Masters Programs in Fashion Design

Compare 57 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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Master In Fashion Menswear

Raffles Milano | Istituto Moda e Design
Campus Full time 10 months September 2017 Italy Milan

Ten extraordinary months. Ten top-level lecturers in the classroom, one each month. Ten unique opportunities to learn directly from the protagonists. Master of Raffles Milan. Finally somebody thought of us. Fashion is beautiful education, the ability to express thoughts and emotions, the most direct manifestation of contemporary life. Colors, shapes and materials in perfect harmony. It is the most lively of art forms, which lives in people, in real life. As in a great theatrical play, staging is crucial in the game of seduction, but the part can not stand for the whole thing. To be able to regain an increasingly stressed and probably confused consumer, you need to go back to the substance through in-depth technical training. [+]

Masters in Fashion Design. Ten extraordinary months. Ten top-level lecturers in the classroom, one each month. Ten unique opportunities to learn directly from the protagonists. Master of Raffles Milan. Finally somebody thought of us. Because? Fashion is beautiful education, the ability to express thoughts and emotions, the most direct manifestation of contemporary life. Colors, shapes and materials in perfect harmony. It is the most lively of art forms, which lives in people, in real life. As in a great theatrical play, staging is crucial in the game of seduction, but the part can not stand for the whole thing. To be able to regain an increasingly stressed and probably confused consumer, you need to go back to the substance through in-depth technical training. Professional Opportunities The Master is designed to magnify the uniqueness of the creative genius of a single student, but also to form highly skilled, dynamic, easily-embedded professional figures in the workplace. At the end of the 10 months of study, grace for a thorough knowledge of the entire work process, students will find employment within the Man-made Offices of Italian and international fashion companies. Who is The Master is looking for graduates in Design, graduates of costume and fashion academies, but also young designers who are eager to deal with professionals in the world of work to open up new forms of experimentation and new aesthetic horizons. The goal is to form the future protagonists of the fashion world with an independent and unique creative vision, while... [-]

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. [+]

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, are located centrally within... [-]

Master in Fashion Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Italy Milan

The Master in Fashion Design program brings students into direct contact with the fashion design industry in Italy and abroad. You’ll have the rare and exciting opportunity to develop your own original, compelling fashion collection under the guidance of industry professionals. [+]

Masters in Fashion Design. Dream. Express. Make. The Master in Fashion Design program brings students into direct contact with the fashion design industry in Italy and abroad. You’ll have the rare and exciting opportunity to develop your own original, compelling fashion collection under the guidance of industry professionals. Through both theoretical studies and project experiences, you will develop an individual mode of expression, explore the cultural factors that influence fashion trends, learn the ins and outs of production, and create innovative solutions. Besides honing the “problem solving” skills that every fashion designer needs, you will also develop a “problem defining” approach: the ability to determine the true parameters of each challenge. As you learn to follow your intuition and promote your aesthetic vision within those parameters, you will cultivate more awareness of the reasons behind your own fashion design choices, and those of others. Audience The program is designed for candidates with a first-level degree in fashion design, accessories design, or other related disciplines, who wish to develop their professional skills and make connections within the fashion industry. Outcome During this degree program, students will: Complete a self-driven research project on fashion design, using professional-level methods and communication techniques Develop innovative designs for garments and create a fashion collection, built on their knowledge of techniques and materials Program The program is workshop-based, supported by seminars, lectures, tutorials, and fieldwork. Industry professionals, the course leader, and project leaders guide students via individual coaching and project mentorship. The program consists of four... [-]

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 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 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...... [-]


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 in Fashion Design

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

Fashion Design is a star course that fulfills the dream to enter the world of fashion, wielding the keys of its main language. Fashion Design is the personal expression of a master creator who can conceive an idea and transform it into a wearable cult piece, desired by many who are looking for change. [+]

Fashion Design is a star course that fulfills the dream to enter the world of fashion, wielding the keys of its main language. Fashion Design is the personal expression of a master creator who can conceive an idea and transform it into a wearable cult piece, desired by many who are looking for change. This course perfectly integrates the two words contained in its title, Fashion and Design, into the teaching areas. The first area is based on research; a full immersion to acquire cultural and technical skill, while the second is practice-driven and aims to realise and present an impressive capsule collection. Fashion Design is run by teachers from the industry and special guests, grants unlimited access to the Design Lab, Computer Labs, and the immense library, and includes a starting toolkit, a field trip to Milan Fashion Week, and internship opportunities. The two main projects of the course are of a quality to present as a personal portfolio, where the first develops from research to figurines, and the second from figurines to a capsule collection. The 9 month academic year goes from October to June, totals 700 teaching hours, and is valuable for 80 credits. English language proficiency and attendance are required. Candidates will be selected after a enrolment questionnaire and an interview with the course’s leading teacher. Study Plan The two areas, Fashion and Design take concrete form in the following modules: Contemporary Fashion; Fashion Sociology & Trend Research; Colours & Materials; Graphic Design & 3D Printing;... [-]

