Solent University (Southampton)

Fashion Journalism with Placement Solent University (Southampton) Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Solent University

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Are you an avid reader of fashion magazines and blogs? Would you like the skills to produce engaging fashion and beauty content for them? Maybe you’d love a career on the PR side, working with famous fashion influencers and celebrities, luxury or high street fashion and beauty brands?
Solent University’s Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations subject area was ranked 17th in the Guardian University League Tables 2019.

This multi-media and promotional communications degree will support you to develop the skills to write great articles, produce creative PR campaigns, create photography and fashion films, and craft eye-catching magazine or digital designs – helping to kick-start an exciting career.

We know how important it is to you to secure a meaningful career when you leave university and support you to gain valuable experience, working on a host of real client projects, giving you the confidence and knowledge to start up your own successful blogs, magazines and other creative businesses.

Through our course team’s extensive industry contacts and growing alumni network, students have the opportunity to enjoy exciting internships and work experience across many of the top fashion and beauty titles in the UK and overseas – these have previously included Vogue, Elle, Esquire, Dazed and Cosmo. Some also assist top PR agencies who work with major influencers and celebrities, representing clients at London Fashion Week, and organising incredible launch events. 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 more than just writing, this could be the perfect fit for you.
You have the opportunity to study abroad in one of our partner universities for a semester on this course.

Course details

Modules

Year one
Core units

Language of Fashion Design Skills The Fashion Writer Fashion Beauty and Luxury Promotions Fashion Photography Multiplatform Fashion Journalism

Year two
Core units

Business and Ethics of Fashion Magazine Production for Print and Digital Fashion as Moving Image The Object of Fashion Presenting Skills Fashion Film

Options

Freelancing at Solent Creatives (Communications & Marketing) 2 Solent Press Fashion Culture & Celebrity Editorial Styling & Trend Forecasting Lifestyle PR Lifestyle Journalism Global Affairs Magazine Production Music Journalism Sports Writing in Literary Journalism The Ambitious Writer

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.
Year three
Core units

Fashion Cultures Professional Development Fashion Beauty and Luxury Publishing

Options

Major Project: Industry Placement Major Project: Dissertation Major Project: Practical Routes Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice (CFP1) Travel Journalism Digital Magazine Publishing Investigative Journalism Advanced Photography Journalism and Film Reporting Politics Solent Press Freelancing at Solent Creatives (Communications and Marketing) 1 Fashion PR Campaign Sports Books: From Pitch to Publication Transferable Journalism Creative Business Start-up

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Assessment method

The course is assessed through feature portfolios, research projects, coursework and individual and group presentations and essays.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code FJ02
Institution code S30
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further 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
Extended Project In combination with other qualifications
HNC (BTEC) P - D
HND (BTEC) P - M
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Certificate (QCF) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) DD
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) MMM
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) In combination with other qualifications
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) 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.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,875 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

While most course costs are covered by your tuition fees, some essential resources and optional extras may need to be paid for separately. These additional costs are listed below. For advice on budgeting and managing your money, please contact student.funding@solent.ac.uk. The 2019/20 other costs are not yet available. For guidance the 2018/19 costs were: Optional costs: Study trips in years one, two and three: £250 (Paris) and £750 (New York) per year.

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.

Provider information

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Solent University (Southampton)
East Park Terrace
Southampton
SO14 0YN


Course contact details

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Main Contact - Admissions and Enrolment Team

+44 (0) 23 8201 5066


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