MA Fashion Artefact

University of the Arts London

Program Description

MA Fashion Artefact

University of the Arts London

Internationally recognised as a pioneering incubator of original designers who challenge the notion of how fashion products change and influence the world we live in.

Content and Structure

MA Fashion Artefact is as original as its name suggests. The course is recognised as a pioneering incubator of ideas and philosophies and has been hailed as a leader in educational studio practice. It has developed and nurtured an impressive roster of alumni who have been awarded top prizes at many international competitions and had their work showcased at prestigious international exhibitions.

Students within Fashion Artefact develop both a comprehensive and personal perspective on fashion in its widest context. The course defines its position within education and the wider creative industries by focusing on the provocative possibilities of an ever-changing spectrum of arenas and audiences.

We believe that fashion is one of the most influential forms of expression in contemporary culture, serving as a reflection of our social behavior. We define fashion artefact as a post-modern metaphor of what occurs in today’s society. Consideration of the fashion artefact in its theoretical and social contexts allows us to gain an insight into complex underlying meanings and open them up for discussion and contemplation.

We strive for perfection and originality in both the exploration and pursuit of material methodologies in construction and manufacture, exploiting both hand-crafted and new technologies. The course leader and teaching team are all internationally recognised practicing artists and designers and are at the forefront of research within studio practice.

Course structure

15 months, 4 terms, level 7, 180 credits

Entry requirements

Course entry requirements

Selection for interview will be made on the basis of your application, including the personal statement, the reference, a digital portfolio, 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 three artefact products you have made to evidence your skills.

Student selection criteria

The course seeks to recruit students from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, and welcomes applications from mature students.

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 and manufacture fashion artefacts.

What we look for

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.
  • OR
  • Equivalent qualifications
  • OR
  • Relevant and quantitative experience

Selection for interview will be made on the basis of your application, including the personal statement, the reference, a digital portfolio, 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 three artefact products you have made to evidence your skills.

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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 2, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Start date
Aug. 2017
Sept. 2017
Duration
Duration
15 months
Full time
Price
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17,920 GBP
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United Kingdom - London, England
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International: £17,920; Home/EU: £8,500