Master of Arts in Contemporary Fashion Design

IFA Paris
Campus Full time 15 - 15 months September 2018 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. [+]

Masters in Fashion Design. IFA Paris Master of Arts accredited by IDEL as "International Master" DURATION: 15 month program in English CAMPUSES: Paris, Florence (Istituto Lorenzo de Medici) FORMAT: Paris/Florence/Paris NEXT INTAKE: September 2017 ECTS CREDITS: 120 APPLICATION FEE: €150 TUITION FEE: €12,800 LIMITED TO: 20 students per class "Develop your collection in our designer atelier" INTRODUCTION 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... [-]

Master's in Alta Moda, Fashion Design

Accademia Costume e Moda
Campus Full time 1 year November 2017 Italy Rome

This full time Master’s Course in Alta Moda, Fashion Design is designed for graduates who want to complete and / or deepen their skills, cultural and professional training in this high-end unique sector of the fashion industry, from research, experimentation, innovative design through to implementation. Often reserved for the few this sector is becoming an increasingly important tool of communication of Luxury brands, along with collections of Pret à Couture and Made to Measure. [+]

In Partnership with VALENTINO Outline This full time Master’s Course in Alta Moda, Fashion Design is designed for graduates who want to complete and / or deepen their skills, cultural and professional training in this high-end unique sector of the fashion industry, from research, experimentation, innovative design through to implementation. Often reserved for the few this sector is becoming an increasingly important tool of communication of Luxury brands, along with collections of Pret à Couture and Made to Measure. The Master’s in Alta Moda is one of the first projects in the world, dedicated to the system of Haute Couture, a hidden world inside the “Maison” and the Couturier’s Atelier. Rome is the perfect city to host such an ambitious Master’s project. Italian Alta Moda was born in Rome, the city where the contamination between couture and “superior craftsmanship”, historic architecture, ancient and contemporary art, a unique place where you can “redefine beauty” and live in an inspirational atmosphere nurturing creativity and experimentation. The Master’s in Alta Moda, Fashion Design aims to become the benchmark for future aspiring couturiers. The course is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education as a Master’s degree with 60 credits (CFA / ECTS) and will be held in collaboration with Maison Valentino. Professional Opportunities The course is divided according to the process of creating a collection of Haute Couture and Pret a couture, both go hand in hand, to provide the cognitive tools and research to support the couture project; fundamentally to this is... [-]

Master in Fashion Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Campus Full time 9 months November 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Fashion Design is conceived to be an approach to the world of contemporary fashion for all those professionals trained in several fields, not necessarily related to design and communication. [+]

Masters in Fashion Design. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH The Master in Fashion Design is conceived to be an approach to the world of contemporary fashion for all those professionals trained in several fields, not necessarily related to design and communication. The course is based on providing a solid cultural foundation to understand fashion as a social system tied to the historical evolution of styles, art movements and socio cultural and economic changes that influence society. The program gives the necessary tools and knowledge to control the several stages if fashion production, from the creative idea to selling a collection; embracing the whole creative process and highlighting the creative and strategic value of a collection within a brand. Objetives This degree offers strong enough foundations to advance professionally to the world of fashion in its several aspects. Students experience work in workshops following the several phases to produce a piece of clothing through practical exercises and lectures by professionals from the sector. Knowledge on the fashion system, and its related disciplines, gives students a comprehensive view that enables them to understand the complex process involved in a collection or the whole production of garments. Methodology The degree has a strong practical side, which intends to foster the creativity and personal style of the student, from the inception to the realization of the final product. It is divided in two parts: The first one, devoted to provide the main technical, instrumental and methodological notions from a creative perspective, and strategic... [-]

Master in Womenswear Design – Portfolio Collection

Ferrari Fashion School
Campus Full time Part time 5 - 12 months October 2017 Italy Milan + 1 more

The course is aimed to forge fashion designers who are specialized in conceiving women clothes collections and accessories. For this reason it’s important to own the basics and get to realize a portfolio, essential for the student’s own presentation. [+]

