Graduate Diploma Fashion Media Styling
Discover the power of visual narrative and develop a portfolio of professional skills required to forge a career in fashion media styling.
This one of a kind, bespoke media course is aimed at industry practitioners, film makers and digital communicators, offering cross-disciplinary practice in film and digital media fuelling the industry's growing need for multi-skilled creatives LCF has an excellent reputation for providing a solid training base, access to specialist equipment and leading researchers in the fields of fashion, communication and technology.
Characterised by a cross-disciplinary, collaborative ethos, MA Fashion Media Production aims to stimulate and cultivate innovative media practitioners. Appealing to visual and verbal communicators, this course bridges the gap between fashion’s core communication disciplines such as journalism, photography and styling with digital media practices and film-making. The course offers a range of units that combine practice with theory and offer opportunities to work both collectively and independently.
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MA Fashion Media Production will encourage you to develop a body of research around a specific focus or area, to experiment with new technologies, and to develop reflective practice and fresh responses to areas of fashion media production.
As well as evolving innovative solutions to existing media scenarios, you will also be expected to challenge and critique these conventions, offering alternative views and visions.
MA Fashion Media Production offers opportunities to connect with industry through workshops and projects and incorporates a range of industry professionals into its programme. As part of your personal and professional development, you will be encouraged to combine your course with internships and placements, appropriate to your study. Graduates from this course have been much in demand for a number of creative roles within fashion media.
15 months, 3 terms, level 7, 180 credits
Fashion Media Laboratory (40 credits)
Research Methods (20 credits)
Digital Concept and Strategy (40 units)
Collaborative Unit (20 credits) - find out more
Masters Project (60 credits)
The renowned London College of Fashion library is at our John Prince’s Street site, and you will need to travel to this site, and possibly others, during your course to use the library, which is open seven days a week in term time, and for tuition and special events.
The information outlined is an indicative structure of the course. Whilst we will aim to deliver the course as described on this page, there may be situations where it is desirable or necessary for the University to make changes in course provision, for example because of regulatory requirements or operational efficiencies, before or after enrolment. If this occurs, we will communicate all major changes to all applicants and students who have either applied or enrolled on the course.
Please note that due to staff research agreements or availability, not all of the optional modules listed may be available every year.
In addition, the provision of course options which depend upon the availability of specialist teaching, or on a placement at another institution, cannot be guaranteed. Please check this element of the course with the course team before making a decision to apply.
We will update this webpage from time to time with new information as it becomes available. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact a member of the course team.
The Fashion Media Laboratory unit provides a framework in which the practice of fashion media production is discussed, directed and supported. It aims to stimulate and facilitate the production of practical work within the context of current practices and cultural debates which might include issues around consumer culture, technology and sustainability or representations of gender, ethnicity and age. You will be encouraged to explore critique and discussion through a range of student-directed presentations where you will examine a wide range of areas such as fashion film making or contemporary new media practices. You will position your own work within, or outside, these contexts and audiences. This unit is designed to act as a creative incubator for the germination, generation and development of ideas, which may be further processed and interrogated in the Digital Concept and Strategy unit.
The purpose of the Research Methods unit is to introduce you to the range of research methods, approaches and tools that are available to you in order to conduct your post graduate project. The unit will cover philosophy and ethics in research, primary and secondary research methods, including quantitative, qualitative and visual research methods, and how to analyse, evaluate and disseminate research findings. The unit will consider research in a range of contexts relevant to the cultural and creative industries and enable you to understand the relationship between theory and practice.
The Digital Concept and Strategy unit is designed to develop a clear strategy for a proposed digital concept. It will enable you to evaluate both the technical content and rigour of your idea, with an emphasis on developing critical appreciation and a professional understanding. You will be able to further explore the relationship and dialogue between digital media concepts, audiences and market with consideration of potential business opportunities, legal concerns and the creative cultural context of your output.
The Collaborative Unit unit is designed to enable you to innovate, engage in developmental processes and participate in collaborative working practices. You will be encouraged to develop the professional negotiating and networking skills that you will need in order to be successful in the cultural and creative industries.The nature of this collaboration may be within your own course, with students on other courses or with industry. The project that you undertake will depend upon your discipline and the specific requirements of your course. Further details will be available in your unit handbook.
The Masters Project is an important piece of work which will provide an opportunity for you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in relation to your discipline and chosen project. Throughout the Masters Project, you are guided and supported by tutorials and peer and staff evaluation at interim stages. You will be allocated a supervisor for your project and will complete a learning contract outlining how you intend to develop and deliver your project. The Masters Project may take a variety of forms by negotiation and is assessed by presentation in an agreed format.
All students are advised to set up a profile on portfolio.arts.ac.uk, UAL’s new portfolio platform, which can be done at any point during your time at LCF and will last for up to 12 months after graduation. This platform is often used to source student work for promotional use on the website, social media and for print and can be a great way of getting your work seen. You may also be asked to have a portfolio profile for the selection process when it comes to degree shows.
