- Course duration: 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time. Part-time course only available to those starting in September.
- Teaching times:
- Trimester 1: Mondays 10am – 1pm (full time); Wednesdays
- 10am – 1pm (full time and part-time)
- Trimester 2: Mondays 10am – 1pm (full time and part-time); Tuesdays 10am-1pm (full-time)
- Trimester 3: Wednesdays 10am – 1pm (full time, no teaching part-time)
- Trimester 4: Mondays 10am – 1pm (part-time)
- Trimester 5 & 6: Wednesdays and other tutorials by arrangement (part-time)
Explore the global fashion industry in depth and learn how you can build a career in it, while perfecting your knowledge of design processes, styling, branding, promotion and more.
This dynamic new course will prepare you for the world of contemporary, global fashion design, improving your professional skills, your academic understanding and your industry knowledge.
You’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of the international fashion world, and the business-led factors that influence professional practice.
Our course mixes traditional and experimental fashion design processes with theory and practical work. This will encourage you to think about important issues and future trends in the fashion industry and how you could adapt or improve upon your design, styling, marketing or promotional work. For example, you might explore relationships between your design process, marketing strategy and psychological theories. Or you might look at the connections between mathematics and pattern-cutting; or sustainable design and production processes.
We'll investigate different markets and consumers, too. Having learned more about people's wants and needs, you'll use your insight to create innovative designs, along with branding and promotional strategies.
Throughout the course you'll be working closely with other students. Together, we'll share and debate our ideas and working practices, and learn to critically analyse our work.
Your studies will take place over three trimesters in a single calendar year.
- Process and Practice as Research
- Key Issues in Fashion Design
- Fashion Design and Brand
- Master's Dissertation Art and Design
- Master's Project: Art and Design
We'll measure your progress using a number of assessment methods that reflect the skills you'll need to demonstrate in the fashion industry. These include sketchbooks; reflective journals; technical files; brand, consumer and market research files; collaboration files; brand and promotion packages; portfolio work (visualisation and styling); 3D realisation and collection creation; presentations (audio visual and oral); written reports; your Master's dissertation; and Personal Development Planning (PDP).
- A good honours degree, (or equivalent) in a related subject, preferably in Fashion Design. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply. Entry will normally be subject to submission of a portfolio, and an interview. Candidates for whom English is not a first language will be expected to demonstrate IELTS at level 6.5, or equivalent.
- If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
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Last updated March 7, 2016