MA in Fashion Communication

Best 10 MA Degrees in Fashion Communication 2017

Fashion Communication

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MA in Fashion Portfolio

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

This course provides you with an environment to work both collaboratively and independently within a portfolio of Fashion subjects, which include Film, Illustration, Journalism, Photography and Styling specialisms. Together with other students you will engage in furthering your intellectual enquiry through Research Methods, and develop business and entrepreneurial skills to underpin your future career... [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Fashion Communication. MA in Fashion Portfolio This course provides you with an environment to work both collaboratively and independently within a portfolio of Fashion subjects, which include Film, Illustration, Journalism, Photography and Styling specialisms. Together with other students you will engage in furthering your intellectual enquiry through Research Methods, and develop business and entrepreneurial skills to underpin your future career. In subjects, knowledge is deepened through specialist projects and learning opportunities, enabling you to define your individual direction for a professional creative outcome. You have access to a wide range of specialist facilities and the experience of dedicated academic staff and visiting professionals. Course Structure If studying full-time you will undertake 60 credits of modules over each Trimester. In part-time mode you will undertake 30 credits of modules over a Trimester. You will begin the course with the module in ‘Research Methods 1’. This will enable you to contextual and describe your intentions for developing your own practice in one of the specialist subject areas within the Fashion Portfolio – Film, Illustration, Journalism, Photography and Styling. In the studio practice module ‘Establishing Skills and Identity’, you will work within your subject area and the associated facilities. You will then undertake ‘Research Methods 2’, which is aimed at developing relevant skills needed for a creative career, and further your studio practice in the ‘Defining Practice’ module. For the final 60 credits you will undertake the ‘Final Masters Project’. This allows you to develop a body of work leading to a publication or an exhibition. Modules Trimester 1 Research Methods 1: Contextual Research and Creating Narratives Establishing Skills and Identity: Film Illustration Journalism Photography Styling Trimester 2 Research Methods 2: Defining Audience, Market Research, Entrepreneurship, Business Development and Promotional Skills Defining Practice: Film Illustration Journalism Photography Styling Trimester 3 Final Masters Project in: Fashion Photography Fashion Styling Fashion Illustration Fashion Film Fashion Journalism Teaching Methods and Resources Studio engagement Technical demonstrations Practical workshop introductions Taught practical sessions Directed or self-directed projects Active participation through seminars, group work and directed learning Engagement in using both hand and digital processes Lecture series Individual and group tutorials Study trips and gallery visits Personal presentation, display and documentation of work Self-directed research and study activities You will receive extensive personal support from a friendly and caring staff, good practical and theoretical education, extensive workshop facilities and availability of careers advice and support. Assessment criteria The PGCert is assessed by studio exhibition and/or portfolio presentation with a marketing report. The PGDip involves a written report including market analysis of your chosen product field. Practical work is presented by studio work and/or portfolio. For the MA you will present a cohesive body of creative work, supported by written work. Career opportunities The course will prepare students for the following careers: Fashion Photographer Fashion Stylist Fashion Illustrator Fashion Film Maker Fashion Journalist Entry requirements Admission is normally based on a good undergraduate degree in a design or media discipline together with an interview. Applicants with a good honours degree in a related discipline and/or with relevant work experience will also be considered. To help applicants – especially those from overseas – to decide if this course is appropriate for them, it is advisable to contact the Course Director prior to application. [-]

Master of Arts in Fashion Enterprise Creation

Amsterdam Fashion Institute
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

Our two year Master of Arts programme will prepare you to become a fashion entrepreneur by equipping you with all the skills you’ll need to operate your business which you will launch while studying on the programme. [+]

Start your fashion business Our two year Master of Arts programme will prepare you to become a fashion entrepreneur by equipping you with all the skills you’ll need to operate your business which you will launch while studying on the programme. Be part of the second generation of the Amsterdam Fashion Institute’s MA FEC. The MA FEC at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute is intended for new, innovative, fashion entrepreneurs who want to start a fashion business. The programme will provide students with a strong foundation in business research, management expertise, and provide training in all the essential components needed to start and operate a successful fashion enterprise. Two years full-time study (four semesters) Register and operate your business while studying Unique fashion entrepreneurship programme in the Netherlands Collaborative module with London College of Fashion in year two Programme start September 2017 Tuition fees €8,500 per year Our programme has been successfully accredited by the NVAO. Applications for the September 2017 - 2019 programme must be sent in as soon as possible because when the course is full, the applications will be stopped. Course details The programme consists of 6 modules that form the building blocks to the final business plan at MA level divided into multiple learning tracks but promoting coherence. The business plan approach and the variety of subjects and themes enable the students to learn to think in a practically oriented, research based and interdisciplinary manner. The modules are: Postgraduate & Business Research Setting up a Fashion Business Identity & Branding in Fashion Product Development, Production & Global Sourcing IP & investment Readiness Final Master Project & Collaborative Unit Modules overlap in their delivery to allow interaction between those that have interconnections in order to allow students to integrate and internalise programme content and reach the learning outcomes at master level. AMFI MA FEC with LCF A Master backed by two of Europe’s leading fashion institutes Available to recent Bachelor graduates and those with some industry experience Based in Amsterdam, starts September 2017, full-time study programme Adapted course content for local market needs Open to fashion product and service-based business proposals Your business is registered an operated while you study Collaboration with London College of Fashion in year 2 of the programme Review and input from fashion industry leaders Why Amsterdam for fashion enterprise? Amsterdam is recognised as a global hub for international orientation, entrepreneurship and the creative industries. The city is creating a warm climate for entrepreneurs, stimulating the economic impact of Amsterdam at a regional and national level. These facts ensure that the fashion industry is at the centre of business in Amsterdam. The European Union is continuing to provide provisions for small business, including adaptation of regulatory policies, support for internationalisation and in some instances access to attractive sources of capital. [-]

Master in Fashion Journalism

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time 2 - 3  September 2017 USA San Francisco

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. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Fashion Communication. 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 Visual Communication 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 Fashion Journalism Conduct in-depth research to develop material for print, online, or broadcast media. Demonstrate ability to undertake editorial “packages,’’ combining various journalistic features Collaborative Skills Collaborate effectively to produce creative projects. Professional Practices Create a relevant and original portfolio and collateral materials which can be used to market themselves to the industry Visit www.academyart.edu to learn more about total costs, median student loan debt, potential occupations and other information. Accredited Member WSCUC, NASAD, CIDA (BFA-IAD, MFA-IAD), NAAB (B.ARCH*, M.ARCH), CTC (California Teacher Credential). Acting degree program is currently not offering online courses. **B.ARCH is currently in candidacy status. [-]

One year Master of Arts (MA) in Fashion Film and Photography

Paris College Of Art
Campus Full time September 2017 France Paris

The Master of Arts (MA) in Interior Design is a one-year program aimed at emerging designers and conceived to provide them with the necessary tools and skills to become professionals in this field. [+]

