• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

With unique industry opportunities including internships with our partner Hearst Magazines UK, it aims to produce the next generation of fashion communicators, with the innovation, strategic thinking and creative vision necessary for careers in the fast-moving industry of visual branding and fashion media and communications. 

You will study in a fashion school led by Holly Fulton, an award-winning fashion designer and creative director. Under her creative direction, CSVPA produces versatile, creative individuals ready to operate within both the commercial and conceptual realms of fashion. 

Throughout the 12-month MA in Fashion - Branding and Creative Communication at Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts in our central Cambridge studios, you will find new sources of inspiration and explore exciting new directions for your image-making practice, experimenting across illustration and graphic media, art direction, editorial (print and digital), corporate branding, styling, photography and moving image to develop your unique signature and approach to the contemporary branding of fashion. You will build a specialist theoretical and practical knowledge of branding and promotional strategies, and apply it to campaigns that communicate with different fashion audiences in a variety of contemporary spaces, real and digital experiences and live platforms.

Unique Opportunities

This programme offers outstanding specialist tuition combined with extensive academic contact and studio access. As a Master’s student you benefit from: 

  • Studying in a fashion school led by an award-winning designer and Creative Director.
  • Exclusive access to media and industry expertise, live briefs and internships through our partners including Hearst Magazines UK, publisher of titles including Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE and Esquire.
  • Expert tuition from industry-active professionals with a passion for teaching.
  • Intensive learning experience tailored to your needs and ambitions, with high level of personalised support and 1:1 tutorial time. 
  • Opportunities for work placements or industry mentoring as part of the course. 
  • A postgraduate qualification you need to stand out, and get ahead.
  • Collaborating with a creative, inter-disciplinary and global postgraduate community.
  • Your own iMac and studio work space, open every day of the week.
  • Access to regular Life Drawing in our dedicated drawing studio.
  • A small, supportive and specialist creative arts college in a beautiful, historic and cultural city—a creative hotspot and home to one of the UK’s most dynamic and international student communities. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Image & Identity
  • Research Practice
  • Communication, Event & Experience
  • Creative Futures
  • Independent Major Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Age

  • 20 years +

Educational Level

  • Successfully completed an Undergraduate Degree in fashion, design, media or communications or a closely related subject.
  • CSVPA recognises a wide variety of qualifications and/or relevant experience and encourages applications from all people, with a demonstrable interest and experience in their subject.
  • In some cases students may be required to complete a Graduate Diploma.

English Level

  • IELTS 6.5+ (no element under 5.5)

Portfolio & Personal Statement 

  • A portfolio demonstrating appropriate skills, research and prior experience of the subject. 
  • A Personal Statement that tells us about you, your approach to practice, and your ambitions and aspirations for the future. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22920 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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