Master's Degree in Fashion Design

Top 55 Master's Degrees in Fashion Design 2017

Fashion Design

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Fashion design is a field that involves the application of various design techniques to the creation of accessories and clothing. Students in these programs may explore the history of the field as well as how design is influenced by different factors.

Master's Degree in Fashion Design

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Master in Color Design & Technology

POLI.design, founded by Politecnico di Milano
Campus Full time March 2018 Italy Milan

The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology aims to provide advanced training to professionals, so as to enable them to understand and manage the many technological and design issues, often across many disciplinary areas, typical of all those professional and research sectors in which the use and management of color are essential. [+]

Master Degrees in Fashion Design. The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology aims to provide advanced training to professionals, so as to enable them to understand and manage the many technological and design issues, often across many disciplinary areas, typical of all those professional and research sectors in which the use and management of color are essential. Examples of such production areas include industrial product design, interior architecture, communication, fashion, entertainment and urban planning. Particular attention will be paid to analyzing and summarizing utilization, control, ideation, organization and planning through the use of color. Consequently, color is not treated as a simple attribute of objects or surfaces, but as a means of expression and design underlying perception and interaction with reality. The Specializing Master consists of two phases. The theory and technique based phase aims to train students in the technical aspects of measurement, control, digital reproduction and comparison relating to disciplines such as physics, optics, colorimetry, chemistry, psychology and perception. The second phase focuses on the methods learned, which will be contextualized and experimented with in different color application and design areas such as interior design, urban spaces, industrial products, fashion and communication. Professional Outcomes The Specializing Master aims to produce an innovative professional figure, widely in demand by the market, with advanced technical and design skills concerning color use and control and color design in research and in several sectors such as interior design, urban planning, industrial product design, fashion design and communication. At the end of... [-]

Master Pattern Maker

Scuola di Moda Vitali
Campus Part time 480  September 2017 Italy Ferrara

Subjects: Basis and fancy pattern making. Grading. Cut and manifacturing techniques, Lectra CAD Suite [+]

Duration: 160 lessons 480 hours Start-up: September Attendance: From Tuesday to Friday from 9.00 to 12.00, Tuesday from 14.30 to 17.30 Enrollment: Until June. Limited number. Subjects: Basis and fancy pattern making. Grading. Cut and manifacturing techniques, Lectra CAD Suite. Professional outlets: Companies producing clothes, fashion workshops, self-employment. Program Pattern making - Basic skirt - 12 fancy skirts from sketches and fashion illustrations - Basic trousers - 6 pairs of fancy trousers from sketches and fashion illustrations - Shirt and blouse with tailored sleeves and fancy collars - 6 patterns blouses (raglan, Kimono sleeves, etc.) - Semi-loose-fitting dress with breast dart. 8 fancy dresses from sketches -and fashion illustrations. - Anatomically designed top with breast dart and tailored sleeves. 24 fancy transformations. - Anatomically designed top with raglan sleeves, drop sleeves, kimono -sleeves with gusset, etc. - Basic Man's jacket with casual revers and two-piece sleeves. - Woman's jacket with breast dart. 6 fancy jackets from sketches and -fashion illustrations. - Basic heavy jacket with raglan sleeves. Coat for men. - 6 fancy coats and heavy jackets from sketches and fashion illustrations. - Pattern layout from sketches and pictures of evening and wedding dresses. Grading Industrialisation of the pattern: distinction of elements, fabric, lining and adhesives Setting out of sewing figures.Grading of 4 patterns of skirt Grading of 2 patterns of trousers Grading of 3 patterns of a blouse with various sleeves and collars Grading of 3 patterns of dress Grading of 4 anatomically designed fancy tops Grading of 4... [-]

Master (MA) Fashion

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

Ravensbourne’s MA Fashion has innovation at its heart, challenging the boundaries of traditional fashion design, practice and manufacture; and has been developed in response to market forces [+]

MA Fashion

Ravensbourne’s MA Fashion has innovation at its heart, challenging the boundaries of traditional fashion design, practice and manufacture; and has been developed in response to market forces shaping the fashion industry today, where cutting-edge design practice is balanced with sophisticated commercial strategy.

