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Fashion Journalism/Magazine Journalism?

daydreamerxxodaydreamerxxo Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
edited December 2012 in Journalism Major
I want to get into fashion journalism and work up to working for a magazine and/or reporting on fashion.

I know most schools don't offer fashion journalism as a major. I did apply to Lasell College in Massachusetts, that does actually offer this.

Does anyone know of any good schools with fashion journalism/magazine journalism, or just journalism and fashion design/other fashion studies? Or, even fashion and writing/creative writing could work.

Btw, I'm going to start in the spring. I'm stressing out about finding a school now!

Thank you :)
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Replies to: Fashion Journalism/Magazine Journalism?

  • CE527MCE527M Registered User Posts: 4,989 Senior Member
    I really don`t know anything about Fashion Journalism, but you could probably good schools just by Googling it.
  • DanlincouDanlincou Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    BU has magazine journalism, I know because DD is looking into it.
  • daydreamerxxodaydreamerxxo Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    Thank you for your responses :)
  • berries123berries123 Registered User Posts: 136 Junior Member
    Hey! A while ago someone posted another thread similar to this one, so I'm just going to repost what I wrote previously.
    Reiterating on what the others have said, you do not have to major in fashion or journalism to become a fashion writer. I'm interested in fashion journalism myself & I'm also a rising senior! My advice to you would be to gain as much knowledge about the industry as possible. Read blogs, read magazines, follow editors on twitter and/or tumblr. Try and write a lot, about fashion and about other things. If you want to you can start a blog, but I don't see it as necessary. I would recommend taking art history classes in college because it can help you gain a more critical eye when it comes to the fashion industry. Even though I want to work in the fashion industry, I want a liberal arts education because I think it's important to be a well-rounded and educated student. I also feel like it will help be become a better writer & critical thinker. Check out this Teen Vogue link (http://m.teenvogue.com/careers/job-a...college-majors), where different editors talk about what they're majors were & most of them didn't major in journalism. In college, I would say get involved in your college paper, or maybe your school will have a fashion magazine; get involved with that. And apply for internships!! If you go to college in NYC, try and get internships during the school year because competition for summer internships is tough & the more experience you have, the better. Some schools in NYC you could consider (depending on your stats) are Columbia, FIT, Parsons, Barnard, Pace, Eugene Lang, and Fordham. Good luck!!
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