Taught course

Fashion and Textiles

University of Portsmouth · School of Art, Design and Performance

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class honours degree in a related subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. An interview or online portfolio submission will be required as part of the selection process.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you a creative and innovative thinker, with the ambition to lead the industry of the future? This MA Fashion and Textiles degree course will help you develop the skills and critical awareness to apply your creative talent in this exciting and constantly evolving industry.
On this course, you'll expand your core practice within a fashion or textile context. You'll identify and explore your own motivation and be challenged to create designs that respond to social and environmental issues. You'll also get the opportunity to develop and hone transferable skills, getting the confidence and tools to become a successful innovator and leader in your chosen field.
Whatever the direction and focus of your studies, we'll help you develop your creative, critical and practical skills to achieve considered and professional outcomes with commercial viability. Whether you're looking to move into a leadership or management role, or start your own business, this course will help you achieve your goals.

What you'll experience
On this Fashion and Textiles degree course, you'll:
    • Work in our creative studios and workshops with the latest tools and equipment
    • Get guidance and support from industry-experienced academic tutors and highly skilled technicians
    • Have opportunities to work across different disciplines or collaboratively on funded research and innovation projects
    • Get professional experience through work-based learning
    • Experiment with and combine traditional skills and techniques with new digital technologies
    • Build on your prior learning, skills and expertise in experimental and innovative ways across fashion and textiles
    • Produce a major project based on your own research, and supervised by academic, technical or business mentors
    • Hear from inspirational guest speakers from various creative fields through the Enrichment Programme
    • Organise individual or group exhibitions or events
    • Have opportunities to go on study visits to cultural and industrial hubs, in the UK and abroad
Careers and opportunities
When you graduate from this course, you'll have the creative, critical, practical and business skills needed for a successful career.
What can you do with a Fashion and Textiles degree?
Career opportunities include:
  • fashion/textile design
  • starting your own business
  • leadership/management within an existing business
  • research and development in a leadership/management role within service and design-led industries
  • product development
  • PhD research/research related career
  • teaching
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Team
023 9284 5566