This is a creative, project-based course focusing on the dynamic between creativity, technology and business awareness. The course develops the critical and creative, and technical and professional skills necessary to advance practice and stimulate innovation in the fashion industry.

As an MA Fashion student, you will explore the boundaries of creative fashion design and develop your digital skills utilising a range of prototyping technologies. The course will challenge you to re-examine the underpinning methodologies and ways of working that characterise creative practice in fashion. You will be encouraged to challenge the boundaries of traditional fashion design, practice and manufacture, and explore the creative opportunities offered by technology and new ways of working.... [-]


Master of Design

Massey University
Campus Full time 12 - 18  March 2018 New Zealand Wellington

The Master of Design (MDes) is an advanced research qualification in design. Unless you already have an honours degree, you will first explore creative research practices and develop the skills and approaches you may wish to use during your thesis (e.g., digital fabrication). [+]

The Master of Design (MDes) is an advanced research qualification in design. Unless you already have an honours degree, you will first explore creative research practices and develop the skills and approaches you may wish to use during your thesis (e.g., digital fabrication). For your thesis, you will complete a supervised programme of focused design research taking a challenging real-world design problem through to a well-evolved solution, eg a product prototype. Different from undergrad The MDes gives you a lot of freedom, especially once you get into your thesis. You have regular meetings with your supervisors, and crit sessions with your fellow MDes students, but you are in control of structuring your own time. You generally have two supervisors who are experienced designers in fields related to your research. It is their job to challenge you to take the project as far as you can. Typically, the University will assign you a primary supervisor, and you will get input into who becomes your second supervisor. Check out our staff profiles and feel free to get in touch with anyone whose research interests you. As a Masters student, you get studio space alongside other creative arts postgrads, and access to Massey’s state of the art facilities. Callaghan Innovation scholarships The College of Creative Arts frequently acts as a broker for industry projects, matching business needs with potential Master of Design students. The college has had considerable success to date in obtaining Callaghan Innovation and private business funding for industry-linked projects, notably... [-]

Master in Design (Fashion and Textiles)

Pearl Academy
Campus Full time July 2017 India Noida New Delhi + 1 more

This MA provides generic design & lifestyle related inputs that are arranged to generate and encourage specific design applications based on a student’s chosen area. [+]

Master Degrees in Fashion Design. This MA provides generic design & lifestyle related inputs that are arranged to generate and encourage specific design applications based on a student’s chosen area. The objectives of the MA are: To educate individuals from suitably qualified backgrounds to function as higher managers and specialists for the dynamic fashion industry in India and abroad. To hone creativity, initiative, innovation and judgement along with intellectual and conceptual acumen compatible with the fashion industry. To inculcate graduates with capacity for critical professional engagement and investigative attitude in the fashion business context. To develop and enhance a graduate’s lifelong learning skills and personal development so as to be able to work with self-direction, professionalism and originality which is essential to contribute to business and society at large through the domain of fashion. Duration: 2 Years Eligibility: Graduate Degree in Fashion Design or Textile Design or a Graduate Diploma in Fashion Design or Textile Design with at least 2 years work experience in Fashion/Textiles industry or any Graduation with 3 years work experience in Fashion/Textiles industry Location: Delhi NCR (West) Certification: Apparel Made-ups & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council (AMHFSSC) TU accreditation Course Overview The Master’s level program in Fashion Marketing provides a holistic and extensive experience to transform students into thought leaders with a strategic approach. This pathway program facilitates students’ learning to solve complex and challenging problems in the fashion business context. This program looks at developing individuals to work as managers and specialists in the dynamic... [-]

Master of Arts in Contemporary Fashion Design

IFA Paris
Campus Full time 15 - 15  September 2017 France Paris

Our Master of Arts in Contemporary Fashion Design was specifically designed to address these changes and is aimed at Fashion Design graduates who want to go beyond product design and development. [+]

