A dynamic fast-track course preparing the next generation of fashion, lifestyle and feature writers and editors. Develop a professional writing portfolio. Build up essential contacts. Find your place in the industry.
Content and Structure
The Postgraduate Certificate Fashion: Fashion and Lifestyle Journalism course aims to give students a working knowledge of fashion and lifestyle media, as well as a professional practical foundation in writing skills developing vocational skills and analytical thinking.
The course is designed for graduates and those with appropriate industry experience who wish to develop their career prospects in the highly competitive fashion industry. It is also a suitable preparation for higher level postgraduate study. This dynamic course cultivates both a practical and theoretical understanding of fashion and lifestyle journalism in the UK.
With a close eye on changing trends in contemporary lifestyle media, emphasis is placed on developing an analytical understanding of the commercial marketplace as well as the rigours of practical journalism. You will develop an enhanced commercial awareness, enabling you to produce editorial material for this specialist area.
The programme is supported by a series of guest speakers from the fashion and lifestyle media industry, from publications including Elle, The Guardian, W, Net a porter, i-D, Another, Harper’s Bazaar, 10 Magazine and Telegraph Weekend magazine. The Postgraduate Certificate Fashion: Fashion and Lifestyle Journalism course is based at the university’s John Prince’s Street and High Holborn sites, in the heart of the city.
- Weeks 1-10: Fashion and Lifestyle Journalism (20 credits, level 7)
- Weeks 1-10: Markets and Context (20 credits, level 7)
- Weeks 11-15: Major Project (20 credits, level 7)
Travelling across London
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.
Opportunities for All
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.
Course entry requirements
- a degree (or equivalent) in English, media, cultural studies, fashion studies, visual communications, public relations, design theory or visual arts, plus A level in English
- or relevant and qualitative experience in any of the following industries: fashion, interiors, design, architecture, art, visual communications, music, journalism
- good IT skills
Exceptionally, applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered if the course team judges the application demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by: related academic or work experience; the quality of the personal statement; a strong academic or other professional reference; or a combination of these factors.
English language requirements
All classes are conducted in English. If English is not your first language you will be asked to provide evidence of your English language ability when you enrol. The level required by the University for this course is IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in any one skill.
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Last updated February 2, 2017