Taught course


Middlesex University · School of Art and Design

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be those who have graduated from a Fashion based degree with a grade of 2:1 or higher. We interview all candidates with a portfolio of work. However we will consider mature applicants with good, relevant knowledge and skills that wish to return to education and for the Fashion Business strand, relevant business experience in the field of fashion or equivalent rather than a design portfolio will be considered.

Fashion Design, Fashion Communication and Promotion, Fashion Textiles, Jewellery and Accessories

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Fashion is an exciting new postgraduate programme, with four specialist pathways, offering a multidisciplinary framework for independent, creative and groundbreaking areas of study leading to the creation of an original body of work. You could explore innovative couture or tailoring methods that elevate a collection of clothes to new heights, new uses of technologies to create ground breaking textile structures, pioneering communication strategies promoting fashion to international audiences, or setting up your own label or developing business change methodologies. You will be fully prepared to take your place in a career in the global market, confidently challenging aesthetics and technologies alike, pushing the boundaries of the possible, using imagination and skill to deepen and broaden the existing understanding of fashion pushing the boundaries of the genre.

The degree runs for one calendar year and is a taught programme supported by leading fashion practitioners and visiting lecturers.

MA Fashion at Middlesex offers a choice of 4 pathways, all of which include elements of business knowledge relevant to the fashion industry:

Fashion Design:
The pathway focuses on the advance study, development and resolution of original fashion design - through men's women's or children's wear. Students will be supported in the exploration of couture, advanced tailoring and draping methods as well as innovative material and construction technology.

Fashion Communication and Promotion:
The pathway concentrates on the communication and promotion of fashion products through a variety of media such as illustration, photography, digital technologies, film and animation. Students will explore the rhetoric of still or moving image within the context of the fashion industry and use findings to create directional work.

Fashion Textiles:
This pathway approaches printed and constructed textiles as a platform for interdisciplinary experimentation in the context of fashion product. Students will be encouraged to push the boundaries of textile design by combining traditional and new technologies and draw inspiration from other disciplines such as materials science, biology, engineering and biotechnology.

Jewellery and Accessories:
This pathway offers a focus on the juxtaposition of body and artefact - realising innovative definitions of what jewellery or accessory is, and exploring the use of traditional and non-traditional materials in resolution of ideas.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

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