Fashion Promotion and Communication BA (Hons)

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Duration
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Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 05/12/2018

Our innovative Fashion Promotion and Communication undergraduate course will help you to develop your skills as a creative and give you the opportunity to work on projects in photography, journalism, styling and digital media. We will empower you to forge a successful creative career in promotion and communication within the fashion, footwear, accessories, beauty and lifestyle industries. This is a creative, dynamic and rapidly evolving environment to work in and we will provide you with the professional skills you will need to succeed.

Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

Course

Highlights

  • Opportunities to apply for work experience at live industry events
  • Combines Photography, Journalism and Fashion
  • Optional study trips abroad
  • Guaranteed paid internship.*

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Opportunities Abroad

This course often gives you the opportunity to take a study trip abroad. Previous tours have included:
Paris to see ‘Premiere Vision’ (International trend and fashion textile exhibition). Indicative cost approximately £350, depending on size of travel group, and time of year.

Florence/Milan to see ‘Lineapelle’ (international footwear and leather fair) including visits to the Ferragamo and Gucci Museums. Indicative cost approximately £500, depending on size of travel group, and time of year.

New York Including visits behind the scenes at Macy’s department store and Anthropologie (lifestyle brand), and sourcing research into fashion and accessories, trims and new trends in visual merchandising and product styling. Visits to key museums (Fashion and Textiles Institute and Museum of Modern Art) are also included. Indicative cost approximately £990, depending on size of travel group, and time of year.

Tokyo This trip is both cultural and practical, sourcing tips for innovative new creative examples of retailing, visual merchandising and product styling. Indicative cost approximately £1,300, depending on size of travel group, and time of year.

Course Details

Our course will equip you with a broad range of creative and technical skills relevant to the fashion and associated industries. Projects will include devising and styling fashion shoots, developing promotional campaigns (involving digital and social media) producing magazines, and liaising with external organisations to develop strategic visions for the promotion of their products. You will create visual trend research, styling concepts, creative mood boards and storyboards.

You will explore different genres of client styles, which take into consideration cultural nuances, celebrity media and subcultural themes. This will progress through to art direction, photography, writing fashion content and visual CAD manipulation and the final concept realisation in a variety of formats.

We have established industry links in all of these sectors, and specialist guest speakers are regularly invited to share their knowledge with you and give guidance on your professional career development. You can also pursue work experience with these sectors, as well as London-based establishments as we are just 50 minutes from central London.

Read more

The Northampton Employment Promise.

*We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Graduate Fashion Week

Promoting new styles

Graduate Fashion Week is one of the University’s biggest student events. Where you will have the opportunity to run a campaign based on other student’s fashion designs.

Check out the collections in our Graduate Fashion Week video.

Subject Futures Week

Explore your pathway

This is an event that takes place each year. It includes guest speakers from a wide and dynamic selection of art and design industry roles.

The speakers will deliver talks, or workshops to enable you to understand and discuss the creative and professional key skills required to pursue specific career paths.

Guest speakers have included representatives from British Vogue, Peclers of Paris (trend prediction agency) and WGSN (world-renowned trend forecasting agency), fashion stylists, fashion illustrators, authors in the field of fashion careers, and designers for brands such as Karen Millen and Monsoon.

Careers

Career Opportunities

The versatility of the course opens up opportunities in a variety of established and emerging career roles including Fashion blogger/vlogger, Social media co-ordinator, Digital fashion promoter, Digital content creator, Stylist for television and media, Fashion and Lifestyle product stylist, Visual merchandiser, Multi media promoter, Fashion catwalk producer, Fashion promoter, Fashion photographers assistant, or Fashion coordinator/buyer.

Our graduates now work for brands including some of the most recognised names in fashion and footwear such as Ted Baker, Topshop, ASOS, Matthew Williamson, Roland Mouret, Doc Martens, Church’s Shoes, Grenson and Cheaney’s

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. In addition, applicants are expected to have studied an Art or Creative/Humanities based subject at A-Level and equivalent. BTEC level 3 Diploma, or equivalent qualification, or a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design will also be accepted.

Applicants are interviewed and are requested to provide a portfolio of their own work in Art and Design. Students with relevant HND or Foundation Degree with a suitable profile of achievement may be admitted onto year two or three.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

International Entry Requirements

Applicants are expected to have studied an Art or Creative/Humanities/ English based subject at Level 7.

