Fashion Communications at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

Course summary

MA Fashion Communications provides the essential conduit between fashion organisations and their consumers, stakeholders, and the wider fashion environment. This subject area combines visual, audio and written media to communicate the creative essence of the fashion industry. The course aims to prepare you for a career within the fashion industry in roles as diverse as fashion journalism, PR, advertising, trend prediction, fashion styling and art direction, digital and social media management, and visual merchandising management. The curriculum develops the key knowledge and skills that will support your career as a fashion communications specialist, and includes an examination of the international and cultural contexts to which fashion communication concepts respond and relate. You’ll examine emerging market insights, which will enable you to devise and manage communication and promotion strategies. You’ll be supported to develop research skills, the application of theory, critical and analytical skills, and to devise creative and commercial concepts. Modules include:

  • Culture & Collaboration
  • The Fashion Industry
  • Advancing Research Design
  • Industry Practice
  • Studio Practice
  • Professional Practice
  • Personal Project
Key features • Gain knowledge and understanding of both new and established communications practices across different areas of the fashion industry, and choose your specialist focus. • Select from a range of possible outputs to reflect your personal career aspirations, or to support an entrepreneurial concept. • Benefit from industry speakers, such as established communications practitioners from leading fashion and lifestyle brands. • Attend workshops to enhance your research skills, acquire relevant software skills like Adobe InDesign, and gain support for your personal career planning. • Work individually and as a team in a challenging, creative and multicultural environment within the Nottingham School of Art & Design. • Go on study trips to international fashion capitals like Paris, Copenhagen, Antwerp and New York. • Gain a globally recognised academic qualification, in conjunction with personal and professional development for employability and entrepreneurship. • Study alongside students from all areas of fashion management, marketing and communication. • Prepare for further postgraduate study, such as PhD • 83% of NTU's research submitted to the 'Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory' Unit of Assessment was assessed to be world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. Your space to create at NTU We’re committed to helping you explore, expand and refine your craft, as you discover new creative horizons with some truly great tools, equipment and workspaces. Visit our facilities hub at to find out more.


Fashion Communications (180 credit points)

Assessment method

Assessment is 100% by coursework and involves case studies, an industry report, presentations (individual and team), a project proposal and an individual research project.

How to apply

International applicants

**English language requirements** If English isn't your first language, you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. You can check our language requirements and list of accepted English language tests. Your British Council office can tell you where you can take an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test locally. Applicants who have taken a higher degree at a UK university don't usually have to meet this requirement.

Entry requirements

2.2 honours degree. Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and / or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis. **Other requirements** ELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) and a short report illustrating your knowledge and perspective on an aspect of the fashion industry.

Fees and funding

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Fashion Communications at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS