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Fashion Portfolio

MA

Postgraduate degree

Key facts

Award
Options: MA Fashion Portfolio, PG Dip Fashion Portfolio, PG Cert Fashion Portfolio.
School
Bath School of Art and Design
Campus or location
Sion Hill
Course length
One year full-time. Two years part-time.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for our postgraduate courses vary. We are generally looking for a good honours degree or equivalent. Some courses also require an interview or the submission of a portfolio of work.

Please contact our admissions team for more information: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk.

This course provides you with an environment to work both collaboratively and independently within a portfolio of Fashion subjects.

  • Research and business skills.
  • Practice-led subject approach.
  • Film, Illustration, Journalism, Photography and Styling specialisms.

This course provides you with an environment to work both collaboratively and independently within a portfolio of Fashion subjects, which include Film, Illustration, Journalism, Photography and Styling specialisms.

Together with other students you will engage in furthering your intellectual enquiry through Research Methods, and develop business and entrepreneurial skills to underpin your future career. In subjects, knowledge is deepened through specialist projects and learning opportunities, enabling you to define your individual direction for a professional creative outcome.

You have access to a wide range of specialist facilities and the experience of dedicated academic staff and visiting professionals.

What you'll learn

Overview

If studying full-time you'll undertake 60 credits of modules over each Trimester. In part-time mode you'll undertake 30 credits of modules over a Trimester.

You'll begin the course with the module in ‘Research Methods 1’. This will enable you to contextualise and describe your intentions for developing your own practice in one of the specialist subject areas within the Fashion Portfolio - Film, Illustration, Journalism, Photography and Styling. In the studio practice module ‘Establishing Skills and Identity’, you'll work within your subject area and the associated facilities. You'll then undertake ‘Research Methods 2’, which is aimed at developing relevant skills needed for a creative career, and further your studio practice in the ‘Defining Practice’ module. For the final 60 credits you'll undertake the ‘Final Masters Project’. This allows you to develop a body of work leading to a publication or an exhibition.

Course structure

Trimester 1
Research Methods 1: Contextual Research and Creating Narratives.

Establishing Skills and Identity:

  • Film
  • Illustration
  • Journalism
  • Photography
  • Styling

Trimester 2
Research Methods 2: Defining Audience, Market Research, Entrepreneurship, Business Development and Promotional Skills.

Defining Practice:

  • Film
  • Illustration
  • Journalism
  • Photography
  • Styling

Trimester 3
Final Master's Project in:

  • Fashion Photography
  • Fashion Styling
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Fashion Film
  • Fashion Journalism

How will I be assessed?

  • The PGCert is assessed by studio exhibition and/or portfolio presentation with a marketing report.
  • The PGDip involves a written report including market analysis of your chosen product field. Practical work is presented by studio work and/or portfolio.
  • For the MA you'll present a cohesive body of creative work, supported by written work.

How will I be taught?

Teaching methods will include:

  • Studio engagement;
  • Technical demonstrations;
  • Practical workshop introductions;
  • Taught practical sessions;
  • Directed or self-directed projects;
  • Active participation through seminars, group work and directed learning;
  • Engagement in using both hand and digital processes;
  • Lecture series;
  • Individual and group tutorials;
  • Study trips and gallery visits;
  • Personal presentation, display and documentation of work;
  • Self-directed research and study activities.

You'll receive extensive personal support from friendly and caring staff, good practical and theoretical education, extensive workshop facilities and availability of careers advice and support.

Opportunities

Field trips

You’ll have opportunities to participate in field trips such as visiting Fashion exhibitions and London Fashion Week. Please note that you may have to pay for some of these study visits.

Work placements, industry links and internships

Our students have worked with professional stylists and photographers, as well as supporting the Bath in Fashion event.

Career opportunities

The course will prepare students for the following careers:

  • Fashion Photographer
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Fashion Film Maker
  • Fashion Journalist

Facilities and resources

Where the subject is taught

Fees

UK and EU students full time

Course fees
2017/18 entry £7,000
2018/19 entry Published Jan 2018
2019/20 entry Published Jan 2019
Material fees
2017/18 entry £160
2018/19 entry £165
2019/20 entry Published Jan 2019

UK and EU students part time

Fees shown below are for part time study over two years, although some courses may be available over longer periods.

2017/18 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 £3,500
Year 2 Published Jan 2018
Material fees
Year 1 £85
Year 2 £90

2018/19 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 Published Jan 2018
Year 2 Published Jan 2019
Material fees
Year 1 £90
Year 2 Published Jan 2019

2019/20 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 Published Jan 2019
Year 2 Published Jan 2020
Material fees
Year 1 Published Jan 2019
Year 2 Published Jan 2020

International students full time

Course fees
2017/18 entry £13,500
2018/19 entry Published Jan 2018
2019/20 entry Published Jan 2019
Material fees
2017/18 entry £160
2018/19 entry £165
2019/20 entry Published Jan 2019

Interested in applying?

What we look for in potential students

Admission is normally based on a good undergraduate degree in a design or media discipline together with an interview. Applicants with a good honours degree in a related discipline and/or with relevant work experience will also be considered.

How do I apply?

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Need more guidance? Head to our how to apply webpages.

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