Teaching and assessment
This programme is industry-orientated. We collaborate closely with successful brands, designers, and magazine editors to provide you with real-world projects to work on. These might include product launches, fashion shows, charity events and photoshoots.
You will be taught through a combination of:
- Lectures - larger group sessions in which an academic or guest lecturer shares knowledge and discusses key concepts
- Seminars - small interactive groups that are discussion led
- Masterclasses - group discussions with guest fashion and marketing practitioners, offering an exceptional learning experience as well as valuable networking opportunities
In your final term, you can choose to complete a Individual Consultancy Project. This can include undertaking a work-placement within a fashion business. Our Careers and Business Relations Department can support you in finding a placement.
Contact hours and expected workload
In Terms 1 & 2, typical overall contact hours for a 20 Credit module is 60 hours per term (approximately 5 hours per week). 60 Credits are taken per term. Weekly contact may vary from module to module. Term 3 is a predominately self-directed term, with individual supervision typically involving a one-hour weekly meeting.
The course benefits from staff with a wide range of experience in industry, including Marketing, PR, Creative Direction, Styling, Journalism, Trends, Buying, Merchandising, and Fashion and Marketing research and theory. There is a core team of experienced academics alongside a number of visiting lecturers who are highly experienced in their industry fields. Guest speakers are an integral part of the course, particularly when modules contain a live industry component.
Methods of assessment
Most modules comprise of multiple components, often assessed throughout the term, including essays, reports, creative realisation and both individual and group based activities and presentations.
We welcome and support students with a wide range of disabilities and health concerns. This includes learning difficulties, visual and hearing impairments, mental health difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, mobility difficulties, and temporary or chronic health conditions.
Our dedicated Disability Officer is here to support you. We ask that you speak with Student Registry and our Disability Officer as early as you can to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us.