Be part of one of a highest achieving courses, with a long established track record recognised by the British Fashion Council
A unique learning environment, combining teaching from a team of passionate tutors with a large amount of creative freedom
Enhance your employability by showcasing at Graduate Fashion Week, exhibiting in a London gallery as well as work placements, competitions and partnerships with leading international fashion brands
This is as progressive course that works with your individual talent and ability, encouraging you to build on personal strengths whilst developing you as an employment-ready creative practitioner.
The Fashion Image Making & Styling course is unique in its contemporary direction. From working on your photography portfolio, publications, exhibitions, and more, you will learn the essential techniques and subject knowledge, alongside the necessary critical and creative processes, to identify your aesthetic
Through project briefs you will explore fashion image making and styling within the wider context of art and culture, where fashion is viewed as a set of lifestyles and beliefs. During the first year experimentation is encouraged. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of styling and image making across a range of technical and creative practices including magazine art direction, understanding taste, fashion film, politics and anthropology
In year two, you will develop your own creative aesthetic, along with a deeper understanding of styling image making, through projects including photography self-publishing and internships
In year three you will own your vision, confidently communicating this to others with authenticity and professionalism. Through projects including live industry briefs (previously set by, Man About Town, Vivienne Westwood, Selfridges), building up to your final major project, with opportunities to showcase your work at the British Fashion Council, Graduate Fashion Week and your own exhibition in a London Gallery.
Our students enter the industry in a wide variety of roles relevant to the ever-changing fashion environment. The great versatility of this course means that alongside freelance photographers and stylists, our graduates also go on to work in PR, film, TV and media. Many are now leading practitioners in industry employed by brands including Topshop, Urban Outfitters, Marina Rinaldi (Italy), Red Bull and X Factor and fashion publications including Dazed & Confused, i-D, Pop, and GQ Style
During the first year experimentation is encouraged. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of styling and image making across a range of technical and creative practices including magazine art direction, understanding taste, fashion film, politics and anthropology.
In year two, you will develop your own creative aesthetic, along with gaining a deeper understanding of styling image making through projects, including ‘art and fashion’, ‘techniques in photography self-publishing’ and live internships/industry placements.
In year three you will own your vision, confidently communicating this to others with authenticity and professionalism. Through projects including, industry briefs (previously set by, Man About Town, Vivienne Westwood, Selfridges), building up to your final major project with opportunities to showcase your work at the British Fashion Council, Graduate Fashion Week and your own exhibition in a London Gallery.
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.
|Foundation Diploma in Art & Design||Pass = 80 (plus other additional qualifications to a total of 96pts)|
|GCSE||English and Maths GCSE grade C|
|UCAS tariff points||96-112 UCAS tariff points, including an Art & Design subject|
|GCE A level||96-112 points including an A2 in an Art and Design subject at grade C|
|BTEC National Diploma||DMM|
|BTEC Higher National Diploma||Applicants may be considered for entry into level 5 (year 2)|
|Foundation Degree||Applicants may be considered for entry into level 6 (year3)|
|Scottish Highers||96-112 points including an Art and Design subject|
|Irish Leaving Certificate||96-112 points including an Art and Design subject|
|International Baccalaureate||26 points including an Art and Design subject|
We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.
There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.
Personality, enthusiasm, passion and dedication are all critical characteristics that we look for in our prospective students. Projects demonstrating good visual communication skills are required, and investigation and development of creative ideas should be evident in your work. An interest in photography, styling and image making is essential.
Applicants are normally invited to bring their portfolio of work to a selection visit. We welcome applications from candidates who do not have formal entry requirements.
The course is delivered in an intense, progressive, forward thinking environment by highly creative and caring staff who will guide you through the modules from day one to graduation.
‘From group sessions, workshops, presentations, visiting lecturers, technical demonstrations and one on one tutorials; balanced with your self-directed independent learning, together we can do great things.’
Christine Ratcliff, Programme Leader
You will be assessed through:
Our recent graduates’ have a client list that includes: Frank Ocean, Marfa Journal, Tom Ford, Adidas, Mulberry, Burberry, Pop Magazine, Dazed and Confused, Rat & Boa, MTV, Universal Music, Polydor, and Hypebeast.
Each year a number of graduates pursue their educational study at postgraduate and Master's level, some students go on to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
Our graduates that enter the fashion styling and image making industry work across a diverse range of careers, such as editorial/commercial/personal stylists, photographers, art/creative directors, model scouts, visual merchandisers, publishers and artists.
Michael Mayren, Fashion PhotographerThrough early collaborations with up and coming designers, Michael Mayren began to have his work published whilst still a student. Now an established fashion photographer in his own right, Michael worked with top international stylist Nicola Formichetti and was the face of Diesel. He has shot campaigns for Adidas, Dazed & Confused, Man About Town and Dust. His current project is Brother Modelling agency.
“Studying Fashion Image Making & Styling at Salford was a major turning point in my life. You have so much personal freedom and tutor guidance on the course that it gives you the ability to grow to anything you want to be. I loved every minute of it.”
Students have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with a wide range of industry professionals. The course has a wide network of professional contacts with leading fashion brands, publications and practitioners including Magma, X-Factor, River Island, Selfridges, Pop, Dazed & Confused, Man About Town, Optology, Nevs Casting Agency and Ryan McGinley. The valuable knowledge and experience this brings ensure that you are kept informed of the current changes and demands within the fashion industry.
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Full-time||£9250 per year|
Students should expect to pay approximately for £100 studio levy each year. In addition, in Year 3 of study, students may incur a cost of £200 for a promotional book or publication. Costs are approximated based on the current academic year.
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
A range of scholarships and bursaries are available to Home/EU and International students.
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