|Study location||United Kingdom, Epsom|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
A relevant portfolio is required.
For this course we will require you to attend an Applicant Day and bring a written or visual portfolio for assessment. Your portfolio should feature up to 12 single-sided (or six double-sided) A4 sheets of work, preferably examples of journalism or writing in a journalistic style (or essays if not) and any visual examples of your work – these should include pieces you feel represent your experience of and/or interest in fashion and writing. You might also want to represent any experience or knowledge of computer- aided design and visual communication through layouts and imagery, but this is not essential. Please collate your work in a disposable folder, with photocopies or printouts rather than the originals, as these are examined further after the interview process, and it’s not always possible to return them.
On our BA (Hons) Fashion journalism course, you will learn how to communicate breaking news, future trends and industry issues to the public.
Whether it be reporting from a front row seat at a fashion show, interviewing a celebrity for a new retail campaign or uncovering what really happens in sweatshops in the developing world, the life of a fashion journalist is as stimulating and fast-paced as ever.
This dynamic and highly creative Fashion Journalism course encourages you to explore the vast landscape of fashion and lifestyle media, whilst equipping you with the journalistic skills needed to become a versatile and creative fashion communicator on the print and digital landscape.
This course’s unique philosophy revolves around the idea of the voice – training and finding your voice in Year 1, developing and widening that voice in Year 2, and expressing and promoting each voice’s unique attributes in Year 3.
Working on our Epsom campus alongside students on a range of Fashion courses, you’ll have a deep understanding of the business of fashion, and the role of the journalist within it. You’ll gain important skills in networking, self-promotion, interviewing and communication with a variety of people.
You’ll develop skills through individual and collaborative work in both studio and industry environments, including a work placement and live project briefs, and learning from teaching staff with a wealth of knowledge and connections in the industry.
Over the three years, you’ll build a portfolio of work of various styles and techniques, across a range of markets and communication platforms. The course culminates in a graduate portfolio demonstrating each individual’s skills and interests.
Graduate employability from our Fashion Journalism degree is very high, as the transferable skills acquired throughout the course open the doors to a range of different roles within fashion and the wider creative industries. This course doesn’t just produce writers and journalists, but also marketing and PR professionals, and digital and social media content managers. Graduates have also pursued careers in fashion styling and buying. Examples of graduate destinations include:
The Financial Times
House of Fraser
Dazed & Confused
The Huffington Post.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.