BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism

Course Subject: Journalism
Course Type: Higher Education Undergraduate
Centre: University of Sunderland
Region: North East England
Duration: 3 years

Develop the core skills of fashion journalism. Learn specialist skills such as catwalk reporting, styling, red carpet verdicts, street style photography, style icons and subcultures, social media, beauty and video journalism.

Access industry experts, placements, publishing opportunities and field trips within the fashion industry – recent trips include our London Fashion Masterclasses. Graduate with both an honours degree in Fashion Journalism and the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism, the nationally recognised industry entry qualification significantly boosting your employability as a Fashion journalist.

During the first year, we’ll set you up with Journalism essentials – writing styles, research, Media Law and online skills. You’ll look at style icons and sub cultures and be introduced to the fascinating world of Fashion Journalism. In the second and third years, you’ll study topics in more depth. You’ll experience our Newsroom in action, consider Styling for Fashion Editorial, Design and Production Journalism, and undertake a shorthand course free of charge.

Increase your practical experience by taking on reporting, editing and/or managerial roles on Fashion North; our student-run website covering fashion across the North-East. Get involved in award winning Spark Sunderland or Spark magazine, all based in our innovative mediaHUB, BBC Newcastle’s home in Sunderland and host to visiting Journalists from organisations such as Trinity Mirror (Newcastle Chronicle, Journal) and Johnston Press (Sunderland Echo).

In your final year, you’ll go on placement on a fashion publication at the likes of Grazia, Elle, Asos and Glamour - putting what you’ve learnt into practice. You’ll undertake a project to produce your own fashion magazine or website which will add significantly to the portfolio of work you can present to prospective employers.