Taught course

Creative Direction for Fashion and Beauty

Institution
Southampton Solent University · School of Art, Design and Fashion
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

An honours degree at 2:2 or higher in a fashion or related discipline. Applicants will be required to send a portfolio and may be contacted by video call. Alternatively, applicants may be considered with industry experience in one or more areas of the fashion industry, including retail, management, design or a related field.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The term creative director originated in advertising agencies, but in the last few years has also become prevalent in the fashion and beauty industries. The role of creative director within fashion and beauty is multi-faceted and varied. Generally speaking, creative directors find themselves responsible for the creative direction and visual identity of a brand, publication, website or event.

Solent’s fashion and beauty programmes have strong links with industry, giving students the chance to work with experienced academics and industry professionals. Students can leverage these industry links when they are looking for work placements as part of the essential work-based learning unit.

Students also benefit from a programme of guest lectures throughout the course, with representatives from fashion, beauty, media, retail and other creative industries coming to campus and sharing their experiences. Recent events have included a guest lecture from professional makeup artist Laura Mercier, as well as visits from representatives of MAC, Illamasqua, Trendstop and Charles Fox.

The course culminates in a final major project, where students can either write a thesis or produce a major practical outcome. Students will have access to a wide range of industry-standard facilities in support of this project. Available facilities include photography studios; film studios; make-up studios; cameras; location lighting kits; ‘infinity cove’ studios and Mac suites with the latest industry software.

Information for international students

IELTS minimum 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in reading, listening and speaking. TOEFL IBT 92 with minimum of 22 in writing and a minimum of 19 in reading, listening and speaking - TOEFL is only valid for EU students.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries team
Email
ask@solent.ac.uk
Phone
023 8201 3039