Taught course

MA Fashion Artefact

University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion

Entry requirements

Entry to this course is highly competitive: applicants are expected to achieve, or already have, the course entry requirements detailed below.

  • An Honours degree at 2.1 or above in a related discipline. Applicants with a degree in another subject may be considered, depending on the strength of the application;


  • Relevant and quantitative experience.

APEL (Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning)

Applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered in exceptional cases. The course team will consider each application that demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by:

  • Related academic or work experience
  • The quality of the personal statement
  • A strong academic or other professional reference
  • OR a combination of these factors

Each application will be considered on its own merit but we cannot guarantee an offer in each case.

Months of entry


Course content

This unique masters in fashion product design has an international reputation as a pioneering incubator for the creative designers and practitioners of the future. Students develop a range of contemporary products through various methodologies and critical thinking concerning the role of the body in relation to objects, as well as incorporating the social, cultural and economic. The course looks at the significance of craftsmanship, engagement with the role of an artifact and how that can impact upon future products within the context of the fashion industry.

The course title ‘MA Fashion Artefact’ is unique and is the only one of its kind offered in global education. The course facilitates and supports an array of manufacturing processes that cross over multiple design disciplines that historically would not sit within a fashion school, such as Industrial Design, Fine art, Metalwork and Animation. Therefore, sitting outside the framework for how fashion is perceived, students define what the industry is and how the industry will react.

The course supports and facilitates four key areas of continued areas of research and studio practice: Regional heritage and craftsmanship; Prosthetic design; Advanced manufacturing; Artefact as political voice.

London College of Fashion, UAL, leads the world in fashion business, media and design education. We’ve been nurturing creative talent for over a century, offering courses in all things fashion. With our philosophy of open and inclusive education, we encourage students to examine the past and question the present. To develop inventive, assertive ideas that challenge social and political agendas. And we give them the skills, opportunities – and above all, the freedom – to put those ideas into practice.

Information for international students

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 each skill. Please check our main English Language Requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

You can also find out more about the Postgraduate Masters Loan (Home students only) and other types of funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Please see www.fashion.arts.ac.uk for further details.

Course contact details

London College of Fashion