University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

This course is unique in its merging of cultural theory with fashion journalism. It is a multidisciplinary framework for independent study that leads to an original body of written and/or visual work. Students can choose to position their aspirations and work on a spectrum from media journalism to theoretical study, for example: a dissertation on the presentation of fashion on television; a book surveying the fashion industry in Canada; a new concept for a fashion magazine; a cultural analysis of the current position of masculinity in society. The course aims to develop highly articulate and aware fashion commentators who have sound research ability and strong written and visual communication skills. Cultural theory and journalism strands run in parallel through the first stage of the course. 3 of the 4 pathway units are focused on the practice of journalism, a key feature being visiting speakers from industry.

Course Modules

Modules include: Undressed: The fashion media exposed; research methods; the rationale of publishing; collaborative unit; Master's project.

Course Additional Entry

An Honours degree at 2.1 or above in a related discipline; applicants with a degree in another subject may be considered, depending on the strength of the application; or equivalent qualifications; or relevant and quantitative industrial experience for a minimum of 3 years; interview. Applicants who are selected for interview will be asked to bring examples of previous written work and to undertake a written aptitude test. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in any 1 skill.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £17,230  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £8,250  Academic year. First year home fees
5 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £2,760  Credit point. First year home fees