Taught course

Fashion Artefact

University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion · University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion

Entry requirements

Selection for interview will be made on the basis of your application, including the personal statement, the reference, a digital portfolio, the supporting written assignment and project proposal. If you are selected for interview you will be asked to bring a portfolio of previous work, including developmental work where possible, and three artefact products you have made to evidence your skills. Student selection criteria: The course seeks to recruit students from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, and welcomes applications from mature students. What we look for: The course seeks to recruit students who can demonstrate: A strong commitment and motivation towards a career in an aspect of the fashion industry Awareness and relevant experience of fashion Appropriate knowledge and skills commensurate with planned entry into the defined course, including the ability to design and manufacture fashion artefacts. English language requirements: All classes are conducted in English. The level required by the University for this course is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in any one skill. For more information, read the UAL English Language Requirements page. International applicants: The International Recruitment Office at the London College of Fashion will help to guide you through the application process and answer any specific questions that you may have regarding our courses. This may include portfolio advice, the application process and fee advice. We offer a ‘drop-in’ facility for applicants who may be in London and wish to obtain further course and admissions information. Please contact us for further information on this facility. We can also arrange a tour of our facilities if we are given prior notice. To find out more about studying in London, please visit the International students section of the London College of Fashion website.

MA Fashion Artefact

Months of entry


Course content

MA Fashion Artefact is as original as its name suggests. The course is recognised as a pioneering incubator of ideas and philosophies and has been hailed as a leader in educational studio practice. It has developed and nurtured an impressive roster of alumni who have been awarded top prizes at many international competitions and had their work showcased at prestigious international exhibitions.

Students within Fashion Artefact develop both a comprehensive and personal perspective on fashion in its widest context. The course defines its position within education and the wider creative industries by focusing on the provocative possibilities of an ever-changing spectrum of arenas and audiences.

We believe that fashion is one of the most influential forms of expression in contemporary culture, serving as a reflection of our social behavior. We define fashion artefact as a post-modern metaphor of what occurs in today’s society. Consideration of the fashion artefact in its theoretical and social contexts allows us to gain an insight into complex underlying meanings and open them up for discussion and contemplation.

We strive for perfection and originality in both the exploration and pursuit of material methodologies in construction and manufacture, exploiting both hand-crafted and new technologies. The course leader and teaching team are all internationally recognised practicing artists and designers and are at the forefront of research within studio practice.

Information for international students

If you have a question, you can contact our International Recruitment Office by calling +44 (0)20 7514 7656 / 7678 / 7629/ 7940.

Qualification and course duration


part time
27 months
full time
15 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
020 7514 7344/7582/7973