The Master of Arts (MA) in Interior Design is a one-year program aimed at emerging designers and conceived to provide them with the necessary tools and skills to become professionals in this field. This program prepares students to meet the demands of an expanding high-end residential and commercial property market in capital cities around the world. Students with an undergraduate background in the arts or in design will be particularly suited for this program. A demonstrated ability to draw and sketch is an admissions criteria. Interdisciplinary in nature and structure, the program conceives the studio and the classroom as complementary spaces for developing design thinking, technical and professional skills, as well as creative expression in developing an interior design project. Since this is an initial terminal degree where graduates are expected to join the job market upon graduation, the focus of the program is on studio and research, rather than on scholarship and preparation for teaching. Graduates of the program will be able to apply their skills in settings as varied as independent interior design consultants and entrepreneurs for individual residential clients, for commercial clients (hotel chains and luxury brand flagship stores), as in-house designers for commercial retail and hotel chains, or in architecture firms. The combination of core, supporting and elective classes ensures depth and breadth of content. CORE ART & DESIGN COURSES Interior Design Studio I & II In this year-long course, students are first provided with the cultural and technical tools needed to understand inhabited spaces. Exemplary existing projects (published projects or on location in Paris) are analyzed for space elements such as: urban context, masses, negative and positive spaces, lighting, furniture functions, interior decoration, textures, color schemes. Students work on short projects to demonstrate their progressive ability to generate design solutions, select images, color and finishes, consider building-code constraints and barrier-free design. Project Fundamentals I & II In the first semester of this year-long course the focus is on business and management, shifting to communication in the second semester. Using the team project as an application, students consider professional feasibility of an idea: estimation of timeframes of each part within the whole project, measurements, budget comparisons, contract and construction costs, construction team management, and professional ethics. In the second semester, students apply the technical proficiency they have acquired in the fall CAD course to perfect their mastery of digital and hand drawing and sketching to visualize and communicate interior design projects. Students develop and explore new concepts, methods, and ideas to visually illustrate and present the various phases of the design process: concept boards, fast scale models, graphics and materials samples. Oral presentation skills to accompany their visual communication are the focus of continuous feedback for improvement. Team Project In the first semester, students work in teams on either a residential or a commercial space. They select an existing space in Paris and build the project on a proposed transformation of this space. This is a two-credit course because the majority of the work is done by students outside direct classroom instruction time. Students work in teams and meet with their instructor for 2 hours per week to review progress, receive feedback and technical conceptual suggestions for moving the project to completion. A peer review and critique with all student teams is organized at the end of weeks 5, 10, and 15. For the final critique after week 15 several faculty and at least one outside professional are also part of the jury that sets the grade. Final Individual Project A semester-long project will be conducted individually to give students the opportunity to apply all the interdisciplinary skills and knowledge gathered during the first semester to either a residential or a commercial space. The project will be accompanied by a written thesis summarizing the research (historical, social, contextual and technical) in which the project is grounded and comprising a budget and timeline. This is a two-credit course because the majority of the work is done by students outside direct classroom instruction time. Students meet with their instructor for 2 hours per week to review progress, receive feedback and technical and conceptual suggestions for moving the project to completion. A peer review and critique with all student teams is organized at the end of weeks 5, 10, and 15. For the final critique after week 15 several faculty and outside professionals are also part of the jury that sets the grade. SUPPORTING ART & DESIGN COURSES History of World Architecture and Interiors The course will analyze and compare 20th and 21st century architectures and interiors in Japan, Scandinavia, North America, South America, and the Mediterranean. Students will work towards situating design and architecture practices within larger intellectual and historical frameworks by exploring the indissoluble connections linking ideas and products of human culture. Students will acquire the critical methodologies applicable to design and architecture to think more systematically about the evolution of architecture and interiors over time. Technical Drawing This course is meant to provide students with the necessary practical skills to describe and represent space. It is dedicated to 2D technical drawing (measures, plan, section, views, and axonometric projections) using CAD software programs Adobe Creative Suites, AutoCAD, 3 D Studio Max, Sketchup and VRAY, as needed for most projects. PCA has a license for all its students, faculty and staff to use lynda.com, a platform for online tutorials for all software programs required for art and design. Professional Practice Workshop Series Professionals from the Parisian design world will come in to introduce students to their professional practice and engage them in practical exercises preparing them for the job market. Instructors will be drawn from a broad range of fields, including designers, architects, fashion designers, magazine editors, buyers, headhunters, etc. Master’s Thesis Students will document the research they conduct on the theme of their final project, as well as the research they have done on the cost and means of production of their project. One of the criteria for evaluating the thesis is the extent to which the student’s work is situated in an art-historic and cultural context, requiring students to conduct art historical research using written documentation, artefacts, and the learning resources available to them in Paris. ELECTIVES French Students take a placement test to be placed into one of three levels of French language: introductory, intermediate and advanced. Classes meet twice a week and propose a combination or written and oral exercises designed to strengthen vocabulary, grammar, written and oral expression. Concept Development: Storytelling In this semester-long course students learn to quickly develop and research concepts to tell a story in images and words. The aim is to provide them with the tools, skills and processes that they will need to respond to a client brief in a professional and convincing manner. It is open as an elective to students from other departments, since the ability to come up with creative ideas, researching them and then “packaging” them in a compelling verbal and visual story is a key skill for any designer, whether it is to develop a story for a fashion editorial, an accessories line, or the concept for a new restaurant interior). The disciplinary mix of students also serves to prepare them to work within interdisciplinary teams, which is what they will be faced with in the professional world. Intellectual Property Rights The I.P. course covers issues related to copyright, patents, contracts and liabilities as they apply to art and design. Students will learn about international laws related to copyright and patents and learn how to protect their intellectual property and the best strategies to adopt in different circumstances. Designers’ Social and Ethical Responsibility In this course students are brought to think about the ethical implications of a designer’s choices on the life cycle of an object (materials, means and conditions of production, recycling, etc.). Each student will select a garment line from a given brand and research its life cycle. [-]

MA Fashion Communication

University of the Arts London
Campus Full time January 2017 United Kingdom London

