Programme Structure

Term 1


Critical Research in Fashion & Media


Contemporary Issues in Fashion & Media

Term 2

Journalism Pathway: Fashion Writing & Criticism

Creative Pathway: Multi-Media Production

Business Pathway: Business & Management for the Creative Industries

Term 3

Journalism Pathway: Planning & Managing Editorial Content

Creative Pathway: Visual Culture & Creative Direction for Fashion

Business Pathway: Media Branding & Business Development

Final Fashion Media Project & Thesis: Taught

Term 4


Final Fashion Media Project & Thesis:
Independent Study (including optional work placement)



There are two shared modules at the outset of the course that run across all pathways and students will collaborate closely throughout. All students will complete an independent final project and related thesis in their chosen area of focus, allowing further development of specific skills and in-depth research into an area that reflects their personal interests and careers aspirations. 

This is a highly intensive full-time programme of study. Students attend classes in college for two days each week, with the remaining three days needed for directed and independent study.  

The programme is structured as four ten-week terms. The first three are taught and the final term is for independent study to complete the final project and thesis.

This MA programme is is an internationally recognised qualification validated/awarded by The University of Buckingham. In relation to the UK FHEQ, it is worth 180 credits at level 7.