Masters Programs in Fashion Design

Compare 55 Masters Programs in Fashion Design

Fashion Design

Students looking to gain advanced knowledge in a particular subject area can pursue a master’s degree. This type of program usually lasts anywhere from one to three years. There are amazing schools that offer unique programs all over the globe. After completing this degree, most people are more qualified for specific jobs in a given field.

 

What is a Master in Fashion Design?  This program is geared to help students gain in-depth knowledge about the world of fashion. Although design is the main focus, other areas are also studied. Students learn the creative process, cultural influences of design, production, marketing, communication, and more. Many programs are taught internationally in world-renowned cities. This provides students with more opportunities for on-the-job learning. Some schools might have specific requirements to participate in this type of program.

 

Studying fashion design can be very rewarding. The world of fashion is a thriving industry; however, it is difficult for many to find jobs. With the right education, finding success in this exciting field is much easier. In addition, most students feel that this type of program is hands-on and prepares them for future success.

 

The cost of obtaining a master’s degree varies. Since there are multiple universities across the globe, each tuition cost is different. It is usually best to research the specific tuition costs and other fees for each school.

 

Students who graduate from this program usually advance to the work force. Some work for fashion companies and design ready-to-wear and/or casual-wear clothing. Others work in the design offices at fashion houses. There are also people who work for textile companies.

 

If you are interested in this exciting advanced degree, then it is important to find the right program. You can choose one that offers the courses and class structure that is best for your needs to maximize your learning. 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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MFA in Design: Jewellery

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

This course asks you to question not only your own practice, but also the essence of what we understand as jewellery itself. Jewellery’s function is diverse and complex, from personal adornment to political statement, and the materials and processes that reflect this are as equally diverse. [+]

Masters in Fashion Design. This course asks you to question not only your own practice, but also the essence of what we understand as jewellery itself. Jewellery’s function is diverse and complex, from personal adornment to political statement, and the materials and processes that reflect this are as equally diverse. The wearable object, perhaps more than any other, has manifold relationships with people, its rich history is loaded with social significance and visual language. This route calls students to question the ways in which, jewellery communicates, and the role the wearable plays in contemporary society. Exploration of both hands-on and digital innovation is encouraged in the development of design, making and communication practices. There is access to an extensive range of material and CAD/CAM workshop facilities and opportunities to experience a diverse range of creative cultures, including related design and craft disciplines such as Graphic and Fashion Design. Features and benefits of the course Design Network Based in the heart of the School of Art, MA/MFA Design: Jewellery is part of an innovative design network — a community of staff and students exploring design ideas in a discursive, cross-disciplinary studio environment. Critically informed practical designers, the group works experimentally, inspired by new insights and possibilities. While studying towards a particular qualification at MA/MFA level, students experience their subject in the broader context of contemporary design practice. Specialist Environment Dedicated spaces for the postgraduate community have been developed to enable the postgraduate community to flourish. These spaces, for thinking and practice,... [-]

Master in Color Design & Technology

POLI.design, founded by Politecnico di Milano
Campus Full time 1 year March 2018 Italy Milan

The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology aims to provide advanced training to professionals, so as to enable them to understand and manage the many technological and design issues, often across many disciplinary areas, typical of all those professional and research sectors in which the use and management of color are essential. [+]

The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology aims to provide advanced training to professionals, so as to enable them to understand and manage the many technological and design issues, often across many disciplinary areas, typical of all those professional and research sectors in which the use and management of color are essential. Examples of such production areas include industrial product design, interior architecture, communication, fashion, entertainment and urban planning. Particular attention will be paid to analyzing and summarizing utilization, control, ideation, organization and planning through the use of color. Consequently, color is not treated as a simple attribute of objects or surfaces, but as a means of expression and design underlying perception and interaction with reality. The Specializing Master consists of two phases. The theory and technique based phase aims to train students in the technical aspects of measurement, control, digital reproduction and comparison relating to disciplines such as physics, optics, colorimetry, chemistry, psychology and perception. The second phase focuses on the methods learned, which will be contextualized and experimented with in different color application and design areas such as interior design, urban spaces, industrial products, fashion and communication. Professional Outcomes The Specializing Master aims to produce an innovative professional figure, widely in demand by the market, with advanced technical and design skills concerning color use and control and color design in research and in several sectors such as interior design, urban planning, industrial product design, fashion design and communication. At the end of the course, students will be... [-]

Master (MA) Fashion

Ravensbourne
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Ravensbourne’s MA Fashion has innovation at its heart, challenging the boundaries of traditional fashion design, practice and manufacture; and has been developed in response to market forces [+]

MA Fashion

Ravensbourne’s MA Fashion has innovation at its heart, challenging the boundaries of traditional fashion design, practice and manufacture; and has been developed in response to market forces shaping the fashion industry today, where cutting-edge design practice is balanced with sophisticated commercial strategy.

