M.A. in Fashion Design

Best 21 Master of Art Degrees in Fashion Design 2018

Fashion Design

A Master of Arts or MA is a graduate degree typically earned after a program of study of the fine arts, humanities, social sciences or other, similar concentrations. These programs tend to last one to two years.

Students who study fashion design can learn about the art of designing and creating different types of clothing and accessories. History, techniques, drawing and business are possible topics covered in programs in this field.

MA Degree in Fashion Design

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MA in Fashion Portfolio

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 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. [+]

This course provides you with an environment to work both collaboratively and independently within a portfolio of Fashion subjects.

Research and business skills.

Practice-led subject approach.

Film, Illustration, Journalism, Photography and Styling specialisms. 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 special projects and learning opportunities, enabling you to define your individual direction for a professional creative outcome.... [-]


Master of Arts in Fashion and Textile Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Milan

The Master of Arts in Fashion and Textile Design is an intensive project-based degree. During this two-year program, you will explore innovative fashion tools and manufacturing processes and the myriad creative possibilities they afford. You’ll develop the capacity to translate ideas into your own fashion language, and you’ll hone your ability to analyze and critique fashion design at a high level. [+]

MASTER OF ARTS IN FASHION AND TEXTILE DESIGN

Our ‘Learning by Doing’ approach combines traditional visual disciplines with new digital technologies and synthesizes individual study with group project work. We establish numerous collaborations and projects with Italian and international companies and institutions to give students hands-on work opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY NABA To study in Milan, recognized as the world’s capital of fashion, arts, and design. To collaborate with over 1,000 companies, working on real-world projects and complementing your studies with unique internship opportunities. To obtain a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural learning experience, with a focus on direct experimentation. To learn from an outstanding faculty of inspiring industry professionals and mentors. To attend cutting-edge programs held both in Italian and English, that will give you an internationally recognized degree. To study in an award-winning academy, selected by leading publications such as Frame Publishers, Domus Magazine, and Business of Fashion, as one of the world's top schools for art and design. ... [-]

Master of Arts in Fashion Design: Haute Couture/Haute Technology

Paris College Of Art
Campus Full time September 2018 France Paris

This one-year program focused on new materials and technologies, equips designers with the knowledge and skills required to make the most of emerging new technologies and materials. [+]

This one-year program focused on new materials and technologies, equips designers with the knowledge and skills required to make the most of emerging new technologies and materials.

New materials are being developed at a fast rate, enabling garments to do more than dress: they can measure temperature, transmit information about the wearer’s physiological state, provide stimulation, release compounds into the skin, etc. These materials are often used for sportswear and underwear, but they can serve a purpose outside of technical wear.

The goal of the program is to encourage and enable designers to incorporate them into their design, whether it be men’s, women’s or children’s wear. Students will also learn to work with new technologies, such as using 3D printing to produce a garment, creating connected garments, or incorporating LED lights in their designs. France hosts many companies specializing in innovative materials and connectivity, and we will draw on this local expertise for our Professional Practice Workshop Series. Students also attend the international Première Vision and Avantex shows for fashion professionals.... [-]


MA in Menswear

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time United Kingdom London

It is essential in this time of creative ambiguity that we develop and empower the individual. Therefore, this entrepreneurial menswear MA will recruit ambitiously envisioned designers to work on their creative expression through personal research, process development and informed professionalism. [+]

It is essential in this time of creative ambiguity that we develop and empower the individual. Therefore, this entrepreneurial menswear MA will recruit ambitiously envisioned designers to work on their creative expression through personal research, process development and informed professionalism.

This Course is delivered by the most inspiring and informed menswear design professionals. The Team provide a learning environment that is supportive, challenging and defined by students’ application proposals in relation to either a projected or existing opportunity within menswear or the design related industries. Through self-directed and set projects students will generate original and contextualised ideas, technique and process that establishes them as influential and informed menswear design professional capable of working at the highest levels of the international menswear and design related industry.... [-]


One year Masters of Arts (MA) in Fashion Design: New Materials & Technologies

Paris College Of Art
Campus Full time September 2018 France Paris

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Fashion Design proposed by PCA, focused on new materials and technologies, is a one-year program aimed at equipping designers with the knowledge and skills required to make the most of emerging new technologies and materials. [+]

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Fashion Design proposed by PCA, focused on new materials and technologies, is a one-year program aimed at equipping designers with the knowledge and skills required to make the most of emerging new technologies and materials.

New materials are being developed at a fast rate, enabling garments to do more than dress: they can measure temperature, transmit information about the wearer’s physiological state, provide stimulation, release compounds into the skin, etc.

These materials are often used for sportswear and underwear, but they can serve a purpose outside of technical wear. The goal of the program is to encourage and enable designers of ready-to-wear to incorporate them into their design, whether it be men’s, women’s or children’s wear. Students will also learn to work with new technologies, such as using 3D printing to produce a garment or creating connected garments.... [-]


Ma In Sustainability In Fashion And Creative Industries

AMD Akademie Mode & Design
Campus Full time September 2018 Germany Berlin

Develop Sustainable Design Strategies and Management Approaches in the Creative Industries - The Sustainability in English Masters Program in Fashion and Creative Industries trains change agents to shape the transformation of the creative industries with holistic, sustainability-oriented approaches. [+]

Sustainability in Fashion and Creative Industries (MA)

Develop Sustainable Design Strategies and Management Approaches in the Creative Industries - The Sustainability in English Masters Program in Fashion and Creative Industries trains change agents to shape the transformation of the creative industries with holistic, sustainability-oriented approaches.

