M.A. in Fashion Design

Best 29 Master of Art Degrees in Fashion Design 2017

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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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. [+]

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

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 [+]

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... [-]

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 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.... [-]


Master in Arts & Culture: Design Cultures

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Rotterdam + 1 more

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).... [-]


MA Fashion Design

Nottingham Trent University: School of Art & Design
Campus Full time 45  September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

We have over 40 years of expertise in fashion design, and this course has been designed to help you to develop your creative, academic and professional potential. You’ll devise an individual programme of study, in the form of a project, which could be focused on your career aspirations, or an experimental investigation into fashion, art and fabrication. We will support you through flexible and responsive teaching and learning, helping you to explore and challenge the limits of fashion design. [+]

MA Fashion Design We have over 40 years of expertise in fashion design, and this course has been designed to help you to develop your creative, academic and professional potential. You’ll devise an individual programme of study, in the form of a project, which could be focused on your career aspirations, or an experimental investigation into fashion, art and fabrication. We will support you through flexible and responsive teaching and learning, helping you to explore and challenge the limits of fashion design. Key features Devise an individual programme of study, based on your own interests and career aspirations. Receive workshops in 2D / 3D design, silhouette generation, creative pattern cutting and fashion visualisation. Apply for one of our Paul Smith Scholarships and have the opportunity to travel to Japan and study at Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo. Benefit from visiting professionals from industry such as Simeon Farrar, Jo Cope, Moxham, Christopher Raeburn, and Sir Tom Baker. Have the opportunity to join a European study trip to Antwerp and Paris. Take advantage of our extensive links with industry. Have the opportunity to exhibit your work at New Designers in London. Work alongside other Fashion, Textiles and Knitwear Design students in our dedicated postgraduate studio. Opt for a 20 credit point advanced research module if you’re thinking of progressing to PhD or Professional Doctorate study. Work with fellow students, practitioners and academic staff from different cultures and backgrounds. How you’re taught Teaching and learning experiences will include: lectures; tutorials; seminars; inductions; workshops;... [-]

Fashion (MA)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time October 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 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. [+]

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

Master of Arts in Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design

Aalto University
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

The programme deepens and extends the students’ skills in fashion, clothing, textile and collection design on a high artistic and professional level, strategic thinking as well as creating, coordinating and leading fashion and design concept processes. [+]

Holistic thinking, creativity and innovation at the core of Fashion, Clothing and Textile Studies. Are you interested to explore more? Visit the Fashion, Clothing and Textile Programme website http://fact.aalto.fi/ for course highlights, exciting visuals of our students works and more information about the study opportunities and faculty members. Goal of education (Learning outcomes) Content outcomes The programme deepens and extends the students’ skills in fashion, clothing, textile and collection design on a high artistic and professional level, strategic thinking as well as creating, coordinating and leading fashion and design concept processes. Students develop their creative vision and management skills as a base for portfolio design by creating fashion, clothing and textile and collection designs . The design process is includes the whole path from concept and initial design to marketing and sales. Creativity and new forward-thinking ideas are emphasized on every step of the process. At the core of the programme is the understanding of the fashion system and its impact on society and business. Students are challenged to explore the possibilities of new technologies and innovative design solutions in both physical and digital media. Skill outcomes Students learn to combine design, commerce, industry and research based approaches.Artistic and creative problem-solving strategies and techniques in mastering silhouettes, structures and materials are a part of the studies. Students learn an experimental and conceptual approach to creating fashion, clothing, surface design and colour collections of a high international standard. The programme emphasises the understanding of different cultures and encourages students to innovate... [-]

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

Paris College Of Art
Campus Full time September 2017 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. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Fashion Design. 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 clothe: 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. France hosts many companies specializing in innovative materials (Lytess is a pioneer in cosmetotextiles, which are textiles containing a substance or preparation intended to be released permanently on different parts of the epidermis) and connectivity (Cityzen Sciences was the first to launch a connected T-shirt), and we will draw on this local expertise for our Professional Practice Workshop Series. The program combines technical knowledge and principles of design research and theory. Studio classes and workshops conducted by professionals from relevant fields (materials experts, engineers, designers) emphasize the mastery of new materials and technologies and their incorporation into a wide... [-]

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. [+]

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... [-]

Intensive Master in Fashion Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Online & Campus Combined Full time 10  February 2018 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. [+]

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

MA in Fashion Portfolio

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

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 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. Overview If studying full-time you'll undertake 60 credits of modules over each Trimester. In part-time mode you'll undertake 30 credits of modules over a Trimester. You'll begin the course with the module in ‘Research Methods 1’. This will enable you to contextualise 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'll work within your subject area and the associated facilities. You'll 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... [-]

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. [+]

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

Master of Arts in Fashion and Textile Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time October 2017 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. [+]

5 SCHOLARSHIPS UP FOR GRABS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION FASHION AND TEXTILE DESIGN. Deadline: 12 May 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. The program’s main courses rely heavily on project work. By the end of your studies, you will have a portfolio of projects focusing on fashion and textile design. Your work will also integrate elements of accessories and costume design, visual and written storytelling, photography, graphic design, and hat making. Experienced fashion professionals will mentor you in building a personalized skill set as part of crafting your identity as a fashion designer. Whereas 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 style and approach to the craft. The course is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) as a Master of Arts degree (120 CFs). First year Computer Graphics, Material Culture, Project Methodology, Visual Design, History of Applied Arts, Textile Design I, Fashion Design I, Art Direction, Accessories. Second year Fashion Design II, Textile Design II, Textile and New Materials Technologies, Concept Planning, Decoration, Project Management, Fashion Setting. Study Abroad... [-]

MA Fashion Design Technology (Menswear)

University of the Arts London
Campus Full time 15  September 2017 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. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Fashion Design. 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. Students come from a wide range of backgrounds bringing a breadth of experience to their peer group and discipline. Emerging from a diversity of practice and theory based undergraduate studies, including Womenswear, Fine Art, Architecture and Semiotics, they are able to explore the potential of their transferable skills and knowledge into menswear design methodologies. Alumni have gone on to set up successful design labels, work for international brands or continue their research to PhD level. This is the course where menswear talent is nurtured and refined to produce some of the most forward thinking creatives in menswear design today. Course Structure 15 months 4 terms, level 7 180 credits Course entry requirements Entry to this course is highly competitive: applicants are expected to achieve, or... [-]