IFA PARIS Master of Arts Accredited by IDEL as "International Master" “CONTEMPORARY DESIGN & GLOBAL INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE IN PARIS.” 15-MONTH PROGRAM IN ENGLISH FULL PARIS EXPERIENCE Develop your Collection in the Atelier IFA Paris INTAKE: September 2015 ECTS CREDITS EARNED: 120 TUITION FEE: €14,800 APPLICATION FEE: €150 LIMITED TO 20 students Young fashion designers have become the key element in reshaping today’s fashion panorama. From the appointment of JW Anderson as Creative Director to Loewe to the acquisition of stakes of Christopher Kane by Kering Group, all events seem to indicate that now more than ever fashion creation remains essential for the activities of large luxury brands and mass-market brands. Despite an apparent return to a pure and fresh creativity, the components of fashion design related jobs have dramatically changed. Imagining garments in an intuitive way is only one aspect of a designer’s responsibilities. A head designer or a creative director must not only anticipate social and aesthetic changes, but also understand the strategic issues faced by brands in terms of positioning, market potential and communication. Our Master of Arts in Contemporary Fashion Design was specifically designed to address these changes and is aimed at Fashion Design graduates who want to go beyond product design and development. The program has 3 main objectives : - Enriching our students’ fashion and creative culture with modules especially designed for this course. For instance our ‘Fashion Cross Culture’ module was developed with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to provide a more sophisticated approach... [-]

Master in Fashion Styling

Polimoda, International Institute Fashion Design & Marketing
Campus Full time April 2017 Italy Florence

Fashion Styling creates a Master of image, one who is able to dictate a style by detecting the language of nowadays-aesthetic paradigms and shape the collective imaginary of tomorrow. As an icon maker, the stylist is very in demand in different domains of the fashion industry such as design, shows, stores, magazines, celebrity and digital environments. As a professional of the image, the stylist experiments, gives... [+]

Master Degrees in Fashion Design. A breathtaking program to create the Fashion Stylist. This is a master of the image, who’s able to dictate visuals through understanding the language of today’s aesthetic paradigms and shape the collective imaginary of tomorrow. This is an icon-maker, who works closely with designers, video-makers, photographers and artists. Fashion Styling goes in-depth into six modules: Styling a Collection, Styling a Fashion Event, Digital Styling, Styling a Store, Editorial Styling and Personal Styling. Each module is composed of dedicated classes and finishes with a project ready to present as a personal portfolio, thereby giving a practical set of skills for the fashion industry. This intensive specialisation includes classes with resident teachers from the industry, international guest lecturers, a field trip to Paris or London, workshops, attendance to Milan/Florence fashion weeks, internship opportunities, as well as the Venice Biennale and the regular use of a professional photography studio. The 9 month academic year from April to December, with a total of 800 teaching hours, is valuable for 80 credits. English language proficiency and attendance are required. Candidates with work experience or relevant studies in fashion and related fields will be selected after a enrolment questionnaire and an interview with the course’s leading teacher. Study Plan Styling a Collection Illustrate the inspiration, research and trends behind a collection; accessorize and package a collection by emphasising its emotional value; create all the materials needed to present a collection to stakeholders. Styling a Fashion Event Organise an event, a show,... [-]

MFA in Design: Jewellery

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4  August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

This course asks you to question not only your own practice, but also the essence of what we understand as jewellery itself. Jewellery’s function is diverse and complex, from personal adornment to political statement, and the materials and processes that reflect this are as equally diverse. [+]

This course asks you to question not only your own practice, but also the essence of what we understand as jewellery itself. Jewellery’s function is diverse and complex, from personal adornment to political statement, and the materials and processes that reflect this are as equally diverse. The wearable object, perhaps more than any other, has manifold relationships with people, its rich history is loaded with social significance and visual language. This route calls students to question the ways in which, jewellery communicates, and the role the wearable plays in contemporary society. Exploration of both hands-on and digital innovation is encouraged in the development of design, making and communication practices. There is access to an extensive range of material and CAD/CAM workshop facilities and opportunities to experience a diverse range of creative cultures, including related design and craft disciplines such as Graphic and Fashion Design. Features and benefits of the course Design Network Based in the heart of the School of Art, MA/MFA Design: Jewellery is part of an innovative design network — a community of staff and students exploring design ideas in a discursive, cross-disciplinary studio environment. Critically informed practical designers, the group works experimentally, inspired by new insights and possibilities. While studying towards a particular qualification at MA/MFA level, students experience their subject in the broader context of contemporary design practice. Specialist Environment Dedicated spaces for the postgraduate community have been developed to enable the postgraduate community to flourish. These spaces, for thinking and practice, are located centrally within... [-]

