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  • Objectives
    This MA is a collaboration between London College of Fashion and the University of Warwick and will allow you to study the theoretical aspects of the subject while at the same time gain the understanding of the practical nature of costume design. It will provide academic progression for students from a wide range of fashion, cultural studies and film courses within University of the Arts London and others. It is designed to bridge the gap between undergraduate provision and research in this area. The development of this course is concurrent with M-Level developments in cognate disciplines. The course is informed by both practice-based and scholarly research and includes a strong taught component.
  • Entry requirements
    -A good Honours degree in a related discipline (2:1 or above) or equivalent qualification or significant experience within the film, costume, fashion or archival research sectors. -Overseas students must have an IELTS 7.0
  • Academic Title
    MA Fashion and Film
  • Course description
    The expertise and specialisms of the permanent staff at LCF and the University of Warwick will be augmented by a programme of visiting speakers/practitioners who are engaged in various aspects of pertinent practice and production. You will benefit from the particular expertise of these two institutions whilst LCF can provide not only theoretical input but also unique insight into practice-based work in costume design and making.

    Whilst there are a number of MAs in Film Studies, this is a unique course in its combination of the study of fashion and film. For the past twenty years there has been a growing interest in this interdisciplinary subject area. There have been various international fashion and film festivals, starting with the Florence Biennale in 1998, which involved all the leading Italian designers and was sponsored by the Versace family amongst others.

    Pamela Church Gibson, Course Director, has been involved in all these activities, recently curating and opening the Film and Fashion season at the Cinemateket in Oslo (July 2007). Research Methods and Contextual Studies are common across LCF’s MA framework and will enable you to work alongside students and concepts from other disciplines. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to learn and socialise through a regular International Film Club. This encourages a better understanding and analysis of text, image and music, other cultures narrative and genre styles.

    Career Prospects

    Masters students have an acknowledged advantage in the employment market, obtaining work in a wide range of vocational and academic fields related to the fashion and film industries. This MA also provides excellent preparation for higher level research degrees (MPhil or PhD), with an increasing number of graduates undertaking research in fashion related subjects in practice or theory or entering education as lecturers.

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