Taught course

Fashion Communication: Fashion Critical Studies

University of the Arts London - Central Saint Martins · School of Fashion and Textiles

Entry requirements

Please see below the entry requirements for each pathway;

Months of entry


Course content

Over the last two decades, fashion has broadened its influence across the creative industries and many art forms. In parallel, new technologies have transformed how the fashion sector communicates with consumers. With the industry in this state of transition, it's more important than ever to analyse the impact of new media and to explore the needs of new consumers.

MA Fashion Communication at Central Saint Martins embodies these paradigm changes. It 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.

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: Fashion Critical Studies offers an academic approach to the study of fashion, which assesses its cultural, historical and global significance. Fashion is explored as object, image, text, idea, practice and experience through the critical lens of art history, sociology, geography, literature, politics and anthropology. Students develop writing, research and analytical skills, both to shape the emerging field of Fashion Studies and to develop as active and critical communicators within the industry itself.

Information for international students

IELTS level 7.0 or above, with at least 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7514 7023