduction to Fashion Communication
  • Critical Words
  • Introduction to Cultural and Historical Studies
  • Critical Visuals
  • Better Lives

Year two

  • Cultural and Historical Studies
  • Critical Narratives
  • Inside the Industry
  • Option: Situating Your Practice unit
  • Critical Event
  • Critical Spaces

Year three

  • Research and Development for Critical Practice
  • Cultural and Historical Studies Dissertation
  • Critical Practice
  • Portfolio

Year four

  • Concept Proposal and Development
  • Masters Project
  • Exhibition

MA Fashion Media Practice and Criticism is based at Lime Grove in Shepherd’s Bush, just West of Holland Park and Notting Hill. The area, which is rich in cultural influences from across the world, is home to Shepherd’s Bush Market and the many fabric shops lining the Goldhawk Road.

Course units

Year one

Introduction to Fashion Communication aims to introduce you to your course and its subject specialism as well as to effective learning and studentship at undergraduate level. It will orientate you to the practices and knowledge‐base needed to understand your discipline and help you to develop your skills for independent & collaborative learning, reflection and your own self development. Students come from many diverse educational backgrounds and a part of this unit will enable to reflect on your own background and how that shapes the way you approach your course.

Your fashion communication practice in this Critical Words unit is critical writing. You will be introduced to the principles of criticism and the ways in which words can be used to communicate ideas to identified audiences. Publishing, digital media and printed matter as sites for words and text will be considered along with the larger context in which these operate in media and culture. Lead by a research question, you will create a critical publication in response to a theme pertinent to fashion and its wider context. Whilst developing your writing abilities, you will also be asked to consider your own voice and position in relation to text and your topic. Theories around critical writing practices, words in context of fashion media as well as politics, power and authority will be explored as a way to scholarly underpin the unit. Research methods deliver will support your critical engagement with text and images.

Introduction to Cultural and Historical Studies introduces the Cultural and Historical Studies approach to fashion and related areas. The unit provides a broad overview of the subject and introduces key concepts and ways of thinking that will form the basis of subsequent study. It will also inform decisions regarding the Cultural and Historical Studies unit that is chosen for future study.

Critical Visuals is designed to enable you to develop your critical image‐making practice in a supportive collaborative environment. Over the course of this unit, you will create a body of critical visuals that responds to a research question outlined in your unit handbook. This research question will give you a critical and theoretical framework in which to explore fashion and fashion image‐making as well as enable you to unpack an issue around fashion and/or fashion image-making. Contemporary fashion images take many forms, are made using various technologies and are communicated via an increasing variety of media and platforms. Through research, writing and image‐making practice you will explore what a fashion image might be in contemporary ‘mediated’ culture. You will be tasked with visually embodying the principles of critical practice through the form, content and context of your visual output.

Better Lives

London College of Fashion, UAL (LCF), is a leader in fashion design, media and business education. We have been nurturing creative talent for over a century, offering courses in all things fashion. We encourage students to examine the past and challenge the present. To have inventive, assertive ideas that challenge social and political agendas. We give students the skills, opportunities – and above all, the freedom – to put those ideas into practice. By leading the way in fashion design, business, and the media, we influence culture, economics and our society.

This unit will provide you with a solid understanding of LCF’ core values and how they connect to your practice. As part of this unit you will explore diversity, social responsibility and sustainability, themes which you will then apply to a selected project. At this stage the emphasis is on how you apply your thinking across these important themes to your practice. Your thinking is more important than a finished piece of work at this point.Fashion can change lives. Through teaching, specialist research, and collaborative work, this unit will get you thinking differently. We want you to use fashion to examine the past, build a sustainable future and improve the way we live. That’s why we call this unit ‘Better Lives’.

Year two

To begin you will be able to study a Cultural and Historical Studies unit of your choice that will broaden or deepen your learning of areas relating to your interests in your chosen field. You will have the opportunity to participate in lectures, seminars and workshops with students from other courses within your School, and will read relevant academic texts and complete a formal academic essay for assessment.

Critical Narratives is designed to enable you to explore a fashion related issue through the production of a collaborative moving image work as well as through research and writing. You are tasked with finding out what a critical ‘fashion film’ might be, its various uses, audiences and contexts, as well as learning about its relationship with more established and emerging genres. You will be taught tools to approach your project using ethnographic research methods and are expected to work with people both behind and in front of the camera. In addition, you will be introduced to ways in which you can construct narrative and mood using established and experimental techniques. You are expected to position your moving image work within a critical and theoretical framework that will be investigated during the unit.

