Master of Arts Degree in Fashion Design

Top 23 MA Degrees in Fashion Design 2017

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Master of Arts in Fashion Design

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MA in Fashion, Retail and Luxury Management

London College of Contemporary Arts
Campus Full time 18  October 2017 United Kingdom London

The MA in Fashion Retail and Luxury Management programme merges aspects retail and management, resulting in students gaining practical knowledge and skills in more than one discipline. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Fashion Design. MA in Fashion, Retail and Luxury Management The MA in Fashion Retail and Luxury Management programme merges aspects retail and management, resulting in students gaining practical knowledge and skills in more than one discipline. From analysis of the fashion system to the study of marketing techniques, the content of this programme will provide students with an extremely thorough understanding of the industry. The course also looks closely at fashion as a cultural, social and historical system characterised by ever-evolving trends. Course Requirements Bachelor’s degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent in any subject. Language proficiency: minimum IELTS 5.5.Alternative - Students who fail to meet academic requirements can be assessed on their relevant work experience (3 years management experience minimum for mature study route). Plus CV, Photograph and 2 references. [-]

Master (MA/MSc) Wearable Futures

Ravensbourne
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Wearable Futures is a cross-disciplinary umbrella programme for designers who are interested in the cluster of technologies and experiences that have the human body and its covering as their centre of focus. [+]

Wearable Futures is a cross-disciplinary umbrella programme for designers who are interested in the cluster of technologies and experiences that have the human body and its covering as their centre of focus. The course offers a holistic environment based on the integration of creative computing, digital craftsmanship and material cultures, while also incorporating the technologies and advances in hardware that are impacting on manufacturing techniques and associated applications. Wearable futures has come about as part of Ravensbourne’s current commitment to become creative leader in the field of wearable applications and body-centric design. Ravensbourne's digital research culture is contributing significantly in this context. The main conceptual framework for the course will be provided by theories of digital craftsmanship, body-centric technologies and phenomenological readings and speculative philosophy. These will form an important research foundation for building Ravensbourne’s critical reach and will assist in helping you to sift and prioritise the current trends and thought relating to fashion and discussion around the body within data informed spaces. An interdisciplinary field of study will include interaction and experience design (UX), “making” and open source culture, design innovation and applied philosophy. You will be introduced to philosophical trends and these will tie in with your practice and help you to develop a critical view incorporating design fiction and other emerging theories. You will engage with research methods such as participatory, user study and user-centered design. The course is a platform for investigation, dissemination and analysis around contemporary theory and practice in the wearable industries. The course’s core role will be to foster your understanding of this market and to identify latent demand within the commercial sphere and to highlight future applications and directions. The aim will be to help you to influence the decision makers so that wearable solutions will be accepted and meet the cultural and ethical expectations when designing for the human body and the garment-industry. You are expected to consider the cultural and social role inherent to fashion as a part of wearable futures. Wearable futures students will focus their investigations on the key flashpoints of the body as an interface for what is a symbiotic, physical and digital exchange. As part of the design methodology of the course, you will be asked to develop future scenarios and narratives in order to help you and your clientele to understand the concomitant social, environmental or cultural challenges of designing for a matter as delicate as the human body. [-]

MA in Fashion and Textile Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time February 2017 Italy Milan

The two-year program in Fashion and Textile Design is addressed to young designers that adopt and recognize in fashion a language able to visually embrace the essence of the contemporary world (music, visual arts, humanistic culture, technical/scientific culture, craft and industrial technologies, experimentation and tradition): fashion is their language. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Fashion Design. The Master of Arts in Fashion & Textile Design is an intensive two years project-based degree. In producing and documenting works related directly or indirectly to Fashion, students are expected to produce and document a body of works including: fashion design, textiles, visual and written storytelling, photography, graphic, costumes, millinery. The program’s main courses, taught by leading fashion professionals, rely heavily on lab experience. While in most schools, industry professionals have the role of visiting professors, in this program they lead a full design mentorship experience, monitoring and guiding the development of each student’s individual skills. The course is recognized by Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR) as an Master Of Arts Degree (120CF) Career Opportunities MA in Fashion and Textile Design graduates find employment as: Fashion designers Textile designers Journalists/fashion critics (for both on line and off line media) Art directors Creative consultants for companies Entrepreneurs with their own fashion company Placement The Stage & Placement office helps students and graduates identify and apply for internships and staff positions with prospective employers. 
 81% of NABA graduates find employment in positions related to their degree during the first year after graduation*. Students also receive advice and assistance in drafting their resumes, writing job search letters, and organizing their professional portfolios. *Data supplied by Demoskopea from NABA 2013 graduates. Internship NABA has developed strong relationships with leading companies which provide internships for NABA students. Among them are: Costume National, ETRO Fashion Group, Gianni Versace, Gucci, Jil Sander Italia, Kenzo, Max Mara, Missoni, Moschino, Valentino Premiere Vision, Triumph, Trussardi, Woolmark. Language English. Credits 120 [-]