We are committed to making university education an achievable option for a wider range of people and seek to recruit students from diverse socio-economic, cultural and educational backgrounds. We are committed to supporting all our students in achieving their potential both during and after their courses.
This section includes information on how to apply, course entry requirements and selection criteria.
Applications for 2018/19 entry will open in Autumn 2017.
Both Home/EU and international students can apply for this course using our online application form – the link to this is below. Before you apply, we recommend you take some time to read the following details about the application process, including guidance on the extra information we will ask you to provide.
Alternatively, international applicants can apply through an overseas representative in your country.
You will need to enter the following information in the online application form:
Before you can submit the form, you’ll also need to agree to the terms and conditions for how we process your data – these are explained in the form.
Please note, if you’re an international applicant we will need to contact you separately to ask for copies of certain documents (for example, English language qualification/certificate and copies of any previous UK study visas).
When you are submitting your application form, you will also need to provide the following pieces of documentation in support of your application:
You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) in support of your application. This should include your full education and employment history.
The personal statement is your opportunity to tell us about yourself and your suitability for the course that you intend to study.
Some key points to consider:
You will need to submit a review (250 words) on a piece of Fashion Media Production that you feel to be relevant or compelling.
Your study proposal should be no more than 500 words (excluding research sources, bibliography and appendices).
Your study proposal should have the following structure:
Introduce your work. Briefly outline recent developments prior to application. Describe the anticipated programme of study in detail, demonstrating your knowledge of the historical and contemporary context of your area of study. Focus on specific areas or issues that underpin and frame your proposal.
Programme of study
Outline the sequence of practical, theoretical and visual research that you intend to follow. This will be vital to your programme of study in the development stage in which the Study Proposal will progress and take shape. For example, describe in detail the facts that you need to collect and refer to possible consultations. (Advice and support will be offered by tutors on the course). Any supporting material should appear in the Appendices at the end of the proposal.
Evaluate your work to date. Draw any conclusions you are able to make. Identify what you feel are your strengths and areas for development, and how you intend to manage this.
Give details of libraries, museums, galleries, agencies, and special archives that you have visited as part of your research towards this proposal.
Keep a full record of all original and documentary material consulted. List appropriate reading material using the Harvard Referencing System.
Insert any additional material that you consider relevant but not part of the core of the study proposal. This could include notebooks, drawings, and additional research material.
Please submit a digital portfolio. with a maximum of 30 images that you consider would help support your application. Submit your portfolio via the university’s digital portfolio tool, PebblePad; Further details will be sent to you after you have submitted your application. Please label and present any visual work with care, including dates and captions.
Entry to this course is highly competitive: applicants are expected to achieve, or already have, the course entry requirements detailed below.
Selection for interview will be made on the basis of your application, including the personal statement, the supporting written statement, and a portfolio of relevant work or other evidence of media production. If you are selected for interview you may be asked to bring this work.
The course seeks to recruit students from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, and welcomes applications from mature students.
The course seeks to recruit students who can demonstrate:
All classes are conducted in English. The level required by the University for this course is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill.
For more information, read the University's English Language requirements page.
The Admissions office at the London College of Fashion will help to guide you through the application process and answer any specific questions that you may have regarding our courses. This may include portfolio advice, the application process and fee advice. We offer a ‘drop-in’ facility for applicants who may be in London and wish to obtain further course and admissions information. Please contact us for further information on this facility. We can also arrange a tour of our facilities if we are given prior notice. Our contact details are:
Address: London College of Fashion, International Office, 20 John Prince's Street, London W1G 0BJ.
If you have a question, you can contact our International Recruitment Office by calling +44 (0)20 7514 7656 / 7678 / 7629 or completing our Online Enquiry Form.
International applicants should contact the Admission Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org about portfolio requirements (if applicable), interview times and dates.
This applies for the 2018/19 academic year.
Home/EU students whose chosen course is at a level equivalent to, or lower than, a qualification that they already hold, will be charged the fees shown above, plus an additional £1,100 (called the 'ELQ' fee). Students in receipt of Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) are exempt from ELQ fees and will pay the original fee, regardless of the highest qualification held. For enquiries relating to ELQ fees, please complete the course enquiry form.
This applies for the 2018/19 academic year.
In addition to tuition fees you are very likely to incur additional costs such as travel expenses and the cost of materials. Please read the information on our additional costs page.
Find out about the accommodation options available and how much they will cost.
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On successful completion of the MA in Fashion Media Production, graduates will be able to establish their own independent practices or capable of working within a range of professional fashion environments. You will be equipped with the critical, professional and creative skills required to flourish in a range of industry environments.
Depending on your chosen focus, you might graduate as a film maker, internet designer, stylist, photographer, curator, art director or multi-dimensional journalist.
Roles that graduates from this course have gone on to fill include creative director, digital marketing manager, content creator, film-maker, branding creative, social media editor, online editor, digital creative, visual merchandiser, web and app developer.