BA (Hons) Fashion Communication About the course
The programme’s key aims are to:
- Introduce students to a broad range of areas within the fashion industry and facilitate their understanding of the key issues surrounding its advancement in the 21st Century
- Develop students’ communication skills across a variety of media, with an emphasis on creative outputs and visual messages
- Provide opportunities for students to develop key transferable skills in research and analysis, intellectual autonomy and creative thinking, collaboration, organisation, and enterprise
- Enable each student to determine their own personal and professional strengths through critical reflection, with a view to identifying and pursuing a suitable career path within fashion
This intensive two-year degree offers a unique opportunity to learn about the fashion industry from within. The unparalleled industry links inform the curriculum and the project briefs students are set and supported by visiting lecturers and industry guests that are leaders in their fields. The programme also includes a ‘Collaborative Industry Project’ module, which will allow students to work on an industry brief set by a partner company. Previous industry project partners include: Vogue, Louis Vuitton, Modus PR, Manolo Blahnik and GQ.
Careers support and work placements:
The summer term at the end of the first year includes an industry placement, which can be organised by the student to take place in any relevant area of fashion and in any location.
The College provides extensive support to assist with finding suitable work experience, however part of the module assessment is for students to search for and secure a suitable placement themselves. This is to facilitate learning and professional development and job seeking skills. Should they wish, international students can arrange a placement in their home country.
In the ‘Fashion Futures’ module students will examine possible and expected developments in the fashion industry in relation to their own career development, creating a relevant portfolio intended to assist with securing employment in their chosen field. Employability is a significant focus of the College and programme and students will continue to be supported after graduation.