MA Fashion Artefact

University of the Arts London
Campus Full time Part time 15  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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. We believe that fashion is one of the most influential forms of expression in contemporary culture, serving as a reflection of our social behavior. We define fashion artefact as a post-modern metaphor of what occurs in today’s society. Consideration of the fashion artefact in its theoretical and social contexts allows us to gain an insight into complex underlying meanings and open them up for discussion and contemplation. We strive for perfection and originality in both the exploration and pursuit of material methodologies in construction and manufacture, exploiting both hand-crafted and new technologies. The course leader and teaching team are all internationally recognised practicing artists and designers and are at the forefront of research within studio practice. Course Structure 15 months, 4 terms, level 7, 180 credits Term One Creative and Technical Innovation (40 credits) Research Methods (20 credits) Term Two Collaborative Unit (20 credits) Technical Analysis and Development (40 units) Term Three Masters Project (60 credits) Travelling across London The renowned London College of Fashion library is at our John Prince’s Street site, and you will need to travel to this site, and possibly others, during your course to use the library, which is open seven days a week in term time, and for tuition and special events. [-]

Master in Fashion and Textiles

University of Derby
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Derby + 1 more

You will study at our Markeaton Street site which has both traditional and industrial equipment, and advanced new technology in our fashion and textiles' studios and other specialised workshops. Students benefit from our excellent links with industry in the fashion and textiles sectors [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Fashion Design. You will study at our Markeaton Street site which has both traditional and industrial equipment, and advanced new technology in our fashion and textiles' studios and other specialised workshops. Students benefit from our excellent links with industry in the fashion and textiles sectors You will be surrounded by like-minded creative individuals in our Department of Art and Design. You will have the chance to gain appropriate industrial experience working on high level, multidisciplinary projects. Derbyshire has a strong heritage in the fashion and textiles industries, with world-renowned companies such as Paul Smith, John Smedley and Aristoc on our doorstep. This inspirational backdrop will underpin your studies on this postgraduate course, which is one of only a few programmes in England with the option of combined study across fashion and textiles. The course will build on your skills, and will develop your potential to position yourself within the professional spectrum of design for fashion, textiles or related product areas such as knitwear, performance sportswear, or smart textiles for apparel and other uses. You'll be studying in a vibrant learning environment where you'll have the opportunity to work alongside designers from a wide range of disciplines throughout the department. Not only will you acquire professional design skills, but you'll also develop your enterprise and creativity, and you will feel empowered with the ability to challenge industry with production-ready innovation. Employable Graduates – we’re ranked 15th highest amongst all UK universities and 12th for English institutions with 96% of graduates in work or further study within six months of completing their degree: HESA 2016. MA This stage involves the realisation, testing, and evaluation of your masters practice project and related dissertation. You will choose modules such as: Fashion and Textiles Realisation (60 credits) This triple module is the culmination of your masters practice project. It will enable you to realise the practice concept that you defined and researched during the Concept module. You will work with independent scholarship and with an enquiring and questioning approach to test, analyse, and critically evaluate your work throughout the process of concluding your masters study. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Portfolio Advice - Art and Design CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY With ever more increasing pressure on employment opportunities in the fashion and textiles sectors, this course will provide you with a skill set that will stand you in good stead when you graduate. You could become an entrepreneurial designer, and start up your own business, using the skills you acquired on the course to take your products to market. We offer further support for emerging businesses, through our Creative Industries business incubation unit - Banks Mill. You could also go on to find employment within any number of global companies. Among the alumni from our fashion and textiles programmes, graduates have gone on to work for Polo Ralph Lauren in New York, Viewpoint Magazine, Franklin Till and Jaeger. You may also wish to continue on to further study through one of our MPhil / PhD programmes. [-]