With its three distinctive but interconnected pathways, this course is for dynamic students looking to thrive within the fashion communications industry at the highest level. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Fashion Communication. With its three distinctive but interconnected pathways, this course is for dynamic students looking to thrive within the fashion communications industry at the highest level. The Fashion Journalism pathway focuses on writing, editing and digital media. Fashion Communication & Promotion is for innovative image-makers; and Fashion Critical Studies offers an academic approach to the analysis of Fashion. Content and Structure The MAFC course consists of three specific pathways. While each pathway has a distinct approach to Fashion Communication, cross pathway projects will connect subject specialists into vibrant groups creating challenging and industry relevant experiences. There are key points in the year when MAFC students will interact with MA Fashion Design students and experience Fashion Communication in a live context. In January and February the build up to the MA Fashion Show at London Fashion Week will provide opportunities to participate in the production and organisation of a fashion show. In May MAFC students can work with BA Fashion students as they present their degree fashion show. The MAFC course is framed in the highly creative Fashion Programme at Central Saint Martins, but also within an Art School philosophy where other creative disciplines such as Graphic Communication, Architecture, Textiles, Jewellery, Product Design and Fine Art offer debates, collaborations and new approaches to the subject. The extensive global CSM networks offer contemporary fashion links, creative networks and live industry projects. Expertise from the UAL research staff, high-profile academics and industry professionals ensure a global and industry relevant perspective. The vibrant post-graduate community across UAL also offers exciting opportunities for subject discussion and collaboration. Fashion Communication & Promotion The Fashion Communication & Promotion (FCP) pathway is for traditional and/or digital focused image-makers. Encompassing a broad range of fashion related communication including photography, styling, illustration, filmmaking, graphics and art direction, the pathway is for creatives wanting to further innovate within their specialism. The pathway examines, through theory and practice, contemporary Fashion Communication & Promotion and aims to challenge new practices and future communication ideas. Unit 1: Investigation This Unit challenges your assumptions and broadens your thinking and awareness, encouraging you to develop greater knowledge of your specialist subject and, in tandem, of the international aspects of the fashion communications industry. You will examine the current traditional and digital platforms for communicating contemporary fashion. Fashion photography, styling, illustration, fashion graphics, fashion film and fashion show production all effectively define a brands’ aesthetic and approach. Students will explore the impact of digital and social media from mobile multimedia devices, social networks and blogs on contemporary fashion. These networked online environments create new forms of engagement with fashion and you will explore how brands use multi-platforms to promote their products. This is complemented by first-hand observation of how fashion collections are created and how fashion designers work. A key project is based on working collaboratively with MA Fashion design students in the weeks preceding their show during London Fashion Week and their MA exhibition. This mutually beneficial project may involve analysis of the designers’ collections and / or creating visual or written content to promote their collections. Unit 2: Specialist Major Project The Specialist Major Project Unit is driven by notions of original thinking, innovation and change - the aim being for you to lead thinking and practice in fashion communication by challenging current conceptions. As the online and physical fashion world is changing constantly, you will explore the convergence between fashion, media, communication, technology and the viewer’s experience. Negotiating the digital and physical world you will explore new innovations in fashion communication and consider the ways by which fashion as an embodied practice of everyday life becomes part of the global communications network and in doing so defines your own personal viewpoint. This Unit requires you to research, contextualise and produce a substantial body of new work as you transition from student to professional fashion communicator. Utilising a diverse range of traditional and new media platforms, you are asked to draw on the knowledge, skills, approaches and creative sensibilities developed during Unit 1 to support and inform your direction within this self-directed phase of work. Fashion Journalism The Fashion Journalism (FJ) pathway provides the academic background and technical and analytical skills to succeed in the challenging world of modern-day media, including both print and digital. The pathway continues to build on the College’s forty-year track record in Fashion Journalism, offering the opportunity to focus on fashion writing for different media and markets typically leading to writing and editing jobs on magazines, newspapers or websites. Framed in a broad, international context and aimed primarily at writers and editors, writing for traditional