The Inside the Fashion Industry unit provides an opportunity to gain insight into critical issues, innovations and challenges within the global fashion, media and communication industries. You will participate in seminars with students from your course and programme and attend panel discussions with industry practitioners. In groups you will interrogate and respond to relevant themes that emerge. The unit will also help you to identify relevant areas of professional conduct and prepare you for working in an industry context.

Situating Your Practice unit

Industry Project

This unit provides an opportunity to situate your practice by undertaking a project with industry. It fosters a deeper understanding and appreciation of professional practices, principles, roles and responsibilities to help you define your career ambitions. During this unit you will be expected to manage your own learning and build on existing skills and knowledge in a professional context. You will work collaboratively with students from your course and programme to produce a creative outcome in response to a brief developed with industry.

Work Placement

This unit provides an opportunity to situate your practice by undertaking a professional work placement. It fosters a deeper understanding and appreciation of sector practices, principles, roles and responsibilities to help you define your career ambitions. During this unit you will be expected to manage your own learning and build on existing skills and knowledge in a professional context. The unit requires a minimum of 60 work placement hours and significant personal reflection evidenced in the submission of a placement report.

LCF Careers provide career guidance and one to one opportunities starting in your first year at LCF, to help you plan ahead and prepare for your work experience. You will be expected to engage and be proactive in securing your own work experience and one that is suitable to your own personal development, skills, course requirements and career aspirations. This means producing an updated CV and directly applying to companies for work experience using LCF CAREERS LIVE, LCF’s own job board, as well as other resources. You will also be expected to feedback on your work experience after your work experience.

International Study Communication

This unit provides an opportunity to apply previous learning whilst studying your subject in a different institution. You will develop skills within your practice and gain credits for your current course whilst engaging with the academic culture of your host institution. The unit also demands a critical approach to the management of your own learning through reflection and planning. Please check with the Exchange and Mobility Officer for an up-to-date list of partnerships for your programme. Students studying at a partner institution in Europe for a minimum period of three months (approx. 12 weeks) will be eligible for Erasmus grant. We are unable to guarantee that every course will have an agreement with a partner host institution. As such, this unit is subject to availability. There will be a selection and application process for students who are interested in applying to take this unit of study.

The Critical Event unit aims to extend and enhance your awareness of the wider social, environmental and structural complexities within the world in which you live. It will encourage you to discover your potential as a future change‐maker, to seek innovative solutions to real world issues, and utilise your subject knowledge to generate positive social action. Building on the themes identified by the ‘Better Lives’ initiatives at London College of Fashion, through the exploration of social responsibility, sustainability and diversity, this unit will give you the opportunity to work collaboratively within a team and develop your creative thinking to plan and organise an ‘event’. This ‘event’ will provide inspiring and imaginative responses to concerns and issues identified within a chosen community, the overall aim being to explore, stimulate and potentially influence change.

Lectures will introduce you to ethics, activism, inclusive practice, charity and community outreach work, encouraging dialogue, debate and exchange of ideas through talks, events and workshops created for different types of audiences. Additionally, this unit will enable you to reflect upon your own ethical and moral values related to fashion and the wider world.

In the Critical Spaces unit you will investigate how a critical discourse can be created in digital and physical environments by engaging with curatorial practices. Rooted in material culture and lead by a research question, you will consider how objects can be presented in order to create a critical narrative within a space. The unit will also consider how printed artefacts such as exhibition catalogues, art publishing and other print collateral that accompany curatorial outcomes can be used to extend audience understanding.

Year three

Research and Development for Critical Practice allows you to develop a specialist knowledge relevant to fashion and its wider remit. Based on primary and secondary exploration about a theme/issue, you will identify your own research question that acts as a starting point for a development of a project that you will execute during the Critical Practice unit in Block 6.

You will explore and respond to this, producing a portfolio of relevant research. As part of this unit, you are required to choose a practice to specialise in. Research into innovation and contemporary approaches within your chosen practice along with design development and testing will support the development of your proposal.

