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Fashion Communication - Fashion Journalism (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
London, United Kingdom
This Fashion Communication - Fashion Journalism (Hons) course at University of the Arts London (UAL)  nurtures students to become innovative, informed, responsible writers, communicators and promoters, central to the industry's future. It is part of the Fashion programme.
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Why choose this Fashion Communication - Fashion Journalism (Hons) course at University of the Arts London (UAL) 

  • Pathway structure: On BA Fashion Communication, you can choose to study one of three pathways: Fashion Communication and Promotion; Fashion History and Theory; and Fashion Journalism.
  • Professionals and sponsors: The course provides opportunities for collaboration with external professionals and sponsors. Previously, these have included Alexander McQueen, Birkenstock, Christian Dior, Liberty, L'Oréal Professionnel, Louis Vuitton,, Paul Smith, Puma, Stella McCartney, SHOWstudio, the Terrence Higgins Trust and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
  • Visiting professionals: All pathways are led by academics and supported by industry practitioners. Visiting lecturers have included James Anderson, Nicola Copping, Andrew Davis, Robin Derrick, Penny Martin, Ajesh Patalay, and Susie Rushton.
  • First-hand insight: The course is taught alongside BA Fashion at the College. This gives you direct insight into fashion design in the making, enhancing your subject awareness.


BA Fashion Communication graduates work across a very wide spectrum of careers in fashion. From curators and archivists to journalists, stylists, photographers, fashion show producers, illustrators, editors and retailers the range of career opportunities is diverse.

Many of our graduates have gone on to work with fashion companies throughout the world:Love Magazine | Port Magazine | The Telegraph | Pop Magazine | Acne Paper, Burberry | 10 Magazine | | Grazia Magazine | Six Creative | | Reiss | Proud Galleries | Gainsborough & Whiting Show Production | Alexander McQueen | Burberry | Margaret Howell | Bonhams | | Daphne Guinness Collection | Christian Louboutin | Somerset House | Topman | Urban Outfitters | i-D | The Face | Net-a-Porte

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    However this course will consider applications after that date, subject to places being available.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      4 years with Optional Diploma in Professional Studies 

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to the Fashion Programme and to Studying at CSM 
  • Introduction: Core Skills and Knowledge 
  • Investigation: Digital Fashion 
  • Cultural Histories and Theories (Fashion) 
  • Research Methods and Approaches (Fashion) 
  • Fashion Communication: New Perspectives  
  • Fashion Communication: Creative Collaborations
  • Positioning, Professional Perspectives and Preparation  

English Language Requirements

  • 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

One or a combination of the following accepted full Level 3 qualifications:

  • Two A Levels at grade B or above (one of which should be in a humanities subject, requiring essay based answers e.g. History, History of Art, English Literature, Philosophy)
  • Equivalent EU/international qualifications, such as International Baccalaureate Diploma

And three GCSE passes at grade A*–C (grade 4 or above), including one modern European language.

Entry to this degree course is highly competitive.  Selection is determined by the quality of your application, indicated primarily in your writing and statement.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22920 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 London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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