This unique program is aimed at creative designers as well as solution-oriented managers who have an awareness of resources and want to position themselves in an environmentally, ethically, socially and economically sustainable way.

The Master program covers the four major fields of study "Sustainable Design Strategies", "Sustainable Production and Textiles", "Sustainable Marketing and Business" and "Sustainable Design Anthropology" . They explore design developments and trends, deal with the origin of resources and material as well as their recycling, get to know concepts of sustainable production and sustainable consumption - and become experts in environmental and social management.... [-]


Master of Arts in Fashion and Accessories Design

HEAD - Geneva
Campus Full time September 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The aim of the programme is to train designers capable of providing new aesthetic impulses, whether running their own clothing, accessory or jewelry brands or as artistic directors of established firms. [+]

The aim of the programme is to train designers capable of providing new aesthetic impulses, whether running their own clothing, accessory or jewelry brands or as artistic directors of established firms.

As of the 2012-2013 academic year, HEAD – Geneva offers a new master’s course in Fashion and Accessory Design, the only one of its kind in Switzerland. The course is aimed at Swiss and foreign students and young professionals working in fashion and accessories (apparel and accessories in the broad sense: jewelry, watches, spectacles, ‘personal equipment’ and so on) or related disciplines.

The course focuses on design projects for the human body connected with the individual’s identity and social status issues, activities and needs, and more generally issues of lifestyle and Zeitgeist. It sets out to strengthen designers’ creative skills in appropriating their own language, stylistic vocabulary and world. They must be able to translate these elements into collections and products that respond to contemporary or future social issues and put them to use in various contexts.... [-]


MA Design Specialising in Fashion Design

AAS College
Campus Full time 13  September 2018 Greece Thessaloniki

The course gives creative fashion design practitioners chance to explore personal interests at postgraduate level, underpinned by extensive research, and combined with benefits of debate and peer review. The individual will subsequently be able to view their role as fashion designer within the industry of the future. [+]

MA Design Specialising in Fashion Design

The course gives creative fashion design practitioners chance to explore personal interests at postgraduate level, underpinned by extensive research, and combined with benefits of debate and peer review. The individual will subsequently be able to view their role as fashion designer within the industry of the future.

Teaching involves a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, presentations and integration of consultancy with industry, and assessment is continuous. Theory underpinning practice is developed simultaneously throughout each semester and Negotiated Agreements Parts I and II allow students to acquire the ability to develop and refine proposals, which underpin their major projects and reflect on personal progress. Students are expected to contextualize their work within a current framework and develop evaluative skills in order to articulate their point of view. Research Methods and Application introduces students to a range of analytical research tools, forming the basis for all in-depth self-directed projects on the programme.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Stage Design & Fashion Design

University of Arts in Poznań
Campus Full time October 2018 Poland Poznań

Department of Scenography at the Faculty of Architecture and Design consists of five design studios, which conduct an interdisciplinary design and artistic educational work directed at the conscious and responsible shaping of the visual identity of the ‘stage’-the nearest environment. Stage Design and Fashion Design as specializations refer to creating ‘occasional space’ (theatre, TV studio, exhibitions, shows, spectacles, parades etc.). [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Stage Design & Fashion Design

Department of Scenography at the Faculty of Architecture and Design consists of five design studios, which conduct an interdisciplinary design and artistic educational work directed at the conscious and responsible shaping of the visual identity of the ‘stage’-the nearest environment. Stage Design and Fashion Design as specializations refer to creating ‘occasional space’ (theatre, TV studio, exhibitions, shows, spectacles, parades etc.).

Program Stage Design (Scenography)

Department of Scenography at the Faculty of Architecture and Design consists of five design studios which conduct an interdisciplinary design and artistic educational work directed atthe conscious and responsible shaping of the visual identity of the ‘stage’-the nearest environment.... [-]


MA Fashion Womenswear

Royal College of Art
Campus Full time October 2018 United Kingdom London

Remember that you are unique, with unique visions to tell – listen to that and allow that to inform your time. And yet times are full of noise and so unless you free-fall a little in ways that you are able to, this gets clouded fast. There is also a sharp reality about the economics of our time that makes our expectations and demands for a speed and conclusion and arrival too fast… [+]

About the Programme

Remember that you are unique, with unique visions to tell – listen to that and allow that to inform your time. And yet times are full of noise and so unless you free-fall a little in ways that you are able to, this gets clouded fast. There is also a sharp reality about the economics of our time that makes our expectations and demands for a speed and conclusion and arrival too fast…

But this is your place, your time and this is what you must respond to, to enable growth of the new, as you can be this new liquid society that runs through the fingers of the big players... mercurial and magical...

