Professional Fashion Practice
The aim of this unit is to enable you to outline a clear direction for your MA fashion studies through analysis and reflection of an existing collection and runs simultaneously with the Research & Critical Enquiry unit. You'll strengthen your knowledge of a range of advanced design techniques, including innovations in CAD/CAM, and additive manufacturing. MA Fashion Design at Rochester is part of an innovative design network and community of staff and students exploring design ideas and developing professional practice in a discursive, cross-disciplinary studio environment.
Research and Critical Enquiry
The aim of this unit is that through research, critical enquiry and understanding of a range of cultural, social economic and industry contexts, it will inform and enhance your collection development. This unit runs simultaneously with the Professional Fashion Practice unit and together they present a clear direction for your postgraduate study. A range of analytical tools and research methodologies will assist the student to investigate contemporary and future innovations in technology, materials and processes. Market positioning, consumer research and brand identity are explored, with an emphasis on critical thinking and reflection.
Collection Development and Consolidation
The skills, knowledge and critical perspectives acquired during units 1 & 2 support and inform the design and modification of your fashion collection. The body of work must be appropriate for an intended market, target consumer and season and should clearly demonstrate an evolving practice as a fashion designer and entrepreneur. An understanding of sustainability is an essential component of the material and design development, and you'll collaborate with industry mentors to consider a circular business model, which consolidates these elements within a completed business plan.
Final Project Resolution and Collection Launch
This final unit is a culmination of the your MA studies and work completed in the previous units. You'll realise and launch a contemporary collection, which clearly demonstrates key skills in design practise, design management, industry collaboration and manufacturing, marketing and associated creative promotional campaigns that communicate a consistent brand message and design aesthetic appropriate to the individual collection. You'll use your business plan to support range building and appropriate costings and continue to work with their external manufacturers, industry specialists and mentors to achieve a successful project resolution.
Fees and additional course costs
The course fees per year for 2019 entry are:
- UK and EU students full-time - £6,910
- International students full-time - £15,500 (standard fee)
- International students full-time - £14,880 (full early payment fee)
The fees for 2020 entry have not been confirmed but will be listed here as soon as possible.
Additional course costs
In addition to the tuition fees please see the additional course costs for 2019 entry.
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These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.
Fee discounts and scholarships
To support all of our current students and our recent UK and EU alumni to progress to the next level of study, we have developed a new range of fee discounts across a range of courses.