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University of Salford

Fashion Image Making and Styling

UCAS Code: W227

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


112 UCAS Points with a B/C grade in an Art and Design subject. General Studies accepted.

AS levels are accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs.

112 UCAS tariff points in an Art and Design subject.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English required. GCSE Maths C/4 or above preferred but not essential.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

To include and Art and Design subject.

112 UCAS tariff points in an Art and Design subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

In an Art and Design subject.

112 UCAS tariff points in an Art and Design subject.

UCAS Tariff

112

To include an Art and Design subject.

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Visual communication

Photography

This is as progressive course that works with your individual talent and ability, encouraging you to build on personal strengths whilst developing you as an employment-ready creative practitioner.

The Fashion Image Making & Styling course is unique in its contemporary direction. From working on your photography portfolio, publications, exhibitions, and more, you will learn the essential techniques and subject knowledge, alongside the necessary critical and creative processes, to identify your aesthetic

Through project briefs you will explore fashion image making and styling within the wider context of art and culture, where fashion is viewed as a set of lifestyles and beliefs. During the first year experimentation is encouraged. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of styling and image making across a range of technical and creative practices including magazine art direction, understanding taste, fashion film, politics and anthropology

In year two, you will develop your own creative aesthetic, along with a deeper understanding of styling image making, through projects including photography self-publishing and internships

In year three you will own your vision, confidently communicating this to others with authenticity and professionalism. Through projects including live industry briefs (previously set by, Man About Town, Vivienne Westwood, Selfridges), building up to your final major project, with opportunities to showcase your work at the British Fashion Council, Graduate Fashion Week and your own exhibition in a London Gallery.

Our students enter the industry in a wide variety of roles relevant to the ever-changing fashion environment. The great versatility of this course means that alongside freelance photographers and stylists, our graduates also go on to work in PR, film, TV and media. Many are now leading practitioners in industry employed by brands including Topshop, Urban Outfitters, Marina Rinaldi (Italy), Red Bull and X Factor and fashion publications including Dazed & Confused, i-D, Pop, and GQ Style.

Modules

YEAR ONE: During the first year experimentation is encouraged. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of styling and image making across a range of technical and creative practices including magazine art direction, understanding taste, fashion film, politics and anthropology.

YEAR TWO: In year two, you will develop your own creative aesthetic, along with gaining a deeper understanding of styling image making through projects, including ‘art and fashion’, ‘techniques in photography self-publishing’ and live internships/industry placements.

YEAR THREE: In year three you will own your vision, confidently communicating this to others with authenticity and professionalism. Through projects including, industry briefs (previously set by, Man About Town, Vivienne Westwood, Selfridges), building up to your final major project with opportunities to showcase your work at the British Fashion Council, Graduate Fashion Week and your own exhibition in a London Gallery.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

TEF rating:
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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.

87%
high
Visual communication
83%
high
Photography

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.

Design studies

Teaching and learning

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
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

90%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

Cinematics and photography

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

84%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section 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.

Design studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,848
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
59%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Design occupations
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

Cinematics and photography

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,848
med
Average annual salary
86%
low
Employed or in further education
43%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
12%
Design occupations
12%
Other elementary services occupations

What about your long term prospects?

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

Creative arts & 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.

£14k

£14k

£17k

£17k

£19k

£19k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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