London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

Fashion Journalism

This course is unique in its merging of cultural theory with fashion journalism. It is a multidisciplinary framework for independent study that leads to an original body of written and/or visual work. Students can choose to position their aspirations and work on a spectrum from media journalism to theoretical study, for example: a dissertation on the presentation of fashion on television; a book surveying the fashion industry in Canada; a new concept for a fashion magazine; a cultural analysis of the current position of masculinity in society. The course aims to develop highly articulate and aware fashion commentators who have sound research ability and strong written and visual communication skills. Cultural theory and journalism strands run in parallel through the first stage of the course. 3 of the 4 pathway units are focused on the practice of journalism, a key feature being visiting speakers from industry.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree at 2.1 or above in a related discipline; applicants with a degree in another subject may be considered, depending on the strength of the application; or equivalent qualifications; or relevant and quantitative industrial experience for a minimum of 3 years; interview. Applicants who are selected for interview will be asked to bring examples of previous written work and to undertake a written 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 include: Undressed: The fashion media exposed; research methods; the rationale of publishing; collaborative unit; Master's project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through project/dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,760 per Credit (Scotland) 5 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,760 per Credit (Wales) 5 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,760 per Credit (England) 5 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,760 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 5 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,250 per Year 1 (England) 15 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,230 per Year 1 (International) 15 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 15 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 15 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 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

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