magazines and newspapers is explored, alongside digital publishing including blogs, websites, e-commerce and social media. The pathway responds to the industry’s insatiable demand for quality, written content from smart, fashion-aware journalists, promoting a creative and commercial understanding of fashion journalism. Unit 1: Investigation This Unit challenges your assumptions and broadens your thinking and awareness, encouraging you to develop greater knowledge of your specialist subject and, in tandem, of the international aspects of the fashion communications industry. Fashion Journalism is requiring fresh approaches in a multimedia age, with new challenges linked to the rise of digital and social media and you will be challenged to discover new methods of communication that responds to niche audiences and their needs. This will include how to create multi-layered levels of information on several channels to engage with readers and generate editorial conversations that assess reader participation. Creating written content, ranging from extended features to effective tweets will be explored as will the impact of customer magazines and branded content. This is complemented by first-hand observation of how fashion collections are created and how fashion designers work. A key project is based on working collaboratively with MA Fashion design students in the weeks preceding their show during London Fashion Week and their MA exhibition. This mutually beneficial project may involve analysis of the designers’ collections and / or creating visual or written content to promote their collections. Unit 2: Specialist Major Project The Specialist Major Project Unit is driven by notions of original thinking, innovation and change - the aim being for you to lead thinking and practice in fashion communication by challenging current conceptions. This Unit requires you to research, contextualise and produce a substantial body of new work as you transition from student to professional fashion communicator. Utilising a diverse range of traditional and new media platforms, you are asked to draw on the knowledge, skills, approaches and creative sensibilities developed during Unit 1 to support and inform your direction within this self-directed phase of work. You will demonstrate an innovative approach to writing about and reporting on fashion. This will involve defining a specific audience and creating written content that has an original and focused direction endorsed by primary research. You will also define the context of your writing, exploring how print journalism has undergone the most dramatic change in 100 years due to shift to online publishing. You will be expected to evaluate current publishing business models, content and target audiences and negotiate how fashion journalism in the 21st century requires the ability to navigate both traditional media as well as online environments. Fashion Critical Studies In this pathway, students take an academic approach to the analysis of fashion. You explore fashion as an object, image, text and practice through disciplines such as art, history, literature, politics, geography and anthropology. The interdisciplinary approach offers a fresh perspective on the cultural and historical importance of fashion, and makes vital links with other areas of art and design. You consider the social, political and economic role of fashion in its various local and global contexts. Through lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, a talks programme and collaborative projects students develop research skills in fashion to contribute to this evolving discipline, but also to wider cultural debates. Unit 1: Investigation This Unit challenges your assumptions to broaden your thinking and awareness, to encourage you to develop greater knowledge of your specialist subject and, in tandem, of the international aspects of the fashion communications industry. Interdisciplinary research is at the heart of the Fashion Critical Studies (FCS) pathway, where you will discover the cultural and historical importance of fashion. Students gain key research skills and consider historical and contemporary issues affecting the fashion industry and fashion cultures globally. Sources may include UAL Collections, art, design and other archives; there will also be links to contemporary art and fashion shows in London. This is complemented by first-hand observation of how fashion collections are created and how fashion designers work. A key project involves working collaboratively with MA Fashion design students in the weeks preceding their show during London Fashion Week and their MA exhibition. This mutually beneficial project may involve analysis of the designers’ collections and / or creating visual or written content to promote their collections. Unit 2: Specialist Major Project This Unit requires you to research, contextualise and produce a substantial body of new work as you transition from student to professional fashion communicator. You draw on the knowledge, skills, approaches and creative sensibilities developed during Unit 1 to support and inform your direction within this self-directed phase of work. The FCS pathway culminates in a major self-directed research project, in the form of a dissertation. You explore the modes of representation that fashion has taken historically, and consider the cultural contexts for new directions in fashion communication. Here, you also explore critical questions around the visuality and materiality of fashion in contemporary society. [-]

