• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
If you would like to gain a professional portfolio in a wide variety of media disciplines including journalism, photography, marketing, trend forecasting and digital design to help to maximise your job opportunities in the fashion industry, the Fashion Media (Hons) programme at Solent University is the course for you.
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The fashion industry is increasingly looking for dynamic and multi-skilled practitioners to produce a range of content across editorial and commercial platforms. 

The Fashion Media (Hons) programme at Solent University bridges the gap between core fashion communication disciplines such as social media, journalism, photography and advertising with digital media, event management and film-making creating a dynamic, multi-disciplinary, industry-designed degree programme.

Throughout the degree, you will work in a simulated real-world media environment and have the opportunity to explore your unique voice as a storyteller using words, pictures, film, art direction and design to create the innovative content of the future. 

You will also analyse markets and understand how the editorial and commercial world connect and design innovative and fresh ways to engage audiences, translating a passion for fashion and lifestyle content to a global multimedia stage. 

Career Opportunities

Students graduating from Solent’s BA (Hons) Fashion Media programme will be well prepared for a wide range of graduate level employment opportunities. Suitable roles for graduates include:

  • Magazine designer/sub editor
  • Social media editor
  • Magazine journalist
  • Digital content editor
  • Fashion photographer
  • Fashion writer
  • Editor independent fashion/lifestyle publication
  • Fashion influencer marketeer
  • Stylist
  • Copy editor
  • Video content editor
  • Trend forecaster
  • Event planner/event designer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fashion Research and Visualisation
  • The Fashion Image
  • Making Magazines
  • Fashion Communities and Networks
  • Digital Fashion Landscape
  • Ethics and Analysis

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • 72 - 96 UCAS points or equivalent 
  • A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at MMP or BTEC Diploma at DM or equivalent qualification, or a combination of qualifications which comply with the minimum entry requirement of 72 UCAS points.
  • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course.
  • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points.
  • Applicants will be required to submit an e-portfolio.
  • Alternative entry to this course is available through the Design Foundation Year.


  • Approx. Cost £170
  • Undergraduate 80 (min. 19 in each component)

 Pearson Versant;

  • Approx. Cost £40-50
  • Undergraduate 56 (51 in each component)

   IELTS Indicator

  • Approx. Cost $145
  • Undergraduate 6.0 (5.5 in each component)


  •  Approx. Cost $49/£40
  • Undergraduate Overall 100

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13260 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Southampton

  • 697 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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