MA Fashion Communication: Fashion Critical Studies at Central Saint Martins

The MA Fashion Communication: Fashion Critical Studies course at Central Saint Martins equips students with research skills to analyse fashion's cultural and historical significance.


School: Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (UAL)
Course: MA Fashion Communication: Fashion Critical Studies
Location: London, United Kingdom
Course dates: starts January 2023, with a duration of one year (full-time)
Application deadline: 26 October 2022

MA Fashion Communication offers three pathways. Fashion Journalism focuses on writing, editing and digital media, while Fashion Image is for innovative image-makers. The Fashion Critical Studies pathway offers an academic approach to the study of fashion.

It develops your research skills, allowing you to contribute to the development of the field and debates in other disciplines.

The pathway investigates the cultural and historical significance of fashion. You will explore fashion as an object, image, text and practice through disciplines including art, history, sociology, literature, politics and anthropology.

MA Fashion Communication explores the discipline through new, cutting-edge digital platforms and media as well as more traditional modes of communication.

The course helps you to develop the professional skills to join the next generation of fashion theorists, analysts, writers, journalists, image-makers and visual communicators. It also helps you to anticipate and respond to fluid, fluctuating global communication channels.

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 curriculum focuses both on the realities of the modern industry as well as fashion theory, ensuring your work is informed by current knowledge and debates in your specialist area.

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