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15 MA Programs in Fashion Design

Fashion design has varied over time and place and is most influenced by social and cultural latitudes. It is the art of design and natural beauty or aesthetics to clothing and accessories. A Master of Arts (MA) program in this field studies a range of conceptual and commercial approaches to all levels of the fashion market, and provides students with the opportunity to explore sustainability, glob… Read more

Fashion design has varied over time and place and is most influenced by social and cultural latitudes. It is the art of design and natural beauty or aesthetics to clothing and accessories. A Master of Arts (MA) program in this field studies a range of conceptual and commercial approaches to all levels of the fashion market, and provides students with the opportunity to explore sustainability, global trends, innovations and textiles. 

What is an MA in Fashion Design? This program supports research into the digital and traditional approaches in developing clothing and accessories, with a focus on contemporary strategies. Many courses place an emphasis on garment modeling techniques and creative pattern cutting. Students will also learn about the influence of new materials based on local and global trends. Some of the courses available include sustainable design, garment construction, new materials and contemporary and future fashion.

There are many benefits for receiving a master's degree in fashion design. The student will learn construction skills, how personal aspirations can influence the industry and what the crossover between art and fashion is. Students will also benefit from the knowledge of what impact fashion can have on the environment and the ethical and sustainable design issues associated. They may also have the opportunity to partake in workshops that specialize in manufacturing technology. 

Depending on the institution and the country it is located, the registration costs will vary. Interested students should contact the school directly to find out if the courses match their career goal needs and what the associated fees will be.

Graduates of an MA can find careers within the marketing, merchandising or purchasing industry. Many who complete the program have the goal of working as a designer in a commercial fashion studio or running his or her own designer label. However, graduates can also find work as a stylist, illustrator or artist, or within an independent design company.

Many programs can take one year on a full time basis or two years if the student is part time. For students with busier schedules, online classes are also available with many, if not all, institutions offering distance learning modules. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Our MA Fashion: Design course is a contemporary and personalised postgraduate programme that will develop your individual approach to fashion. With unique industry opportuniti ... +

Our MA Fashion: Design course is a contemporary and personalised postgraduate programme that will develop your individual approach to fashion. With unique industry opportunities including internships with our partner Hearst Magazines UK, you will develop the professional skills, confidence and creative focus necessary to help you towards your ambitions of working in the fashion industry. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Norwich University of the Arts
Norwich, United Kingdom

Develop your signature style and explore the conceptual contexts of your work on our MA Fashion Masters degree course.

Develop your signature style and explore the conceptual contexts of your work on our MA Fashion Masters degree course. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Bath Spa University
Bath, United Kingdom

This course offers ambitious individuals the opportunity to become designers, designer-makers or textile artists, either within the professional industries or to set up small ... +

This course offers ambitious individuals the opportunity to become designers, designer-makers or textile artists, either within the professional industries or to set up small businesses working independently or in small teams. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 

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Arts University Bournemouth - The Graduate School
Poole, United Kingdom

MA Digital Fashion Innovation encourages and supports designers to explore and work with advanced digital technologies, interrogate and question current fashion practice and c ... +

MA Digital Fashion Innovation encourages and supports designers to explore and work with advanced digital technologies, interrogate and question current fashion practice and challenge the ideals around how a product is realised. Fashion is currently recognised as one of the most damaging industries on the planet, abusing natural resources, dumping masses of redundant waste and product into landfill and flushing tonnes of chemicals into the oceans on a daily basis. It is therefore critical the practice of a designer acknowledges and attempts to address and integrate a conscious and considered approach to both the design and realisation of a fashion product. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Oct 2021
Campus
 
Budapest Metropolitan University
Budapest, Hungary

The task of the Fashion and Textile Department is to train designers who are capable of solving high-level design and creative processes in the fields of textile culture based ... +

The task of the Fashion and Textile Department is to train designers who are capable of solving high-level design and creative processes in the fields of textile culture based on their education and creativity. Through their work, they contribute to the development of general object culture and to the enrichment of the Hungarian artistic life. Their works also have an impact on the international design market. Students are able to synthesize and apply these in addition to the knowledge of traditional, craft and modern computer technology. Their critical sensation and analytical ability make them able to navigate any area of design thinking. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
AAS College
Thessaloniki, Greece

The course gives creative fashion design practitioners chance to explore personal interests at postgraduate level, underpinned by extensive research, and combined with benefit ... +

