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Fashion Image Making and Styling

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.

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Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Visual communication

Photography

How do you wish the world to look?

Do you want to be a stylist? Do you want shoot the next top fashion campaign? Do you want set up your own modeling agency? Do you want to change the world of fashion image making? If so, then this is the course for you!

The possibilities are endless – it’s all about you and your vision, desire and ambition. Dreams can come true as long as you believe in them and dedicate yourself to the cause.

From magazines and Instagram, to films and music videos – images are the new currency. They sell products and lifestyle, they have the ability to change the world and hold a mirror up to the society we live in – they can define our times in terms of how we dressed, how we lived and how we thought.

What do you want your images to say? What story do you want to be told? How do you see the people in your images dressed? How will your images change the world?

These are all questions waiting for you to explore, address and challenge on this Fashion Image Making and Styling course.

It is a progressive course on which we will work with you to find and develop your voice, direction and personal aesthetic whilst also developing you as employment ready, creative practitioners ready to go out into industry as next level fashion photographers, fashion stylists and fashion communicators.

This is a three-year journey of self-discovery and development.

The course teaches essential practical techniques and core subject knowledge that is grounded in contemporary debate and critical thinking - covering ongoing and developing conversations around the leading narratives in gender, humanity, sustainability, race and diversity.

Through briefs and crits, 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

We are one of the original courses in this field, respected and supported by industry leaders with a track record of long standing legacy of success. From Matty Bovan, Selfridges, The Face, Dazed, Liam Hodges – we have established a core network of industry links who we work with on a regular basis.

Overall satisfaction with this course is 93%, and 97% of students said staff made the subject interesting (University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2019 data).

Find out why The Face recently said that the course is catching its 'roving eye'.

Read about what Dazed thought of FIMS, our photo zine created to show off our students' work.

**You will:**
- Work in a creative environment that explores key fashion styling, photography, presentation and contextual skills with world-class teaching and endless amounts of creative freedom.

- Build your profile as an employment-ready creative practitioner – with industry led crits, feedback and workshops

- Refine your digital skillset to industry standards and beyond through mastering software such as InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere and Lightroom.

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Modules

**Year one**
- Good Taste/Bad Taste
- Fashion A-A: From Aesthetics To Activism
- Collaboration: Learning & Sharing Together
- Print’s Not Dead
- Fashion Film
- Family of Man: Photography & Emotion

**Year two**
- Art & Fashion
- Create A Zine
- Culture Now
- Styling and Image Making: Comparative Shoot
- Internship
- Live Project

**Year three**
- External Brief
- Create A Character
- Final Major Project
- Printed Matter
- Independent Research Projectt

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The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

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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.

69%
med
Visual communication
65%
med
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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

62%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
57%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
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?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
16%
Male students
84%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

Cinematics and photography

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
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

66%
Library resources
70%
IT resources
65%
Course specific equipment and facilities
48%
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?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
14%
First year 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 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.

£15k

£15k

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

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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