48 Masters Programs in 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?  Thi… Read more

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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IFDA Italian Fashion & Design Academy
Milan, Italy

The designer is the heart of the fashion system, but it is no longer only the creative who draws a drawing and colors it: the pure and simple talent is no longer enough nowada ... +

The designer is the heart of the fashion system, but it is no longer only the creative who draws a drawing and colors it: the pure and simple talent is no longer enough nowadays because the designer not only creates clothes but also lifestyles. -
Master
Full-time
10 months
English, Italian
26 Oct 2020
28 Aug 2020
Campus
 
Accademia Costume & Moda
Rome, Italy

Alta Moda Italiana was born in Rome, where the contamination between Couturiers and high craftsmanship, historical architecture, ancient and contemporary art melt in a unique ... +

Alta Moda Italiana was born in Rome, where the contamination between Couturiers and high craftsmanship, historical architecture, ancient and contemporary art melt in a unique place where it is possible to “redefine beauty“, live in inspiration and thus nourish the creative and experimental thinking of students. The Master’s is divided according to the process of creating a collection of Haute Couture and prêt-à-couture, to provide the cognitive tools and research to support the couture project. Fundamental-ly to this is materials research and technical fabrics development, the study of new trends and analy-sis of the needs of the target market, design, technical development, the balance of toils / proto-types and experiments, all aimed at the creation and communication of a collection of a high level, that expresses the stylistic codes of a brand. -
Master
Full-time
English, Italian
Campus
 
University of Borås
Borås, Sweden

The Master’s Programme in Textile and Fashion Design aims to further develop and deepen your artistic, technical, theoretical and reflective skills and abilities as textile/fa ... +

The Master’s Programme in Textile and Fashion Design aims to further develop and deepen your artistic, technical, theoretical and reflective skills and abilities as textile/fashion designers. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Rome Business School
Rome, Italy +1 More

Rome Business School’s Master in Fashion and Design is the ideal choice for all those wishing to develop solid management skills to work in the Fashion & Design Management ... +

Rome Business School’s Master in Fashion and Design is the ideal choice for all those wishing to develop solid management skills to work in the Fashion & Design Management industry and become fashion and design specialists, trend researchers, fashion communicators, brand specialists and be competitive in the international job market. -
Master
Full-time
English
Apr 2020
Campus
 
Institut Francais de la Mode
Paris, France

With an emphasis on real-life experimentation and project-based learning, the MA in Fashion Design offers you ways to express a strong personal creative signature, broaden you ... +

With an emphasis on real-life experimentation and project-based learning, the MA in Fashion Design offers you ways to express a strong personal creative signature, broaden your artistic horizons and gain professional acumen. Six specializations are offered in Garment, Knitwear, Creative Pattern Making, Leather Goods, Footwear and Image. -
Master
Full-time
25 months
English
Campus
 
Accademia del Lusso
Milan, Italy

The 1-year Master’s in Sustainable Fashion Design is a full-time intensive course shaping students into fashion designers with a strong awareness of ethical and sustainable fa ... +

The 1-year Master’s in Sustainable Fashion Design is a full-time intensive course shaping students into fashion designers with a strong awareness of ethical and sustainable fashion. The curriculum provides students with an in-depth understanding of creative and design aspects combined with a thorough technical knowledge of production and industrialisation, ensuring an ethical procedure at every stage. -
Master
Full-time
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
East London University
East London, South Africa

This Postgraduate Master program will prepare you to hold a professional position within the Fashion Design industry. The Master in Fashion Design provide both detailed founda ... +

This Postgraduate Master program will prepare you to hold a professional position within the Fashion Design industry. The Master in Fashion Design provide both detailed foundation and a platform for innovation in critical areas for Fashion Design including textiles, garment construction, trend analysis, and business fundamentals. The master’s program will further your practical knowledge through the application of concepts via hands-on projects and group critique. The master combines academic theory with the market experience of Fashion Design professionals. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Feb 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
 
CSVPA
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
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Designskolen Kolding
Kolding, Denmark

Experiment is always the departure point for projects at Fashion Design and an exploration of “the beautiful”, an important part of any project. Projects are designed to quest ... +

Experiment is always the departure point for projects at Fashion Design and an exploration of “the beautiful”, an important part of any project. Projects are designed to question, explore and challenge, in a working environment that is far from the media’s “fashion circus”. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
Sep 2020
Campus
 
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Now that branding means so much more than just a logo, the role of creative directors is gaining ground. These professionals take care of steering a brand through the conceptu ... +

Now that branding means so much more than just a logo, the role of creative directors is gaining ground. These professionals take care of steering a brand through the conceptual universe guided by its values, messages, and personality. And just as branding encompasses everything a product cannot convey on its own, the concept of “fashion” covers more than just clothing. A brand’s history, values, and creativity create a powerful identity that can appeal to emotions and create a sense of belonging. -
Master
Full-time
6 months
English
22 Sep 2020
Campus
 
Raffles Milan - International Fashion and Design School
Milan, Italy

Why? Fashion is education about beauty, the ability to express thoughts and emotions, the most direct expression of the contemporary world: colours, shapes, and materials in p ... +

Why? Fashion is education about beauty, the ability to express thoughts and emotions, the most direct expression of the contemporary world: colours, shapes, and materials in perfect harmony. It is the most lively of the art forms, thriving on people in real life. Like in a major theatre "pièce," getting the stage-set just right is crucial in the game of seduction, but a part of it cannot stand for the whole. To be able to keep on winning over an increasingly stimulated and probably confused consumer is to go back to fundamentals by employing in-depth technical training. -
Master
Full-time
10 months
English, Italian
Oct 2020
Campus
 
NABA
Milan, Italy

The Two-Year MA in Fashion & Textile Design is an intensive specialization course based on the development of practical projects. During the program, the students learn ho ... +

The Two-Year MA in Fashion & Textile Design is an intensive specialization course based on the development of practical projects. During the program, the students learn how to research and apply different tools and fashion languages with the purpose of creating a portfolio and to access a professional career. By activating knowledge and visual representation techniques, the MA mixes theoretical, artistic and technical elements and helps students develop their skills and identity, under the guidance of prominent professionals in the fields of fashion and creativity. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English, Italian
Oct 2020
22 Aug 2020
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
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Istituto Modartech
Pontedera, Italy

The course is a high specialization for young designers that nourish the dream of giving life to their own apparel line. An innovative project which permits to express one’s o ... +

The course is a high specialization for young designers that nourish the dream of giving life to their own apparel line. An innovative project which permits to express one’s own creativity, providing the instruments for the creation, development and the professional presentation of an apparel collection, from the stylistic composition to the planning, from the communication campaign until the market launch of the new products. -
Master
Full-time
9 months
English, Italian
Oct 2020
Campus
 

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