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Fashion Media Practice and Criticism, MA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

The Fashion Media Practice and Criticism course at the University of the Arts London (UAL) 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.

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.

Career opportunities

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

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    However this course will consider applications after the deadline, subject to places being available.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included: 

  • Introduction to Fashion Communication
  • Critical Words
  • Introduction to Cultural and Historical Studies
  • Critical Visuals
  • Better Lives
  • Cultural and Historical Studies
  • Critical Narratives
  • Inside the Industry
  • Option: Situating Your Practice unit
  • Critical Event
  • Critical Spaces

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

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General Requirements

  • Three A Level Passes at Grade B or above (preferred subjects include Art, Design, English, Art History, Philosophy, Media Studies, Religious Studies, Psychology, ICT);
  • Distinction, Distinction, Merit at BTEC Extended Diploma (preferred subjects Art & Design);
  • Distinction at Foundation Diploma in Art and Design;
  • Access Diploma or 120 new UCAS tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma;
  • 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 such as International Baccalaureate Diploma;
Entry to this course will also be determined by assessment of your portfolio.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19930 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19930 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

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