Fashion Journalism, Short Course | Part time online | University of the Arts London (UAL) | United Kingdom
42 days
420 GBP/full
420 GBP/full
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The Fashion Journalism short course from London College of Fashion, develops your writing skills for the fashion industry. You will learn practical skills such as PR, pitching and online vs. print. This course will help you take your career the next level.


If “Fashion” is a pile of cocoa beans… fashion journalists turn it into chocolate. Fashion journalism is about bringing clothing to life, zooming out and putting style in a cultural context; inspiring and informing your reader and figuring out where Fashion might be heading next. 

The world of fashion journalism is an exciting, fast paced and ever changing profession that can be difficult to break into. In this Fashion Journalism short course from London College of Fashion you will learn the basics to get your started with your career as a fashion writer.


You will learn about the history of the fashion media, how the internet is impacting on traditional print journalism and how to develop good writing technique. 

Each week you will be set a brief and asked to write a piece – which you will be given individual written feedback on. If you meet your weekly deadlines you will watch your writing skills improve, and begin to develop your own unique journalistic voice.

Programme Structure

Topics covered

  • History of fashion and lifestyle publishing.
  • Online versus print.
  • What makes a good journalist?
  • Understanding your reader.
  • What is Fashion News, and how do you write it?
  • Working with PR.
  • The pieces every fashion journalist must perfect.
  • Interviewing tips and technique.
  • Trends: What are they, how do we spot them, and can we predict them?
  • Feature writing.
  • Pitching to editors, work experience and what happens next.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 42 days

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please have the following materials/equipment for the first class:

  • Notepad and pen
In addition to the materials listed above, you will need:
  • A recent computer with a recent operating system
  • An up-to-date web browser. (It would be advisable to ensure you have access to two separate web browsers eg Safari and Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and Internet Explorer)
  • Microphone (a headset with microphone/headphones is recommended)
  • Headphones
  • Webcam
  • Finally, a good broadband connection is also recommended. (Mobile data 3G/4G or a mobile dongle might not provide sufficient bandwidth).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    420 GBP/full
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    Based on the tuition of 420 GBP for the full programme during 42 days.
  • National

    420 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 420 GBP for the full programme during 42 days.


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