Plymouth College of Art

Degree level: Undergraduate

Fashion Communication

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

Our January Entry (Spring Term) BA (Hons) degrees allow students to study flexibly at home, in the studio or at one of our dedicated international host institutions. You'll complete your first year of study by the beginning of August, progressing straight into your second year in September 2023, after a summer break. How it works We are excited to offer a selection of BA (Hons) creative courses through our distance learning provision. Our vision for excellence in art and design distance learning, under the banner of our Connected Campus, affords students flexibility in their studies whilst being a valued part of our community. These three-year courses all share a common distance-learning first year, while specialising in a chosen subject, then progressing into named awards in year two and three. The first year of your Spring Entry BA (Hons) Fashion Communication course can be studied at home, in your own studio space, or at our dedicated international host institution. You will begin in January 2023, and your studies will finish in August 2023, allowing you to immediately progress on to your second year of study in September 2023. What will I study? From creative online campaigns and fashion shoots designed to provoke questions about society, through to discussions around retail and how in-store experiences and online shopping are changing the profession – multitudes of processes occur within Fashion Communication. Our diverse programme allows for innovative experimentation in all areas of fashion communication and promotion, and produces individual graduates who are ready to commit to a wide range of roles in the global fashion, lifestyle and beauty industries. This practice-based, multidisciplinary programme will enable you to engage with fashion from a strategic position, developing experiential and digital futures. You will cultivate strong conceptual, visual and written communication skills and explore a broad range of techniques including photography and moving image, analytics and market research, art direction and styling, social media and advertising. How will I learn? Our study programmes actively encourage diversity in thinking and making - from practical applications through to reflective, analytical writing. Through visual exploration, collaborative working, cross-fertilisation of ideas, and the exploration of histories and contemporary contexts you’ll examine fashion attitudes in popular culture and music, and gain insight into fashion movements and how they have impacted the world as we know it. We enrich our learning environment with an aspirational programme of live industry projects, guest speakers and internships. Alongside attending key fashion events including Milan and Paris Fashion Week, our students also investigate current trends and market insights, enjoying access to global forecasting tools like WGSN and The Future Laboratory to enable real-time rolling analysis of industry activity. Practical applications are underpinned by reflective, analytical writing and research, expanding your critical approach and enabling you to build strong conceptual, visual and communication skills. From the exploration of fashion history and culture to contemporary contexts and future-forecasting, you will be encouraged to interrogate fashion communication’s role in society. What will I have access to? UK students can enjoy access to our on-site photographic studios and labs, developing your knowledge of studio planning and practice to a professional standard. International students can access facilities available at our dedicated host institution, based in China. Access to specialist facilities can support your studies, however it is not essential to succeed on this course.

Course details

Modules

Year One (Distance Learning) Academic Skills for Creative Learning Exploring Place Contextual Studies Professional Practice Amplifying Practice Interdisciplinary Practice Year Two Speculative Strategies Global Challenges Ideas and Audience Emergent Practice Year Three Research and Development Publication Positioning Practice Final Project


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
MMFJ
Institution code:
P65
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International students can access facilities available at our dedicated host institutions, based in China. Access to specialist facilities can support your studies, however, it is not essential to succeed on this course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.plymouthart.ac.uk/study/undergraduate

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Your application will tell us about your qualifications and previous experience, but studying the arts is about more than can be captured on forms. We need to find out about your creative potential, your abilities and idiosyncrasies, so we will invite you to talk about your work with a member of our HE academic team. You can tell us about your aspirations, and why you want to study at the college. It is also a good moment to find out what we can offer you. We encourage you to visit the college, so that you can see our facilities, meet our teaching and technical staff, and discuss any other queries you may have; however we appreciate this may not be possible, and are happy to talk to you via an online platform (such as Google Meet or similar).

Portfolio

We will ask you to upload a digital portfolio to us in advance, and arrange an interview slot with our Admissions team.


English language requirements

**Trinity College London** Integrated Skills in English II (Level B2), minimum grade required: Reading: Pass, Listening: Pass Certificate valid for two years **IELTS SELT Consortium** IELTS (Level B2), minimum grade required: IELTS overall score of 6.0 with a minimum score Listening: 5.5, Speaking: 5.5, Reading: 5.5, Writing: 5.5 Certificate valid for two years **LanguageCert** LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B2 (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) minimum grade required: Overall High Pass with a minimum score Listening: 33/50, Reading: 33/50, Writing: 33/50, Speaking: 33/50 Certificate valid for two years **Pearson** PTE Academic (Level B2), minimum grade required: Listening: 50, Reading: 50, Writing: 50, Speaking: 50 Certificate valid for two years

Information about English Language requirements

https://www.plymouthart.ac.uk/international/language-requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15800 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 £15800 Year 1

Additional fee information

Full-time International Students: £15,800, excluding costs for international students who need a pre-sessional English course and ongoing in-year English language support. **Additional Costs** Additional costs throughout your degree will vary depending on the course you are doing, the materials you use, or the visits you go on. Below we have put together some typical costs for a three-year undergraduate degree. **Materials & equipment** Materials and equipment needs vary between courses - for example, painting/drawing/sculpture materials (Art), fabrics and dyes (Fashion & Textiles), external hard drive (Media). The indicative cost range per year is £50-200 for Year 1, £50-300 for Year 2, £50-400 for Year 3. A typical student cost is estimated at £150 for Year 1, £200 for Year 2 and £300 for Year 3. **Printing & Photocopying** Rates/average costs: Black & white - 2p A4, 3p A3. Colour - 5p A4, 10p A3. Not subsidised but provided at cost. The range of annual student spend is £1-£125, with an average spend per student of £11 per year. **Educational visits** Educational visits are optional and are subsidised by Plymouth College of Art, and the range of costs per year are as follows: In general, the highest cost applies for the most expensive single overseas trip offered, and the lower part of the range represents costs for a number of different visits offered across each year of a programme and generally but not always within the UK. Cost range per year: £50-350 in Year 1, £50-400 in Year 2, £50-400 in Year 3. A typical student cost excluding subsistence is estimated at £100 in Year 1, £200 in Year 2 and £300 in Year 3.
Fashion Communication at Plymouth College of Art - UCAS