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BA (Hons) Fashion Communication: Histories and Theories at Central Saint Martins

The BA (Hons) Fashion Communication: Histories and Theories course at Central Saint Martins provides students with combined teaching in communication studies, fashion history and contemporary fashion studies.

School: Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (UAL)
Course: BA (Hons) Fashion Communication: Histories and Theories
Location: London, United Kingdom
Course dates:
three years full-time or four years full-time with Diploma in Professional Studies
Application deadline: rolling deadline

BA Fashion Communication: Histories and Theories nurtures students to become innovative, informed, responsible researchers, writers, thinkers and communicators who are central to the fashion industry's future.

This course offers three pathways – image and promotion, histories and theories, and journalism.

All pathways have the communication of fashion at their core and offer a unique combination of fashion awareness, communication, and historical and theoretical studies.

The Histories and Theories pathway will develop your understanding of the history of Western fashion since the Renaissance. It will also provide you with a theoretical framework to analyse this knowledge.

You will use a range of methodologies to analyse sources and draw upon approaches from cultural theory and material history, among other disciplines.

You will study fashion as image, object and text to consider the design, manufacture, promotion and consumption of fashion in relation to relevant social, historical and cultural contexts.

While this pathway analyses the history of fashion, it is also concerned with the contemporary fashion industry.

You will work with students from the other fashion pathways on projects, enhancing your understanding of design processes, communication and promotion to result in stimulating connections between theory and practice.

Applications to this course have now closed.

Top image: archive work of two West African photographers Abdourahmane Sakaly (1926-1988) and Malick Sidibé (1936-2016) in thesis 'Female Agency in Post-Independent Bamako' by Tegan Louise Rush, BA (Hons) Fashion Communication: Fashion History and Theory.

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