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 August 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 specialist projects and learning opportunities, enabling you to define your individual direction for a professional creative outcome. You have access to a wide range of specialist facilities and the experience of dedicated academic staff and visiting professionals. Overview If studying full-time you'll undertake 60 credits of modules over each Trimester. In part-time mode you'll undertake 30 credits of modules over a Trimester. You'll begin the course with the module in ‘Research Methods 1’. This will enable you to contextualise and describe your intentions for developing your own practice in one of the specialist subject areas within the Fashion Portfolio - Film, Illustration, Journalism, Photography and Styling. In the studio practice module ‘Establishing Skills and Identity’, you'll work within your subject area and the associated facilities. You'll then undertake ‘Research Methods 2’, which is aimed at developing relevant skills needed for a creative career, and further your studio practice in the ‘Defining Practice’ module. For the final 60... [-]

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 workplace 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

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

The MFA Fashion curriculum refines and focuses your individual artistic vision with advanced coursework in design, merchandising, textiles, and knitwear. Studio courses hone your knowledge of industry standards, combining design excellence with the mastery of the latest digital tools. [+]

The MFA Fashion curriculum refines and focuses your individual artistic vision with advanced coursework in design, merchandising, textiles, and knitwear. Studio courses hone your knowledge of industry standards, combining design excellence with the mastery of the latest digital tools. Graduate candidates are guided through a Directed Study which culminates in the production of a fashion collection and portfolio, or merchandising project. MFA Fashion Unit Requirements Major 27 units Directed Study 18 units Graduate Liberal Arts 12 units Electives* 6 units TOTAL 63 units *Per director approval MFA Fashion Degree Requirements Successful completion of Final Thesis Project Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA Minimum grade of C in all required 63 units MFA Fashion - Program Learning Outcomes Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: MFA Thesis Project Present an original thesis concept worthy of the MFA degree Demonstrate the feasibility of their thesis project Specialty Skills: Design Design Thesis: Create a body of work that will be built into a portfolio, representing an advanced level of achievement and targeted to a specific market segment. Conduct research to develop their creative concept and build a visual story. Demonstrate good understanding of their market Communicate their design ideas 2-dimensionally using traditional and/or digital media Create advanced flat technical specification drawings by hand and by computer. Design collections demonstrating a sophisticated understanding of fashion design and advanced technical skills. Specialty Skills: 3-Dimensional Design/Technical Design/CDFP Thesis: Create a body of work that will be built into a portfolio, representing an advanced level of achievement... [-]

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. [+]

MA Degrees in Fashion. 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. In order to define a sustainable career path and effect influence upon fashion, whose boundary is subject to social, economic, cultural & technological flux, it is important for our students to establish their aspirations within the global design context. Course Content The taught project-based curriculum will progressively develop students’ confidence in an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary context that encourages imaginative, practical and theoretical knowledge to the highest level of strategic and tactical competence. Year one: Formative: Self-directed and industry related work aimed at establishing a diagnostic, reflexive and critical approach that establishes each student’s potential. Year two: Summative: Self-directed with essential industry related work aimed at developing the highest level of creative thinking, specialised process and professionalism aligned to students’ individual aspirations. [-]

Master in Textile Management (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 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... [-]

MA Contemporary Jewellery

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

Our MA Contemporary Jewellery course celebrates the contribution of individual artists and designer-makers. It enables you to extend the boundaries of your practice by examining cutting edge ideas in jewellery which you've not been exposed to before. [+]

MA Degrees in Fashion. MA Contemporary Jewellery Our MA Contemporary Jewellery course celebrates the contribution of individual artists and designer-makers. It enables you to extend the boundaries of your practice by examining cutting edge ideas in jewellery which you've not been exposed to before. As a student on this course, you'll be free to explore a variety of materials and to experiment with scale, form, ornament and body adornment in our dedicated facilities. Length of study: One year full-time or two years part-time Starts: September 2017 Campus: UCA Rochester Course overview: Our course is responsive to a wide range of topics and creative disciplines, including fine art, fashion, design and photography. It's designed to encourage you to explore the relationship between jewellery and other related disciplines. Conceived as a breeding ground for experimentation and innovation, this MA is an excellent opportunity for you to develop cutting edge work and develop your individual style. Working alongside creative practitioners from a variety of different design backgrounds, you'll receive specialist tuition through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. You'll be expected to present your work-in-progress regularly at formal reviews. Emphasis will be placed on your personal development through the production of your individual jewellery project. Course content Stage 1: You'll be introduced to the University and the technical workshops and facilities available to you. The first stage includes a range of lectures and seminars and you’ll start to explore your creative practice. Stage 2: During stage two you begin developing your... [-]

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. Key features Study on a full-time or part-time basis. Gain knowledge and understanding of how the different areas of the fashion industry work together, and choose your specialist focus. Select from a range of possible outputs to reflect career aspirations or to support a business start-up. Go on study trips to international fashion capitals. Benefit from industry speakers such as international brand managers and fashion specialists. Work individually and as a team in a challenging, creative and multicultural environment within the School of Art & Design. Prepare for further postgraduate study such as MPhil or PhD. Gain a globally recognised academic qualification in conjunction with personal and professional development for employability and entrepreneurship. How you’re taught Teaching and learning experiences will include: lectures seminars workshops individual and group tutorials peer group activities presentations directed... [-]

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 conscious and responsible shaping of... [+]

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 conscious and responsible shaping of 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 atconscious and responsible shaping of 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 [+]