Fashion (MA)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time October 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Students can choose to work in any of the wide range of fashion areas, covering Fashion Design, Fashion Communication and Promotion, Jewellery and Accessories, or Fashion Textiles – our MA Fashion is uniquely structured to enable you to specialise while drawing on a broad range of resources and expertise. [+]

Why you should study MA Fashion at Middlesex? At Middlesex we take an innovative approach to Fashion that enables you to specialise while collaborating, experimenting, and enhancing your skills with students and staff from across the department. Taught by some of the UK's leading practitioners and technical experts, you'll explore your chosen area of Fashion within a contemporary framework that will equip you with the practical skills, business acumen and industry insights you need to succeed in today's global market. Based in our £80 million Art and Design School, our course features state-of-the-art facilities and specialist workshops fitted with both new and traditional equipment to enable you to fully realise your visions. Through a combination of workshop enquiry, in-depth research and critical understanding of your practice, we ensure that you graduate with the skills, knowledge and body of work to advance your Fashion career in new, challenging and imaginative directions. Course highlights: - Exceptional facilities that are among the best in the country, including traditional fashion workshops and equipment for screenprinting, knitting, weaving, digital printing, embroidery, metalwork, photography, reprographics, film, laser cutting, 3D printing and more - Flexibly designed module content to enable you to bring your interests and ambitions to every assessment, whether that's making textiles, designing jewellery, creating a book, producing a magazine, evolving an existing specialism you have, and more - Despite being a new MA course we have an international reputation for high calibre graduates from our BA Fashion programmes who have gone on to work for Givenchy, Kenzo, Vivienne Westwood, Preen, Aquascutum and ASOS - Opportunities to start your own label with recent examples including Boudicca, Christopher Raeburn and Ashley Isham - Access to networking opportunities, world-leading research and expertise through the Art & Design Research Institute (ADRI) on campus - As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module. [-]

MA Fashion

Kingston University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This course, with its new pathway in Knit, continues to develop into a holistic and exciting approach to fashion design and beyond. Retaining our heritage and specialism in womenswear, menswear and knitwear, the course combines industry standards with a creative and contemporary approach to fashion design. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Fashion Communication. Choose Kingston's Fashion MA This course, with its new pathway in Knit, continues to develop into a holistic and exciting approach to fashion design and beyond. Retaining our heritage and specialism in womenswear, menswear and knitwear, the course combines industry standards with a creative and contemporary approach to fashion design. Our broad design community and positioning as a progressive and highly rated design institution means that fashion can actively borrow from and share with designers in communication design, sustainable design, and product and space. Key features With our well-established industry links and partnerships, the craft and skill of fashion is paramount and is developed through pioneering projects with industry practitioners from our team. Interdisciplinary modules give you the unique opportunity to expand your current design thinking and methodology, experiment and transform your medium, and work in dynamic teams to exchange and create ideas. What will you study? The Fashion MA is a unique and innovative course combining the creative thinking of the Design School core modules with a very solid and ‘creative' fashion industry focus. The fashion-based modules will encourage you to think creatively and will also challenge you to apply your ideas and concepts to a series of briefs, some of which will arrive directly from industry sources and practitioners. The outcome is non-prescriptive and should be driven by your ambitions and approach to fashion. You will identify design narratives to inspire extensive research culminating in exciting, considered and forward-thinking design developments. You will be expected to create new responses for fashion design. Addressing the contemporary culture of fashion, you will engage within important areas of development - social politics, economics, environments, sciences and technology futures - creating a clearer understanding of fashion context. Addressing the contemporary culture of fashion, you will engage with important areas of development - social politics, economics, environments, sciences and technology futures. The core modules, which explore the fundamentals of design and identify its role in your practice, offer the opportunity to connect and interact with designers from a wide set of creative disciplines. If you choose to specialise in Knit, you will follow the same programme as MA Fashion, but will complete specialist projects within existing modules. Assessment Design projects, written submissions, presentations, and a major project. Course framework With our well-established industry links and partnerships, the craft and skill of fashion is paramount at Kingston University and is developed through pioneering projects with industry practitioners from our Fashion MA staff team. During the course you will also participate in interdisciplinary modules established across the Design School. This gives you the unique opportunity to expand your current design thinking and methodology, experiment and transform your medium, and work in dynamic teams to exchange and create ideas. The Fashion MA course consists of three stages: Stage 1 focuses on identifying and expanding your design signature in a series of critical design projects. You will be required to answer fundamental design questions to investigate your focus for your Fashion MA studies. You will engage in interdisciplinary practice and contemporary design processes, assisting you in developing significant design techniques. Stage 2 of the programme characterises your fashion practice through creative development and design articulation. You engage in live industry briefs maintaining focus. During this stage you will develop your design DNA by sharing, engaging and exchanging with industry practitioners and gaining vital feedback to challenge your practice during which you accomplish your individual Fashion MA methodology. Opportunities are available to work for major designers to assist in preparation for the London fashion shows calendar. You will also identify and build partnerships with potential sponsors, collaborators and industry partners for your Major Project. Stage 3 of the programme allows the designer to define, resolve and present their design practice. The final stage of the course is then spent developing and defining your work to creative conclusion. The Fashion Scout Presentation and Show at our annual showcase during London Fashion Week will be open to selected designers who will undertake a rigorous selection process to profile their work for the event. This conclusive phase of the Fashion MA programme is a vital opportunity to present your work as tomorrow's fashion designer, communicator, researcher, or even craftsperson. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules. The Fashion MA course is part of the Design School's postgraduate programme. The structure – shared with students from Communication Design MA, Product + Space MA, and Sustainable Design MA – enables you to explore your individual specialist interests in fashion within an integrative learning environment that provides a comprehensive understanding of the value and role of interdisciplinary methods and ways of working. The influences and impact of thinking from other related design subjects on your own specialist study is an important aspect of the identity and the community of interdisciplinary practice at masters level in the Design School. This structure is designed to help progress and develop your independent learning, encouraging you to construct and explore projects concerned with areas of particular personal interests. The overarching course philosophy, based upon an emphasis on research, methodology and design thinking, allows individual and personal concerns to be explored through focused study in fashion. The two shared modules of The Design School's Postgraduate Framework both commence with a symposium, in which high-profile external speakers present their work and contribute to a debate on a topic of relevance to all courses in the Framework. View the promotional flyer from the most recent 'Here and There' symposium (PDF), on the theme of interdisciplinarity. View the promotional flyer from the most recent 'Creating Futures' symposium (PDF), on the theme of forging a path in the creative industries. Stage 1 Designing Research Fashion Context I Stage 2 Fashion Context II Creative Futures Stage 3 Major Project Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