This is a creative, project-based course focusing on the dynamic between creativity, technology and business awareness. The course develops the critical and creative, and technical and professional skills necessary to advance practice and stimulate innovation in the fashion industry.

As an MA Fashion student, you will explore the boundaries of creative fashion design and develop your digital skills utilising a range of prototyping technologies. The course will challenge you to re-examine the underpinning methodologies and ways of working that characterise creative practice in fashion. You will be encouraged to challenge the boundaries of traditional fashion design, practice and manufacture, and explore the creative opportunities offered by technology and new ways of working.... [-]


Master of Design

Massey University
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Wellington

The Master of Design (MDes) is an advanced research qualification in design. Unless you already have an honours degree, you will first explore creative research practices and develop the skills and approaches you may wish to use during your thesis (e.g., digital fabrication). [+]

The Master of Design (MDes) is an advanced research qualification in design. Unless you already have an honours degree, you will first explore creative research practices and develop the skills and approaches you may wish to use during your thesis (e.g., digital fabrication). For your thesis, you will complete a supervised programme of focused design research taking a challenging real-world design problem through to a well-evolved solution, eg a product prototype. Different from undergrad The MDes gives you a lot of freedom, especially once you get into your thesis. You have regular meetings with your supervisors, and crit sessions with your fellow MDes students, but you are in control of structuring your own time. You generally have two supervisors who are experienced designers in fields related to your research. It is their job to challenge you to take the project as far as you can. Typically, the University will assign you a primary supervisor, and you will get input into who becomes your second supervisor. Check out our staff profiles and feel free to get in touch with anyone whose research interests you. As a Masters student, you get studio space alongside other creative arts postgrads, and access to Massey’s state of the art facilities. Callaghan Innovation scholarships The College of Creative Arts frequently acts as a broker for industry projects, matching business needs with potential Master of Design students. The college has had considerable success to date in obtaining Callaghan Innovation and private business funding for industry-linked projects, notably... [-]

Master in Fashion Design

Scuola di Moda Vitali
Campus Part time 660 hours September 2017 Italy Ferrara

Fashion illustration. Fashion Styling. Textile technology. History of costume. Basis and fancy pattern design.Cut and Manifacturing Techniques. Adobe Photoshop, Kaledo Style Professional outlets: Companies producing clothes, fashion workshops, self-employment. [+]

Masters in Fashion Design. Duration: 220 lessons 660 hours Start-up: September Attendance: From Tuesday to Friday from 9.00 to 12.00, Saturday from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 14.30 to 17.30 Enrollment: Until June. Limited number. Subjects: Fashion illustration. Fashion Styling. Textile technology. History of costume. Basis and fancy pattern design.Cut and Manifacturing Techniques. Adobe Photoshop, Kaledo Style. Professional outlets: Companies producing clothes, fashion workshops, self-employment. Program Fashion Design - Canon of proportions and human anatomy, the draft, the included, the stylization. The technical drawing, pattern study of the base. The technical details. - The trend of the theme and target research, research materials and mood. Designing fabric: continuous printing, jumped, mirror, placed. Study of developments in the drapery of the different materials. - Achievements sketches based leaders: T-shirts, lingerie, swimwear, skirts, pants, jeans, shirts, jackets, vests, jackets, coats, suits, knitwear. Realization ready to wear collections theme and target free: night collection, sweatshirts, sports jackets, shirts, knitwear. - Realization collections prêt-à-porter theme and set target: a collection suit, large size, day, evening. Realization haute couture theme and set target: collection wedding and evening dresses. - Textile technology : fabrics, commercial functional and decorative technique. - History of costume and fashion. Psychology of colors. - Men's collection, accessories collection and kids collection. - The structure of the company, the professionals in fashion. - Construction of a final project: choice of subject, target, materials, construction of the mood, creating a collection with its organic sheets. Design CAD Study of... [-]

Master of Arts in Contemporary Fashion Design

IFA Paris
Campus Full time 15 - 15 months September 2017 France Paris

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. [+]