Master in Art Direction for Fashion Design & Haute Couture

Haute Future Fashion Academy
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Milan

The Art Directors are the Fashion System’s most important celebrities: wooed by the big Fashion houses and known worldwide, they are famous for their unforgettable collections and brilliant ideas, or for having revived, with sometimes audacious choices, the fates of brands in decline. [+]

Master Degrees in Fashion Design. ART DIRECTION FOR FASHION DESIGN & HAUTE COUTURE The Art Directors are the Fashion System’s most important celebrities: wooed by the big Fashion houses and known worldwide, they are famous for their unforgettable collections and brilliant ideas, or for having revived, with sometimes audacious choices, the fates of brands in decline. The Fashion house’s Creative Director is the creative team’s leader and has the task of creating collections that respect the brand’s tradition and are at the same time carriers of an innovative and competitive spirit in the marketplace. It is an important role and one of great responsibility that requires artistic and managerial expertise. The Master course in Art Direction for Fashion Design & Haute Couture aims to provide excellent training for future Creative Directors of Fashion and Luxury Brands. Its innovative approach combines the traditions of high quality Italian tailoring with the most recent design techniques. The course will enable students to discover all the secrets required to create Luxury Pret-a-Porter and Haute Couture collections, which are guaranteed to have international success. Students will also learn to orient themselves between styles and cultural traditions, gaining a profound knowledge of the lifestyles and consumption models of elites from all periods. At the end of the Master course, students will have acquired strong creative skills, a sophisticated aesthetic sense and the most advanced design and management skills, all of which are essential qualities for becoming Creative Directors and for running or setting up a Fashion... [-]

Master's in Alta Moda, Fashion Design

Accademia Costume e Moda
Campus Full time November 2017 Italy Rome

This full time Master’s Course in Alta Moda, Fashion Design is designed for graduates who want to complete and / or deepen their skills, cultural and professional training in this high-end unique sector of the fashion industry, from research, experimentation, innovative design through to implementation. Often reserved for the few this sector is becoming an increasingly important tool of communication of Luxury brands, along with collections of Pret à Couture and Made to Measure. [+]

In Partnership with VALENTINO Outline This full time Master’s Course in Alta Moda, Fashion Design is designed for graduates who want to complete and / or deepen their skills, cultural and professional training in this high-end unique sector of the fashion industry, from research, experimentation, innovative design through to implementation. Often reserved for the few this sector is becoming an increasingly important tool of communication of Luxury brands, along with collections of Pret à Couture and Made to Measure. The Master’s in Alta Moda is one of the first projects in the world, dedicated to the system of Haute Couture, a hidden world inside the “Maison” and the Couturier’s Atelier. Rome is the perfect city to host such an ambitious Master’s project. Italian Alta Moda was born in Rome, the city where the contamination between couture and “superior craftsmanship”, historic architecture, ancient and contemporary art, a unique place where you can “redefine beauty” and live in an inspirational atmosphere nurturing creativity and experimentation. The Master’s in Alta Moda, Fashion Design aims to become the benchmark for future aspiring couturiers. The course is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education as a Master’s degree with 60 credits (CFA / ECTS) and will be held in collaboration with Maison Valentino. Professional Opportunities The course is divided according to the process of creating a collection of Haute Couture and Pret a couture, both go hand in hand, to provide the cognitive tools and research to support the couture project; fundamentally to this is... [-]

Master in Fashion Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Italy Milan

The Master in Fashion Design program brings students into direct contact with the fashion design industry in Italy and abroad. You’ll have the rare and exciting opportunity to develop your own original, compelling fashion collection under the guidance of industry professionals. [+]

