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, Jaeger, Modus PR, Fenwick and GQ.
Previous speakers at the College include Victoria Beckham, Tommy Hilfiger, Alexandra Shulman, Suzy Menkes, Roland Mouret, Anya Hindmarch, Sarah Harris, Matthew Williamson, Henry Holland, Lulu Kennedy, Miles Aldridge, Lucinda Chambers, Kate Phelan, Caroline Issa, Yasmin Le Bon, Tamara Mellon, Bella Freud, Nicholas Coleridge, and many, many others.
The BA (Hons) Fashion Communications degree is a fast-track two year programme, allowing students to gain an equivalent degree to one achieved in three years elsewhere. This is made possible by restructuring the academic year to provide an additional term each summer; fitting in the same number of teaching weeks as a conventional three-year programme, but ensuring the work-load in any term is no greater. In summary, a two-year degree offers:
- An intensive, fast track degree course offering as much academic content in two years as other institutions offer in three
- The opportunity to start working in the fashion industry one year earlier
- Full use of the whole year, including the long summer holiday period taken elsewhere, which is better preparation for the world of work
- A programme comprising of 360 credit units, just like other Bachelors degrees
- Four ten-week terms, with twelve weeks holiday
- This course is full-time with a minimum of 15 hours of taught contact time over four days per week with approximately 20 hours of directed and independent study and project time each week