IFA PARIS Master of Arts Accredited by IDEL as "International Master" “CONTEMPORARY DESIGN & GLOBAL INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE IN PARIS.” 15-MONTH PROGRAM IN ENGLISH FULL PARIS EXPERIENCE Develop your Collection in the Atelier IFA Paris INTAKE: September 2015 ECTS CREDITS EARNED: 120 TUITION FEE: €14,800 APPLICATION FEE: €150 LIMITED TO 20 students Young fashion designers have become the key element in reshaping today’s fashion panorama. From the appointment of JW Anderson as Creative Director to Loewe to the acquisition of stakes of Christopher Kane by Kering Group, all events seem to indicate that now more than ever fashion creation remains essential for the activities of large luxury brands and mass-market brands. Despite an apparent return to a pure and fresh creativity, the components of fashion design related jobs have dramatically changed. Imagining garments in an intuitive way is only one aspect of a designer’s responsibilities. A head designer or a creative director must not only anticipate social and aesthetic changes, but also understand the strategic issues faced by brands in terms of positioning, market potential and communication. 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. The program has 3 main objectives : - Enriching our students’ fashion and creative culture with modules especially designed for this course. For instance our ‘Fashion Cross Culture’ module was developed with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to provide a more sophisticated approach... [-]

Master in Design (Fashion and Textiles)

Pearl Academy
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Noida New Delhi + 1 more

This MA provides generic design & lifestyle related inputs that are arranged to generate and encourage specific design applications based on a student’s chosen area. [+]

Masters in Fashion Design. This MA provides generic design & lifestyle related inputs that are arranged to generate and encourage specific design applications based on a student’s chosen area. The objectives of the MA are: To educate individuals from suitably qualified backgrounds to function as higher managers and specialists for the dynamic fashion industry in India and abroad. To hone creativity, initiative, innovation and judgement along with intellectual and conceptual acumen compatible with the fashion industry. To inculcate graduates with capacity for critical professional engagement and investigative attitude in the fashion business context. To develop and enhance a graduate’s lifelong learning skills and personal development so as to be able to work with self-direction, professionalism and originality which is essential to contribute to business and society at large through the domain of fashion. Duration: 2 Years Eligibility: Graduate Degree in Fashion Design or Textile Design or a Graduate Diploma in Fashion Design or Textile Design with at least 2 years work experience in Fashion/Textiles industry or any Graduation with 3 years work experience in Fashion/Textiles industry Location: Delhi NCR (West) Certification: Apparel Made-ups & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council (AMHFSSC) TU accreditation Course Overview The Master’s level program in Fashion Marketing provides a holistic and extensive experience to transform students into thought leaders with a strategic approach. This pathway program facilitates students’ learning to solve complex and challenging problems in the fashion business context. This program looks at developing individuals to work as managers and specialists in the dynamic fashion... [-]

Executive Master in Fashion & Design Management

MODESIGN Academy
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Belgium Brussels

Executive Master in Fashion & Design Management is for you if you’ve always dreamt of working in fashion, luxury or in the design sector. [+]

Executive Master in Fashion & Design Management Executive Master in Fashion & Design Management is for you if… You’ve always dreamt of working in fashion, luxury or in the design sector You currently work in fashion & design sector but want to boost your career You are a designer and need hel[ to develop your business It is an exclusive opportunity to acquire the right expertise in Fashion & Design Management in Brussels Registration is opened to designers or managers with or without experience Intimate classes of 25 students focus on the goals of each Knowledge and expertise acquired during the year is validated after each module by team or individual work NB: the Academy management is entitled to cancel the Executive Master classes if the number of students is not reached. Have a look at the program, at the conditions and contacts if you are interested. Outcomes At the end of the 12 months, the student: is able to integrate the industry at any position depending of its background, internship, attitude and work commitment has a national and international network ensuring the development of its career knows how to management an idea into real product has global overview of all the aspects regarding brand management knows how to elaborate a strategy and put it into action knows how to work with people having different skills in a team spirit attitude [-]

Master in Fashion Marketing, Design & Brand Strategies

INSEEC Paris
Campus Full time September 2017 France Paris

This program trains executives in management and marketing applied to the fields of fashion and design, in a national and international perspective [+]

Master in Fashion Marketing, Design & Brand Strategies

This program trains executives in management and marketing applied to the fields of fashion and design, in a national and international perspective.It welcomes students from university, business school or artistic trainings. The fashion industry is undergoing rapid changes and emerging new players appear in a global context. Future managers must be trained in all the proper techniques and be aware of consumer demands. The following are the types of positions that our graduates will be trained for: product manager, project manager, communication manager, buyer, merchandising manager, brand manager, showroom manager, collection manager...... [-]


