Taught course


Kingston University · Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Entry requirements

- A good first degree in fashion design or a related subject, product design, graphic design or fine art. - A portfolio will be required for interview. - Interviews can take place locally or via the internet.

Months of entry


Course content

This course, with its new pathway in Knit, continues to develop into a holistic and exciting approach to fashion design and beyond. Retaining our heritage and specialism in womenswear, menswear and knitwear, the course combines industry standards with a creative and contemporary approach to fashion design. Our broad design community and positioning as a progressive and highly rated design institution means that fashion can actively borrow from and share with designers in communication design, sustainable design, and product and space.

Key features

• With our well-established industry links and partnerships, the craft and skill of fashion is paramount and is developed through pioneering projects with industry practitioners from our team.
• Interdisciplinary modules give you the unique opportunity to expand your current design thinking and methodology, experiment and transform your medium, and work in dynamic teams to exchange and create ideas.

What will you study

The Fashion MA is a unique and innovative course combining the creative thinking of the Design School core modules with a very solid and ‘creative’ fashion industry focus.

The fashion-based modules will encourage you to think creatively and will also challenge you to apply your ideas and concepts to a series of briefs, some of which will arrive directly from industry sources and practitioners. The outcome is non-prescriptive and should be driven by your ambitions and approach to fashion. You will identify design narratives to inspire extensive research culminating in exciting, considered and forward-thinking design developments. You will be expected to create new responses for fashion design. Addressing the contemporary culture of fashion, you will engage within important areas of development – social politics, economics, environments, sciences and technology futures – creating a clearer understanding of fashion context. Addressing the contemporary culture of fashion, you will engage with important areas of development – social politics, economics, environments, sciences and technology futures.

The core modules, which explore the fundamentals of design and identify its role in your practice, offer the opportunity to connect and interact with designers from a wide set of creative disciplines.

If you choose to specialise in Knit, you will follow the same programme as MA Fashion, but will complete specialist projects within existing modules.

Work placement scheme

Many postgraduate courses at Kingston University allow students to do a 12-month work placement as part of their course. The responsibility for finding the placement is with the student; we cannot guarantee the placement, just the opportunity to undertake it. As the work placement is an assessed part of the course, the work placement is covered by a student's tier 4 visa.

Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider. http://www.kingston.ac.uk/international/studying-at-kingston/language-requirements/

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

08448 544973/+44 (0)20 3308 9930