Fashion Branding & Communication (with Professional Practice Year) at University for the Creative Arts - UCAS

Course summary

Fashion isn't always about the catwalk - there's a whole world of promotions, public relations, and branding behind it. On our BA (Hons) Fashion Branding & Communications degree course, we'll help you become the best in the business. As well as the fundamentals of business, this course will develop your knowledge of the fashion industry to expert level – and particularly how brands communicate and operate through business and innovative thinking. You’ll use what you learn to develop ways to communicate your own creative ideas to consumers. You’ll have the chance to push your skills into a specific area of interest within the creative industries – cosmetics and beauty, fashion, games, lifestyle and music. And in your second year you’ll be able to pick from range of exciting elective units to broaden – and deepen - your knowledge. By the time you graduate, you’ll be an expert in building lasting relationships and positive reputations through communication, self-promotion, networking and technology throughout the global fashion industry. And we’re confident you’ll follow in the footsteps of our many successful graduates, who have gone on to work for the likes of ASOS, Celine, L’Oreal, Paul Smith, Farfetch, Burberry and Chanel. Related courses BA/BSc (Hons) Advertising (with Professional Practice Year) BA/BSc (Hons) Digital Media & Magazine Publishing (with Professional Practice Year) BA (Hons) Fashion Image & Styling (with Professional Practice Year)


In Year 1 you'll be introduced to the pathways of fashion promotion, photography and styling, fashion marketing, and fashion theory. You'll be introduced to the University and the technical workshops and facilities available to you. On the course you’ll learn the technical and conceptual skills that will give you a solid foundation from which to explore your areas of specialist activity. In Year 2 you'll study topics from the range of pathways, such as fashion forecasting and advertising, fashion marketing and PR, imaging as narrative, fashion space, fashion editorial, styling and photography as narrative, aligning and interrogating your images with theory. The focus is on finding your own specialist way of working and you’ll be encouraged and supported to start working more independently. During this year you may also have the opportunity to complete an industry work placement or even study abroad. In Year 3 you'll practice concept development, produce a dissertation or critical analysis, and a final major project.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

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

This course considers applicants for direct entry into year two. To enter directly into year two, you’ll need to have studied 120 credits in a similar subject area or have work experience equivalent to one year of study. Contact us to discuss your options: [email protected] or 01252 416110

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An audition/portfolio review is not required for this course.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6Listening 5.5, Reading 5.5, Speaking 5.5, Writing 5.5

We require evidence of your English language ability to meet the requirements for your course. If you're a Home student and studied in the UK, we require GCSE English at a minimum grade C/4 (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). If you’re an EU student and studied a European qualification, we may accept the English Language score from your main qualification - please review your country from the list on our website to see whether we will accept it: If your qualification is not on this list, we accept the following English language qualifications: IELTS (overall score 6.0), TOEFL ibt (overall score 88), PEARSON PTE Academic (overall 55), Cambridge Proficiency Exam (overall score 169), Cambridge Advanced Exam (overall score 169). If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you will need to take an IELTS test, and achieve an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 5.5 for each element (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing).

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £17500 Year 1
International £17500 Year 1

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Fashion Branding & Communication (with Professional Practice Year) at University for the Creative Arts - UCAS