Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University

Fashion Media

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Course summary

BA (Hons) Fashion Media scored 94% overall student satisfaction for NSS 2020. If you would like to gain a professional portfolio in a wide variety of media disciplines including journalism, photography, marketing, trend forecasting and digital design to help to maximise your job opportunities in the fashion industry, this is the course for you. The fashion industry is increasingly looking for dynamic and multi-skilled practitioners to produce a range of content across editorial and commercial platforms. This course bridges the gap between core fashion communication disciplines such as social media, journalism, photography and advertising with digital media, event management and film-making creating a dynamic, multi-disciplinary, industry-designed degree programme. Throughout the degree, you will work in a simulated real-world media environment and have the opportunity to explore your unique voice as a storyteller using words, pictures, film, art direction and design to create the innovative content of the future. You will also analyse markets and understand how the editorial and commercial world connect and design innovative and fresh ways to engage audiences, translating a passion for fashion and lifestyle content to a global multimedia stage. The course is taught by academics with extensive professional experience and industry contacts, meaning you can benefit from a range of guest lectures to learn valuable insight. Recent speakers have included representatives from Vogue International, Glamour, Grazia, VICE, Wonderland, Alexander McQueen, The Daily Mail, Oasis, Topshop and Google. To complement your studies and aid employability, you will be expected to complete a minimum 100 hours work experience to help develop a dynamic portfolio, a global awareness of skills and how to use them to best effect, and a working knowledge of the industry. Students start developing a portfolio of work that is published in the first month of study which is built on over three years to demonstrate the breadth and professionalism of their practice. What does this course lead to? This course can lead to a wide variety of careers in magazine journalism, publishing, social media strategy, influencer marketing, art direction, photography, event management, PR and within digital creative agencies offering editorial and commercial content production. Who is this course for? This course is ideally suited to students who want to develop professional written, photographic, digital and design skills to create innovative and exciting content for magazines, digital platforms and social media.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Fashion Research and Visualisation The Fashion Image Making Magazines Fashion Communities and Networks Digital Fashion Landscape Ethics and Analysis YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES The Fashion Writer The Fashion Frame The Fashion Influencer Creative Media Practice Media, Celebrity and Image Fashion Media Business YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES The Media Event The Media Entrepreneur Portfolio Development Work Based Learning YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Final Major Project Dissertation

Assessment method

There are no exams on this course. Instead, the course is assessed via portfolios of work accumulated throughout the semester including; design outputs, digital content packages, written features, presentation, sketchbooks, research analysis, reflective journals, social media portfolios, strategic plans, media kits, animated gifs and augmented reality projects.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
FM01
Institution code:
S30
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses.

International applicants

For information about applying to Solent as an International applicant, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/help-for-international-students

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

• Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. • Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area. • Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Submission of eportfolio required


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with 5.5 in each individual component.
TOEFL (iBT)80with a minimum of 20 in each individual compoenent.

All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
83%
Student satisfaction
82%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data. For further information, see the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13800 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/bursaries

Fashion Media at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS