Taught course

Fashion Design Technology, Womenswear

Institution
University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion · University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

An Honours degree at 2.1 or above in fashion or clothing design and/or production. Applicants with a degree in another subject may be considered, depending on the strength of the application. OR Equivalent qualifications OR Relevant and quantitative industrial experience for a minimum of three years Selection for interview will be made on the basis of your application, including the personal statement, the reference, examples of your design work, 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 two womenswear garments you have made to evidence your skills For this course your digital portfolio should show evidence of: drawing/presentation skills; contemporary fashion/cultural awareness; a level of research, exploration and experimentation; fabric and material selection/knowledge; construction/technical competence; ability to think/work in 3D; and visual communication. 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, pattern cut and manufacture clothing. 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 University's 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. If you have a question, you can contact our International Recruitment Office by calling +44 (0)20 7514 7656 / 7678 / 7629 or completing our Online Enquiry Form. To find out more about studying in London, please visit the International students section of the London College of Fashion website. Masters Preparation Online Short Course LCF runs a short online course to help students who would like to study for a Masters qualification but need more preparation to acquire the requisite knowledge and skills to undertake postgraduate study at this level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

MA Fashion Design Technology Womenswear seeks to recruit ambitious, creative designers who have a long-term fashion focus and wish to work for a key brand or set up their own label. Based primarily in London’s West End at John Prince’s Street and resourced by the specialist equipment at our other central sites, contemporary technology is at the core of this course.

CAD CAM, state of the art knitting machines and facilities for digital print, rapid proto-typing and laser cutting allow students to produce womenswear collections that innovate in the field.

By nurturing creativity and specialist research, the course enables individuals to produce high quality and innovative work through illustration, design, cutting and modern manufacturing.

Students are supported to develop collaborations with industry specialists and international fabric suppliers, a process that not only builds important contacts for the future but one that enriches student experience and refines design sensibility. Using diverse production techniques - from couture craftsmanship to futuristic experimentation - students are able to explore their own perspectives to form the basis of their MA collection. Guided by experienced staff, this also has the potential to incorporate a further specialism such as embroidery, knitwear or digital concepts.

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.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
15 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
enquiries@fashion.arts.ac.uk
Phone
020 7514 7344/7582/7563