The course gives creative fashion design practitioners chance to explore personal interests at postgraduate level, underpinned by extensive research, and combined with benefits of debate and peer review. The individual will subsequently be able to view their role as fashion designer within the industry of the future. -
MA
Full-time
13 months
English
11 Oct 2021
Campus
 
IFA Paris
Paris, France

Our Master of Arts in Contemporary Fashion Design was specifically designed to address these changes and is aimed at Fashion Design graduates who want to go beyond product des ... +

Our Master of Arts in Contemporary Fashion Design was specifically designed to address these changes and is aimed at Fashion Design graduates who want to go beyond product design and development. -
MA
Full-time
15 months
English
Oct 2021
Campus
 
AMD Akademie Mode & Design
Berlin, Germany

Developing sustainable design strategies and management approaches in the creative industries – the Sustainability in Fashion and Creative Industries Master's program seeks to ... +

Developing sustainable design strategies and management approaches in the creative industries – the Sustainability in Fashion and Creative Industries Master's program seeks to educate “change agents” who can make widespread changes in the creative industries with an integrated, sustainability-oriented approach. -
MA
Full-time
3 semesters
English, German
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the program is to educate and train researchers who can contribute to the development of knowledge at an advanced level. The Master’s degree is earned by comple ... +

The purpose of the program is to educate and train researchers who can contribute to the development of knowledge at an advanced level. The Master’s degree is earned by completing a single advanced research project, culminating in the production and acceptance of a dissertation. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Westminster
London, United Kingdom

It is essential in this time of creative ambiguity that we develop and empower the individual. Therefore, this entrepreneurial menswear MA will recruit ambitiously envisioned ... +

It is essential in this time of creative ambiguity that we develop and empower the individual. Therefore, this entrepreneurial menswear MA will recruit ambitiously envisioned designers to work on their creative expression through personal research, process development and informed professionalism. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Royal College of Art
London, United Kingdom

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

The Fashion MA programme asks for a disruptive critical approach leading to new aesthetics and responses about the practice and industry of fashion. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Fashion Institute of Technology FIT Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology
New York, USA +1 More

You come to the Master of Fine Arts program in Fashion Design with an idea to explore—then embark on a personal journey of discovery. The relentless pace of fashion can hinder ... +

You come to the Master of Fine Arts program in Fashion Design with an idea to explore—then embark on a personal journey of discovery. The relentless pace of fashion can hinder innovation, so here the design process slows down to allow experimentation and reflection. Through a thesis process that makes this program like no other, students have the freedom to explore within a structured, highly mentored environment. You’re given the time, resources, and support to innovate in design, fit, cut, construction, silhouette, and materiality. While guiding you to create your own rules to realize your vision, the program matches you with an industry partner to help you focus your design work, develop prototypes, and define your market niche. Specially designed courses, including The Fashion Activist, Design Archeology, and craft: OLOGY, encourage original thinking. Students leave with a viable body of work that reflects their design fluency as formidable makers and articulate influencers in the fashion industry. Graduates will work in large, high-end design houses and smaller ateliers, entrepreneurial ventures, and consultancies, or go on to further study at the MPhil or Ph.D. level. -
MA
English
Sep 2021
 
University of Arts in Poznan
Poznań, Poland

Department of Scenography at the Faculty of Architecture and Design consists of five design studios, which conduct an interdisciplinary design and artistic educational work di ... +

Department of Scenography at the Faculty of Architecture and Design consists of five design studios, which conduct an interdisciplinary design and artistic educational work directed at the conscious and responsible shaping of the visual identity of the ‘stage’-the nearest environment. Stage Design and Fashion Design as specializations refer to creating ‘occasional space’ (theatre, TV studio, exhibitions, shows, spectacles, parades etc.). -
MA
Full-time
Oct 2021
Campus
 
ESIMODE
Toulouse, France

This 2-year graduate course prepares for management and sales event functions within the fashion industry business. In order to fully experience and understand the academic te ... +

This 2-year graduate course prepares for management and sales event functions within the fashion industry business. In order to fully experience and understand the academic teaching, each student complete 2 work placements during the length of the course, each taking place during the academic year and lasting between 10 to 12 weeks. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English, French
Campus
 
ESIMODE
Toulouse, France

At the end of the course, young designers will have acquired the skills required to work in both French and overseas fashion companies and, where this is their ultimate aim, t ... +

At the end of the course, young designers will have acquired the skills required to work in both French and overseas fashion companies and, where this is their ultimate aim, to create their own fashion label. -
MA
Full-time
4 years
English, French
Campus