You will also be requested to submit a digital portfolio of your work demonstrating a variety of media.

For more information on making an application as an International student, please see our How to Apply page.

 

Course Content

In the first year you will be introduced to studio and workshop practice in fashion, photography, journalism and Digital/CAD technical skills, supported by a programme of contextual studies

  • Contextual Studies 1 (20 Credits)
    Module code: FSH1101
    Core Module Y
  • Storytelling for News (10 Credits)
    Module code: JOU1015
    Core Module Y
  • Storytelling for Specialisms (10 Credits)
    Module code: JOU1016
    Core Module Y
  • Digital Fashion and Styling (60 Credits)
    Module code: FSH1115
    Core Module Y
  • Photography for Fashion (20 Credits)
    Module code: PHO1011
    Core Module Y

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.



Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • Photographic studios, journalism facilities and CAD rooms will be available, with support from tutors/technicians and demonstrators. Photographic facilities include two large studios (one with daylight, and the other with artificial lighting) to provide professional standard facilities for a wide range of studio-based photography using film or digital cameras. There are two digital Mac suites, the larger of which is a dedicated digital training room.
  • Adobe Photoshop (Adobe Creative Cloud)
  • Adobe InDesign (Adobe Creative Cloud)
  • You will have access to fully equipped studios and optional study tours will put your theory into practice. Previous visits have included Paris, Florence, Milan, New York and Tokyo.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Management MSc

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Entreprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 119/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module.

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module.

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,500

For more information on our international tuition fees, please see our Tuition fees for international students page.

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,000

For more information on our international tuition fees, please see our Tuition fees for international students page.

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Work Experience

You will have opportunities to apply for work experience throughout your studies. Recent companies where fashion students have undertaken work experience include:

  • Alexander McQueen (Fashion) London
  • Vivienne Westwood (Fashion) London
  • Michael Kors (Fashion) London
  • Harvey Nichols (Fashion and Lifestyle) London
  • Zandra Rhodes (Fashion Show) Paris
  • Marks and Spencer (Fashion Show) London
  • Lipsy (Women’s Fashion) London
  • New Look (Fashion) London
  • House of Jam (Fashion) London
  • Jeffrey West (Men’s Fashion footwear) Northampton
  • John Lobb (Footwear) Northampton
  • Church’s Shoes (Footwear) Northampton
  • Oxfam (Fashion) Northampton

Read more


*Course data provided by Unistats

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  • Our innovative Fashion Promotion and Communication undergraduate course will help you to develop your skills as a creative and give you the opportunity to work on projects in photography, journalism, styling and digital media. We will empower you to forge a successful creative career in promotion and communication within the fashion, footwear, accessories, beauty and lifestyle industries. This is a creative, dynamic and rapidly evolving environment to work in and we will provide you with the professional skills you will need to succeed.

    Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Opportunities to apply for work experience at live industry events
    • Combines Photography, Journalism and Fashion
    • Optional study trips abroad
    • Guaranteed paid internship.*

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • Our course will equip you with a broad range of creative and technical skills relevant to the fashion and associated industries. Projects will include devising and styling fashion shoots, developing promotional campaigns (involving digital and social media) producing magazines, and liaising with external organisations to develop strategic visions for the promotion of their products. You will create visual trend research, styling concepts, creative mood boards and storyboards.

    You will explore different genres of client styles, which take into consideration cultural nuances, celebrity media and subcultural themes. This will progress through to art direction, photography, writing fashion content and visual CAD manipulation and the final concept realisation in a variety of formats.

    We have established industry links in all of these sectors, and specialist guest speakers are regularly invited to share their knowledge with you and give guidance on your professional career development. You can also pursue work experience with these sectors, as well as London-based establishments as we are just 50 minutes from central London.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Opportunities Abroad

    This course often gives you the opportunity to take a study trip abroad. Previous tours have included:
    Paris to see ‘Premiere Vision’ (International trend and fashion textile exhibition). Indicative cost approximately £350, depending on size of travel group, and time of year.

    Florence/Milan to see ‘Lineapelle’ (international footwear and leather fair) including visits to the Ferragamo and Gucci Museums. Indicative cost approximately £500, depending on size of travel group, and time of year.

