This unique research-based course is for people who are fascinated by trends and meanings in visual and material culture, and who want to become expert in understanding how surface appearance and changing fashions in diverse fields relate to cultural ideas and values.
You'll learn through the study of core histories and theories, and develop advanced knowledge of academic approaches to key concepts such as glamour, cool, nostalgia, and authenticity.
You'll communicate your ideas about culture to a range of audiences in professional and innovative ways. Assessments take the form of academic conference papers, short audio / visual presentations, or documentaries and journalistic articles. This will prepare you for careers in cultural research, or as a commentator.
Study on a full-time or part-time basis, with ?exible teaching and learning
Negotiate your projects to support your personal and professional aspirations
Learn through an innovative curriculum, studying across fields and genres, focusing on key themes within visual and material culture
Gain an understanding of the political, social, environmental and ethical implications of style culture
Learn to communicate your ideas about culture in a professional way, through media such as academic conference papers, documentaries, and journalistic articles
Attend workshops for creative thinking, writing for different audiences and media, and relevant software like Adobe InDesign, Premiere Pro and Shorthand
Develop your practical skills in the basics of mobile journalism and communications
Opportunity to take part in live briefs and collaborations, allowing you to network and gain experience
Benefit from guest speakers who will share their specialist knowledge, challenge perspectives, and give insight into current cultural developments
Attend study trips to local and international archives, galleries and trend-forecasting agencies
Be taught by experienced lecturers who are experts in their field and committed to excellence and innovation in teaching and learning
Prepare for further study, such as a PhD