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University of Southampton Winchester School of Art
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This MA provides an opportunity in which you can develop your skills and knowledge in your field of interest. The programme equips you with both the practical skills and the intellectual framework, appropriate to your specialism, to allow you to work competently at a master’s level. Read more

Summary

This MA provides an opportunity in which you can develop your skills and knowledge in your field of interest. The programme equips you with both the practical skills and the intellectual framework, appropriate to your specialism, to allow you to work competently at a master’s level. It provides you with the tools to engage with your field, to take part in current debates regarding the issues influencing it and to judge your own outcomes within this context. You will gain a comprehensive grounding in luxury brand equity, portfolios, cobranding, brand extensions and the management of brand heritage. It culminates in the strategic management of the business of luxury.

Modules

Modules: Design 1 and 2, Research Skills and Final Project

Optional module: from a range designed to complement specialist pathways and enhance employability

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University of Southampton Winchester School of Art
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Games Design and Art is an innovative, and creative new approach to Games Design and brings the latest technologies and techniques together with a study of the fascinating world of games-based art and design. Read more

Summary

Games Design and Art is an innovative, and creative new approach to Games Design and brings the latest technologies and techniques together with a study of the fascinating world of games-based art and design. The programme equips future games design and art professionals with the knowledge and skills to lead forthcoming games developments and start new games businesses on behalf of the games development and related industries, its management and production processes.

The pathway aims to prepare graduates for work in fields and practices including: games art, games design, and the creative industries more broadly.

Modules

Core Modules: Design 1 and 2; research skills;

Optional module: from a range designed to complement specialist pathways and enhance employability

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The term creative director originated in advertising agencies, but in the last few years has also become prevalent in the fashion and beauty industries. Read more

Overview

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.

- Students study a curriculum with a unique focus on the increasingly in-demand role of art director.
- Students learn how to strategically guide imagery, style and brand to align with overarching creative and corporate directions.
- This course is specifically geared towards those who wish to pursue art direction within the fashion and beauty industry.
- After graduation, students will be able to apply their knowledge to a range of areas within fashion and beauty including magazine publication, event production, e-commerce and advertising.
- The professional practice unit gives students the chance to delve deep into their chosen industry, researching potential next steps and exploring career opportunities.
- Students benefit from the course’s strong focus on employability and are expected to carry out one month of work experience during their studies.
- Course staff hold a wealth of experience within fashion, beauty and the wider creative industries, opening up opportunities for industry engagement and guest speakers.

The industry -

Creative directors specialise in reading, interpreting and making use of complex visual language; using their unique vision of fashion and beauty to sell products and support brands across a range of different visual mediums. Southampton Solent’s MA Creative Direction for Fashion and Beauty programme offers students a unique opportunity to build the image-making, creative thinking and project management skills required to thrive in this prominent role.

The course examines a wide range of processes and practices found in high-level creative leadership, helping students to develop an expert understanding of fashion and beauty imagery within the contexts of culture, ethics and sustainability.

The programme -

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 work placements as part of the essential work-based learning unit.

Students also benefit from a programme of guest lectures throughout the course, with representatives from fashion, beauty, media, retail and other creative industries coming to campus and sharing their experiences. Recent events have included a guest lecture from professional makeup artist Laura Mercier, as well as visits from representatives of MAC, Illamasqua, Trendstop and Charles Fox.

The course culminates in a final major project, where students can either write a thesis or produce a major practical 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.

Course Content

Teaching, learning and assessment -

The course will be taught through a combination of seminars, technical workshops, small group sessions and 1:1 tutorials.

Work Experience -

The professional practice unit has been specifically designed to equip master’s students with an in-depth knowledge of their chosen industry and to give them the insights required to plan their long-term career. Students will be supported as they produce reflective professional development plans.

Work-based learning is essential to student development development. Students will be required to secure a work placement, freelance assignment or relevant work related experience in order to strengthen their knowledge and refine practical skills.

Assessment -

Assessment is through projects, reports and a dissertation.

Our facilities -

Available facilities include photography studios; film studios; make-up studios; camera loans; location lighting kits; an ‘infinity cove’ facility; and Mac suites with the latest industry software.

Web-based learning -

The course will be supported by a dedicated set of online resources. The course’s virtual learning environment will contain the unit descriptor, reading list, week by-week teaching and learning schemes, tutors’ contact details and availability, assessment briefs, grading criteria and details of assessment submission.

Students will also be expected to engage with social and web based media as a part of their professional development. This may include Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr, Snapchat, Twitter and blogging platforms.

Students will also benefit from access to online journals and subscription based websites including Berg Fashion Library, WGSN, WWD and Mintel.

Why Solent?

What do we offer?

From a vibrant city centre campus to our first class facilities, this is where you can find out why you should choose Solent.

Facilities - http://www.solent.ac.uk/about/facilities/facilities.aspx

City living - http://www.solent.ac.uk/studying/southampton/living-in-southampton.aspx

Accommodation - http://www.solent.ac.uk/studying/accommodation/accommodation.aspx

Career Potential

The role of creative director has become prevalent in the fashion and beauty industries in recent years. Generally speaking, creative directors find themselves responsible for the creative direction and visual identity of a brand, publication, website or event. As such, graduates may find themselves working with fashion and beauty brands, magazines, retail businesses, media production companies or communications agencies.

Links with industry -

Industry professionals share their knowledge and experiences with students through guest presentations, lectures, one-to-one tutorials and portfolio-viewing workshops.
Recent visiting lecturers have included: Caryn Franklin, Perry Curties, Iain R Webb, Wayne Johns, Bruce Smith, Ellen Rogers, Hannah Al-Shemmeri, Elaine Waldron, Maria Bonet and Richard Billingham.

Transferable skills -

The programme area and its staff have strong links with the industry, recently hosting a guest lecture from professional makeup artist Laura Mercier, as well as visits from representatives of MAC, Illamasqua, Trendstop and Charles Fox.

Tuition fees

The tuition fees for the 2016/2017 academic year are:

UK and EU full-time fees: £6,695 per year

International full-time fees: £11,260 per year

UK and EU part-time fees: £3,350 per year

International part-time fees: £5,630 per year

Other costs -

Compulsory costs: Hard drive, hosting, domain name

Optional costs: Creative software packages.

Trips offered to undergraduate students include New York and Paris - costs vary according to current prices. It is anticipated that these trips will also be offered to postgraduate students.

Graduation costs -

Graduation is the ceremony to celebrate the achievements of your studies. For graduates in 2015, there is no charge to attend graduation, but you will be required to pay for the rental of your academic gown (approximately £42 per graduate, depending on your award). You may also wish to purchase official photography packages, which range in price from £15 to £200+. Graduation is not compulsory, so if you prefer to have your award sent to you, there is no cost.
For more details, please visit: http://www.solent.ac.uk/studying/graduation/home.aspx

Next steps

Solent’s MA Creative Direction for Fashion and Beauty programme encourages students to develop high level research and critical thinking skills. For those who wish to pursue PhD study after graduation, this represents the perfect opportunity to identify potential research areas.

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University of Southampton Faculty of Humanities
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The course covers an in-depth discussion of the most influential theories and methodologies in the field, and provides an introduction to the latest debates and concerns; these include issues arising from cinema’s textual properties and questions regarding the medium’s wider social impact. Read more

Summary

The course covers an in-depth discussion of the most influential theories and methodologies in the field, and provides an introduction to the latest debates and concerns; these include issues arising from cinema’s textual properties and questions regarding the medium’s wider social impact.

Modules

Core modules: Classical film theory and textual analysis; key skills 1: research in film studies; key skills 2: preparing for the dissertation; post-classical film theory: history, reception, cinephilia; dissertation; 2 optional modules from: current issues in film distribution and exhibition; film policy: national and global perspectives; contemporary science-fiction cinema; screen stars in context; School of Humanities or Winchester School of Art MA module.

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University of Southampton Faculty of Humanities
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This course offers a comprehensive range of options and 3 pathways. musicology (including theory, history and analysis); composition; performance; each pathway offers skills training, orientation modules and individually taught work. Read more

Summary

This course offers a comprehensive range of options and 3 pathways: musicology (including theory, history and analysis); composition; performance; each pathway offers skills training, orientation modules and individually taught work.

Modules

Analytical techniques; critical practice in musicology; research skills 1 and 2; plus 2 relevant optional modules; plus a dissertation, recital or portfolio.

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University of Southampton Winchester School of Art
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Projects may involve either a specialist pursuit of a single medium or a broader, multidisciplinary approach that draws on the skills and opportunities provided by our staff and facilities. Read more

Summary

Projects may involve either a specialist pursuit of a single medium or a broader, multidisciplinary approach that draws on the skills and opportunities provided by our staff and facilities. We will encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities for collaboration with Schools across the University.

Modules in Entrepreneurship and Contemporary issues will support the development of your practice. Professional development is an integral part of the course and is facilitated by the artists and art world professionals who visit the School.

Modules

Research skills and studio-based modules; an optional module from: Contemporary Issues, Global Marketing, Digital Marketing Communications, Digital Cultures and Design.

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University of Southampton Faculty of Humanities
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Our lively programme focuses on the craft of fiction, scriptwriting, poetry and writing for children through weekly writing workshops and literature seminars which engage in a close study of contemporary writing. Read more

Summary

Our lively programme focuses on the craft of fiction, scriptwriting, poetry and writing for children through weekly writing workshops and literature seminars which engage in a close study of contemporary writing. We encourage collaboration with other art forms, allowing students to tap into our on-campus theatre and concert hall, the prestigious Winchester School of Art, and the research taking place in
English and other disciplines. Visiting writers and editors deepen student understanding of the publishing world. The programme culminates in a creative writing dissertation developed in consultation with a published writer.

Modules

Creative skills workshop 1 and 2; plus 2 optional modules from: international writing; performance, internet, poetics; screenwriting; plus a creative writing project.

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University of Southampton Faculty of Humanities
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This programme provides a framework through which the contemporary cultural sector can be understood and analysed, focusing on how cultural management affects the visual media. Read more

Summary

This programme provides a framework through which the contemporary cultural sector can be understood and analysed, focusing on how cultural management affects the visual media. Areas covered may include film festival organisation, specialist film programming, film policy, film exhibition, marketing and audience development, and the role of private and public film agencies. Case studies draw on local, national and international examples. Talks by industry professionals accompany the academic programme and a flexible structure allows for student specialisation and choice.

Modules

Current issues in film distribution and exhibition; film policy (national and global perspectives); key skills 1 (research in film studies); key skills 2 (dissertation); plus 1 of the following: classical film theory and textual analysis; post-classical film theory (history, reception, cinephilia); an optional module from: current issues in film distribution and exhibition; film policy (national and global perspectives); contemporary science-fiction cinema; screen stars in context; another relevant module.

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University of Southampton Winchester School of Art
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Students learn how advertising is created from the advertising pitch, through to target audience identification and segmentation, the creative strategy, creative briefing, and the appraisal of creative ideas and campaign evaluation; they build a critical awareness of the advertising industry and the challenges it faces today, and build an understanding of how other communications' tools work. Read more

Summary

Students learn how advertising is created from the advertising pitch, through to target audience identification and segmentation, the creative strategy, creative briefing, and the appraisal of creative ideas and campaign evaluation; they build a critical awareness of the advertising industry and the challenges it faces today, and build an understanding of how other communications' tools work.

Modules

Core modules: Design 1 and 2; Research skills; Final Project Optional modules: Contemporary issues 4; Entrepreneurship; Digital marketing communications; Global marketing; Design: Interpreting the Language of Design.

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University of Southampton Winchester School of Art
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Students are encouraged to analyse critically their practice in relation to contemporary issues and theories of communication design from local and global perspectives, enabling them to challenge conventions, production methods and their audience while developing their practice and ideas. Read more

Summary

Students are encouraged to analyse critically their practice in relation to contemporary issues and theories of communication design from local and global perspectives, enabling them to challenge conventions, production methods and their audience while developing their practice and ideas.

Modules

Modules: Publishing; multi-lingual typographic design; brand identity lens and digital imaging; entrepreneurship; digital editing; applied image making; advertising planning and strategy; management of design; art direction.

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University of Southampton Winchester School of Art
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This pathway is aimed at individuals eager to develop a career in Design Management that is relevant to a wide sector of service and manufacturing industries. Read more

Summary

This pathway is aimed at individuals eager to develop a career in Design Management that is relevant to a wide sector of service and manufacturing industries. You will be encouraged to develop original and creative ideas that will allow you to negotiate and co-create with designers, marketers, financiers, lawyers, and clients in the pursuit of the best design thinking.

This course is aimed at individuals eager to develop a career in design management that is relevant to a wide sector of service and manufacturing industries; students are encouraged to develop original and creative ideas that allow them to negotiate and co-create with designers, marketers, financiers, lawyers, and clients in the pursuit of the best design thinking.

Modules

Modules: Research Skills, Design processes, Entrepreneurship, Digital Marketing Communications, Global Marketing, Digital Cultures, Contemporary Issues.

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University of Southampton Winchester School of Art
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You will work in a creative environment in which students from other programmes will be studying. You will work on projects set by your discipline and be taught by staff specific to your programme. Read more

Summary

You will work in a creative environment in which students from other programmes will be studying. You will work on projects set by your discipline and be taught by staff specific to your programme. The work which you produce will be manifested through media appropriate to your discipline and you will experience workshops specific to your programme.

Modules

Modules: Research skills, Design, Final Project, Contemporary Issues, Entrepreneurship, Digital Marketing Communications, global Marketing, Digital Cultures, Interpreting the language of design

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University of Southampton Winchester School of Art
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The course exposes students to the challenges faced in engaging with sophisticated consumers; they study issues of globalisation, ethical management methods and the shifting goalposts of style, cool and taste. Read more

Summary

The course exposes students to the challenges faced in engaging with sophisticated consumers; they study issues of globalisation, ethical management methods and the shifting goalposts of style, cool and taste.

Modules

Core Modules: Design 1 and 2, Research Skills and Final Project

Optional module: from a range designed to complement specialist pathways and enhance employability

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University of Southampton Winchester School of Art
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This programme will prepare you for further research or practice, drawing on your creativity and knowledge. You will develop critical thinking skills, refine your textile design skills and undertake design research. Read more

Summary

This programme will prepare you for further research or practice, drawing on your creativity and knowledge. You will develop critical thinking skills, refine your textile design skills and undertake design research. You will acquire a critical understanding of your subject from different cultural and professional perspectives, and benefit from our industrial links.

Modules

Core modules: Design 1 and 2, Research Skills and Final Project

Optional module: from a range designed to complement specialist pathways and enhance employability

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University of Southampton Winchester School of Art
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This course is designed to balance the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to succeed in marketing roles in international based fashion and textile brands. Read more

Summary

This course is designed to balance the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to succeed in marketing roles in international based fashion and textile brands. It develops a focused view of the professional buyer and consumer, the impacts of globalisation, fast fashion, sustainability, and the key issues that impact upon the highly-discerning fashion and textile consumer.`

Modules

Modules: Design 1; research skills
Optional module: from a range designed to complement specialist pathways and enhance employability

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