1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
On campus
30 September 2024 10:00

About this program

MA Fashion Styling

The MA Fashion Styling is a unique industry-focused program that allows students to learn about fashion styling, production and image making. Drawing on from Condé Nast’s knowledge and expertise, the course delivery is split between taught academic content, practical and technical workshops, independent research as well as masterclasses from leading industry professionals in exploring the creative, commercial and critical dimensions of styling in context of print, digital and experiential fashion media.

The program is situated within the fashion media portfolio of the college that also includes master’s courses in Fashion Journalism, Creative Direction for Fashion Media and Fashion Media Strategy. Students on MA Fashion Styling will share some taught sessions and project with the other fashion media masters in order to nurture collaboration and to ensure that students acquire a holistic understanding of fashion media industries.

The core aim of the program is to provide opportunities for students to become effective practitioners in fashion styling and image-making within the fashion and media industries. The program will provide students with the opportunity to understand concept development and research for creative practice; creative, conceptual, commercial and critical dimensions of fashion styling; technical production skills; collaborative work, digital design skills for fashion styling and audience understanding through a range of learning opportunities.

The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design has a strong focus on preparation for industry. The program aims to support an effective transition from study to employment, linking theory and academic study to industry practice. You will become familiar with real-industry situations that will allow you to continue to advance your knowledge and understanding, and to develop new skills to a high level after graduation. During the course, you also have an opportunity to complete a 4-week relevant work experience as part of your professional development.

Admission requirements

Students must be aged at least 18 years old on 31st August at the start of the academic year in which they intend to join this course. An academic year runs 1st September-31st August annually. For the duration of the academic year, a student is considered to be their academic age for admissions purposes, regardless of when their birthday falls within that academic year.

The standard entry requirements for this course is a BA honours degree, preferably at 2:2 or above, or an equivalent EU/international qualification.

Specific Entry Requirements for MA Fashion Styling

A design/visual-based degree in an appropriate subject such as Fashion Design, Visual Communication, Fashion Promotion, Fine Art and other related fields. Students may also have a degree in unrelated studies but are able to demonstrate commitment to styling and image making through examples of work. Students will be asked to submit examples of relevant work as part of their application process.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

The program is structured as four 10-week terms. The first three are taught and the final term is dedicated to independent study to complete the final projects and a thesis. The program structure consist of modules that are shared across all media programs that focus on research skills and building critical awareness of current issues as well as developments in the fashion and media industry along with program specific modules that enables you to acquire technical and practical skills aligned with your careers goals.

This course is also available as a part-time course delivered over two years, structured as eight 10-week terms.

Critical Research: understanding Audiences

  • Term 1: Fashion Media Futures
  • Term 2: Styling Toolkit

Masters Final Project

  • Term 3: Fashion Narratives
  • Term 4: Masters Final Project

Part-Time Program

The MA part-time students should be advised to reserve one day a week to attend lectures, workshops, seminars and tutorials that may take place online or at the college. This may also involve watching pre-recorded lectures and engaging in pre-prepared activities that relate to the curriculum. In addition to this, students should reserve time for completing coursework and projects as part of their studies. For part-time mode – if we say that they are on one day a week, they should dedicate 1.5 days a week for project work and self-directed study.


Course fee: £28,368 (including VAT)

In order to confirm and secure a place on this course, students will be asked to pay a deposit in the amount of £1,200 at the point of receiving an offer from us.

UK/EU students can pay the tuition fee in instalments throughout the year.

International students will be asked to pay their course fee in full in advance of arriving at the College and prior to the issue of CAS.


This MA is an internationally recognised qualification validated by the University of Buckingham, worth 180 credits at QCF Level 7.

Career paths

Fashion media professionals now move seamlessly between roles at magazines and positions with major fashion brands and retailers, making the focus of the MA Fashion Styling relevant to an increasingly broad range of job opportunities. Within fashion media in general and styling specifically, the course is suitable for those keen to pursue careers as:

  • Editors
  • Visual content creators
  • Stylists
  • Image, visual and brand consultants

During the course, students will examine the roles outlined in magazine mastheads and the increasing roles in digital media. The evolving role of stylist and the new job opportunities available across fashion, media, culture, entertainment and lifestyle will be explored as part of the course. 

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The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design

The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design provides students with a world-class education in the heart of London. In preparing students for a career in the fashion, media and luxury lifestyle industries, we open the doors to a unique...

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31 Bedford Square
WC1B 3EE London
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