    New York Including visits behind the scenes at Macy’s department store and Anthropologie (lifestyle brand), and sourcing research into fashion and accessories, trims and new trends in visual merchandising and product styling. Visits to key museums (Fashion and Textiles Institute and Museum of Modern Art) are also included. Indicative cost approximately £990, depending on size of travel group, and time of year.

    Tokyo This trip is both cultural and practical, sourcing tips for innovative new creative examples of retailing, visual merchandising and product styling. Indicative cost approximately £1,300, depending on size of travel group, and time of year.

    • *We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

      We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

      We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Promoting new styles

      Graduate Fashion Week is one of the University’s biggest student events. Where you will have the opportunity to run a campaign based on other student’s fashion designs.

      Check out the collections in our Graduate Fashion Week video.

    • Explore your pathway

      This is an event that takes place each year. It includes guest speakers from a wide and dynamic selection of art and design industry roles.

      The speakers will deliver talks, or workshops to enable you to understand and discuss the creative and professional key skills required to pursue specific career paths.

      Guest speakers have included representatives from British Vogue, Peclers of Paris (trend prediction agency) and WGSN (world-renowned trend forecasting agency), fashion stylists, fashion illustrators, authors in the field of fashion careers, and designers for brands such as Karen Millen and Monsoon.

    • Career Opportunities

      The versatility of the course opens up opportunities in a variety of established and emerging career roles including Fashion blogger/vlogger, Social media co-ordinator, Digital fashion promoter, Digital content creator, Stylist for television and media, Fashion and Lifestyle product stylist, Visual merchandiser, Multi media promoter, Fashion catwalk producer, Fashion promoter, Fashion photographers assistant, or Fashion coordinator/buyer.

      Our graduates now work for brands including some of the most recognised names in fashion and footwear such as Ted Baker, Topshop, ASOS, Matthew Williamson, Roland Mouret, Doc Martens, Church’s Shoes, Grenson and Cheaney’s

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. In addition, applicants are expected to have studied an Art or Creative/Humanities based subject at A-Level and equivalent. BTEC level 3 Diploma, or equivalent qualification, or a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design will also be accepted.

    Applicants are interviewed and are requested to provide a portfolio of their own work in Art and Design. Students with relevant HND or Foundation Degree with a suitable profile of achievement may be admitted onto year two or three.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    International Entry Requirements

    Applicants are expected to have studied an Art or Creative/Humanities/ English based subject at Level 7.

    You will also be requested to submit a digital portfolio of your work demonstrating a variety of media.

    For more information on making an application as an International student, please see our How to Apply page.

     

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • In the first year you will be introduced to studio and workshop practice in fashion, photography, journalism and Digital/CAD technical skills, supported by a programme of contextual studies

    • Contextual Studies 1 (20 Credits)
      Module code: FSH1101
      Core Module Y
    • Storytelling for News (10 Credits)
      Module code: JOU1015
      Core Module Y
    • Storytelling for Specialisms (10 Credits)
      Module code: JOU1016
      Core Module Y
    • Digital Fashion and Styling (60 Credits)
      Module code: FSH1115
      Core Module Y
    • Photography for Fashion (20 Credits)
      Module code: PHO1011
      Core Module Y

    Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Master of Business Administration (MBA)

      Management MSc

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 119/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module.

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module.

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,500

    For more information on our international tuition fees, please see our Tuition fees for international students page.

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,000

    For more information on our international tuition fees, please see our Tuition fees for international students page.

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • You will have opportunities to apply for work experience throughout your studies. Recent companies where fashion students have undertaken work experience include:

    • Alexander McQueen (Fashion) London
    • Vivienne Westwood (Fashion) London
    • Michael Kors (Fashion) London
    • Harvey Nichols (Fashion and Lifestyle) London
    • Zandra Rhodes (Fashion Show) Paris
    • Marks and Spencer (Fashion Show) London
    • Lipsy (Women’s Fashion) London
    • New Look (Fashion) London
    • House of Jam (Fashion) London
    • Jeffrey West (Men’s Fashion footwear) Northampton
    • John Lobb (Footwear) Northampton
    • Church’s Shoes (Footwear) Northampton
    • Oxfam (Fashion) Northampton

    Read more

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour