MA Fashion Communication: Fashion Image

University of the Arts London
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
University of the Arts London

About this program

MA Fashion Communication: Fashion Image

MA Fashion Communication: Fashion Image is for image-makers who want to innovate in their specialist field.

Over the last two decades, fashion has broadened its influence across the creative industries and many art forms. In parallel, new technologies have transformed how the fashion sector communicates with consumers. With the industry in this state of transition, it's more important than ever to analyse the impact of new media and to explore the needs of new consumers.

MA Fashion Communication at Central SaintMartinsembodies these paradigm changes. It explores the discipline through new, cutting-edge digital platforms and media as well as more traditional modes of communication. The course helpsyoutodevelop theprofessional skills to join thenext generation of fashion theorists, analysts, writers, journalists, image-makers and visual communicators. It also helpsyoutoanticipate and respond to fluid, fluctuating global communication channels.

MA Fashion Communication offers three pathways. Fashion Image is for innovative image-makers, while Fashion Critical Studies offers an academic approach to the study of fashion. Fashion Journalism is aimed primarily at writers and editors. It offers the opportunity to focus on fashion writing for different media and markets. You will explore writing for traditional magazines and newspapers, alongside digital publishing including blogs, websites, e-commerce and social media.

While much of your time and teaching is concentrated on your pathway study, there are opportunities to work with your colleagues from other pathways and courses. This structure reflects the collaborative approach of the fashion industry.Across all pathways, the curriculumfocuses onthe realities of the modern industry as well asfashion theory, ensuring your work is informed by current knowledge and debates in your specialist area.

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Please check the course pages on our website for most up to date fees information.


The course is credit-rated at 180 credits. 

On successfully completing the course, you will gain a Master of Arts (MA degree). 

Career paths

The Fashion Critical Studies pathway responds to new and expanding employment opportunities in the fashion industry and beyond, whereby academic research skills are required for research roles in museums, business and education. Students will find employment in media as journalists and researchers, in business as archivistsand brand managers, in museums and galleries as curators and researchers, in academia as researchers and lecturers. Some students will go on to pursue advanced research towards a PhD in this area.

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University of the Arts London

University of the Arts London (UAL) is ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design according to the 2023 QS World University Rankings®, for the fifth year in a row. It has an international reputation in art, design, communication,...

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Why study at University of the Arts London

With multiple sites across London, UAL offers endless opportunities to draw inspiration from this global creative hub.

  • UAL has a track record for launching and furthering careers across the creative industries and beyond.
  • Graduates are frequently shortlisted for national and global awards ranging from the Turner Prize to the Oscars.
  • UAL is home to more than 2,400 postgraduate students.
  • The university offers a wide range of theoretical and practice-based research programmes leading to a PhD or MPhil.
  • UAL is ranked among the UK’s top research universities, with 83% of research conducted by UAL students and staff graded as world-leading.
  • UAL has a diverse student community, with students drawn from over 130 countries across the globe.
  • Students are encouraged to draw inspiration from London’s world-famous art galleries, museums and theatres.
  • UAL’s dedicated support service offers useful advice for international students including guidance on funding, visa applications and accommodation.

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University of the Arts London

272 High Holborn
WC1V 7EY London
United Kingdom

Phone no: +4420 7514 8480

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