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Fashion Communications, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Nottingham, United Kingdom
This Fashion Communications course from Nottingham Trent University provides the essential conduit between fashion organisations and their consumers, stakeholders, and the wider fashion environment. 

Overview

This subject area combines visual, audio and written media to communicate the creative essence of the fashion industry. The course aims to prepare you for a career within the fashion industry in roles as diverse as fashion journalism, PR, advertising, trend prediction, fashion styling and art direction, digital and social media management, and visual merchandising management. 

Key features

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of both new and established communications practices across different areas of the fashion industry, and choose your specialist focus
  • Select from a range of possible outputs to reflect your personal career aspirations, or to support an entrepreneurial concept
  • Benefit from industry speakers, such as established communications practitioners from leading fashion and lifestyle brands
  • Attend workshops to enhance your research skills, acquire relevant software skills like Adobe InDesign, and gain support for your personal career planning
  • Work individually and as a team in a challenging, creative and multicultural environment within the School of Art & Design
  • Go on study trips to international fashion capitals like Paris, Copenhagen, Antwerp and New York
  • Gain a globally recognised academic qualification, in conjunction with personal and professional development for employability and entrepreneurship
  • Prepare for further postgraduate study, such as PhD

Careers and employability

This Fashion Communications course from Nottingham Trent University will prepare you for senior management roles across the fashion industry, in areas such as:

  • fashion communication
  • digital and social media management
  • marketing
  • advertising
  • fashion consultancy
  • trend prediction
  • styling
  • visual merchandising management
  • art direction
  • public relations
  • fashion journalism

The skills and knowledge you'll learn through this course will be transferable to roles within other industries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fashion Communications

You’ll start with a three-week induction period, during which you’ll be introduced to the Fashion Management, Marketing and Communication (FMMC) framework of postgraduate courses. This induction will give you an understanding of the nature of studying at Masters level, the range of resources available to you to support your learning, and an introduction to the staff who’ll be teaching you. 

You’ll take part in a short project that will give you an insight into the core research and study skills required on the course. Importantly, this is an opportunity to get to know your fellow students and the environment you’ll be studying in.  

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:

    83

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 2.2 honours degree.
  • Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and / or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.
Other requirements:
  • You are asked to use your Personal Statement to illustrate your knowledge and perspective on an aspect of the fashion industry. This should be related to the course and could include product development, supply chain, marketing, forecasting, consumer behaviour or the financial aspects of fashion as well as many other topics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part-time:

  • UK/EU: £4,750
  • International: £7,250

Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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