Full Time 1yr
This career-focussed Masters programme emphasizes the importance of adaptability and social and environmental awareness within the future of the fashion and textile industries. Through an innovative educational experience this course offers graduates, budding entrepreneurs and those coming from industry the opportunity to develop their own fashion and/or textile practice and become successful innovators and leaders in their own right.
A studio-based culture of inter-disciplinarity and exchange will underpin your post-graduate student experience, and on this course you will have opportunity to:
This course provides the opportunity to develop your creative, critical and practical skills to achieve professional outcomes and compete in a commercial arena as well as the visual, verbal and written communication skills to promote your work for commerce or postgraduate studies.
Here are some expected destinations our graduates may pursue:
The course is offered over one year (full-time) or two years (part-time) and includes:
Core units comprise:
We use the best and most current research and professional practice, alongside feedback from our students, to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.
Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional units may not run every year. If a unit doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative unit.
Teaching methods include a mixture lectures, seminars, group critiques, live projects, workshops, individual tutorials and events. During the final stage of the course, learning becomes more independent and self-managed, making your timetable more flexible.
The learning environment will be primarily studio, seminar room and workshop based but will also involve field trips and/or working within external companies.
You will be assessed through mix of written and practical coursework, with regular feedback. There will be assessment points of project work conducted by academics, industrial professionals and peers.
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Our bright and modern design studio and seminar room is a creative, buzzing atmosphere where you will interact with staff and other students and the large pattern tables offer flexibility for both surface design, pattern drafting and practical experimentation. The studio currently benefits from an Industry standard Lectra Suite, including current versions of Kaledo Style and Print, Modaris 2D and 3D software and a pattern digitizer.
Our excellent Fashion and Textiles workshops can cater to whatever project you are working on, all supported by skilled technicians. The sewing workshop provides additional pattern-cutting facilities, a range of industrial sewing machines and digital embroidery machines, while the facilities in the fabric print workshop allow you to explore a wide range of textile techniques, including silk screen printing, heat press, dyeing, chromoblast and dye sublimation printing. There are also industry standard digital fabric printing facilities.
You will have easy access to a wide range of powerful and modern multimedia PC and Mac computers equipped with the latest industry standard Adobe Creative suite software, large format professional printers and extensive film, video and photography editing facilities. Should you need any assistance, there are specialist knowledgeable, enthusiastic and highly motivated technicians on hand to support you in using the facilities.
The Eldon Production Centre currently offers laser-cutting, 3D printing and CNC milling machine. There is also digital fabric printing service available within the EPC. Specialist equipment is available from the Faculty Loan Store.
We arrange a diverse programme of guest speakers to encourage aspiration and industry awareness. Recent speakers include: David Longshaw (Fashion Designer), Caryn Franklin (Journalist and Fashion Commentator), WGSN (Trend Forecasting Company), Federica Tedeschi (Textile Designer).
As part of the MA students can organise individual and / or group exhibitions locally, in London or further afield. They can also experience the thrill and buzz of showing London Fashion Week showcase as part of the integrated label design team.
Modern, comfortable and a great learning environment, our library offers a wealth of information including 400,000 books, DVDs, maps and thousands of online e-journals and newspapers. Many electronic resources are available anywhere, 24/7 and our friendly staff are always on hand to help.
There may be extra costs arising from your studies which you will need to consider when planning your expenditure.
Some are common costs to all courses of study. These may include the cost of study texts, reference books, photocopying and computer supplies. Others relate to specific courses and may include field trips, materials and specialist equipment.
There are costs relating to the purchase of materials and / or reprographic requirements for work. This may be in the region of £100 - £1000. These costs will depend on the nature of the work and the media used.
For optional study trips, you will be expected to pay full costs. Optional study trips will cost in the region of £200 - £800. UK trips, where offered, will be in the region of £50 - £150.
You will acquire research methods training and skills that are relevant to your current and future employment.
Here are some expected destinations graduates may pursue:
Here at our Creative Careers Centre we are committed to improving your employability. Whether it’s placements, self-employed placements, internships, short-term work experiences, freelancing opportunities and volunteering, we will help you find valuable and relevant work experience to complement your degree. The experienced team is always on hand to offer advice on everything from producing high-quality applications through to preparation for a company assessment day.
To make sure you take the right steps on your career path, we’re here to give you help, support and advice throughout your study. Even after you’ve graduated, we continue to give you support for up to five years.
Employers tell us that they want graduates to be able to demonstrate certain skills when they come out of university. Our courses take account of this. We make sure we prepare you for employment through work-related learning, projects, placements and working in simulated environments that are designed to prepare you for the working world.
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