Why your FMP is the best thing you’ll ever do
Abby Dennison of Sunday Girl, our guest blogger discusses just how important her final major project was in a post which may motivate you.
Students take note;
The fact is (hopefully) you’re doing a course you love to be qualified to ultimately land your dream job. Am I right in saying ‘you can’t wait to graduate to get started properly’, well I was the same. I couldn’t wait to leave uni and get a ‘proper job’ in fashion. I was all set to start applying to get my first job on the ranks as a fashion stylist for a national magazine. That had been the plan for years. Then around came Final Major Project in my third and last year at university and it all changed.
As I was doing fashion journalism we pretty much had an open brief, we could create an app, website, exhibition space, documentary, magazine; pretty much anything went! I chose to start a magazine called Sunday Girl.
Since the day I started that magazine, each waking moment I have dedicated to it even though I handed in my FMP back in May 2015. It’s now my full time job, sold in 50 stores in the UK and Japan too, I’ve just finished making issue 2 and I wouldn’t want to be doing anything other than this.
FMP time isn’t just any ‘hand in’ this is 3/4 months of your life to really go for it. This is your practice run for the real world. You have tutors with incredible industry knowledge all around you on hand to help and you will never ever get this chance again. Literally.
Whether you’re making a fashion collection, starting a new brand or making a portfolio of work, this project really will set you up for future opportunities so take it from someone who’s been there, done it and got the t-shirt.
Thank you for reading; I really hope you can take something from this piece! If you need any advice or someone to talk to then please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d be delighted to hear from you!
In the meantime check out Sunday Girl Edition 2 for more from me and the Sunday Girl team!