Taught course

Fashion and Textiles

Institution
University of Portsmouth · School of Art, Design and Performance
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A good 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

September

Course content

Why take this course?

This career-focussed Masters programme emphasizes the importance of adaptability and social and environmental awareness within the future of the fashion and textile industries. Through an innovative educational experience this course offers graduates, budding entrepreneurs and those coming from industry the opportunity to develop their own fashion and/or textile practice and become successful innovators and leaders in their own right.

What will I experience?

A studio-based culture of inter-disciplinarity and exchange will underpin your post-graduate student experience, and on this course you will have opportunity to:

  • Work collaboratively on an innovation-driven integrated fashion label, providing a unique opportunity to gain real professional experience in a senior design role whilst achieving your Masters qualification.
  • Explore business research strategy and planning, develop analytical and entrepreneurial skills and become adept at flexible and future focused market thinking.
  • Experiment and combine both traditional skills and techniques with state-of-the-art digital technologies, pushing the boundaries of what fashion and textile design means and how it is communicated.
  • Undertake a substantial self-directed major project informed by your research and supervised by an Academic and/or Business mentor(s).
  • Go on study visits to cultural and industrial hubs, both in the UK and abroad.

What opportunities might it lead to?

This course provides the opportunity to develop your creative, critical and practical skills to achieve professional outcomes and compete in a commercial arena as well as the visual, verbal and written communication skills to promote your work for commerce or postgraduate studies.

Here are some expected destinations our graduates may pursue:

  • Establishing a new business venture.
  • A leadership / management role within an existing business.
  • Working in Research and Development in a leadership/management role within service and design-led industries
  • An entrepreneurial / advisory role within an existing business using entrepreneurial thinking to extend business through innovation.
  • A product development role within an existing business using creative and divergent thinking to develop and extend business through innovative approaches to material usage and end user requirements.
  • PhD research / Research related careers.
  • Teaching

Student Destinations

Where next?

You will acquire research methods training and skills that are relevant to your current and future employment.

Here are some expected destinations graduates may pursue:

  • Establishing a new business venture.
  • A leadership/management role within an existing business.
  • Working in Research and Development in a leadership/management role within service and design-led industries
  • An entrepreneurial/advisory role within an existing business using entrepreneurial thinking to extend business through innovation.
  • A product development role within an existing business using creative and divergent thinking to develop and extend business through innovative approaches to material usage and end user requirements.
  • PhD research
  • Teaching

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Team
Email
admissions@port.ac.uk
Phone
023 9284 5566