Fashion Journalism with Placement

Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University
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Course summary

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Solent University’s Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations subject area was ranked 17th in the Guardian University League Tables 2019. Fashion is a huge, fast-changing and culturally influential industry – shaping not just the clothes we wear but also the society we live in. And that’s the power of fashion journalism – communicating the latest trends and developments from the industry to a world hungry for innovation. This course offers you the skills to be an essential part of this dynamic industry, planning, creating and distributing fashion content across online and offline platforms to a global audience. You will develop not only your ability to research, write, interview and broadcast, but also design, produce and publish content for a range of formats, from magazines to online. You’ll build skills and understanding of photography and filmmaking, becoming the kind of multi-skilled operator who can meet any kind of industry need. And you’ll have the chance to specialise, as live briefs from the industry – and internships with industry partners – give you that essential hands-on experience that can get you in the door. Plus through practical assignments, internships and wider work placements, you will graduate with a stunning and creative professional portfolio of work. Our course team’s extensive industry contacts – and our growing alumni network – are what makes it all happen. Past students have had the opportunity to build their experience at many of the top fashion and beauty titles in the UK and overseas, including Elle, Esquire, Dazed, Cosmo, and SHOWstudio. Some also assist top PR agencies who work with major influencers and celebrities, representing clients at London Fashion Week, and organising incredible launch events, while our alumni also work for fashion brands on content and social media strategy. With journalism and PR working more closely than ever, employers really value a solid understanding of both of these skillsets. Fashion is a truly international industry, and recently students have enjoyed a number of trips, travelling to iconic fashion capitals including Paris, Milan and New York to visit publication houses, exhibitions, fashion archives and attend press events. If you are looking for a fashion journalism degree that teaches the full multimedia package, this could be the perfect fit for you. Practical learning in excellent facilities, including our specialist newsroom and film, tv and photography studios. With a degree in fashion journalism, you’ll have a range of career opportunities – whether you want to cover the catwalk and trends for a fashion and lifestyle magazine, or work on the social media strategy and communications department of a top fashion brand. As well as travel, beauty and lifestyle publishing and the wider fashion and beauty industries. Candidates for this fashion journalism programme should be passionate about the subject and confident in their communication and language skills. Students will also work in a range of mediums, so prior knowledge of multimedia production and digital publishing would be an advantage.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES The Fashion Word The Sound of Fashion The Language of Fashion The Fashion Tale The Fashion Portrait The Fashion Magazine (Design) YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES The Fashion Story Fashion as Moving Image Inside the Fashion Industry Presenting Fashion Fashion Research Proposal YEAR 2 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Editorial Styling Global Affairs Literary Journalism Placement Year YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Dissertation Major Project Industry Placement Fashion Publishing Transferable and Professional Skills The Fashion Magazine (Production) YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Public Relations and Promotion Skills Photography Travel Journalism Sports Commentary and eSport

Assessment method

This course is assessed through a range of portfolio outputs, including written assignments, research projects, audio podcasts, broadcast, film and photography, supported by evidence of reflective creative practice.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeFJ02
Institution code S30
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points From at least 2 A levels, BTEC Extended Diploma MMM, BTEC Diploma DD or equivalent qualification. Alternative entry on this course is available through the Foundation Year. 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. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview / and or portfolio. Please contact for further details.
A level CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits P: 15 credits 60 Credits overall with 45 Merit level credits and 15 at Pass.
AS In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) MMM
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) DD
Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Certificate (QCF) In combination with other qualifications
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) In combination with other qualifications
Extended Project In combination with other qualifications
HNC (BTEC) P - D
HND (BTEC) P - M
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate In combination with other qualifications

• 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.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each individual component.
TOEFL (iBT)8080 overall with a minimum 19 in each individual component.

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 £13260 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 range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Fashion Journalism with Placement at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS