The MA Fashion Journalism program is designed to give students advanced training in the mastery of journalism for print, web, and other platforms. The 42-unit program concludes with a final thesis project and students will graduate with a robust portfolio of writing samples reflective of the voice and perspective they are ready to bring into this exciting industry.
MA Fashion Journalism Unit Requirements
- Major 27 units
- Directed Study 6 units
- Graduate Liberal Arts 3 units
- Electives* 6 units
TOTAL 42 units
*Per director approval
MA Fashion Journalism Degree Requirements
- Successful completion of Final Thesis Project
- Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
- Minimum grade of C in all required 42 units
MA Fashion Journalism - Program Learning Outcomes
Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria:
MFA Thesis Project
- Present an original thesis concept worthy of the MFA degree
- Demonstrate the feasibility of their thesis project
- Research, plan, and write a thesis consisting of one of the following: a series of three to five feature articles for print or online publication; a functioning fashion website; three to five test shoots exploring a particular genre or set of styles, demonstrating basics of styling; or a project that converges two or more of the above categories
Apply basic design principles to creative work
Verbal and Written Communication
- Write compelling material for print, online, or broadcast media
- Clearly convey ideas and concepts using specific fashion industry language
- Effectively pitch ideas
- Conduct effective interviews
- Develop both a personal voice and the ability to adapt voice to fit a variety of print/online publications
- Conduct in-depth research to develop material for print, online, or broadcast media.
- Demonstrate ability to undertake editorial “packages,’’ combining various journalistic features
Collaborate effectively to produce creative projects.
Create a relevant and original portfolio and collateral materials which can be used to market themselves to the industry
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Last updated April 28, 2016