Taught course

Fashion Design

Institution
Anglia Ruskin University · Cambridge School of Art
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A good honours degree, (or equivalent) in a related subject, preferably in Fashion Design. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply. Entry will normally be subject to submission of a portfolio, and an interview. We may ask you to send us a digital portfolio of your work. See our website for more details.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Explore the global fashion industry in depth and learn how you can build a career in it, while perfecting your knowledge of design processes, styling, branding, promotion and more.

This dynamic course will prepare you for the world of contemporary, global fashion design, improving your professional skills, your academic understanding and your industry knowledge.

You’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of the international fashion world, and the business-led factors that influence professional practice.

Our course mixes traditional and experimental fashion design processes with theory and practical work. This will encourage you to think about important issues and future trends in the fashion industry and how you could adapt or improve upon your design, styling, marketing or promotional work. For example, you might explore relationships between your design process, marketing strategy and psychological theories. Or you might look at the connections between mathematics and pattern-cutting; or sustainable design and production processes.

We'll investigate different markets and consumers, too. Having learned more about people's wants and needs, you'll use your insight to create innovative designs, along with branding and promotional strategies.

Throughout the course you'll be working closely with other students. Together, we'll share and debate our ideas and working practices, and learn to critically analyse our work.

Your studies will take place over three trimesters in a single calendar year.

Course Leader: Dr Wendy Moody

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
ALSS Marketing
Email
alssmarketing@anglia.ac.uk
Phone
0845 271 3333; international: +44 1245 493131