MA Programs in Fashion

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With today’s job market becoming more competitive, earning your Master of Arts can be a great way to push yourself and your career forward. An MA encompasses a wide range of subject areas, with one such field being fashion.

Are you wondering what is an MA in Fashion? Simply speaking, it is a Master of Arts that includes a variety courses covering the many components of designing clothing and accessories as well as marketing and promotion for products. Courses taken by MA students include the elementary components of design as well as information about the technologies used in fashion. Other classes teach students how to utilize and organize their time, work on a team, and become innovative problem solvers who can adhere to deadlines and client’s needs. Many programs also include classes on brand marketing, displays, and product purchasing.

The benefits of earning your Master of Arts in this area range from a larger paycheck to opportunities to work in an industry that encompasses the globe. While you are taking your courses, you may even be able to network, building your professional and personal relationships.

The cost for taking courses to receive your degree will vary from school to school. On-campus classes have different costs than online courses. You also have to factor in the cost of your books and supplies as well as room and board if living on campus is an option.

Once you have received your Master of Arts in Fashion, you will have the opportunity to work in various positions at locations around the world. You may find yourself designing a set of uniforms for airline pilots, flight attendants, or hotel employees. You may find yourself creating window displays for name brand designers at world-renowned clothing stores. You can also build your own design company or set up a local boutique to sell your creations or those of local artists. Additionally, you can find positions as a marketing manager, product buyer or manager of a retail company.

 

If you are interested in pursuing the Master of Arts in fashion, you can 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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MA Fashion in Buying and Merchandise Management

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

This is a one-year, industry-led programme, which gives you the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge of contemporary fashion buying and merchandising from a managerial perspective. Developed in conjunction with industry specialists to inform innovative projects and maintain contemporary content and foster innovative projects. [+]

This is a one-year, industry-led programme, which gives you the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge of contemporary fashion buying and merchandising from a managerial perspective. Developed in conjunction with industry specialists to inform innovative projects and maintain contemporary content and foster innovative projects.

Throughout the Master’s you will develop professional, managerial and personal abilities, including commercial awareness, negotiating and relationship management skills, alongside developing your visual skills in a business context to enable you to operate successfully within the global industry.

You will also gain an in-depth knowledge of finance, industry developments, profit margins, pricing, sales strategies and turnover and how to confidently convey your ideas through successful communication and contemporary presentation.... [-]


MA in Fashion Portfolio

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

This course provides you with an environment to work both collaboratively and independently within a portfolio of Fashion subjects, which include Film, Illustration, Journalism, Photography and Styling specialisms. [+]

This course provides you with an environment to work both collaboratively and independently within a portfolio of Fashion subjects.

Research and business skills.

Practice-led subject approach.

Film, Illustration, Journalism, Photography and Styling specialisms. This course provides you with an environment to work both collaboratively and independently within a portfolio of Fashion subjects, which include Film, Illustration, Journalism, Photography and Styling specialisms.

Together with other students you will engage in furthering your intellectual enquiry through Research Methods, and develop business and entrepreneurial skills to underpin your future career. In subjects, knowledge is deepened through special projects and learning opportunities, enabling you to define your individual direction for a professional creative outcome.... [-]


Master of Arts in Fashion and Textile Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Milan

The Master of Arts in Fashion and Textile Design is an intensive project-based degree. During this two-year program, you will explore innovative fashion tools and manufacturing processes and the myriad creative possibilities they afford. You’ll develop the capacity to translate ideas into your own fashion language, and you’ll hone your ability to analyze and critique fashion design at a high level. [+]

MASTER OF ARTS IN FASHION AND TEXTILE DESIGN

Our ‘Learning by Doing’ approach combines traditional visual disciplines with new digital technologies and synthesizes individual study with group project work. We establish numerous collaborations and projects with Italian and international companies and institutions to give students hands-on work opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY NABA To study in Milan, recognized as the world’s capital of fashion, arts, and design. To collaborate with over 1,000 companies, working on real-world projects and complementing your studies with unique internship opportunities. To obtain a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural learning experience, with a focus on direct experimentation. To learn from an outstanding faculty of inspiring industry professionals and mentors. To attend cutting-edge programs held both in Italian and English, that will give you an internationally recognized degree. To study in an award-winning academy, selected by leading publications such as Frame Publishers, Domus Magazine, and Business of Fashion, as one of the world's top schools for art and design. ... [-]

Master in Fashion Journalism

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA San Francisco

The MA Fashion Journalism program is designed to give students advanced training in the mastery of journalism for print, web, and other platforms. The 42-unit program concludes with a final thesis project and students will graduate with a robust portfolio of writing samples reflective of the voice and perspective they are ready to bring into this exciting industry. [+]

The MA Fashion Journalism program is designed to give students advanced training in the mastery of journalism for print, web, and other platforms. The 42-unit program concludes with a final thesis project and students will graduate with a robust portfolio of writing samples reflective of the voice and perspective they are ready to bring into this exciting industry.

