Life // What does a Fashion communication and promotions student do?
Before I went to university, I had no idea what I wanted to do. I didn't know how many courses were out there to choose from, what they all had to offer, and which was the best place to go for them. I'm not going to lie, although I have been interested in fashion for a while, I had no idea I wanted to do it as a career until I found this course. I thought I would share the wonders of this course with you all, and maybe give someone some insight if they were looking to go into fashion but didn't know what.
I study this course at Huddersfield Uni which is a lovely little place, I have met the nicest people and it isn't true at all that all fashion students are bitchy. The course itself covers so many different areas, from styling, PR, Marketing, Trend forecasting, Photo shoot planning, connecting with creatives, fashion journalism and so on. From coming in knowing hardly any industry skills in the first year, I am now in the third year, feeling stressed (deadlines) but ready to get a 'real job' (scary).
This course prepares you for the real world, the world in industry. It lets you explore so many areas of fashion and helps you decide what you want to be and do. Don't get me wrong, I don't think you know what you want to do until you've been out there and tried it, but for me this is a great stepping stone.