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Fashion Communication

Plymouth College of Art

UCAS Code: NW52 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

112-120

Although many of our students do come in with top grades and high UCAS points, these aren’t necessarily essential for entry. We typically ask for a minimum of 112 UCAS points, but we understand that talented artists, designers and makers can have a wide range of relevant strengths and skills beyond formal qualifications. We’re just as interested in exploring your portfolio and discussing your creative experiences as we are in seeing your grades.

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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2022

Subjects

Media production

Fashion

**Fashion is an evolutionary and multi-faceted industry that takes innovations in technology and culture as inspiration. From social media campaigns and fashion shoots through to discussions around how in-store experiences and disruptive technology are changing consumer behaviour – this course will place you at the forefront of fashion communication.**

Strictly for the fashion-curious, it is practice based and multi-disciplinary, designed to help talented and self motivated students become innovators and strategists in the world of fashion communication.

Working independently and as part of cross-disciplinary teams, you’ll cultivate a broad range of techniques in art direction, styling, photography, film, graphics, retail design, fashion writing, online media and advertising. This degree enables you to develop strong conceptual, visual and written skills.

You’ll also tap into current trends and market insights, enjoying access to global forecasting tools like WGSN and The Future Laboratory, and attending key fashion events including London and Paris Fashion Week. You’ll be encouraged to develop team-working skills and form networks across the college and with industry specialists. This collaborative attitude combined with an exclusive mix of subject matter covered by our programme ensures that you will have the opportunity to diversify and tailor your learning, so that by graduation your portfolio bags you the career you want.

We enrich our learning environment with a varied programme of live projects, guest speakers and internships. Recent contributors have included; Vogue, Dazed, It’s Nice That, Amazon, Urban Outfitters, Topshop, Ellesse, Opumo, The Protagonist Magazine, Gung Ho PR, Women’s Health Magazine, HPR Fashion Agency London, Finisterre, and Amy Gwatkin for Peter Jensen.

Whether you aspire to work in fashion PR, online journalism, print editorial, product styling, styling, influencer relations, visual merchandising or something else entirely - this course will propel you into a successful career in the fast-paced fashion industries.

Graduates can become:
- Creative directors

- Art directors

- Fashion filmmakers

- Fashion photographers

- Journalists

- Stylists,

- Content producers

- Social media managers

- Visual merchandisers

- Trend forecasters

- Buyers

- PR and marketing coordinators

Modules

Our Fashion Media & Marketing programme enables you to develop strong conceptual, visual and written communication skills, and explore a broad range of techniques in art direction, styling, photography, film, graphics, retail design, fashion writing, social media and advertising.
By cultivating an original approach to fashion communication, you will graduate with a varied portfolio of creative work, produced using an array of traditional and digital media, and preparing you for a bright future in the fast-moving fashion industry.
Recent guests in our programme of live projects, guest speakers and internships include Dazed and Confused, Urban Outfitters and Opumo.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,500
per year
International
£15,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth College of Art

Department:

Design and Communication

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
med
Media production
67%
low
Fashion

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
72%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

76%
Library resources
66%
IT resources
55%
Course specific equipment and facilities
59%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

Design studies

Teaching and learning

72%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

65%
Library resources
65%
IT resources
54%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
15%
Male students
85%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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