The overall aim of the Cultural and Historical Studies Dissertation is to provide an opportunity for you to demonstrate your understanding of the critical and analytical perspectives developed within cultural and historical theory and your ability to apply those perspectives in a specific study. You will research a topic of your choice that has relevance to the discipline of cultural and historical studies. This may relate to your course discipline, and should elaborate knowledges developed in prior cultural and historical studies units. You will undertake a substantial piece of structured primary and secondary research that critically engages with cultural issues relating to fashion, the body, performance, or the media and communications industries and which reflects on the critical debates and concerns addressed in your course.

Using the research collected and responding to the research questions identified in the Research and Development unit, in Critical Practice you will be given an opportunity to produce a substantial speculative self‐initiated project that is innovative in scope and method. You will use your chosen communication method as a vehicle to explore and critique the topics identified. You will be encouraged to consider your role within your practice and to seek out collaborators to work with in completing your project. During the course of this unit, you will be expected to present your work in progress for peer critique. Your practice based outcome will be negotiated and agreed with your tutor and it will be supported by a contextual piece of writing that situates your project within a wider context.

Portfolio unit

Your time on the undergraduate level, and before progressing onto the postgraduate level, culminates into the completion of a professional portfolio. During this unit, you will be given an opportunity to reflect back on the work you have completed on the course as well as the work done outside the curriculum and to present it in a way that best represents your skills, aesthetics and critical practice. Informal mini‐projects, supplementary briefs and creative workshops will enable you to add work to your portfolio. As part of this unit, you may also consider revisiting and representing work done in previous units. Critique sessions with industry professionals will help you to consider presentation and work selection.

Year four

To begin you undertake the Concept Proposal and Development unit preparing you for the final Master’s Project. You will be required to collate, analyse and evaluate sources, whilst exploring and defining research methodologies appropriate to postgraduate study. Your proposal must identify an original and innovative approach to a substantial project as well as a research question, applying knowledge and an understanding of critical practice developed on the course.

The Masters Project consolidates the knowledge gained in the earlier units, providing an opportunity for you to relate your work on the course to a self‐initiated, professionally executed practice‐based project. This work can take a variety of forms, to be negotiated with your tutor, but will utilise your discipline as a means of exploration and critique specifically to an area of the fashion and lifestyle industries. You will demonstrate skills relevant to the production of an innovative and original substantial body of work that contributes to existing knowledge and debates around fashion and fashion media. Your practice will be underpinned by a dissertation that frames your ideas and the concepts explored using appropriate theoretical frameworks and academic conventions.

Exhibition

Your degree culminates into the final ‘exhibition’ where you will be given an opportunity to present your Master’s Project to the general public. During this unit, you will work with curators and external bodies in preparing your Master’s Project for this, whilst considering methods that help to articulate the complexities of your ideas, processes and final outcomes. In today’s convergent media environment, it is paramount to explore different ways in which work can be disseminated across print, digital and experiential platforms. Your choice of communication method/s will extend this access to even more diverse global audiences, an element, which you will be asked to also consider as part of this unit.

Showing your work

All students are advised to set up a profile on portfolio.arts.ac.uk, UAL’s new portfolio platform, which can be done at any point during your time at LCF and will last for up to 12 months after graduation. This platform is often used to source student work for promotional use on the website, social media and for print and can be a great way of getting your work seen. You may also be asked to have a portfolio profile for the selection process when it comes to degree shows.

Learning and teaching methods

  • Museum, gallery, retail and archive visits
  • Lectures and seminars
  • Masterclasses
  • Student directed events
  • Research methods
  • Briefings, tutorials and feedback
  • Writing classes
  • Image making classes
  • Speaker programme
  • Debates and discussions

Assessments methods

  • Academic essays, dissertations and reports
  • Publications
  • Written and visual articles
  • Image and visuals
  • Moving image work
  • Creative proposals
  • Presentations crits, reviews and tutorials

Staff

Johannes Reponen is the Course Leader for MA Fashion Media Practice and Criticism. Alongside this, he works as the editor of Address – Journal of Fashion Criticism and writes for a number of international fashion publications. He is currently completing practice-based PhD research on fashion criticism at London College of Fashion.

