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Course
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UCAS Code

WP30

Level of Study

Undergraduate

Mode of Study

3 years Full Time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department

Northumbria School of Design

Location

City Campus, Northumbria University

City

Newcastle

Start

September 2025

Fees

Overview

Please note: our Design courses are currently being updated therefore this course is subject to validation. First entry to this course is September 2025, for September 2024 entry, please visit Fashion Communication.

 

Overview

Fashion Communication focuses on preparing you for the dynamic and thriving communication and creative industries that support and promote the fashion sector. The course encourages the development of multiple skills in line with contemporary topics which influence the vast world of fashion. Modules explore the communication of fashion, through image, experience, and the written word, presented in multimedia outputs including publications, essays, editorial work, film, photography and more. The course boasts an impressive graduate recruitment rate and is represented across a range of industries and roles secured by our alumni. Fashion Communication students have the necessary drive and ambition to work in fashion collaborators, innovators and future leaders. 

You will have the opportunity to take part in a placement year. This is a fantastic chance to gain real industry experience and we often find students who return from placements into final year are highly motivated and have a strong work ethic. Previous students have held placements at Adidas, Anthropologie, Barbour, H&M, House of Holland, The 223 Agency, plus many more.

You will also have the opportunity to study with our overseas partners, focusing on relatable modules whilst experiencing new environments across the World. Previous students have been to institutions in the USA, The Netherlands, Korea, and Australia. 

See other similar courses you may be interested in: Fashion Design and Marketing, Fashion

 

Please note: our Design courses are currently being updated therefore this course is subject to validation. First entry to this course is September 2025, for September 2024 entry, please visit Fashion Communication.

 

Overview

Fashion Communication focuses on preparing you for the dynamic and thriving communication and creative industries that support and promote the fashion sector. The course encourages the development of multiple skills in line with contemporary topics which influence the vast world of fashion. Modules explore the communication of fashion, through image, experience, and the written word, presented in multimedia outputs including publications, essays, editorial work, film, photography and more. The course boasts an impressive graduate recruitment rate and is represented across a range of industries and roles secured by our alumni. Fashion Communication students have the necessary drive and ambition to work in fashion collaborators, innovators and future leaders. 

You will have the opportunity to take part in a placement year. This is a fantastic chance to gain real industry experience and we often find students who return from placements into final year are highly motivated and have a strong work ethic. Previous students have held placements at Adidas, Anthropologie, Barbour, H&M, House of Holland, The 223 Agency, plus many more.

You will also have the opportunity to study with our overseas partners, focusing on relatable modules whilst experiencing new environments across the World. Previous students have been to institutions in the USA, The Netherlands, Korea, and Australia. 

See other similar courses you may be interested in: Fashion Design and Marketing, Fashion

 

Course
Information

UCAS Code

WP30

Level of Study

Undergraduate

Mode of Study

3 years Full Time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department

Northumbria School of Design

Location

City Campus, Northumbria University

City

Newcastle

Start

September 2025

Fees

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REVEAL Fashion

Graduate Degree Showcase

Entry Requirements 2025/26

Standard Entry

112 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T Level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Northumbria University is committed to supporting all individuals to achieve their ambitions. We have a range of schemes and alternative offers to make sure as many individuals as possible are given an opportunity to study at our University regardless of personal circumstances or background. To find out more, review our Northumbria Entry Requirement Essential Information page for further details www.northumbria.ac.uk/entryrequirementsinfo

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

A portfolio of creative design work is required. Get advice on preparing your portfolio here: www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/coming-to-northumbria/portfolios-and-auditions

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

For further admissions guidance and requirements, please visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/admissionsguidance Please review this information before submitting your application.

Fees and Funding 2025/26 Entry

UK Fee in Year 1*: TBC

* Government has yet to announce 25/26 tuition fee levels. As a guide, 24/25 fees were £9,250 per year. 



EU Fee in Year 1: **TBC


International Fee in Year 1: TBC

ADDITIONAL COSTS

TBC

Modules

Look out for module specifics coming soon! Please keep checking this web page for updated information.

