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Fashion Communication and Promotion at Norwich

Welcome Week starts on Monday 25 September and this is when we will meet you on campus and introduce you to our buildings and facilities. You will meet the staff team and other students on your course and take part in some introductory activities designed so you can get to know each other and remain safe on campus.

You will also attend talks about the services and facilities the University offers. The first taught day of your course is the Monday 2 October. Generally, you will have timetabled sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday each week and occasional Friday sessions. The rest of the week will usually be independent study time for you to research and develop your projects.

Individual timetables will be given at the start of the course. In addition to sessions on campus, there will also be digital teaching sessions such as individual tutorials and industry guest lectures too. You will be introduced to all these elements so don’t worry about any of this now!

On independent study days, and days where digital teaching is scheduled, you will be able to access the campus to continue your work as needed, or you can elect to work remotely. We will help you plan your time.

We’ve put together some suggestions of things you might like to read, watch, and do before you arrive, and provided suggestions about equipment and materials you are likely to need, so please read through this page carefully.

We look forward to seeing you in September.

Suggested preparation

You may wish to start exploring some resources before starting the course, below is a list of recommended platforms you can access for free and might find useful and inspiring

Read

For different voices and perspectives on fashion and contemporary culture;

Podcasts

  • The Business of Fashion – for all things fashion business, offering an authoritative and analytical point of view
  • Create Tomorrow – WGSN – one of the leading trend forecasting platforms offering insights on all areas of the fashion industry
  • Unravel: A Fashion Podcast – exploring the importance of fashion history Today

Instagram

  • @fashionroundtable A leading voice for a successful, sustainable and inclusive fashion industry

  • @thefacemagazine A forward thinking platform that champions fresh talent in music, fashion, TV, film and beyond

  • @thefuturelaboratory A blend of trend forecasting, consumer insight, foresight, brand strategy and innovation

Equipment List: Year 1 – September 2023

In preparation for starting the course you will need to bring some basic equipment and once you are here, you can build up your personal collection of materials. You will not need all these things immediately, and you will be able to purchase many of the items on the list below from the University Shop when you start.

  • Notebook or journal (A4 or A5 are ideal)
  • Fine Liner or Black Sharpie pens
  • USB stick or Hard Drive
  • Digital camera or smart phone for taking pictures or simple video.
    • This does not have to be expensive equipment; just something to ensure you can take pictures and record ideas. You will also be able to borrow higher spec DSLR cameras from the Media Resource Centre