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Fashion Design*

MA - UCA Rochester - 2018, 2019

Course details

Successful global fashion designers need to know how to create their brand identity, produce an incredible collection and promote it for the international market. 

Our new MA Fashion Design course provides you with the opportunity to develop your collection, explore ways to externalise your practice and gain skills that are essential for a new fashion designer.

As a student of this course, you will create a collection and devise an appropriate marketing and promotion campaign and online presence ready for market.

This unique new Masters degree provides you with a creative and supportive environment to launch your own collection and brand identity and to master skills in collection design management.

The course is ideal for students who want to launch their own collection and brand and to master their skills in collection design management and promotion – skills that are essential for a new fashion design initiative.

The course will support you in developing your practice through relevant research, a deep understanding of how the fashion industry operates, and engagement with global fashion brands, in order to plan and produce a major project that is unique to you.

The course also offers both a nurturing learning environment and a strong business-facing culture, enriched by our close connections with the fashion industry, and you’ll develop the skills needed to work at a high level in fashion design when you graduate.

The course bridges the gap between creativity, the practical skills and knowledges needed to be a successful fashion business; you’ll take the next steps with your work, analysing your collection, making appropriate changes for the intended market through to brand image and identity.

Taught at our Rochester campus, the course will give you access to extensive resources such as our digital studios and ample workshop spaces. You’ll also be able to use state of the art digital and traditional workshops and resources, extensive fashion production resources.

*This course is subject to validation.

Length of study:

One year full-time

Campus:

UCA Rochester

Start month:

September

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Entry year(s):

2018, 2019

Entry requirements:

Honours degree, normally 2.1 or above, and/or relevant work experience

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Facilities

Fashion Design facilities include fashion studios, sewing workshops, textile print studios and study areas with technical support. A modern library with a wealth of books, journals, special collections and online resources. There is also an extensive range of campus facilities, including: digital printing facilities, photography studios and darkrooms, 3D workshops, media store for borrowing film and photography equipment.

Entry requirements

UK entry requirements

  • A good honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent qualification in your chosen subject or a related discipline

and/or

  • Relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level.

Consideration will also be given to applicants who present a degree with a lower classification, but can make a strong case for admission in relation to a particular project and can demonstrate their potential to satisfactorily complete the course.

International entry requirements

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Non-UK equivalent qualifications

English language requirements


Your portfolio

For this course, we'll require you to attend an Applicant Day and bring your portfolio for assessment. Further information on how to compile a portfolio and the specific requirements for examples of work to be included will be provided on the Applicant Portal after you've applied.

More portfolio advice

  • Term 1

    Professional Fashion Practice

    Exploration of materials, techniques and processes.

    Research and Critical Enquiry

    Practice-based research and materials and process exploration.

  • Term 2

    Collection Development and Consolidation

    Range planning, market research and brand analysis.

  • Term 3

    Final Project Resolution and Collection Launch

    Realisation of final project, launch of final professional collection, realisation of visual brand/marketing concepts and related brand strategy.

  • Fees

    Uncover all the costs involved, as well as the grants, loans and other financial support you may be entitled to.

  • Fee discounts & 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.

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