Taught course

MA Innovative Fashion Production

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

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Entry requirements

The standard entry requirements for this course are as follows:

  • An Honours degree at 2.1 or above from a fashion based course, supported by a digital portfolio evidencing abilities in one of the following disciplines: fashion design and/or development, fashion and/or technology, pattern cutting, buying and/or merchandising;
  • OR equivalent qualifications in an alternative subject will be considered if supported by a digital portfolio which demonstrates significant evidence of technical and/or business skills;

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 (minimum of three years)
  • 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

September

Course content

The MA Innovation Fashion Production offers a real opportunity for you to play a key part in society's move to more sustainable practice, which involves more than material resources.

The fashion industry is a fast-changing landscape that is dominated by the urgent need to reform production practices to be more agile, cleaner and smarter. Within the next two decades there will be a revolution in how we make the fashion we recognise but as importantly, technology will lead us to create products in ways we as yet don’t fully visualise.

A systematic understanding of the importance of disruptive business models and emerging technologies in manufacturing is needed and the MA Innovative Fashion Production offers a real opportunity for graduates to play a key part in society's move to more sustainable practice, which involves more than material resources.

Collaboration is essential across all disciplines to ensure companies can manage the changes which are inevitable. Integral to the course is student collaboration and communication working to share knowledge whilst learning the impact of manufacturing upon the complete product lifecycle from concept to end of life.

The course embraces innovative ways of thinking about the entire product lifecycle and how fundamental production is to the positive innovation currently shaping the fashion industry of the future.

This course is based at our Mare Street site in Hackney were we also house the Centre for Fashion Enterprise. Very close to this area you can find the Geffrye Museum and V&A Museum of Childhood as well as a variety of markets. We are however, planning to move to a new single campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2023. This is part of a new development for London, prioritising culture, education and innovation, known as East Bank. 

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

IELTS level 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in listening and speaking & minimum 5.5 reading, writing. Please check our main English Language Requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,550
International students
£23,610

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

Course contact details

Name
Fashion Enquiries
Email
fashion.contact@arts.ac.uk