MA 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. In order to define a sustainable career path and effect influence upon fashion, whose boundary is subject to social, economic, cultural & technological flux, it is important for our students to establish their aspirations within the global design context. Course Content The taught project-based curriculum will progressively develop students’ confidence in an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary context that encourages imaginative, practical and theoretical knowledge to the highest level of strategic and tactical competence. Year one: Formative: Self-directed and industry related work aimed at establishing a diagnostic, reflexive and critical approach that establishes each student’s potential. Year two: Summative: Self-directed with essential industry related work aimed at developing the highest level of creative thinking, specialised process and professionalism aligned to students’ individual aspirations. Internships Westminster has exceptional industry connections and a great track record of successful internships that have benefited both the students and the fashion companies alike. Our internship programme was recently voted the best in the world in the 2015 Business of Fashion Global Fashion School Rankings. Examples of where of menswear companies that our students have undertaken internships include: Acne Studios, Adidas Aitor, Throup, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Balmain, Bernhard Willhelm, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Dior Homme, Christopher Kane, Christopher Raebur, Christopher Shannon, Craig Green, Gieves & Hawkes, Givenchy, J.W. Anderson, Jeremy Scott, Lanvin, Liam Hodges, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Margaret Howell, Norton & Sons, Old Navy, Paul Smith, Sibling, Thom Browne, Thomas Tait, Tom Ford, Versace, Viktor & Ro Employability At Westminster, we have always believed that your University experience should be designed to enhance your professional life. Today’s organisations need graduates with both good degrees and employability skills, and we are committed to enhancing your graduate employability by ensuring that career development skills are embedded in all courses. Opportunities for part-time work, placements and work-related learning activities are widely available, and can provide you with extra cash and help you to demonstrate that you have the skills employers are looking for. In London there is a plentiful supply of part-time work – most students at the University of Westminster work part time (or full time during vacations) to help support their studies. We continue to widen and strengthen our links with employers, involving them in curriculum design and encouraging their participation in other aspects of career education and guidance. Staff take into account the latest data on labour market trends and employers’ requirements to continually improve the service delivered to students. Course-specific entry requirements This two-year course will be the destination for the most creative, driven and original thinkers who will shape the contemporary within menswear and the design-based industries. Entry is based on a combination of formal qualifications, industry experience, portfolio, garments and demonstration of commitment through a considered study proposal. We welcome applications from individuals who have either a first or upper second-class Honours degree in fashion, textiles or design related subject areas, or the professional experience that demonstrates an equivalent knowledge and commitment to study for an Honours degree. Selection for interview will be made on the strength of a virtual portfolio that evidences individual motivation and how this is developed through the process of designing. Applicants invited for an interview will be set a project to complete and add to their portfolio as a new body of work that identifies future direction. As the technical process is integral to design students will be asked to bring garments and toiles to interview. Portfolios need to evidence a strong, unique style in response to a range of creative experiences. The ability to develop and apply personal research through accompanying sketchbooks and visual diaries is important. Critically engagement with a given brief and thoughtful, perceptive and responsible work will constitute an essential part of our evaluation. Students will be asked to identify in writing, through the set project and the interview process a specific area of personal interest aimed at creating a positive contribution to the menswear industry that they envisage studying in depth while on the course. The level required by the University for this course is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in any one skill. [-]

