University for the creative arts fashion journalism

By | 18th May 2017

University for the creative arts fashion journalism

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Fashion journalists communicate breaking news, future trends and industry issues to the public. Whether reporting from a front seat at a fashion show, interviewing a celebrity in a new retail campaign or uncovering what really happens in sweatshops of developing countries, the life of a fashion journalist is stimulating and fast-paced.

This dynamic and highly creative 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.

Our School of Fashion has been ranked in the top 20 by The Guardian’s 2017 university league table.

University for the creative arts fashion journalism

Course overview:

This course’s unique philosophy revolves around the idea of the voice – training and finding the voice in Year One, developing and widening that voice in Year Two, and expressing and promoting each voice’s unique attributes in Year Three.

You’ll develop skills through individual and collaborative work in both studio and industry environments, including a work placement and live project briefs.

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.

Entry requirements – 2018 entry:

As a leading creative arts university, we want to attract the best and most creative minds in the country – so we take a balanced approach to candidate assessment, taking both individual portfolios and exam results into account. 

That’s why your portfolio is an especially important part of your application to study with us – and we can help. Our academics can offer you expert advice on how to showcase your creative work and build a portfolio that will make your application stand out. More advice on how to create an exceptional portfolio is also available here.

Entry requirements

Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements* for this course are:

One of the following:

  • 112 new UCAS tariff points (equivalent to 280 old UCAS tariff points), see accepted qualifications
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3 or 4)
  • Distinction, Merit, Merit at BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Merit at UAL Extended Diploma
  • 112 new UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in appropriate subject.

University for the creative arts fashion journalism

And four GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).

Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 UK and international qualifications are considered on an individual basis, and we encourage students from diverse educational backgrounds to apply.

*We occasionally make offers which are lower than the standard entry criteria, to students who have faced difficulties that have affected their performance and who were expected to achieve higher results. We consider the strength of our applicants’ portfolios, as well as their grades –  in these cases, a strong portfolio is especially important.