MA Fashion Marketing and Communication

Nottingham Trent University - School of Art & Design

Program Description

MA Fashion Marketing and Communication

Nottingham Trent University - School of Art & Design

MA Fashion Marketing and Communication

This course offers you the opportunity to creatively explore the theoretical and practical application of fashion marketing, in order to satisfy current future consumer demands in established and emerging markets.


Lectures and guest seminars by professionals from within the fashion industries, and study visits to international fashion capitals will enhance your understanding of modern global markets.


Study routes


You can study this course:


    •    full-time over one year

    •    part-time over two years as MA Fashion Marketing and Communication by Registered Project.


Our MA by Registered Project is a flexible route that can be adapted to your individual studying needs.


Scholarships


The School of Art & Design is offering a number of scholarships for full-time Masters study.



How you study


You will learn through lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials (both group and individual) which will help you to review and re-evaluate your existing experience.


Lectures and guest seminars by professionals from within the fashion industries, and study visits to international fashion capitals will enhance your understanding of modern global markets.


Teaching takes place alongside the MA Fashion Business Futures course, and you will benefit from taking part in collaborative projects and workshops with other students.


Input from visiting fashion industry professionals, designers, artists and creative professionals will help you develop your knowledge and experience. You will receive support throughout your studies from our specialist teaching staff, and have email contact with tutors as well as access to lecture notes.


All students are allocated a personal supervisor who will provide academic support and guidance throughout the course. Your supervisor will help you to develop your learning agreement and all aspects of your personal project.


Special facilities


You will be based in our dedicated MA Studio in the Bonington building and our modern, spacious studios and workshops will give you access to a range of specialist equipment. The Boots library also offers extensive learning and research facilities.


Learning opportunities


Recent study visits to international fashion capitals include Brussels, Paris, New York and Tokyo. These trips enhance your understanding of modern global markets.


Workshops and projects offer exciting opportunities to work collaboratively with other courses. Recently students took part in our innovative textile recycling and upcycling ‘transformation’ workshops run by Orsola de Castro.


Recent collaborative live MA projects include Luàn (creative chaos) and Styling Project 2.


High-profile speakers have included the fashion designer and artist Simeon Farrar, fashion expert and broadcaster Caryn Franklin, designer Christopher Raeburn and author of Eco Fashion, Sass Brown.


There are also opportunities to visit and research shows and exhibitions in leading design cities. Recent trips include those to Première Vision and Trend Union, Paris and the Martin Margiela and Walter de Birendonck retrospectives at Mode Museum, Antwerp.



Career destinations


This course will enable you to pursue a range of career opportunities in the creative and fashion-related industries. Whether you are hoping to start your own business, work as a consultant or practitioner, or continue your professional development, you will gain the skills and experience employers are looking for.


Recent graduates have:


    •    set up their own successful businesses

    •    progressed to PhD or MPhil study

    •    secured employment in fashion retail, fashion design, product development and trend forecasting

    •    worked as brand managers, design directors, fashion consultants and agents

    •    worked for magazines; and

    •    developed their own blogs and Internet retail spaces.


If you are interested in starting your own creative business, the University provides start-up training and support through The Hive business incubator unit.


Entry requirements


    •    A good honours degree (minimum 2.2) or equivalent in a relevant discipline, or relevant experience

    •    A personal statement

    •    English Language requirements for international (non-EU) and EU students


Communication by Registered Project


Our MA by Registered Project is a flexible route that can be adapted to your individual studying needs.


Project Proposal and Personal Statement


The project proposal is a very important part of the application and needs to form part of the personal statement that you are required to submit with your application.


Your course of study will be based on the research, development and production of a major project, which will be initiated and proposed by you.


In order to understand how we can support your studies, we would like to understand your thinking of what your project may be therefore within your personal statement please include the following in order that your application can be assessed, this should be no more than 500 words.


    •    What might the title of your Masters Project might be.

    •    Describe the specific area of interest or specialism you have in your chosen subject area.

    •    Outline what relevant skills you have, and what further skills you might want to learn.

    •    Explain why you want to research and create work within this area, what you hope it will achieve, and how you might do it.

    •    Suggest the audience for your work; for example, which kind of viewers, consumers, employers or publishers is your work aimed at.

    •    Describe what resources (technical or other) you might need to do complete your project.

    •    Let us know which artists / designers / creative practitioners have influenced your work.


Application deadline


Applications should normally be received by the end of July for entry in September.


Overseas applicants must take into account the time required to apply for a visa (if applicable) before applying for an MA course.



Last updated April 28, 2016
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