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 in Jewellery & Metal

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

Jewellery & Metal (J&M) forms part of the School of Material. Within this context we are committed to exploring the rich and diverse field of adornment and object culture. We encourage an open-minded approach that in principle embraces all materials. But it is metal that constitutes the technological core of our subject and we believe that a deepening understanding of the metal elements is key in these developments; [+]

MA Degrees in Fashion. About the Programme Jewellery & Metal (J&M) forms part of the School of Material. Within this context we are committed to exploring the rich and diverse field of adornment and object culture. We encourage an open-minded approach that in principle embraces all materials. But it is metal that constitutes the technological core of our subject and we believe that a deepening understanding of the metal elements is key in these developments; the Periodic Table is our reference in expanding our activity within the subjects of jewellery and metalwork. The attitude of Jewellery & Metal has shifted from a purely object-centred focus to a wider scope, questioning and exploring issues centred on the human condition. We are responsive to the rapidly changing social and cultural landscape, and draw on history and technology in nurturing intellectual and creative skills directed at understanding and pushing forward jewellery and objects of human making. The rich and extensive bodies of knowledge associated with object-making and jewellery underpin an approach that is outward-looking, open to the wider discourse on commodity objects, connecting to contemporary life. As applied artists, being in control of the making process either by using our hands or through digital technologies is very important, it is our way of making sense of the world. As individuals we are fascinated with the rich and diverse materials and resources the world has to offer, and through the individuality of our personal visions we make our contribution to the bigger picture. Jewellery... [-]

Jewellery Futures MA

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

The best contemporary jewellery combines excellent craftsmanship with strong conceptual and critical thinking. This stimulating new course will expand your approach to jewellery practice and challenge you to consider how collaboration and interdisciplinary projects can shape future ways of working and making. [+]

Why study MA Jewellery Futures at Middlesex? At Middlesex we take a highly practical and critical approach to Jewellery that ensures that you spend the majority of your postgraduate study researching and making. This combination of in-depth analysis and hands-on experience will enable you to draw on a diverse range of expertise and resources while questioning and developing your practice in a contemporary context for a stimulating and successful career.Based in our University's £80 million Art and Design School, our course features state-of-the-art facilities with dedicated studio space for each of our MA students to ensure that we cater for a diverse range of interests and ambitions. With opportunities to collaborate with students from across the School, you'll be part of a supportive and interdisciplinary environment of artists who are shaping the future of creative industries worldwide with their award-winning, innovative work. This course is flexibly designed to put you at the centre of your learning by using a range of teaching and assessment approaches that take into account your individual interests, abilities and ambitions in jewellery. Course leaders Helen Carnac and Tim Carson are practising artists who have exhibited internationally, known also for developing thought about new practices. You will be encouraged to look at jewellery practice as more than an isolated solo activity, considering the anthropological, sociological, economic, political and geographic aspects that influence the field. You will explore how jewellery underpins and enables human sociability, engagement and interaction, and how it comes to impact other disciplines. You... [-]

Intensive Master in Fashion Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Online & Campus Combined Full time 10 months February 2018 Spain Madrid

The Intensive MA in Fashion Design is aimed at those who wish to delve into this sector and those who want to embark on a new professional future, and learn about the various opportunities encompassed in the field of fashion design, from product design to the commercial direction of a collection. In the last few years, fashion is experiencing a true revolution in the fields of production, design and strategic design, in all its areas, to ensure the permanence and success of brands in such a changing and competitive sector. The Intensive MA in Fashion Design offers training that conveys to students the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to be able to design and produce their own collection (even designing their garments), providing them with the necessary tools and an updated and realistic view of the fashion market. [+]

MA Degrees in Fashion. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH The methodology is developed at three general levels: Theoretical, through classes given by professionals of the subjects taught. Practical: putting the acquired knowledge into practice on a day to day basis (drawing, pattern design, dress making, etc). Applying the concepts and knowledge acquired through work carried out and evaluated by each teacher (making a garment, the designer’s study, collection design) and which will be used to see the student’s development potential in each of the areas studied. In addition, visits and lectures are planned, and there is an audiovisual area to see fashion shows, which we will analyze and draw useful conclusions from in order to carry out the project. [-]

MA Fashion Retail Management

University of the Arts London
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom London

MA Fashion Retail Management is a dynamic and academically rigorous course. It is designed to equip students with essential retail management knowledge, international retailing expertise, brand development and creative direction skills demanded by fashion retailers operating in an increasingly competitive and global environment. [+]

This course is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in fashion retail management. Content and Structure MA Fashion Retail Management is a dynamic and academically rigorous course. It is designed to equip students with essential retail management knowledge, international retailing expertise, brand development and creative direction skills demanded by fashion retailers operating in an increasingly competitive and global environment. The course encourages curiosity, critical thinking and cultivates an ability to deal with a range of contemporary issues in fashion retailing. It embraces leaders from industry, who share their insights on what is happening in fashion retail today, partners with industry on live projects and undertakes industry visits both locally and internationally; this integration ensures the course is highly relevant. The course has a growing reputation for recruiting high calibre international and home/EU students who go on to develop successful middle management fashion retailing careers globally. Course entry requirements 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 industrial experience for a minimum of three years. Selection for interview will be made on the basis of your application, including the personal statement, written essay and outline Masters project proposal. [-]

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 clothe: 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.The program combines technical knowledge and principles of design research and theory. Studio classes and workshops conducted by professionals from relevant fields (materials experts, engineers, designers) emphasize the mastery of new materials and technologies and their incorporation into a wide range of designs, while theory-based and methodology courses help students develop their personal creative visions. Students with a background in fashion design or tailoring will be well-suited to enter the program, while also continuing to broaden their knowledge and skills... [-]