Nathalie Khan is Associate Lecture and a cultural historian with an academic background in performance and film theory. Nathalie is a PhD candidate at UAL and holds a BA from Royal Holloway and an MRes from the London Consortium. She teaches fashion history and theory at Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion, where she teaches on the Executive MBA. In addition, Nathalie is a guest lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York, the University of Bologna and The Conde Nast School of Fashion and Design. Nathalie is a leading theorist and writer on contemporary fashion media and the impact of new technology on the traditional catwalk show and fashion photography. She is a regular contributor to the fashion media platform SHOWstudio. Recent curatorial practice includes a project titled I know simply that the sky will last longer than I, with the Belgian visual artist Pierre Debusschere during the 28th International Festival of Fashion and Photography (Hyeres, 2013). Before pursuing a career in academia she worked as a brand consultant for Kurt Geiger and as a sales and distribution manager for global brands such as Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Pollini and Prada.

Sophie Barr is an Associate Lecturer teaching across the Fashion Communication Programme and the Cultural and Historical Studies department at LCF. She is a practising artist and researcher who uses photography, drawing, print, video, audio, web and installation to explore the aesthetics of the globalised city, identity in the digital age and the relationships between material and digital cultures. She regularly exhibits her work in London and beyond. Sophie holds a Master’s in Fine Art with Learning and Teaching in HE as well as a Master’s in Cultural and Critical Studies and is a Fellow of the HEA. Sophie is currently studying for a Professional Doctorate in Fine Art at the University of East London where she also teaches Contextual Studies for Photography.

Kelly Dearsley is the Programme Director for the Fashion Communication courses, which include BA (Hons) Creative Direction for Fashion, BA (Hons) Fashion Public Relations and Communication and MA Fashion Media Practice and Criticism. Kelly began her career as an advertising executive in the 1980s working with clients in the film and entertainment industries. She returned to study Fashion Photography at the London College of Fashion and has worked as a freelance photographer for publications including Guardian, Vogue Pelle and ID magazine. She has made a number of short films which have been shown at film festivals across the world, including Leeds, Liverpool, Greece, Sweden, London, Slovakia, Croatia and Brazil. Her most recent new work ‘I’ve a Feeling We’re not in Kansas any more’, a fine art installation/performance was devised and performed in Glasgow at the New Territories International Festival of Live Art in March 2011. Kelly is currently studying for a PhD at LCF. Her research, a comparative study of the reading practices and reception of fashion media in print and digital formats, will be a wholly written thesis that uses phenomenology as a methodology to explore the reception of fashion media paying particular attention to the role of new media in this process.

How to apply

Opportunities for all

We are committed to making university education an achievable option for a wider range of people and seek to recruit students from diverse socio-economic, cultural and educational backgrounds. We are committed to supporting all our students in achieving their potential both during and after their courses.

Applications for 2018/19 entry for this course are now closed. Applications for 2019/20 entry will open in Autumn 2018.

This section includes information on how to apply, course entry requirements, selection criteria, information about interviews and portfolio advice.

You must apply through Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), where you’ll need the following information:

  • University code: U65
  • UCAS code: WG30

Go to ‘Apply’ from the UCAS home page, where you will be able to register and create a password that gives you unique access as you complete your application form.

Contact us on:

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7514 7344

Or you can use this register your interest form

Please note that the equal consideration deadline is 15 January.

For full details on the application process, visit the Undergraduate application page or contact the UAL admissions team who can answer any specific questions that you may have regarding LCF's courses tailored for international students. This can include guidance for your portfolio, advice on 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.

Applications for 2018/19 entry for this course are now closed. Applications for 2019/20 entry will open in Autumn 2018.

This section includes information on how to apply, course entry requirements, selection criteria, information about interviews and portfolio advice.

International applicants may apply through one of the following routes:

Further information on applying via UCAS is provided on the Applying through UCAS page.

If applying through UCAS, you will need the following information:

  • University code: U65
  • UCAS code: WG30

We continue to accept applications throughout the year, but please note that the equal consideration deadline is 15 January.

For full details on the application process, visit the Undergraduate application page or contact the UAL admissions team who can answer any specific questions that you may have regarding LCF's courses tailored for international students. This can include guidance for your portfolio, advice on 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.


Entry requirements

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

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are:

  • Three A Level Passes at Grade B or Above Preferred subjects include Art, Design, English, Art History, Philosophy, Media Studies, Religious Studies, Psychology, ICT;
  • or Distinction, Distinction, Merit at BTEC Extended Diploma (Preferred subjects) Art & Design; Distinction Foundation Diploma in Art and Design;
  • or Merit at UAL Extended Diploma;
  • or Access Diploma or 120 tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma;
  • or 120 new UCAS tariff points (equivalent to 300 old UCAS tariff points) from a combination of the above qualifications or an equivalent full Level 3 qualification;
  • or equivalent EU or non-EU qualifications;
  • and Three GCSE passes at grade A*-C.

