MA Fashion

General

Program Description

Study at the World's number one ranked art and design university for five consecutive years (2015-2019) in the QS World University Subject Rankings.

About the Programme

The Fashion MA programme asks for a disruptive critical approach leading to new aesthetics and responses about the practice and industry of fashion.

We look to create a new generation of thought leaders/designers; future fashion designers with a combined skill-set of designer-led innovation, underpinned with that critical approach and collaboration situated within new technologies, offering specific fashion insights and understanding of new engineering, digital and scientific paradigms.

A shift in authorship, materiality, economic structure and communication allows new patterns of work and aesthetics. Equally, integrity, ingenuity and play are essential within this new fashion practice.

Our alumni have worked at Nike Futures, Alyx, Tom Ford, Hussein Chalayan, Onassis Centre, and Jacquard Project residencies; Material relations with Kaihara DENIM, Shima and Bio at Open Cell; projects with Porsche, IFF and Cern.

Students apply to one of the following specialisms:

  • Womenswear
  • Menswear
  • Knitwear Mens or Womens
  • Footwear Mens or Womens, Accessories or Millinery
Timothee Gleize, MA Fashion 2019

Entrance Requirements

Candidates are selected entirely on merit and applications are welcomed from all over the world. The selection process considers creativity, imagination and innovation as demonstrated in your portfolio, as well as your potential to benefit from the programme and to achieve high MA standards overall.

We want students who wish to articulate new perspectives, develop their imagination and advance an enquiry about their discipline, practice and industry. You’ll be self-motivated, determined critical thinkers and passionate about their discipline, as well as technically curious and independent.

Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

Located in the heart of London, the Royal College of Art is the most influential, wholly postgraduate university of art and design in the world.

Located in the heart of London, the Royal College of Art is the most influential, wholly postgraduate university of art and design in the world. Read less