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09-04-2006
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Does anyone know about their MA programs?
I'm getting my BA in art history at the end of this year and I'm considering getting more education on fashion...(either on fashion journalism or management to be specific)

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I do BA womenswear at LCF and Im in my first year, I absolutely adore the place and as someone said already, there is a lot of individual guidance on the course which is excellent. I would recommend it.
are'nt you applying for CSM this year?

i went to all the open days went in with people that i knew allready studdied there and they gave me the guided tour - i just wasnt impressed with the work or the tutors however the equipment and facilities they have are amaizing!

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28-04-2006
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I am interested in a postgraduate certificate in buying and merchandising at LCF. Is this title well considered in the fashion retail industry?
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welcome to tfs, mai

we have a thread on LCF already so i've gone and merged your thread into that one.

good luck!

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Does anyone know how many places there are for the lcf menswear ba?

Are the classes very large?

Also, how does it compare to the menswear at csm?

I've always thought csm was better, prestigious def, but I've been hearing a lot about how for menswear, lcf is a lot better.

Any info would be great!

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Has anyone done their Fashion Portfolio course?

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13-05-2007
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I have got onto the MA Fashion Journalism course at LCF. I start in September! Woo-hoo!

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I have got onto the MA Fashion Journalism course at LCF. I start in September! Woo-hoo!
Congratulations to you! That really sounds like a dream to me... The (BA) Fashion Journalism course sounds so super super interesting to me! Can you tell me something about it maybe ? Or haven't you studied Fashion Journalism before? Did you have to do some sort of task to get in? I am sorry for all my questions but I am so very curious

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Aww thank you!

I will answer as many questions for you as I can.

I have just finished my degree in BA Hons' Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London - just on Weds' actually! To get onto the course you have to write: a personal statement, an essay answering one of the questions that they have created and a 'final topic' outline.

Then if you get pass that stage, you then go for an interview. But really, Andrew Tucker (the course director) is such a sweetie and is really, really funny - that interview was probably the best one I've had. It was so laid back and the questions were obvious - e.g. why are you interested in fashion? What designers do you like? Etc...but he was more interested in me being a camp counsellor at Camp Shane in NYC, lol! He told me I got more and more interesting as the interview was progressing.

Andrew also said he normally takes individuals onto his course with an English or Sociology degree - I suppose because there is 'cultural theory' involved within the course. Therefore sociologist are very good at analysing how fashion influences society, sub-cultures, etc so they are very analytical whereas English graduates will write beautifully.

Some individuals will argue that you do not need an MA in Journalism...that might be the case back in the 70s, 80s or 90s...or maybe even for some nowdays. But when I phoned round, they told me I need an post-graduate degree. Plus to have an MA in Fashion Journalism means you are learning and growing with the next generation of fashion designers, journalists, etc situated around you within that institution. Plus you will learn a lot and have an extremely impressive CV, so its all good!

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Aww thank you!

I will answer as many questions for you as I can.

I have just finished my degree in BA Hons' Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London - just on Weds' actually! To get onto the course you have to write: a personal statement, an essay answering one of the questions that they have created and a 'final topic' outline.

Then if you get pass that stage, you then go for an interview. But really, Andrew Tucker (the course director) is such a sweetie and is really, really funny - that interview was probably the best one I've had. It was so laid back and the questions were obvious - e.g. why are you interested in fashion? What designers do you like? Etc...but he was more interested in me being a camp counsellor at Camp Shane in NYC, lol! He told me I got more and more interesting as the interview was progressing.

Andrew also said he normally takes individuals onto his course with an English or Sociology degree - I suppose because there is 'cultural theory' involved within the course. Therefore sociologist are very good at analysing how fashion influences society, sub-cultures, etc so they are very analytical whereas English graduates will write beautifully.

Some individuals will argue that you do not need an MA in Journalism...that might be the case back in the 70s, 80s or 90s...or maybe even for some nowdays. But when I phoned round, they told me I need an post-graduate degree. Plus to have an MA in Fashion Journalism means you are learning and growing with the next generation of fashion designers, journalists, etc situated around you within that institution. Plus you will learn a lot and have an extremely impressive CV, so its all good!
Thank you so so much for your helpful answers ! It sounds even more great to me now! I live in the Netherlands and here there aren't any courses in Fashion Journalism, we do have courses in Journalism but I am much more interested in the fashion part only...