MA Fashion Journalism Unit Requirements Major 27 units Directed Study 6 units Graduate Liberal Arts 3 units Electives* 6 units

TOTAL 42 units

*Per director approval

MA Fashion Journalism Degree Requirements Successful completion of Final Thesis Project. Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. A minimum grade of C in all required 42 units. MA Fashion Journalism - Program Learning Outcomes ... [-]

Master Programme in Textile Value Chain Management (2 years)

University of Borås
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Borås

This program will prepare you for employment in management or qualified research functions in all areas at a textile related company, for example, product development, manufacturing, trade and logistics. [+]

Master programme in textile management with specialization textile value chain management

This programme in Textile Management focuses on the textile value chain, from the conceptual stage and the design process to the consumer, and where product development and innovation, logistics and demand management, business abilities and customer insight are extremely important for the outcome. It will qualify you for employment in managerial and developmental roles within the textile industry and trade. There is a vivid exchange with current research in the field, strong professional links and the capacity to stimulate students to develop their skills for different roles within the textile and fashion sector, which may include a scientific career or developing their own business. Your capacity for innovation will be encouraged and together with the deep subject knowledge, you become well-placed help new businesses in the industry. The programme will provide environmental, ecological, ethical and globalization-related awareness. Building a personal network is important and is supported in the School of Textiles environment through interaction with a range of people in design, technology and management professions. Aim Upon graduation, you will have skills in and be prepared for employment in management or qualified research functions in all areas at a textile related company, for example, product development, manufacturing, trade and logistics. You will be prepared for qualified tasks at the advanced level within the textile business world, in product development as well as in manufacturing, trade and logistics. You will have attained a comprehensive understanding of the textile value chain... [-]

Master of Arts in Fashion Design: Haute Couture/Haute Technology

Paris College Of Art
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 France Paris

This one-year program focused on new materials and technologies, equips designers with the knowledge and skills required to make the most of emerging new technologies and materials. [+]

This one-year program focused on new materials and technologies, equips designers with the knowledge and skills required to make the most of emerging new technologies and materials.

New materials are being developed at a fast rate, enabling garments to do more than dress: they can measure temperature, transmit information about the wearer’s physiological state, provide stimulation, release compounds into the skin, etc. These materials are often used for sportswear and underwear, but they can serve a purpose outside of technical wear.

The goal of the program is to encourage and enable designers to incorporate them into their design, whether it be men’s, women’s or children’s wear. Students will also learn to work with new technologies, such as using 3D printing to produce a garment, creating connected garments, or incorporating LED lights in their designs. France hosts many companies specializing in innovative materials and connectivity, and we will draw on this local expertise for our Professional Practice Workshop Series. Students also attend the international Première Vision and Avantex shows for fashion professionals.... [-]


MA in Menswear

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time 2 years United Kingdom London

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. [+]

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.

This Course is delivered by the most inspiring and informed menswear design professionals. The Team provide a learning environment that is supportive, challenging and defined by students’ application proposals in relation to either a projected or existing opportunity within menswear or the design related industries. Through self-directed and set projects students will generate original and contextualised ideas, technique and process that establishes them as influential and informed menswear design professional capable of working at the highest levels of the international menswear and design related industry.... [-]


MA Fashion Marketing & Communication

University for the Creative Arts
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Epsom + 1 more

Global fashion brands need creative thinkers to communicate their messages effectively through social media, digital technologies and creative PR practices. Our new MA course combines core marketing and communication skills to build a comprehensive portfolio of knowledge – central to this fast-changing sector and intrinsic to today’s world-class fashion communicators. [+]

MA Fashion Marketing & Communication

Global fashion brands need creative thinkers to communicate their messages effectively through social media, digital technologies and creative PR practices. Our new MA course combines core marketing and communication skills to build a comprehensive portfolio of knowledge – central to this fast-changing sector and intrinsic to today’s world-class fashion communicators.

As a student of this course, you’ll learn how to manage and generate brand appropriate campaigns and develop the ability to understand and derive strategies from future trend data.

Length of study: One year full-time or two years part-time

Starts: September 2017... [-]


MA Fashion Menswear

Royal College of Art
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London

Remember that you are unique and have the vision to share – listen to that vision and allow it to inform your time as a designer. The contemporary is full of noise and so unless you free-fall a little in ways that you are able to, this vision gets clouded fast. There is a sharp reality about the economics of our time that creates expectations and demands speed, or conclusions that arrive too fast. [+]

About the Programme

Remember that you are unique and have the vision to share – listen to that vision and allow it to inform your time as a designer. The contemporary is full of noise and so unless you free-fall a little in ways that you are able to, this vision gets clouded fast. There is a sharp reality about the economics of our time that creates expectations and demands speed, or conclusions that arrive too fast. But this is your place, your time and this is what you must respond to, to enable growth of the new. You can be the new liquid society that runs through the fingers of the big players – mercurial and magical.

