University of Arts London Fashion Journalism

University of Arts London Fashion Journalism

BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism provides an integrated fashion media experience covering the key aspects of fashion journalism through print, broadcast, online and social media.

BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism is situated in the School of Media and Communication, and is a contemporary fashion writing course that produces accurate, ethical journalists who can operate effectively in any part of the media, covering any topic and delivering content via any platform, whether print, broadcast or online.

Students learn practical skills, and the theories that underpin them, in a course that offers true convergence. Graduates can work in any editorial or commercial environment that requires journalism skills.

The course offers a core curriculum that straddles evolving media requirements in which the boundaries between editorial and commercial fashion journalism are blurred. The curriculum explores the interpretive role of contemporary journalists, and the need for graduates to understand audiences.

The vision of the course is that fashion is a specialist discipline within journalism. Students graduate with the skill sets – including Teeline shorthand – critical thinking, ethical awareness and subject knowledge essential to be able to work in the media and fashion sectors.


Entry to this course is highly competitive: applicants are expected to achieve, or already have, the course entry requirements detailed below.

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are:

  • A Level Passes at Grade C or Above Preferred subjects include, English, a foreign language and Media Studies;
  • or a Distinction Foundation Diploma in Art and Design;
  • or Distinction, Merit, Merit at BTEC Extended Diploma (preferred subjects Art & Design)
  • or Merit Pass at UAL Extended Diploma;
  • or Access Diploma or ’112 tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma;
  • or 112 new UCAS tariff points (equivalent to 280 old UCAS tariff points) from a combination of the above qualifications or an equivalent full Level 3 qualification;
  • or equivalent EU or non-EU qualifications;
  • and five GCSE passes at grade A*-C or above to include English.

Exceptionally, applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered if the course team judges the application demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by: related academic or work experience; the quality of the personal statement; a strong academic or other professional reference; or a combination of these factors.

Applicants selected for interview will be asked to bring an example of their writing (journalistic, academic or creative) for discussion. You will be asked to leave a copy with the interviewers.

English language requirements

All classes are conducted in English. If English is not your first language you will be asked to provide evidence of your English language ability when you enrol.

The level required by the University for this course is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill.

Please visit the UAL Language Requirements page. Read carefully and look at the relevant documents.