You will study at our Markeaton Street site which has both traditional and industrial equipment, and advanced new technology in our fashion and textiles' studios and other specialised workshops. Students benefit from our excellent links with industry in the fashion and textiles sectors
You will be surrounded by like-minded creative individuals in our Department of Art and Design. You will have the chance to gain appropriate industrial experience working on high level, multidisciplinary projects.
Derbyshire has a strong heritage in the fashion and textiles industries, with world-renowned companies such as Paul Smith, John Smedley and Aristoc on our doorstep. This inspirational backdrop will underpin your studies on this postgraduate course, which is one of only a few programmes in England with the option of combined study across fashion and textiles.
The course will build on your skills and will develop your potential to position yourself within the professional spectrum of design for fashion, textiles or related product areas such as knitwear, performance sportswear, or smart textiles for apparel and other uses.
You'll be studying in a vibrant learning environment where you'll have the opportunity to work alongside designers from a wide range of disciplines throughout the department. Not only will you acquire professional design skills, but you'll also develop your enterprise and creativity, and you will feel empowered with the ability to challenge industry with production-ready innovation.
Employable Graduates – we’re ranked 15th highest amongst all UK universities and 12th for English institutions with 96% of graduates in work or further study within six months of completing their degree: HESA 2016.
This stage involves the realisation, testing, and evaluation of your master's practice project and related dissertation.
You will choose modules such as:
Fashion and Textiles Realisation (60 credits)
This triple module is the culmination of your master's practice project. It will enable you to realise the practice concept that you defined and researched during the Concept module. You will work with independent scholarship and with an enquiring and questioning approach to test, analyse, and critically evaluate your work throughout the process of concluding your master's study.
Portfolio Advice - Art and Design
CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY
With ever more increasing pressure on employment opportunities in the fashion and textiles sectors, this course will provide you with a skill set that will stand you in good stead when you graduate.
You could become an entrepreneurial designer, and start up your own business, using the skills you acquired on the course to take your products to market. We offer further support for emerging businesses, through our Creative Industries business incubation unit - Banks Mill.
You could also go on to find employment within any number of global companies. Among the alumni from our fashion and textiles programmes, graduates have gone on to work for Polo Ralph Lauren in New York, Viewpoint Magazine, Franklin Till and Jaeger.
You may also wish to continue on to further study through one of our MPhil / PhD programmes.
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Last updated February 1, 2018