Fashion Communication and Styling

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 11.2 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2024
401–500 place StudyQA ranking:1478 Duration:36 months

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This multi-disciplinary, industry-relevant degree gives you the opportunity to work with a wide range of media and visual communication methods central to the fashion industry including styling, photography, graphic communication, portfolio presentation and show production.

Why study BA Fashion Communication and Styling at Middlesex?

Our diverse degree has a contemporary approach to fashion communication and is highly relevant to todays fashion industry. We have a reputation for producing a broad range of high quality creative work using traditional methods as well as digital media and emerging technologies. Our graduates go on to work in areas including styling, photography, graphic design, journalism and curation.

This is a studio-based degree that gives you the opportunity to develop practical fashion communication and styling skills while contextualising your work and connecting your thinking to cultural, political, socioeconomic and philosophical issues. We encourage creativity, problem solving skills and independent thinking at every stage of the course. You will learn not only the knowledge and practical skills essential for a successful career in fashion but also develop a range of abilities that will enhance your employability in other industries.

You can view some of the work produced by our graduates at .

Course highlights:

  • Close to central London, we are well positioned to give you direct access to the fashion industry through live industry-sponsored projects, talks from leading industry experts and a six-week industry work placement with your choice of fashion practitioner as they work towards London Fashion Week

  • You will make full use of our , including state-of-the-art photography and reprographics facilities to help you realise your ideas

  • You will learn from experienced tutors - our staff are active practitioners in the fashion industry, working in areas including fashion design (for example, Martine Rose) and fashion publications

  • At the end of your degree you will exhibit your work at the - a great opportunity to showcase your talents to the creative industry

  • Our varied and extensive library resources support your research, not just with books, but also wonderful collections of film, databases, the most up to date and archived journals and magazines and a museum quality collection of 3D pieces including historical dress and accessories

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 11200 Year (Non-EEA)
Start date October 2015 October 2015 EU/International induction: September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

What will you study?

You will learn essential fashion design skills because although you are not required to make clothes as part of this degree, an understanding of how clothing is constructed is relevant. The course also looks closely at the cultural contexts of fashion communication and styling.

The skills you will develop include:

Research in:

  • fashion awareness

  • fashion media

Portfolio presentation including:

  • styling

  • branding

  • illustration

Graphic skills modules and workshops in:

  • photography

  • computer generated image

  • screen-printing

  • letterpress

  • etching

  • relief print

  • Year 1

    • Fashion Fundamentals (30 Credits) - Compulsory

    • Fashion Promotion One (30 Credits) - Compulsory

    • Fashion Skills One (30 Credits) - Compulsory

    • Fashion, Cultural Contexts and Representation (30 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Year 2

    • Developing Fashion (60 Credits) - Compulsory

    • Fashion Cultures (30 Credits) - Compulsory

    • Fashion Promotion Two (30 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Year 3

    • Critical and Contextual Research Project (30 Credits) - Compulsory

    • Final Fashion Portfolio (90 Credits) - Compulsory

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6 TOEFL iBT® test : 72

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test.


We will consider all applications on their individual merit; successful applicants should demonstrate suitability, dedication and fitness for their chosen programme of study. All candidates are asked to submit evidence of previous production and creative practice, normally presented as a portfolio. As far as possible, students are invited to attend for interview and will be offered the opportunity to view the School and meet appropriate staff and students. Where prior qualifications are not available; applicants with appropriate experience will be assessed on the evidence of their commitment and the quality of their portfolio.

The School normally makes offers on condition of 280 UCAS tariff points in line with our long held belief that the achievement of distinction from a Foundation or Level 3 Diploma or BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design is an excellent preparation for our courses. The International Baccalaureate and Advanced Progression Diplomas, specialising in Art and Design subjects, are also accepted at the equivalent tariff and above. We accept the Access to HE Diploma. GCSE English with a minimum of Grade C is required for a student entering the University.

International Entry Requirements

Recognised overseas qualifications must evidence at least the equivalent standards as home students. The School invites the submission of portfolios from all of its applicants so that we can assess ability and potential. To find out more about the requirements from your country of origin, please see further information under support in your country.

Applicants must have competence in English language and we normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. The most common English Language requirements for international students are IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components) or TOEFL internet based 72 (with at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading).

Middlesex also offers an that ranges from 5-17 weeks depending on your level of English. Successful completion of this course would meet English language entry requirements.

Portfolio and interview

The application is just the first step in our selection process, we also invite you to an interview and review your portfolio of art and design work.

Your interview

The interview itself usually lasts about 15 minutes, but please allow an hour as this usually includes a tour of our facilities. We use the interview to allow us to find out more about you, to better understand your aspirations and interests and for you to learn more about us. The interview will explore why you want to study the subject with us, there will be no trick questions, so don't be too nervous.

Your portfolio

We've put together a short video to help you prepare your portfolio.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Middlesex University.

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