Year 1 – Testing

This is your opportunity to engage with and test relevant subjects, disciplines and skillsets across modules to determine where your specialist fashion communication interests lie. This includes photography, styling, promotion, content creation and more. You will develop your technical, digital and soft skills through assessed presentations, publications, audio/visual, and portfolio work.

Year 2 – Developing

You become increasingly autonomous, with flexible opportunities across modules for greater critical enquiry, developing and refining your own specialist interests aligned to contemporary fashion communication practice. You will build on the skills introduced previously, moving towards the Industry Standards, developing your own practices in parallel to your key passions, giving you the confidence to excel in your final year of study.

Year 3 – Study Abroad/Work Placement

The opportunity for Study Abroad/Work Placement, will allow you to enhance your work in parallel contemporary industry standards and understanding. This personal development impacts your professional aspirations; your capacity to defend your practice; and to formulate reasoned responses to critique, contextualising your work within the wider sector.

Year 4 – Refining

You seek to refine your practice, locating your work within current critical debate; further relying on your curiosity, imagination and empathy, to explore creative outputs. You have the opportunity to further self-direct your work, aligning projects, modules and assessments to the construction of your professional identity, including the building and enhancement of a graduate portfolio to assist your future employability. 

Your Future

Given the variety of disciplines explored across the Fashion Communication degree, students often find a multitude of roles aligned to their skillset upon graduation. As a result, the course has a very high rate of graduate employment, with students finding meaningful and relevant work as they exit their degree.

We instil a professional focused ethos across the programme, giving you the opportunity and scope to hone and refine your interests and future aims.  From high fashion styling to film making, to PR, planning and strategy, graduates of the course have secured roles working with the likes of Gucci, Vogue, Adidas and more.

 

Student Work

A significant element of the course is the opportunity for you to explore an array of disciplines, honing and refining skills relevant to your interests.

Briefs often allow for flexibility where you can explore concepts and craft submissions which spotlight your skillset. From creating publications, to devising campaigns, to styling a shoot, opportunities range across modules, leading to work that truly represents you as a future fashion communicator.

Previous briefs have seen students work with Size?, Solomon, Dr Martens, Fenwick’s and more, giving a first-hand experience of the professional world you will enter upon graduation.

 

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Eve Woods

The Assistant

Image divided into three sections. The left section has gold background with red text 'MORE IS MORE', with 'LESS' crossed out. The middle section shows Polaroid-style photos of fashion items: blue top, silver accessories, red Puma shirt, white top with '18', denim skirt, green pants, black boots, and metallic heels. The right section has two smiling women in front of a teal door, one in a red Puma shirt and denim skirt, the other in a white top with '18' and green pants."

Millie Plant

A Drop of Hunni

Teaching Staff

You will learn from award-winning, research-active academic staff who bring a wealth of professional experience from the world of fashion to Northumbria. Being taught by industry experts will allow you to develop the essential skills you need to succeed in your future career. 

 

Facilities

As a student of the course you will have access to host of facilities there to help you develop your digital and craft skills.

You will be able to hone your software skills across multiple platforms, from editorial and layout, to photomanipulation, to film editing and more. Multiple print facilities are available across campus, giving you access to large format inkjet, screenprinting and relief printing.

Our Laser Cutting and Book Binding Bureau facilitates projects of various size and scale, and our photography studio will allow you to produce imagery which meets the expectations and aesthetic standards of industry.  

 

All information is accurate at the time of sharing. 

Full time Courses are primarily delivered via on-campus face to face learning but could include elements of online learning. Most courses run as planned and as promoted on our website and via our marketing materials, but if there are any substantial changes (as determined by the Competition and Markets Authority) to a course or there is the potential that course may be withdrawn, we will notify all affected applicants as soon as possible with advice and guidance regarding their options. It is also important to be aware that optional modules listed on course pages may be subject to change depending on uptake numbers each year.  

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with possible restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors if this is deemed necessary in future.

 

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