COLLECTION MANAGER

ESIMODE
Campus Full time September 2017 France Toulouse

This 2-year graduate course prepares for management and sales event functions within the fashion industry business. In order to fully experience and understand the academic teaching, each student complete 2 work placements during the length of the course, each taking place during the academic year and lasting between 10 to 12 weeks. [+]

In Textile and Apparel in Fashion and Luxury Industry, majoring in Fashion Business Management (Master's level) Duration of the course: 2 years Applicant must hold a bachelor degree from a regionally accredited institution, or shall have completed equivalent academic preparation as determined by appropriate campus authorities. Level and conditions of entry: Excellent command of French language This 2-year graduate course prepares for management and sales event functions within the fashion industry business. In order to fully experience and understand the academic teaching, each student complete 2 work placements during the length of the course, each taking place during the academic year and lasting between 10 to 12 weeks. Course content: Management and production control, fashion design DAO object-orientated software, Fashion design and Pattern making, History and culture of fashion, introduction to pattern making, Gradation and industrial montage of garments, Textile, fibre and fabric technology, Technical English, Personal skills and leadership practices within a professional environment, Fashion group strategies (Corporate Law/Financial management/economics). [-]

Master in Contemporary Fashion Buying

Istituto Marangoni
Campus Full time 15  October 2017 Italy Milan France Paris United Kingdom London + 4 more

This master programme is aimed at training the participant to become a fashion buyer, an experienced professional in the selection and purchase of fashion products. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Fashion Communication. Master in Contemporary Fashion Buying Aimed at candidates who have previous undergraduate study in economics, marketing or fashion design with marketing. Those who have proven work experience in these fields may also access this course. It is aimed at training the participant to become a fashion buyer, an experienced professional in the selection and purchase of fashion products. This master’s course is ‘contemporary’ as it differentiates itself by providing current and future models of business, which encapsulate recent and future innovation and technology, taught by qualified industry practitioners. Buyers need to be business-minded with strong analytical skills but also able to negotiate and work alongside creative departments. Through the study of subjects such as buying structure, trend forecasting, product and visual display, participants will learn all the technical and theoretical concepts they need to create a campaign of buying. By analysing different retail formats, gaining understanding of an organization from a buying team and studying key macro trends, they will be able to accurately understand the role of buyers and merchandisers in the global market of fashion and luxury. The contents of the course will be devoted to the knowledge of proper stock mix, the main techniques of import /export as well as pricing strategies and the profitability of a fashion product will be analysed. It will allow participants to learn how to properly plan the purchase of a seasonal collection, using a balanced mix of products and brands that fully satisfy the needs and tastes of the consumer. In addition, the study of various techniques of product development, the role of visual merchandising within a store and the adoption of joint negotiation techniques, will enable participants to tackle a real project of buying from a company that is an industry benchmark. In the final stage of the course, research methodologies and the experience acquired with the business projects will allow participants to prepare a draft strategy for buying independently. Opportunities Fashion buyers are pivotal to a successful organisation, interacting with many different departments within a company. The course also offers opportunities for progression onto research degrees and will enable participants to pursue senior job opportunities in fashion buying merchandising, product development and visual merchandising, trend forecasting and retail, as well as in other areas of the creative industries. Learning outcomes demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the practice, theories and management relating to fashion buying through the ability to use critical knowledge of key trends, market research and sales analysis to achieve business objectives for fashion brands and stakeholders; critically evaluate the buying process and understand the impact of new innovation and technology using theoretical frameworks and research, and propose strategies to meet short and long-term trading objectives of global fashion businesses; demonstrate systematic understanding of the fashion product development management process, garment construction, and critical path management to meet the needs of specific target global markets; critically appraise global sourcing opportunities (off-shore and domestic) and supply chain management components to meet consumer needs and business objectives; critically evaluate research using relevant research methodologies to acquire knowledge through own findings and those of others in order to create a substantial piece of self-directed research to industry and academic standards. Course themes strategic fashion buying fashion marketing management contemporary issues in fashion fashion buying and product development management fashion buying and supply chain management research methods dissertation *Students who successfully complete the programmes taught in English in Paris and London will be awarded with a Master's Degree by MMU (Manchester Metropolitan University). Master's degrees include a 12/14 weeks work placement. 180 credits points are available in order to gain a Master's Degree upon successful completion of the course. All candidates should meet specific requirements (please check the website www.mmu.ac.uk/international indicating your nationality and study level); for further details please do not hesitate to contact the information office at the chosen campus. **Students who successfully complete the programmes taught in milano will be awarded with an Istituto Marangoni certificate. [-]