Master of Arts (MA) in Accessories Design: Jewelry and Leather Goods

Paris College Of Art
Campus Full time September 2017 France Paris

PCA proposes a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Accessories Design, a one-year program aimed at emerging designers interested in specializing in accessory design, specifically jewelry and leather goods. The program meets the demands of an expanding market for accessories, especially in the fashion and luxury industries. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Fashion Design. PCA proposes a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Accessories Design, a one-year program aimed at emerging designers interested in specializing in accessory design, specifically jewelry and leather goods. The program meets the demands of an expanding market for accessories, especially in the fashion and luxury industries. Students with an undergraduate background in fashion, fine arts or crafts will be particularly suited for this program. A mix of prior disciplinary experiences is a benefit to their overall learning. The program combines technical knowledge and principles of design research and theory. Studio classes and workshops conducted by professionals emphasize the mastery of traditional handcraft and modern techniques, while theory-based and methodology courses help students develop their personal creative visions. Thanks to the multidisciplinary crossover of this program, students will be well-prepared to enter the professional world of contemporary design. Students focus in either leather goods or jewelry, while also continuing to broaden their knowledge and skills through supporting courses on technical drawing and still life photography. Graduates will be able to apply their skills in settings as varied as independent designers and entrepreneurs, designers for international fashion and accessories brands, and makers of leather goods for the luxury industry. The structure of the M.A. is composed of three types of classes: - Studio: Creativity & Inquiry In studio classes, students master traditional, modern and experimental design and manufacturing techniques. They also use cross-disciplinary technical skills, combining materials, tools and concepts from different industries. - Research: Investigation Research seminars will teach students to appreciate design theory and a conceptual methodology that will enhance their creative output; develop skills in the written and verbal expression of ideas. - Professional Skills Professional skills workshops and classes will enable students to enhance their preparedness for the job market CORE ART & DESIGN COURSES Leather/Jewelry Studio I & II Students engage in experimentation through different techniques and materials, with a focus on leather crafts or on jewelry. The studio time is composed of guided exercises and hands-on projects, allowing students in their second semester to start developing their graduation collection. Students are assigned short individual projects every 2-3 weeks that are reviewed in class and critiqued by faculty and peers. At the end of the semester, a jury is convened, composed of PCA faculty (fall) and outside professionals (spring). Students show their emerging (fall) or final (spring) collection and supporting sketchbooks and research notes. Concept & Development I & II This course aims at stimulating students’ creative skills as well as self-sufficiency capacities. Students are taught that the creative design processes suppose intent, content, methodology and product. Students will complete several projects, progressively building on each other, including a group project in order to develop collaborative work. Contemporary techniques and alternative materials will be encouraged. During the second semester, students will conduct a project in partnership with an external company, in order to experience industry and sub-contracting realities. Atelier I The Atelier is the place for students to work on their individual final projects and graduation collection. Free access to equipped studios with technical support will allow them to complete the production of a series of 4-6 pieces. Upon concepts created in the Concept & Development class, students have the opportunity to use techniques and materials of their choice in a safe and efficient environment, and to eventually sub-contract parts of their projects to external professionals, as needed. This is a two-credit course because the majority of the work is done by students outside direct classroom instruction time. Atelier II/Graduation Collection Students will apply the skills gained during their course of study to the design, development and final presentation of an accessories collection of either leather goods or jewelry. They will have to demonstrate their understanding, technical skills, and capacities in all aspects of the accessories design process: research, analysis, innovative and realistic solutions, communication, finances, and management. Students’ graduation collection will be evaluated on specific research, design and outcome criteria by a jury composed of faculty members, external professional designers and company managers. This is a two-credit course because the majority of the work is done by students outside direct classroom instruction time. SUPPORTING ART & DESIGN COURSES History of Fashion & Accessories In this course, students will review the history of fashion (including accessories) in the 20th and 21st centuries. Students will consider how it is represented in catalogs, newspapers and other visual supports. The Maciet archives at the Bibliothèque du Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Library of the Museum of Decorative Arts), a PCA partner institution, will be an invaluable resource for student research. The main focus will be on Europe in order to take advantage of the resources at hand. Professional Practice Workshop Series Professionals from the Parisian fashion 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: designers of accessories for men and women, designers of sportswear, children’s apparel, lingerie, buyers, magazine editors, I.P. and licensing lawyers, etc. Technical Drawing: Hand & Digital This course aims at providing a rational approach to describe objects. The first part of the semester is dedicated to the observation of objects, the use of measurement tools, the learning of industrial representation rules, and the representation of technical data by hand. The second part of the semester is dedicated to the learning of digital representation through CAD software programs Illustrator and Rhino. Still Life Photography The main aim of this class is to provide students with the tools and techniques required to document their work in a professional manner in order to share it with prospective clients. Students in all the new M.A. programs (accessories design, fashion design, fashion photography, interior design) will need to be proficient in photographing objects and/or interiors. Photographing still life is different from portraiture or street photography, and requires mastery of lighting and mise en scène. 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. Some of the criteria for evaluating the thesis will be the extent to which the student’s work is situated in a historic and cultural context, the quality of the student’s research, and the appropriate use of documentation, artifacts, 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 for written and oral exercises designed to strengthen vocabulary and grammar. These courses use dialogues, oral exercises, short compositions and literary texts to establish a firm foundation in the language. Students approach everyday life situations in French, while learning the fundamentals of grammar and the complexity of conversation. The intermediate and advanced courses serve as a more sophisticated introduction to French culture and lifestyle and as a means of consolidating grammar and vocabulary. Concept Development: Storytelling In this semester-long course, students learn to quickly develop and research concepts to tell a story using 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 layout. 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 understand how to protect their intellectual property and the best strategies to adopt in different circumstances. Designer’s Social & Ethical Responsibilities 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. [-]

