Taught course

Performance Design and Practice

University of the Arts London - Central Saint Martins · Centre for Performance

Entry requirements

A relevant good honours degree or equivalent professional experience; significant creative ability in Fashion Design, Textiles or Knitwear with a strong interest in fashion as a subject of study. Mature students are encouraged to apply. English language requirements Fashion design pathways: All classes are conducted in English. If English is not your first language, we strongly recommend you send us an English language test score together with your application to prove your level of proficiency. If you have booked a test or are awaiting your results, please clearly indicate this on your application form. When you have received your test score, please send it to us immediately. The standard English language requirement for entry is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in any one paper, or equivalent. For further information visit the English Language support section.
 Applicants who will need a Tier 4 General Student Visa should check the Visa and Immigration page, which provides important information about UK Border Agency (UKBA) requirements. What we look for The talent to move fashion forward, the skills to ‘realise’ your creative vision and commitment to succeed in this demanding, pressurised and fast-changing industry. Student selection criteria Applicants to Womenswear Fashion, Menswear Fashion, Knitwear for Fashion and Textiles for Fashion are selected on their ability to demonstrate through a portfolio containing a minimum of four projects: A strong personal identity Extensive research and rough work Technical skills 3-dimensional sense Visual interpretation skills Sensitivity to fabrication and colour The interview for all pathways (for applicants selected following submission of the application form, personal statement and supporting work in the form of a portfolio of work) is used to evaluate the extent to which you demonstrate: potential to benefit from the course reason for choosing the course communication skills motivation and commitment Portfolio advice If you are applying for Womenswear Fashion, Menswear Fashion, Knitwear Fashion or Textiles for Fashion you are required to bring to interview a substantial portfolio of design work (a minimum of four projects). This should include extensive research and rough work, together with a toile/garment/printed or knitted length or 3D work, as appropriate for your pathway choice.

Months of entry


Course content

A feature of MA Fashion is the interrelated nature of the four pathways offered. You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with other disciplines just as you need to in the professional world. MA Fashion benefits from the special atmosphere created by students from varied specialisms, backgrounds and nationalities – all of them committed to fashion – working together in close proximity.

Students study one of four pathways:

  • Womenswear Fashion
  • Menswear Fashion
  • Knitwear Fashion
  • Textiles for Fashion

Information for international students

Our International Office deals specifically with the needs of students from overseas. Tel +44 (0)20 7514 7027.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,500 per year, plus £750 mandatory placement fee in year one
International students
£11,510 per year, plus £750 mandatory placement fee in year one

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months

Course contact details

The Information Office
+44 (0)20 7514 7023
+44 (0)20 7514 7024