Taught course

Fashion Shaping

University of Central Lancashire · School of Art, Design and Performance

Entry requirements

A good Honours Degree in a relevant creative subject, which may include Fine Art, Sculpture, Curating or equivalent professional/industrial experience with evidence of academic achievement. Applications must be accompanied by a research project proposal outlining their intended area of interest and proposed investigation.

Months of entry


Course content

The course encourages a broad based, experimental and curatorial approach to fashion design, reflecting an individual's particular interest. The course operates alongside the large full time undergraduate degrees in Fashion and Fashion Promotion and will be able to call upon facilities from other newly established fashion related MA programmes. Students on this course are encouraged to extend their projects beyond the accepted norms of conventional Fashion Design., and will be expected to develop their proposals, possibly in a collaborative way utilising both University and outside resources. Fashion Shaping at the University is taught by a well qualified and experienced team of academics and technical support staff.

Teaching involves a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, presentations and industry liaison, and assessment is continuous. Theory underpinning practice is developed simultaneously throughout each semester and Negotiated Agreements Parts I and II allow students to acquire the ability to develop and refine proposals, which underpin their major projects, and reflect on personal progress. Students are expected to contextualize their work within a current framework, and develop evaluative skills in order to articulate their point of view. Research Methods and Application introduces students to a range of analytical research tools, forming the basis for all in-depth self-directed projects on the programme. Exploration of contemporary issues directs a practical realisation in 2D and 3D outcomes, and an ability to consider various career opportunities in the creative industries, which may include exhibitions management and artist-designer.

Information for international students

See www.uclan.ac.uk/international

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1772 892400