Taught course

Wearable Futures

Institution
Ravensbourne · Ravensbourne
Qualifications
MAMSc

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from prospective students with either: - A degree in a related discipline at 2:1 or above; - An equivalent recognised international qualification in a related discipline. Candidates without standard qualifications may also be considered on the basis of their experience, provided they can demonstrate the ability to benefit from and succeed on the course. Applicants will be asked to submit a portfolio, showreel (unless they are applying for the MDes programme) or other examples of creative or technical practice. All applicants who meet the entry criteria will be invited for interview. Skype interviews are held for postgraduate applicants unable to attend an interview in person. We give equal consideration to all applications.

MA

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course is for designers who are interested in technologies that have the human body and its covering as their focus.

Wearable Futures graduates have the knowledge and skills needed to be innovative within different facets of the new and emerging wearable tech industry.

The main conceptual framework for the course will be provided by theories of digital craftsmanship, body-centric technologies and phenomenological readings and speculative philosophy. These will assist in helping you to sift and prioritise the current trends and thought relating to fashion and discussion around the body within data-informed spaces. An interdisciplinary field of study will include interaction and UX design and open source culture, design innovation and applied philosophy. You will be introduced to philosophical trends and these will tie in with your practice and help you to develop a critical view incorporating design fiction and other emerging theories. You will engage with research methods such as participatory, user-study and user-centred design. We will help you to influence the decision makers so that wearable solutions will be accepted and meet the cultural and ethical expectations when designing for the human body and the garment-industry.

You are expected to consider the cultural and social role inherent to fashion as a part of wearable futures. Wearable Futures students will focus their investigations on the key flashpoints of the body as an interface for what is a symbiotic, physical and digital exchange.

Information for international students

Non-EU/EEA students must meet the UKVI and Ravensbourne's English language requirements relevant to their course. All non-EU/EEA students must also provide: - Educational qualifications equivalent to the required UK qualification; - Educational reference(s) - Personal statement - Passport photo page - Portfolio files - Completed application form

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,500
International students
£13,500

Bursaries

Details on available financial support can be found by visiting our website and searching for 'Financial Support'.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
postgrad@rave.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 3040 3673