Could you maybe give me an example of one of those questions you were supposed to answer?

I also think it's a great fact when a teacher is being nice to you during an interview. I have had an interview for a Fashion Design course in The Netherlands and it was absolutely awful! Luckily I had a great interview yesterday so I am back to positive thinking now

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k i need help...i even PMed someone in the thread about the BA womenswear

i got in the foundation course at LCF but my first choice was really CSM, based on what everybody already knows, the reputation (overrated or not, it's pretty well known here in brazil!). the interviewer said i had no chance of getting in CSM cos it was super competitive but he offered me a spot in LCF. i was just wondering if the level's really that different or CSM is all about the hype...also i'm already in a fashion uni here, it's supposidely more technical, and i've heard LCF is pretty technical as well...do they give any emphasis on criativity at all??

mehhh help me decide please!!

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Thank you so so much for your helpful answers ! It sounds even more great to me now! I live in the Netherlands and here there aren't any courses in Fashion Journalism, we do have courses in Journalism but I am much more interested in the fashion part only...

Could you maybe give me an example of one of those questions you were supposed to answer?

I also think it's a great fact when a teacher is being nice to you during an interview. I have had an interview for a Fashion Design course in The Netherlands and it was absolutely awful! Luckily I had a great interview yesterday so I am back to positive thinking now
Well the question I answer was:
Is fashion a reliable mirror of change in society?

Can't remember what the rest of the questions are now, but I will see if I can find them and let you know. But I thought that question was the easiest one that I could answer from a fashion and sociological point of view.

Are you starting a university course in September - if so is it a BA course? Are you going to take up an MA course and if so...in London? You really should!

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k i need help...i even PMed someone in the thread about the BA womenswear

i got in the foundation course at LCF but my first choice was really CSM, based on what everybody already knows, the reputation (overrated or not, it's pretty well known here in brazil!). the interviewer said i had no chance of getting in CSM cos it was super competitive but he offered me a spot in LCF. i was just wondering if the level's really that different or CSM is all about the hype...also i'm already in a fashion uni here, it's supposidely more technical, and i've heard LCF is pretty technical as well...do they give any emphasis on criativity at all??

mehhh help me decide please!!
They are both part of the 'University of the Arts London' - so what does it matter? If you get a degree from LCF or CSM - it will still have the 'University of the Arts London' on your degree certificate. Just like the 'University of London' does for Goldsmiths, Birkbeck, Kings, Royal Holloway, UCL, etc - as they are all part of the U of L.

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They are both part of the 'University of the Arts London' - so what does it matter? If you get a degree from LCF or CSM - it will still have the 'University of the Arts London' on your degree certificate. Just like the 'University of London' does for Goldsmiths, Birkbeck, Kings, Royal Holloway, UCL, etc - as they are all part of the U of L.
There's no difference between the UoL's constituent colleges? Pull the other one, it's got bells on. Why would someone meet an AAA offer from the LSE or UCL only to gain an equivalent degree to people going to Goldsmiths, QMUL &c on Bs and Cs... Also UCL and LSE can choose to have their own university on their certificates instead of UoL now.

The same goes for UAL.

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There's no difference between the UoL's constituent colleges? Pull the other one, it's got bells on. Why would someone meet an AAA offer from the LSE or UCL only to gain an equivalent degree to people going to Goldsmiths, QMUL &c on Bs and Cs... Also UCL and LSE can choose to have their own university on their certificates instead of UoL now.

The same goes for UAL.
So my degree is worth nothing? It is still part of the University of London, that is what is on the degree. LSE and UCL offer different courses to what Goldsmiths offer - as Goldsmiths is more of an Art college, it is still very well established and extremely difficult for one to get into. People are too snobby about institutions, at the end of the day - it depends on how good the actual person is. I know one individual who graduated from Greenwich University who had interview against an individual who graduated from Cambridge for a lecturer position. The individual who graduated from Greenwich got the job!

Anyway if it was good enough for Mary Quant, it was good enough for me! Plus Goldsmiths is within the top 10 for Sociology in the UK, which is great news for me - seeing as that is what I have my degree in!

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