A fearless approach to creative expression, fanatical technique and an informed professionalism is what we look for and encourage on this programme. The focus is towards strengthening this spirit of exploration through unique expertise and a polymathic debate with modern global awareness. We further encourage a strong work ethic across a broad variety of personally driven, industry-oriented and cross-programme design projects.... [-]


MA Fashion Menswear

Royal College of Art
Campus Full time October 2018 United Kingdom London

Remember that you are unique and have a vision to share – listen to that vision and allow it to inform your time as a designer. The contemporary is full of noise and so unless you free-fall a little in ways that you are able to, this vision gets clouded fast. There is a sharp reality about the economics of our time that creates expectations and demands speed, or conclusions that arrive too fast. [+]

About the Programme

Remember that you are unique and have a vision to share – listen to that vision and allow it to inform your time as a designer. The contemporary is full of noise and so unless you free-fall a little in ways that you are able to, this vision gets clouded fast. There is a sharp reality about the economics of our time that creates expectations and demands speed, or conclusions that arrive too fast. But this is your place, your time and this is what you must respond to, to enable growth of the new. You can be the new liquid society that runs through the fingers of the big players – mercurial and magical.

A fearless approach to creative expression, fanatical technique and an informed professionalism is what we look for and encourage on this programme. The focus is towards strengthening this spirit of exploration through unique expertise and a polymathic debate with modern global awareness. We further encourage a strong work ethic across a broad variety of personally driven, industry-oriented and cross-programme design projects.... [-]


MA Fashion Futures

University of the Arts London
Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom London

Fashion Futures explores the nature and purpose of design in a rapidly changing world, building a generation of practitioners who are adaptable, experimental, eco-literate and culturally sensitive. [+]

Fashion Futures explores the nature and purpose of design in a rapidly changing world, building a generation of practitioners who are adaptable, experimental, eco-literate and culturally sensitive.

The course places sustainability at the heart of fashion practice, touching on social, environmental, and technological agendas, whilst offering the freedom to create speculate and imagine paths to a better future."

Content and Structure

In this groundbreaking course, you are encouraged to explore and develop speculative fashion practice and theoretical perspectives in parallel. You will identify new territories for fashion and work in new spaces to communicate ideas in relation to design for sustainability where digital design applications, the interplay of hard and soft sciences, design featuring, fashion design theory, fashion thinking, meta-design, ethics, politics, psychology and anthropology are considered.... [-]


MA in Fashion Design Technology (Womenswear)

University of the Arts London
Campus Full time 15  September 2018 United Kingdom London

Guided by experienced staff and resourced with state of the art equipment, this postgraduate fashion design course nurtures talent and develops directional womenswear designers whose cutting-edge fashion influences the future of the industry. [+]

Guided by experienced staff and resourced with state of the art equipment, this postgraduate fashion design course nurtures talent and develops directional womenswear designers whose cutting-edge fashion influences the future of the industry.

Content and Structure

MA Fashion Design Technology Womenswear seeks to recruit ambitious, creative designers who have a long-term fashion focus and wish to work for a key brand or set up their own label. Based primarily in London’s West End at John Prince’s Street and resourced by the specialist equipment at our other central sites, contemporary technology is at the core of this course.

CAD CAM, state of the art knitting machines and facilities for digital print, rapid proto-typing and laser cutting allow students to produce womenswear collections that innovate in the field.... [-]


MA Fashion Design Technology (Menswear)

University of the Arts London
Campus Full time 15  September 2018 United Kingdom London

A dynamic menswear course with an international reputation for challenging the conventions of fashion design, nurturing and refining talent to produce some of the most forward-thinking creatives in menswear design today. [+]

A dynamic menswear course with an international reputation for challenging the conventions of fashion design, nurturing and refining talent to produce some of the most forward-thinking creatives in menswear design today.

Content and Structure

MA FDT Menswear at London College of Fashion has built an international reputation for design that asks questions and presents unexpected solutions to the mainstays of fashion design and garment construction. It is a course where innovation and craft intersect at the crossroads of modernity to produce pioneering menswear designers.

Students investigate their own practice to define design methodologies that encompass key concepts of fabric, cut and silhouette. Based on rigorous research and analytical thinking, the course encourages fresh perspectives in menswear design.... [-]


MA Fashion Artefact

University of the Arts London
Campus Full time 15  September 2018 United Kingdom London

Internationally recognised as a pioneering incubator of original designers who challenge the notion of how fashion products change and influence the world we live in. [+]

Internationally recognised as a pioneering incubator of original designers who challenge the notion of how fashion products change and influence the world we live in.

Content and Structure

MA Fashion Artefact is as original as its name suggests. The course is recognised as a pioneering incubator of ideas and philosophies and has been hailed as a leader in educational studio practice. It has developed and nurtured an impressive roster of alumni who have been awarded top prizes at many international competitions and had their work showcased at prestigious international exhibitions.

Students within Fashion Artefact develop both a comprehensive and personal perspective on fashion in its widest context. The course defines its position within education and the wider creative industries by focusing on the provocative possibilities of an ever-changing spectrum of arenas and audiences.... [-]