Master in Fashion Promotion, Communication and Media

Istituto Marangoni
Campus Full time 12 - 15  February 2017 Italy Milan France Paris United Kingdom London + 4 more

The course allows participants to acquire all the technical and theoretical concepts they will need to create a communication campaign through the study of subjects such as fashion & luxury marketing management, public relations & fashion and luxury fashion advertising campaigns. [+]

Master in Fashion Promotion, Communication and Media Aimed at candidates who have previous undergraduate study in the fields of communication, advertising, business and marketing or similar, or proven work experience. The course allows participants to acquire all the technical and theoretical concepts they will need to create a communication campaign through the study of subjects such as fashion & luxury marketing management, public relations & fashion and luxury fashion advertising campaigns. During this course participants will be able to respond to emerging developments in media and communication and explore the major theories and debates that dominate the study and practice of fashion promotion, communication and media. It also evaluates the different techniques applicable in creating and understanding the role of fashion image, whilst analysing historical and contemporary references. Looking at fashion advertising, editorial and creative direction in media, communication and promotion, participants evaluate and analyse trends in fashion styling, photography and journalism. They also progress their advanced knowledge of the creative and written process to encourage their own original creativity and prepare themselves professionally for the roles of the fashion industry which foster innovation, entrepreneurial thinking and problem-solving. Particular emphasis is placed on public relations within fashion houses, from customer management to the identification of celebrities, fashion show organization and to the management of press days. Opportunities Fashion promoters define the advertising campaigns and organise promotion through the most appropriate communication channels. They organize presentations, events and fashion shows, which reflect and represent the image of a brand. They organise press offices and public relations and they have great observation and communication abilities. Fashion promoters know the requirements of fashion product consumers very well and the markets in which they operate. They can work either for a single brand or consult with various organizations. They may work in a budgetary capacity as writers in charge of public relations, or fashion show promoters within the fashion sector. Learning outcomes demonstrate a systematic understanding of the key fashion communication channels and theories, across written and visual media, and apply this understanding to fashion industry contexts, generating creative and original management solutions to specialist and non-specialist audiences in a manner appropriate to the discipline area; critically appreciate fashion branding theories and omni-channel business strategies and demonstrate comprehensive understanding of the current challenges faced by industry informed by current research; critically evaluate and analyse the current theories, concepts and management used in promoting fashion and the changing role of social media, PR in the digital age and conceptualise creative digital campaigns for a fashion brand to a global community; demonstrate leadership and problem solving skills relevant to creative direction for fashion media, and interpret knowledge and practice at the forefront of the discipline; critically evaluate research and apply appropriate methodologies of research and enquiry to own independent research, producing a substantial piece of work to industry and academic standards. Course themes contemporary fashion communication and criticism strategic branding and innovation management contemporary issues in fashion social media and digital pr management creative direction research methods dissertation [-]