A fearless approach to creative expression, fanatical technique and an informed professionalism is what we look for and encourage on this programme. The focus is towards strengthening this spirit of exploration through unique expertise and a polymathic debate with modern global awareness. We further encourage a strong work ethic across a broad variety of personally driven, industry-oriented and cross-programme design projects.... [-]


Master of Arts in Fashion and Accessories Design

HEAD - Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The aim of the programme is to train designers capable of providing new aesthetic impulses, whether running their own clothing, accessory or jewelry brands or as artistic directors of established firms. [+]

The aim of the programme is to train designers capable of providing new aesthetic impulses, whether running their own clothing, accessory or jewelry brands or as artistic directors of established firms.

As of the 2012-2013 academic year, HEAD – Geneva offers a new master’s course in Fashion and Accessory Design, the only one of its kind in Switzerland. The course is aimed at Swiss and foreign students and young professionals working in fashion and accessories (apparel and accessories in the broad sense: jewelry, watches, spectacles, ‘personal equipment’ and so on) or related disciplines.

The course focuses on design projects for the human body connected with the individual’s identity and social status issues, activities and needs, and more general issues of lifestyle and Zeitgeist. It sets out to strengthen designers’ creative skills in appropriating their own language, stylistic vocabulary and world. They must be able to translate these elements into collections and products that respond to contemporary or future social issues and put them to use in various contexts.... [-]


MA in Sustainability in Fashion and Creative Industries

AMD Akademie Mode & Design
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Germany Berlin

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. [+]

SUSTAINABILITY IN FASHION AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES (M.A.)*

INTERNATIONAL, IN ENGLISH

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN STRATEGIES - SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION AND TEXTILES - SUSTAINABLE MARKETING AND BUSINESS - SUSTAINABLE DESIGN ANTHROPOLOGY

Sustainability in Fashion and Creative Industries (M.A.)

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.

This unique program is aimed at creative designers, as well as solution-oriented managers, who have an awareness of resources and want to position themselves in an environmentally, ethically, socially and economically sustainable way.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Stage Design & Fashion Design

University of Arts in Poznań
Campus Full time October 2018 Poland Poznań

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.). [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Stage Design & Fashion Design

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.).

Program Stage Design (Scenography)

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 atthe conscious and responsible shaping of the visual identity of the ‘stage’-the nearest environment.... [-]


MA Design Specialising in Fashion Design

AAS College
Campus Full time 13 months September 2018 Greece Thessaloniki

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 Design Specialising in Fashion Design

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.

Teaching involves a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, presentations and integration of consultancy with industry, and assessment is continuous. Theory underpinning practice is developed simultaneously throughout each semester and Negotiated Agreements Parts I and II allow students to acquire the ability to develop and refine proposals, which underpin their major projects and reflect on personal progress. Students are expected to contextualize their work within a current framework and develop evaluative skills in order to articulate their point of view. Research Methods and Application introduces students to a range of analytical research tools, forming the basis for all in-depth self-directed projects on the programme.... [-]


MA Fashion Marketing

Nottingham Trent University: School of Art & Design
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This exciting and innovative course will equip you with the strategic, creative and commercial skills required by the global fashion industry. It will develop and strengthen your core skills and knowledge in specialist areas, including new concepts and strategies for fashion marketing. You learn alongside students from our other MA Fashion Management, Marketing and Communication courses, and have the option to transfer MA titles if you’re specialism changes. [+]

MA Fashion Marketing

This exciting and innovative course will equip you with the strategic, creative and commercial skills required by the global fashion industry. It will develop and strengthen your core skills and knowledge in specialist areas, including new concepts and strategies for fashion marketing. You learn alongside students from our other MA Fashion Management, Marketing and Communication courses, and have the option to transfer MA titles if you’re specialism changes.

Our MA Fashion Marketing sits in a suite with the following courses:

MA International Fashion Management MA Fashion Communications MA Luxury Fashion Brand Management.

You learn alongside students from these other MA courses and have the option to transfer MA titles if your specialism changes.... [-]


Master in Arts & Culture: Design Cultures

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The MA program Design Cultures is all about the study of product design, graphic design and fashion in a broad diverse cultural context. [+]

Master in Design Cultures

The MA program Design Cultures is all about the study of product design, graphic design and fashion in a broad diverse cultural context. The focus is on both the designer as ‘author’ and the complex chain of production, sale, consumption, and criticism in which design operates and derives its many different meanings. Design Cultures restores design as the core object of academic interest without detracting from the cultural and material context in which it operates. The program combines a generalist, comparative approach to design with a clear focus on history and theory.

Career Prospects

The Design Cultures course is taught in English. It is an internationally oriented course which has close ties with real-life practice. Besides studying the theoretical and historical background of design, students get a chance to do their graduation project in association with key players in the design world. Students of Design Cultures can look forward to careers in cultural institutions (editor, project manager), museums (researcher, curator), media, (author, critic, producer), government (administrator, advisor), design agencies (researcher, consultant) and educational and research institutes (teacher, researcher).... [-]