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Course summary

From magazines to Instagram’s, to films to music videos – images are the new currency. Fashion images define the zeitgeist of the times we live in - in terms of how we dress, how we live and how we think – how do you want your times to be defined? As one of the original courses within this field our Fashion Image Making and Styling degree course is both respected and supported by industry leaders. We have a track record of producing successful graduates who have transformed the way we experience Fashion across the UK and globally. We have an established network of industry partners providing live projects, collaborative opportunities and opportunities to showcase student work, these include Matty Bovan, Selfridges, The Face, Dazed and Liam Hodges. We’re located in one of the UK’s fastest-growing and exciting cities. A 15-minute walk from our stunning New Adelphi campus and you’re in the heart of Manchester – known for its thriving music scene, café life and shopping culture! Not only this, but Manchester is a youthful city well known for tolerance, diversity and revolution from the suffragettes to Factory Records you’ll be following in the footsteps of legendary rule-breakers, liberal thinkers and instigators – maybe you’re next? From your first year with us you will be taught by a range of staff who are themselves key game-changers within the field – here you will learn core skills from lighting and studio setup through to layout and fashion moving image – both working individually and as part of a team. We will support and guide you in developing your own unique personal voice and vision. In the second year you will have the opportunity to partake in an internship within the industry from New York, Paris, London and beyond you will have the opportunity to work with famous stylists, photographers and publications. In year three you will be working directly with industry on external projects and on modules that inform your final portfolio – you’ve made it – now it is over to you to change the world with your vision!` We are one of the few courses in the country to have its own magazine. In FIMS you will have the opportunity to be published and have your work distributed throughout the UK. Fashion Image Making and Styling (FIMS) is a progressive, creative and dynamic course that informs your employment opportunities within the industry. This is a hands on, practical course, where you will be creating images, experimenting, learning techniques and then undoing them – all moving toward finding your own unique style and vision that will enable you to create amazing contemporary fashion images, build on your core skills and showcase your individual vision. Overall satisfaction with this course is 93%, and 97% of students said staff made the subject interesting (University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2019 data). You will: Work in a creative environment that explores key fashion styling, photography, presentation and contextual skills with world-class teaching and endless amounts of creative freedom. Build your profile as an employment-ready creative practitioner – with industry-led crits, feedback and workshops Refine your digital skillset to industry standards and beyond through mastering software such as InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere and Lightroom. Visit our Fashion Image Making and Styling degree CourseFinder webpage - Explore all of our Fashion courses and read our helpful FAQs - Sign-up to an Open Day or Campus Tour -


Year one

  • Good Taste/Bad Taste
  • Fashion A-A: From Aesthetics To Activism
  • Collaboration: Learning & Sharing Together
  • Print’s Not Dead
  • Fashion Film
  • Family of Man: Photography & Emotion
Year two
  • Art & Fashion
  • Create A Zine
  • Culture Now
  • Styling and Image Making: Comparative Shoot
  • Internship
  • Live Project
Year three
  • External Brief
  • Create A Character
  • Final Major Project
  • Printed Matter
  • Independent Research Projectt
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  • Year 1

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nternational applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0, with no element below 5.5, is proof of this.

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