Exceptionally, applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered if the course team judges the application demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by: related academic or work experience; the quality of the personal statement; a strong academic or other professional reference; or a combination of these factors.

This course requires evidence at interview of portfolio work that reflects your interest in fashion media practice. You will be also be expected to demonstrate analytical and critical skills through interview.

English language requirements

All classes are conducted in English. If English is not your first language you will be asked to provide evidence of your English language ability when you enrol.

The level required by the University for this course is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill.

Please visit the UAL Language Requirements page. Read carefully and look at the relevant documents.

Student selection criteria

What we look for

The course team seeks to recruit students who can demonstrate:

  • A broad interest in fashion, visual imagery and an awareness of technology
  • An understanding of the need for a critical and analytical approach to the area of study
  • An approach suited to the demands of the course and projected career futures

This might, for example, be demonstrated by: related academic or work experience; the quality of the personal statement, a strong academic or other professional reference; or a combination of these factors.

Portfolio and interview advice

For this course you should show evidence of work that reflects your interest in fashion media practice.

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate the following at interview: why you want to come on the course and what you will bring to the course; an awareness of some of the important practitioners in fashion media and why their contribution is significant; and analytical and critical skills through a piece of recent writing.

What happens next

All application forms, personal statements and references are read and considered by the course team against the selection criteria listed in the Entry requirements and What we look for sections.

If the course team wish to consider your application further, you will be invited for interview by the course team. If you are successful at the interview stage you will be offered a place. Applicants are not guaranteed an interview.

Please note that if you are unable to attend the College may not be able to re-schedule.

If you applied through UCAS the result of your application will be communicated to you via UCAS through ucastrack. You will only receive further communication directly from the College if your application has been successful. This will be in the form of a full offer pack including details of accommodation, fees, and other important information.

Deferred entry

Deferred entry is normally only allowed in exceptional circumstances. Please contact us before you submit your application if you are considering applying for deferred entry.

Interview week

Applicants on some courses may be invited to attend an Interview. Further details will be sent to you with your interview letter, confirming location and date. International applicants should contact the Admission Office by emailing lcf.international@arts.ac.uk about portfolio requirements (if applicable), interview times and dates.

Potential changes to course structure

Please note: 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.

Fees & Funding

Home / EU fee

£9,250

This applies for the 2018/19 academic year.

Tuition fees for undergraduate degree courses have been set at £9,250 per year for full-time study. This applies from the 2017/18 academic year, subject to changes in the law. Tuition fees may increase in future years for new and continuing students, in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Please visit our Undergraduate tuition fees page for more information.

International fee

£19,350

This applies for the 20178/19 academic year.

Additional costs

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

Accommodation

Find out about the accommodation options available and how much they will cost.

Scholarships and awards

There are a number of scholarships and awards available to students on this course. Use our search tool to find out more information.

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Careers and alumni

All of our undergraduate courses offer career development, so that you become a creative thinker, making effective contributions to your relevant sector of the fashion industry.

LCF offers students the opportunity to develop Personal and Professional Development (PPD) skills while studying through:
  • An on-course work experience or placement year. Please note, this is not available on every course; please see the Course Details section for information about work placement opportunities.
  • Access to to speaker programmes and events featuring alumni and industry.
  • Access to careers activities, such as CV clinics and one-to-one advice sessions.
  • Access to a graduate careers service
  • Access to a live jobsboard for all years.
  • Advice on setting up your own brand or company.
Graduates who wish to continue their education at postgraduate level can progress to suitable courses within the College, the University or elsewhere.

Career paths

Graduates who wish to continue their education at a higher postgraduate level are encouraged to progress to suitable research options within the College, the University or elsewhere.

Many postgraduates prefer to seek employment as soon as they have completed their MA, and we expect graduates from this course to progress to careers in fashion communication areas of criticism, image making, editing, curation, publishing or writing in both traditional and new media. Additionally, graduates would be suited to work across the creative industries or academia, as well as institutional or organisational areas of fashion such as corporate social responsibility, education, policy or innovation. This is a new course, so as yet we have no final year graduates. We are, however, confident that when we do our graduates will be highly employable within the global fashion media and communication industry.

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