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MACreative Direction for Fashion and Beauty

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Starting in2024
Entry requirements: 2:2
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Why study a creative direction for fashion and beauty master's degree at Solent University

Take charge and lead a wealth of fashion and beauty brands to success with your innovative and creative vision on this practice-based master's degree.

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    UK uni for sustained employment (Longitudinal Educational Outcomes, 2022)
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    invested in our campus estate and facilities in the last five years
  • Fantastic industry standard on-site facilities include photo studios and an infinity cove for all your shoots, film studios, make-up studios, camera loans, location lighting kits, and Mac suites with the latest industry software.
  • The course is taught by academics with extensive industry experience, and students can leverage these industry links when they are looking for work placements as part of their professional development module.
  • Learn from a wide range of guest speakers. Previously, speakers have been from many brands including, Vogue, GQ, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Mac, and L'Oreal and personalities, Ateh Jewel, Caryn Franklin, Perry Curties, Wayne Johns, Bruce Smith, Elaine Waldron, and Maria Bonet.
  • Free creative arts career consultation is delivered by our careers advice service, Solent Futures, which is available to all Solent students and graduates for life, helping you to progress in your current career or discuss options for a change in career.
  • This course is eligible for a Postgraduate Master's student loan from Student Finance England and can be used to cover costs (ie, accommodation, tuition fees) associated with postgraduate studies (it was up to £12,167 for 2023 entry).

Course overview

Are you a fashion or beauty enthusiast with a creative flair? Do you have a passion for directing visual storytelling? If so, this master's course is designed just for you! This programme is tailored for those who are keen to make a career in the fashion and beauty industry as a creative director, brand director, art director, or curator. Whether you come from a fashion or beauty background, or you are bringing together skills from your own creative journey, this programme will provide you with the knowledge and practical experience you need to become a successful creative director.

Take charge and lead a wealth of fashion and beauty brands to success with your innovative and creative vision on this practice-based MA in Creative Direction for Fashion and Beauty. Global fashion and beauty brands are built on visual messages - from fashion shows, brand imagery and product design, to the carefully considered collaborations with artists and celebrities, and innovative creative directors that strategically and analytically bring a brand's vision and personality to life.

On this course, you'll gain all the knowledge and tools you need to take your place in the industry and explore a range of different aspects of creative direction, understanding the broad spectrum of creative roles that exist in this profession, including brand director and art director.

The course is specifically aimed at those currently working in the fashion and beauty industry who are aspiring towards art direction, or those who have studied a fashion or beauty related undergraduate programme who are looking to enhance, specialise and elevate their skills, strategy, commercial, and analytical thinking.

Throughout the course you'll build your knowledge in image making, brand development, media publishing, event production, e-commerce and advertising.

Any questions?

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Email: admissions@solent.ac.ukCall: 023 8201 5066

Contact international admissions

Email: admissions.international@solent.ac.ukCall: +44 (0)23 8201 5066

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Student work

Our creative degrees allow our students to develop a critical eye for design with a knowledge of different design approaches and problem solving techniques. Take a look at some of the great work they produce.

Course features

  • Specialist facilities

    This course has access to specialist facilities

  • Apply direct

    You can apply direct to Solent University for this course

  • Further studies

    After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent

This course is for

This course is specifically aimed at those currently working in the fashion and beauty industry who are aspiring towards art direction. The course content is ideal for building knowledge in magazine publishing, event production, e-commerce and advertising.

What this course leads to

After graduation, students will be able to apply their knowledge to a range of areas within fashion and beauty. Graduates may find themselves working with fashion and beauty brands, magazines, retail businesses, media production companies or communications agencies in roles such as:

  • Magazine publication
  • Event production
  • E-commerce
  • Advertising

Meet the team

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.



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