The course is aimed to forge fashion designers who are specialized in conceiving women clothes collections and accessories. For this reason it’s important to own the basics and get to realize a portfolio, essential for the student’s own presentation. Once learned the basics of drawing, the student will go deep in the “woman” subject by realizing several kinds of collections and studying the current, old and future trends. The course lets the student make a deepened study about fabrics and the graphical design of the collection, about the product marketing and the technical development, to let the students move with higher self-confidence, due to a better knowledge of the fashion world. Admission Requirements The admission to the Fashion Design Woman Master is aimed to those who have reached a previous work or educational experience in art and design. Basic-level knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator software, good manual skills and creativity. The master is for older than 18 only. Study Plan Anatomy basics Study of particulars Study of the measures Drawing technique Color Theory Coloring techniques Conceiving skill Study of commodities Research for material Decoration Illustration Collection, Portfolio Fashion sketch Research method Sociology and Marketing History of Custom and Fashion Fashion Accessories Flat Pattern Technical sheet Classes Hours It’s possible to set up an attendance of a minimum of 16 hours per week, up to a maximum of 32. Students can choose between the full time attendance (morning and afternoon) and the Part-time one (morning only or afternoon only). Full... [-]

Fashion Design Postgraduate Program (Garment, Accessory, Image)

Institut Francais de la Mode
Campus Full time 16 months September 2017 France Paris

IFM’s Fashion Design Postgraduate Program is one of the most reputable fashion courses in Europe today. Each year, it opens its doors to 30 international designers. IFM designers are chosen for their strong personality, their creativity and their willingness to develop concrete projects in direct partnership with reputable fashion houses and companies. The international environment leads to a high level of creative emulation within the group. [+]

Masters in Fashion Design. "Our method is to declare a state of emergency! We teach fashion designers the art of working within limitations, open the minds of tomorrow's managers to the complexities of design, and work closely with major actors of the sector to imagine innovative projects with our designers." Hans de Foer, Director of the Program IFM’s Fashion Design Postgraduate Program is one of the most reputable fashion courses in Europe today. Each year, it opens its doors to 30 international designers. The program offers three majors: Garment, Accessory, Image. The course lasts 16 months including a 6-month internship in a company. The classes are taught in English by top-level faculty, experienced designers and professional experts. At IFM, unlimited creativity comes into contact with the best technical savoir-faire. For one year, the students make prototypes or imagine projects with IFM’s partner companies (mostly reputable French Fashion houses and manufacturers). This collaboration with 40 companies leads to prototypes of clothing, bags, glasses and shoes being made each year with an exceptional abundance of creative ideas. IFM designers are chosen for their strong personality, their creativity and their willingness to develop concrete projects in direct partnership with reputable fashion houses and companies. The international environment leads to a high level of creative emulation within the group. The wealth of their cultural horizons and the diverse paths they have taken make them stand out from the crowd. They mainly come from reputable international schools. Once they graduate from IFM, most of them... [-]

MA DESIGN specialising in Fashion Promotion

AAS College
Campus Full time 13 months September 2017 Greece Thessaloniki

MA Design - Fashion Promotion pathway course gives the innovative promoter chances 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 place within the multifaceted industry of the future. [+]

Teaching involves a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, presentations and industry liaison, 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. The course aims to develop students’ intellectual and imaginative power through a programme of study that is formed from cohesion between theory and practice. It provides graduates with a stimulating environment in which ideas can be exchanged and supported through factual creative research, developed and contextualised. We challenge our students to take a critical position in relation to existing theories and encourage new connections within the field of fashion that challenge traditional design boundaries. Duration: 13 months (1 year) Educational Form: taught Education Variants: fulltime Language: English Classes Start Date: 2nd October 2017 Tuition Fees: 6.200 € Award Body: University of Central Lancashire - UK British Degree: Master of Arts Entry Requirements the AAS Application form completed Degree or Diploma and transcript from previous educational institution evidence of your ability in English language (IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent) portfolio passport Course at a glance Semester 1 Design Practice 1 Design... [-]

Master in Fashion Design

Designskolen Kolding
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Kolding

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 in Fashion DesignExperiment 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”.Study trips abroad work to inspire the initial phase of one of the year’s projects. For fashion students there are of course several obvious places to go where one could be served up with next year’s trends: Paris, New York, London or Milan. But as we want to educate designers who can project new trajectories to explore rather than walk in the footsteps of others, we try to find alternatives, like Zagreb or Istanbul. Our students are involved in setting the order of the day, as regards the development of the professional thrust of Fashion Design. In general we work with three questions of interest that are all interrelated:... [-]