Master in Fashion Industry Management and Design

ESDi - Design School
Campus Part time 1 year October 2017 Spain Barcelona

ESDi Higher School of Design, in collaboration with MANGO multinational, offers the master's degree in Fashion Industry Management and Design specialised in Fashion and Design Industry Management, a study focused on specific features of fashion sector, which means a multidisciplinary approach to modern enterprise reality in which creation, marketing and communication, technology and innovation and, especially, management are joined. [+]

Introduction ESDi Higher School of Design, in collaboration with MANGO multinational, offers the Master's degree in Fashion Industry Management and Design specialised in Fashion and Design Industry Management, a study focused on specific features of fashion sector, which means a multidisciplinary approach to modern enterprise reality in which creation, marketing and communication, technology and innovation and, especially, management are joined. With a strong professionalizing nature, this master's degree gives to the participants the opportunity to access environment knowledge by the hand of professionals and managers of renowned enterprises. Objectives Fashion and Design Industry Management master’s degree main objectives are the following: To train professionals in the international, specific and dynamic context of fashion industry, in marketing, finances and corporate strategy fields, who contribute a contemporary and multidisciplinary view. To develop necessary managing and analytical skills to carry out corporate projects in a global environment, in which the use of new technologies, creativity and innovation, together with social and environmental responsibility, are essential. To provide tools which will enable the student to identify and anticipate changes in lifestyles, consumers’ preferences, as well as current and emerging trends, through creative experimentation and research. To foster 2.0 communication and/or social networks as a platform of new entrepreneurship proposing a new view of teams management and collaborative network politics development. Through study of real projects (Mango case) and through direct contact with professors and managers and business executives, the participant gets a real and first-hand view of a sector in constant change and achieves... [-]

Master in Fashion Design

East London University
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 South Africa East London

ELU's Fashion Design degree prepares students to be leaders in the global fashion industry. Fashion Design classes are intensive and real-world, focusing on the theoretical and practical, from the creative process and principles of design to the use of state-of-the-industry technology and software. [+]

Masters in Fashion Design. ELU's Fashion Design degree prepares students to be leaders in the global fashion industry. Fashion Design classes are intensive and real-world, focusing on the theoretical and practical, from the creative process and principles of design to the use of state-of-the-industry technology and software. Students graduate having created an entire collection from their unique vision. The Fashion Design Program prepares students for careers in Fashion Design for the Apparel Industry. The curriculum stimulates creative expression in all aspects of Fashion Design, including fashion sketching, creative design, computer applications, draping, and pattern drafting. Students will understand the importance of communication and critical reasoning and the effect they have on this diversified and global industry. The program is structured to challenge and inspire students by incorporating artistic, technical, and theoretical elements into a realistic approach to the Fashion Design Industry. In this program, you'll: connect with industry leaders at guest lectures and industry events, and build a network of valuable contacts. complete an internship at a leading fashion house gives you experience and valuable connections. Internship sites have included Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Tommy Hilfiger, among many others. have the opportunity to study abroad. Programs include the International Fashion Design degree that allows first-year students to begin their studies in France. [-]

Master in Fashion Styling

Polimoda, International Institute Fashion Design & Marketing
Campus Full time 9 months April 2017 Italy Florence

Fashion Styling creates a Master of image, one who is able to dictate a style by detecting the language of nowadays-aesthetic paradigms and shape the collective imaginary of tomorrow. As an icon maker, the stylist is very in demand in different domains of the fashion industry such as design, shows, stores, magazines, celebrity and digital environments. As a professional of the image, the stylist experiments, gives... [+]

A breathtaking program to create the Fashion Stylist. This is a master of the image, who’s able to dictate visuals through understanding the language of today’s aesthetic paradigms and shape the collective imaginary of tomorrow. This is an icon-maker, who works closely with designers, video-makers, photographers and artists. Fashion Styling goes in-depth into six modules: Styling a Collection, Styling a Fashion Event, Digital Styling, Styling a Store, Editorial Styling and Personal Styling. Each module is composed of dedicated classes and finishes with a project ready to present as a personal portfolio, thereby giving a practical set of skills for the fashion industry. This intensive specialisation includes classes with resident teachers from the industry, international guest lecturers, a field trip to Paris or London, workshops, attendance to Milan/Florence fashion weeks, internship opportunities, as well as the Venice Biennale and the regular use of a professional photography studio. The 9 month academic year from April to December, with a total of 800 teaching hours, is valuable for 80 credits. English language proficiency and attendance are required. Candidates with work experience or relevant studies in fashion and related fields will be selected after a enrolment questionnaire and an interview with the course’s leading teacher. Study Plan Styling a Collection Illustrate the inspiration, research and trends behind a collection; accessorize and package a collection by emphasising its emotional value; create all the materials needed to present a collection to stakeholders. Styling a Fashion Event Organise an event, a show, a performance, an installation; curate... [-]

