Taught course


University of Brighton · School of Arts and Media

Entry requirements

Degree and/or experience: Candidates will normally hold a BA(Hons) or recognised equivalent in an art or design subject and have the required making skills. Prior achievement or equivalent professional experience in lieu of formal qualifications will also be considered. We welcome applications from candidates from non-traditional backgrounds who demonstrate appropriate levels of intellectual and creative potential for study at masters level and who can demonstrate a creative ability in fashion design and/or an appropriate level of garment-making skills. Personal statement: Through a personal statement (500 words submitted with the application form), applicants must demonstrate a clear rationale for wanting to study on the course, outline personal areas of interest and identify potential areas for research. Interview: Candidates will usually be asked in for interview, where they will be expected to discuss their practice/design background and articulate the area of study they want to explore as set out in their personal statement. For overseas students, a Skype interview can be arranged if required after the submission of the statement and electronic portfolio. At interview the panel will consider: - the potential to study at masters level - evidence of creative potential and innovation in the portfolio of work with a demonstrable track record in making - creative and intellectual engagement in the subject area - appropriate skills to undertake the research proposal.

Months of entry


Course content

The University of Brighton has a long and successful history in fashion and textile practices, offering a creative, stimulating and professional environment in which to develop your understanding of design and contemporary global fashion.

The Fashion MA seeks to develop sophisticated design thinking and innovation in your chosen area of fashion, exploring and questioning the fashion design process alongside themes of luxury, heritage and craftsmanship, creative cut, tailoring, materiality, and the technological advances in the processes of fashion production and representation.

It also offers a platform for subject-specific and broader design debates. The discussion of key theoretical and practice-based issues – the role of heritage and craft skills, the impact of technology and digital economies, and approaches to ethical fashion and sustainable design – will enable you to contextualise your research and develop your own reflexive design approaches and critical practices.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

College of Arts and Humanities