Taught course

Performance Product Design

Northumbria University · Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Admission to the MA Performance Product Design Programme is restricted to those with a design background. Applicants will normally be required to have a Bachelor Degree with First or Second Class honours or other qualifications and professional experience that are deemed equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Performance Product Design is a highly creative degree that addresses the advancement of fashion and fashion product design through both design, innovation and technology. You will have the opportunity to make innovative and progressive design contributions to the fields of performance/sportswear, intimate and swim apparel, accessories, lifestyle and health and wellbeing products. It aims to provide you with the knowledge and expertise necessary in developing world-class designers with a global understanding of technological developments in materials and processes and how these will energize the next phase of performance garment and product design.

You will explore the factors which best describe and help interpret human-centred needs to inspire the creation of designs with sustainable social and commercial value. The Fashion subject division aims to develop this programme as a distinct link to our materials research hub P3i, based in London.

MA Performance Product Design supports the development of live and speculative projects, deepened and broadened by investigation of research principles and reflective practice. It aims to combine studio based professional practice with design research, including material resources, the application of new and existing technologies, product life cycle and disposal. It will consider the future of the product and designer within the global economy, through issues of materiality, experience and representation as part of a wider context of systems and organisations

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4444