Master in Art Direction for Fashion Design & Haute Couture

Haute Future Fashion Academy
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Milan

The Art Directors are the Fashion System’s most important celebrities: wooed by the big Fashion houses and known worldwide, they are famous for their unforgettable collections and brilliant ideas, or for having revived, with sometimes audacious choices, the fates of brands in decline. [+]

Masters in Fashion Design. ART DIRECTION FOR FASHION DESIGN & HAUTE COUTURE The Art Directors are the Fashion System’s most important celebrities: wooed by the big Fashion houses and known worldwide, they are famous for their unforgettable collections and brilliant ideas, or for having revived, with sometimes audacious choices, the fates of brands in decline. The Fashion house’s Creative Director is the creative team’s leader and has the task of creating collections that respect the brand’s tradition and are at the same time carriers of an innovative and competitive spirit in the marketplace. It is an important role and one of great responsibility that requires artistic and managerial expertise. The Master course in Art Direction for Fashion Design & Haute Couture aims to provide excellent training for future Creative Directors of Fashion and Luxury Brands. Its innovative approach combines the traditions of high quality Italian tailoring with the most recent design techniques. The course will enable students to discover all the secrets required to create Luxury Pret-a-Porter and Haute Couture collections, which are guaranteed to have international success. Students will also learn to orient themselves between styles and cultural traditions, gaining a profound knowledge of the lifestyles and consumption models of elites from all periods. At the end of the Master course, students will have acquired strong creative skills, a sophisticated aesthetic sense and the most advanced design and management skills, all of which are essential qualities for becoming Creative Directors and for running or setting up a Fashion Brand.... [-]

Master's Degree In Design Course For Innovation With Beijing Institute Of Fashion And Technology (bift) Beijing / China

University of Campania
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Caserta China Beijing + 2 more

The course offers students the opportunity to achieve a double degree, ie a double degree Master studies in Fashion Design. More precisely, the course lasts Biennale; It provides a training program designed together at their university alien and a mobility period abroad (1 ½ years); involves the release, at the end of the study period, two graduate degrees in Fashion Design (double degree), one of which will be valid in Italy and the other partners of the university in the country. [+]

The Department of Civil Engineering, Design, Construction, Environment (DICDEA), AA 2015-16 has activated a new integrated study course with the Beijing Institute of Fashion and Technology (BIFT) in Beijing. The course offers students the opportunity to achieve a double degree, ie a double degree Master studies in Fashion Design. More precisely, the course lasts Biennale; It provides a training program designed together at their university alien and a mobility period abroad (1 ½ years); involves the release, at the end of the study period, two graduate degrees in Fashion Design (double degree), one of which will be valid in Italy and the other partners of the university in the country. Therefore, for students that new course is an opportunity to enrich their curriculum and introduce themselves into the working world with a complete and international educational profile. The Beijing Institute of Fashion and Technology (BIFT) Beijing is one of the most important universities of China on fashion, specializing primarily in applied technology. Training to BIFT combines art, technology, economics, management and other disciplines that can interact successfully. Founded in 1959, the institute is affiliated to the Ministry of Textiles. In recent years, the institute's motto is "innovation paves the way for realistic and creative applications in the field of education", a visionary philosophy that combines art and science education, integrates culture of ethnic fashion with contemporary design philosophy . The institution counts 7000 students and 700 academic staff members, is now made up of five schools (School of Art and... [-]

Master in Fashion Marketing, Design & Brand Strategies

INSEEC Bordeaux
Campus Full time September 2017 France Bordeaux

This program trains executives in management and marketing applied to the fields of fashion and design, in a national and international perspective [+]

Master in Fashion Marketing, Design & Brand Strategies 

This program trains executives in management and marketing applied to the fields of fashion and design, in a national and international perspective.It welcomes students from university, business school or artistic trainings. The fashion industry is undergoing rapid changes and emerging new players appear in a global context. Future managers must be trained in all the proper techniques and be aware of consumer demands. The following are the types of positions that our graduates will be trained for: product manager, project manager, communication manager, buyer, merchandising manager, brand manager, showroom manager, collection manager...... [-]