London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

Fashion Cultures

The course has 2 specific but interrelated pathways: History and culture; fashion and film. On this course you will have the opportunity to study fashion and dress within its historical, social and cultural contexts. A dynamic in-depth exploration of theoretical and methodological perspectives will give you a grounding in the history of fashion and an underpinning of social and cultural theory for both pathways. You will then undertake more specialised study on your chosen pathway. On the history and culture pathway you will investigate fashion as object, representation and practice through an interdisciplinary approach from both historical and contemporary perspectives. On fashion and film you will investigate the ongoing changing relationship between fashion, costume and forms of film as well as the relationship between cinema and consumption within a global context. While you will choose 1 pathway, you will have the opportunity to attend the lectures for the other pathway if you wish to, so you can gain the fullest possible understanding of a variety of disciplines and their impact upon visual and material cultures.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree at 2.1 or above in a related discipline; or equivalent qualifications; or relevant and quantitative industrial experience; interview with aptitude test; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in any 1 skill.

Course modules

Modules may include: Social and cultural theories; fashion histories; research methods; cycles of fashion; fashion, stardom and celebrity culture; sustainability and fashion; gendering fashion; film concepts, global cinema; consumer behaviour and psychology; collaborative unit; Master's project.

Assessment methods

Dissertation of 15,000-18,000 words.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 8,000 per Whole course (home fees) 15 months
MA Full-time £ 15,950 per Whole course (overseas fees) 15 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London Westminster W1G 0BJ South East

Key information

International Office
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020 7514 7656