Master Degrees in Fashion Design. Dream. Express. Make. The Master in Fashion Design program brings students into direct contact with the fashion design industry in Italy and abroad. You’ll have the rare and exciting opportunity to develop your own original, compelling fashion collection under the guidance of industry professionals. Through both theoretical studies and project experiences, you will develop an individual mode of expression, explore the cultural factors that influence fashion trends, learn the ins and outs of production, and create innovative solutions. Besides honing the “problem solving” skills that every fashion designer needs, you will also develop a “problem defining” approach: the ability to determine the true parameters of each challenge. As you learn to follow your intuition and promote your aesthetic vision within those parameters, you will cultivate more awareness of the reasons behind your own fashion design choices, and those of others. Audience The program is designed for candidates with a first-level degree in fashion design, accessories design, or other related disciplines, who wish to develop their professional skills and make connections within the fashion industry. Outcome During this degree program, students will: Complete a self-driven research project on fashion design, using professional-level methods and communication techniques Develop innovative designs for garments and create a fashion collection, built on their knowledge of techniques and materials Program The program is workshop-based, supported by seminars, lectures, tutorials, and fieldwork. Industry professionals, the course leader, and project leaders guide students via individual coaching and project mentorship. The program consists of... [-]

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... [-]

Master in Fashion Marketing, Design & Brand Strategies

INSEEC Bordeaux
Campus Full time September 2017 France Bordeaux

This program trains executives in management and marketing applied to the fields of fashion and design, in a national and international perspective [+]

Master in Fashion Marketing, Design & Brand Strategies 

This program trains executives in management and marketing applied to the fields of fashion and design, in a national and international perspective.It welcomes students from university, business school or artistic trainings. The fashion industry is undergoing rapid changes and emerging new players appear in a global context. Future managers must be trained in all the proper techniques and be aware of consumer demands. The following are the types of positions that our graduates will be trained for: product manager, project manager, communication manager, buyer, merchandising manager, brand manager, showroom manager, collection manager...... [-]


Fashion Design Postgraduate Programme (Garment, Accessory, Image)

Institut Francais de la Mode
Campus Full time 16  September 2017 France Paris

IFM’s Fashion Design Postgraduate Program is one of the most reputable fashion courses in Europe today. Each year, it opens its doors to 30 international designers. IFM designers are chosen for their strong personality, their creativity and their willingness to develop concrete projects in direct partnership with reputable fashion houses and companies. The international environment leads to a high level of creative emulation within the group. [+]

"Our method is to declare a state of emergency! We teach fashion designers the art of working within limitations, open the minds of tomorrow's managers to the complexities of design, and work closely with major actors of the sector to imagine innovative projects with our designers." Hans de Foer, Director of the Program IFM’s Fashion Design Postgraduate Program is one of the most reputable fashion courses in Europe today. Each year, it opens its doors to 30 international designers. The program offers three majors: Garment, Accessory, Image. The course lasts 16 months including a 6-month internship in a company. The classes are taught in English by top-level faculty, experienced designers and professional experts. At IFM, unlimited creativity comes into contact with the best technical savoir-faire. For one year, the students make prototypes or imagine projects with IFM’s partner companies (mostly reputable French Fashion houses and manufacturers). This collaboration with 40 companies leads to prototypes of clothing, bags, glasses and shoes being made each year with an exceptional abundance of creative ideas. IFM designers are chosen for their strong personality, their creativity and their willingness to develop concrete projects in direct partnership with reputable fashion houses and companies. The international environment leads to a high level of creative emulation within the group. The wealth of their cultural horizons and the diverse paths they have taken make them stand out from the crowd. They mainly come from reputable international schools. Once they graduate from IFM, most of them pursue their careers in... [-]

MTech in Fashion

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

Having obtained this qualification, students will be able to conduct independent research in a specialised field of clothing or fashion and contribute to knowledge production in a selected area. The research problem, its justification, process, and outcome are reported in a dissertation that complies with generally accepted norms at this level. [+]

Master Degrees in Fashion Design. Having obtained this qualification, students will be able to conduct independent research in a specialised field of clothing or fashion and contribute to knowledge production in a selected area. The research problem, its justification, process, and outcome are reported in a dissertation that complies with generally accepted norms at this level. Admission requirements A Baccalaureus Technologiae: Fashion with an average mark of at least 65% or an equivalent qualification at an equivalent standard, as recommended by a Status Committee and approved by the Faculty Board. Selection criteria Selection is based on academic merit and a preliminary research proposal, as approved by the Departmental Committee. Curriculum MODULE Research and Dissertation: Fashion Programme structure Nature of programme: One year research programme. Minimum duration: 12 months. Maximum duration: 24 months full-time, 36 months part-time. [-]