Fashion Communication & Styling (Accelerated Degree) at Fashion Retail Academy - UCAS

Fashion Retail Academy

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Falmouth University

Fashion Communication & Styling (Accelerated Degree)

Course summary

The fashion media landscape is constantly evolving, and with our BA (Hons) Fashion Communication & Styling degree you’ll learn the essential skills needed for a successful career in fashion media or styling. You’ll develop the aesthetic and technical skills as well as the theoretical knowledge needed to create engaging communications for the fashion industry. This is a brand-new course created in collaboration with industry to give students the most up-to-date knowledge and skills. Through lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and projects, you’ll develop the essential aesthetic, technical and communication skills required to start a career in fashion styling, PR, art direction or content creation. You will:

  • Learn the technical skills needed to create engaging and exciting fashion-focused communications strategies
  • Be assigned a personal industry mentor to work with throughout the course
  • Develop the technical, research, creative and analytical skills needed for an image and communications-driven role
  • Understand how to draw on cultural influences to create inspiring visual media
  • Discover how live social channels have disrupted the fashion industry and changed the future of media broadcasting
  • Work on live projects and complete work placements with our industry partners
  • Complete a self-directed Personal Professional Project that allows you to demonstrate your skills and knowledge


Throughout the course you’ll develop the technical, analytical and creative skills needed for a career in fashion communications and styling and develop your understanding of fashion theory and storytelling. You’ll learn through a mix of classes and lectures, individual study, creative projects, and industry enrichment that is integrated throughout the course in the form of masterclasses, live projects, mentorship schemes and work placements. Year One The first year of study is focused on developing your understanding of the fashion image landscape and how you can use cultural influences to create exciting content for brands. You’ll also learn the components you need for a strong, persuasive message. You’ll build your knowledge of creative fashion styling from both a theoretical and practical perspective, as well as develop an understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). Modules: Level 4

  • Study & Research Skills – 20 credits
  • Fashion Image – 40 Credits
  • The Fashion Industry – 20 Credits
  • Fashion Identity – 40 Credits
Level 5
  • Fashion Motion & Interactivity – 40 Credits
  • Fashion Storytelling – 20 Credits
Year Two In your second year of study, you’ll learn about the requirements of moving images for the fashion industry, product styling and how to create e-commerce imagery, as well as about the global fashion market and how to analyse consumer behaviour. You’ll undertake an individualised project that allows you to showcase your professional knowledge and skills. For the live project you’ll work with a brand, focusing on fashion innovation. Modules: Level 5
  • The Client Brief – 20 Credits
  • Product Styling and E-Commerce – 40 Credits
Level 6
  • Live Project & Industry Experience – 40 Credits
  • Global Markets – 20 Credits
  • Personal Professional Project – 40 Credits
  • Entrepreneurial Practice – 20 Credits
*This course is subject to validation. Modules may change during the approvals process. 20 credit modules: total study time 200 hours, taught: 50 hours 40 credit modules: total study time 400 hours, taught: 100 hours

Assessment method

This course is assessed via 100% coursework. The assessment tools include, but aren’t limited to, professionally relevant projects, essays and presentations. You will complete work placements as part of the course.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept applications from international (non-EU) applicants who require a Tier 4 Student Visa.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £11100 Year 1
England £11100 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11100 Year 1
Scotland £11100 Year 1
Wales £11100 Year 1
Channel Islands £11100 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Each academic year, you might need to pay one-off costs between £50 and £200 for day trips, final portfolios or shows etc. You might also need to pay up to £300 a year for optional study trips and placements. (Costs are approximate)

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Additional information

We currently have availability on all three of our accelerated degrees: - BA (Hons) Fashion Business - BA (Hons) Marketing & Communications for Fashion - BA (Hons) Buying & Merchandising

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Fashion Communication & Styling (Accelerated Degree) at Fashion Retail Academy - UCAS