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MACreative Direction for Fashion and Beauty

1 year full-time
Entry requirements
Or higher
Up to
alumni discount
Southampton City Centre

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 internships, as part of the essential work-based learning module.

On the MA Creative Direction course, students benefit from a programme of guest lectures throughout the course, with representatives from fashion, beauty, media, creative industries, and researchers coming to campus and sharing their experiences. The course includes also two live briefs involving, as industry partners, IBM and a reputable fashion/culture magazine (eg, Beauty Papers, or The Protagonist).

The course culminates in a final master's submission, where students can either write a thesis or produce an original creative 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.

This video 'Are you Ready?' is available as a text transcript, with a description of visuals.

Why choose this course?

Student work

The Protagonist

The Protagonist

POST 2019

POST 2019

POST 2018

POST 2018

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, including image making, styling, magazine publication, event production, e-commerce, and advertising.

Graduates may find themselves working with fashion and beauty brands, magazines, retail businesses, media production companies or communications agencies.

  • 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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