Taught course

Fashion: Knitwear

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Manchester School of Art
Qualifications
MAMFA

Entry requirements

You will normally have an undergraduate honours degree or a degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification. Alternatively, you may be admitted if you can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at honours degree standard. In addition you also need to submit a Digital Portfolio.

Months of entry

September

Course content

MA Fashion:Knitwear develops pioneering concepts with the innovative application of skill. It emphasises three-dimensional thinking, technology, materiality and fabrication in order to develop exciting and innovative contributions to fashion and design more broadly.

The courses provides the opportunity for fashion or textiles applicants with a background in knit to focus on knitwear design at postgraduate level. It aims to develop visionary thinking combined with the innovative application of skill.

The development of knitwear is fundamentally practice-based with an emphasis on 3-dimensional thinking, technology, . When combined with contextually and conceptually-driven approaches, knitwear can make exciting, new and innovative contributions to fashion and design more broadly. You will be encouraged to explore knitwear from digital, craft and virtual perspectives. Optional units will provide further opportunity to develop research and practice from a collaborative, sustainability, or digital/technology/seamless focus. Critical enquiry and practice at the intersections of specialist practice will be celebrated, developed and disseminated.

The MA Fashion: Knitwear is made up of five units totalling 180 credits.

Unit 1: Practice 1 - Design Intention

Unit 2: Choice of one option from the following

    • Contested Territories
    • Digital Futures
    • Health and Wellbeing
    • Images and Archives
    • Making Our Futures - Ecological Arts & Sustainable Design
    • Negotiated Study
    • Object and Context
    • The Museum and The City
    • Writing Research and Funding Proposals

Unit 3: Practice 2 - Design Proposition

Unit 4: Professional Platforms

Unit 5: Practice 3 - Major Project

If you choose to progress to MFA Fashion: Knitwear award you will study a further two units of 60 credits each.

This route is focussed on the continuation of your practice aligned to the research and selection of appropriate public or professional venues and platforms to disseminate a significant body of work. You will be required to produce work for a public audience in the most relevant and appropriate form along with any implicit publicity and dissemination material.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MFA

full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 247 6969