This vibrant course will inspire your creative approach to fashion branding with communication. You will develop your own distinctive skills, underpinned by a broad understanding of the social, cultural, political, and ethical influences on this global industry.

Explore the diverse range of evolving theories and practices that support fashion branding and communication. There are opportunities to develop yourself in areas such as advertising, PR & promotion, creative direction and styling, image-making, fashion writing, fashion film, visual merchandising and digital communication.

Theory and practical work are explored through team tasks and individual portfolio building using industry-standard equipment, Mac suites, and specialist software tools. Our students have the freedom to study the versatility of Fashion Branding, working collaboratively with students on other courses such as Fashion Design and Fashion Photography.

With digital technologies increasingly influencing the industry, you’ll investigate theories to help you improve existing and prospective ideas for branding and communication. You will employ your creative and lateral-thinking skills to map scenarios for the future of the industry.

Our knowledgeable staff have a broad range of expertise and offer bespoke support to identify and amplify your talents. You will learn from visiting speakers from the industry, undertake live briefs, and participate in competitions to develop the professional skills required by the sector.


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Please apply direct to the University for our BA (Hons) Fashion Branding with Communication course using the links below.

Home applicants

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International applicants

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If you need any assistance completing the form please contact the Admissions team at admissions@leeds-art.ac.uk.

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What You'll Study

Year One — You will study multiple branding theories, concepts, processes, creative communication tools and applications employed by the industry, including historical contexts, fashion culture, visual language, and consumerism. You will start developing your own voice, ideas and creative practice through individual and group projects. Research skills, lateral thinking and creative imagination are central to all units.

Year Two — You further develop your skills with a specific focus on future concepts and innovative, creative branding strategies. Exploration of applied theories to digital applications, social media platforms and multi-platform branding will further enhance your approach to branding and communication. Creative concept development will be supported through the study of consumers’ shifting relationship with brands and luxury, the emergence of new global consumption communities, online communication and identity formation, and trend forecasting of styles and ideas. Live projects and competitions will expand your external contacts and enhance your professionalism, confidence, experience and employability.

Year Three — You will consolidate your in-depth knowledge of developing fashion branding strategies and communication campaigns to produce a creative and professional portfolio. The self-directed final year takes a holistic approach through a body of research that is supported by reflective and critical writing. This culminates in the realisation of a graduate folio which reflects your individual philosophy and career aspirations as a fashion branding professional and creative thinker/communicator.

Work Experience

Work experience covers a broad range of activities and students are encouraged to undertake work placements during their time at university. As well as guidance from the course team our Careers, Employability and Enterprise team offer support that enhances employability skills and supports engagement with industry.

Accolades

Students worked with Mindless Magazine and Katie and May boutique on live briefs, and on an international collaboration with Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico.

Course Specification

Contact Hours and Teaching/Learning Methods

Undergraduate degree courses at Leeds Arts University are delivered and supported through a range of teaching and learning strategies. Courses are made up of modules, these are elements of study that are taught and assessed separately. Each module carries a clearly identified credit value, the accumulation of which will allow you to progress to the next level of the course. Around 100 hours of learning are expected for every ten credits of the course. Each level (year) of the course is made up of 120 credits and therefore requires 1200 hours of learning. Teaching is split over 2 semesters; each semester has 13 weeks of teaching and 2 weeks of assessment. 

For further information visit Undergraduate teaching & learning at Leeds Arts University.

Destination Careers

Career opportunities include creative direction, fashion branding, brand management, fashion buying, set building, fashion promotion, fashion advertising, marketing and PR, event management, styling, fashion editing and writing, concept development, curation, visual merchandising and social media management. Graduates may also progress to postgraduate study.

Entry Requirements

We’re looking for students with the best potential to succeed - irrespective of their background. That’s why we welcome a wide range of qualifications and experience.

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Tuition Fees and Other Costs

Tuition Fees

Our current fees are listed here

Other Costs

Further costs of study are related largely to the costs of materials and depend very much on how individual students choose to respond to University briefs.

The costs below are the result of asking our students to state how much they spend during the year and creating an average, as such they are indicative only.

Equipment and Materials

  • Level 4 (First Year)
    General art materials, items for styling purposes and printing are needed throughout the course and will be dependent on personal practice - £150- £200 (approximately)
  • Level 5 (Second Year)
    As above - £150-£200 (approximately)
  • Level 6 (Third Year)
    Extended practice module related costs - £400 (this is only an estimation, as costs of level 6 modules are entirely dependent upon individual students’ direction)

Computers and Digital Equipment

Teaching and learning are supported through access to some online events and learning materials. This might include visiting speakers or the chance to review lectures that have been recorded. The University also uses a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to support learning. There are a range of computer facilities across the University available to access Monday to Saturday including weekday evenings. If you are intending to buy a computer we suggest you wait until you start your course. You will quickly find out what you do and don’t need. The Course Team will be able to offer you advice on what to buy and where to purchase it from, based on your creative needs and budget.

Educational Visits and Off-Site Activities

Educational visits to enhance your experience may take place throughout the course and can range from a visit to a UK conference, exhibition or gallery, to a European or international study trip. All trips requiring a student financial contribution are optional and costs will always be kept as affordable as possible. We do not guarantee that we will run international visits. The decision is made annually based on availability, cost and the number of students required to make the trip viable.


We provide support for undergraduate students dependent upon their financial circumstances. Visit Undergraduate Finance for further information.

Terms & Conditions and Key Information

International Opportunities / Visiting and exchange students

We are delighted to welcome undergraduate visiting and exchange students from Europe and around the world who would like to spend a semester or a full academic year taking credits from our exciting range of courses. You will be fully integrated into the academic and social life of the University during a period of full-time supervised study and your credits transferred back to your home institution.

You can join us through programmes such as Erasmus+, individual university partnerships or as an independent applicant. Please see here for more information and how to apply.

Leeds Arts University students interested in spending some time overseas can find information on the international opportunities available during your course here.

Questions? Contact international@leeds-art.ac.uk

Duration
3 Years
Study Mode
Full Time
Institution Name
Leeds Arts University
Institution Code
L28
UCAS Code
W231
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