Intensive Master in Fashion Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Online & Campus Combined Full time February 2017 Spain Madrid

The Intensive MA in Fashion Design is aimed at those who wish to delve into this sector and those who want to embark on a new professional future, and learn about the various opportunities encompassed in the field of fashion design, from product design to the commercial direction of a collection. In the last few years, fashion is experiencing a true revolution in the fields of production, design and strategic design, in all its areas, to ensure the permanence and success of brands in such a changing and competitive sector. The Intensive MA in Fashion Design offers training that conveys to students the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to be able to design and produce their own collection (even designing their garments), providing them with the necessary tools and an updated and realistic view of the fashion market. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH The methodology is developed at three general levels: * Theoretical, through classes given by professionals of the subjects taught. * Practical: putting the acquired knowledge into practice on a day to day basis (drawing, pattern design, dress making, etc). Applying the concepts and knowledge acquired through work carried out and evaluated by each teacher (making a garment, the designer’s study, collection design) and which will be used to see the student’s development potential in each of the areas studied. * In addition, visits and lectures are planned, and there is an audiovisual area to see fashion shows, which we will analyze and draw useful conclusions from in order to carry out the project. [-]

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

University of Arts in Poznań
Campus Full time October 2017 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 conscious and responsible shaping of... [+]

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 conscious and responsible shaping of 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 atconscious and responsible shaping of visual identity of the ‘stage’-the nearest environment.... [-]


MA Design Specialising in Fashion Design

AAS College
Campus Full time 13  September 2017 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 [+]

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 in Arts & Culture: Design Cultures

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The MA programme Design Cultures is all about the study of product design, graphic design and fashion in a broad diverse cultural context. The focus is on... [+]

Master in Design Cultures

 

The MA programme Design Cultures is all about the study of product design, graphic design and fashion in a broad diverse cultural context. The focus is on both the designer as ‘author’ and the complex chain of production, sale, consumption and criticism in which design operates and derives its many different meanings. Design Cultures restores design as the core object of academic interest without detracting from the cultural and material context in which it operates. The programme combines a generalist, comparative approach to design with a clear focus on history and theory. 

 

 

Career Prospects

The Design Cultures course is taught in English. It is an internationally oriented course which has close ties with real-life practice. Besides studying the theoretical and historical background of design, students get a chance to do their graduation project in association with key players in the design world. Students of Design Cultures can look forward to careers in cultural institutions (editor, project manager), museums (researcher, curator), media, (author, critic, producer), government (administrator, advisor), design agencies (researcher, consultant) and educational and research institutes (teacher, researcher).... [-]


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. [-]

Master in Costume Design

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

The MFA Fashion curriculum refines and focuses your individual artistic vision with advanced coursework in design, merchandising, textiles, and knitwear. Studio courses hone your knowledge of industry standards, combining design excellence with the mastery of the latest digital tools. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Fashion Design. The MFA Fashion curriculum refines and focuses your individual artistic vision with advanced coursework in design, merchandising, textiles, and knitwear. Studio courses hone your knowledge of industry standards, combining design excellence with the mastery of the latest digital tools. Graduate candidates are guided through a Directed Study which culminates in the production of a fashion collection and portfolio, or merchandising project. MFA Costume Design Unit Requirements Major 27 units Directed Study 18 units Graduate Liberal Arts 12 units Electives* 6 units TOTAL 63 units *Per director approval MFA Costume Design Degree Requirements Successful completion of Final Thesis Project Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA Minimum grade of C in all required 63 units MFA Costume Design - Program Learning Outcomes Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: Costume Design Thesis Create a body of work that will be built into a portfolio, representing an advanced level of achievement, targeted towards the film industry. Conduct research to develop creative concepts and build a visual story. Demonstrate a consistent level of design quality from pre-production through the shooting of the film. Conduct specific research based on a given script that shows a clear understanding of the costume needs for the story. Design costumes that support the needs of the story and characters. Communicate design ideas 2-dimensionally using traditional and/or digital media. Develop a 2D design concept into fully realized 3D costumes for a produced film. Apply advanced 3D design techniques to create clothing to a professional standard. Collaboration Collaborate effectively to produce creative projects. Professional Readiness 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. [-]

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). [-]

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. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Fashion Design. 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. [-]