Masters Degree in Fashion Design in China

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Fashion Design

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Fashion design programs can integrate a solid understanding of craft, design and art with the creation of clothing and accessory lines to be sold. Some programs may cover topics such as the fashion industry or the history of the field.

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Master of Arts in Contemporary Fashion Design

IFA Paris
Campus Full time 15 - 15 months

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. [+]

Best Masters in Fashion Design in China 2017. 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 towards the analysis of cultural discrepancies and their effect on fashion. Another key module would be “Fashion Product Semiology”. It uses semiology as a methodology to decode a garment and to decrypt its aesthetic aspect in order to better understand how it is perceived. - Developing student creativity with modules such as « Creative Process» that helps students become more aware of their own “creative logic” and increase their potential. The addition of practical workshops will provide students with a new approach on known production and designing techniques. For example the “Pattern and Draping Development” module introduces new research methods based on experimentation and opens new perspectives for students when it comes to finding inspiration. - Helping our students understand how the fashion industries work and how brand strategies are crafted on a global context. Marketing, organisational issues, financial challenges as well as image and communication strategies will be discussed in a series of various modules The course ends with students developing their own collection project with the guidance of a tutor. This project includes creating a garment and/or an accessories collection. The process involves designing prototypes for 12 silhouettes as well as developing marketing and business plans. This collection is then examined by a jury of professionals and the best students receive the opportunity to show their work to fashion professionals at the IFA Graduate Show that takes place during The Haute Couture Fashion Week. Students are also tutored to take part in several international contests that represent a great platform for young fashion designers. As with the other IFA Paris courses, the Master of Arts in Contemporary Fashion Design benefits greatly from its Paris location. With its rich cultural life, its two museums dedicated to fashion, its 6 annual fashion weeks, hundreds of showrooms and textile fairs as well as the vicinity of small-scale crafts industries, the city of lights remains the undisputed fashion capital of the world. All our programs are articulated around the ECTS framework as defined by the Bologne convention. After completing their course, students receive a total of 120 ECTS that can easily be transferred if they decide to study further. This program also received the IDEL/IDEART accreditation and is certified as an “International Master.” Course Structure Creative Culture In order to to generate relevant concepts and products fashion designers consistently have to question their own creative process in light of changes in their social, economic and cultural environments. Through the different modules of this group students will transcend an the definition of intuitive creativity in order to build their own artistic framework based on their personal motivation and intellectual process. The goal is to help them fully tap into their creative mind and therefore maximize their innovation capabilities. Modules include : Contemporary Creativity Analysis Research & Creative Thinking Creative Process Workshop Fashion Environment A strong interest towards art as well as curiosity towards other creative fields are necessary to feed fashion creativity. Aesthetic knowledge is built through analysizing various genres of imagery, graphics, color, painting, sculpture, architecture or design of artifacts. Through modules such as Fashion Ethnography, Fashion Cross-Culture developped in partnership with the Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs, or Fashion Product Semiology, students will further analyse how fashion adresses the notions of appearance and status. Ultimately students wille be able to decode the meanings behind shapes, volumes, détail or colors of any range of fashion products. Modules include : Fashion Ethnography Fashion Cross Culture Creative Context Trends & Future Fashion Product Semiology Marketing & Management This group of modules analyzes and reflects on marketing strategies for fashion brands and provides a rigorous outline to manage them. Students examine the differences in marketing high fashion brands versus mass-market brands. Observing processes impacting brands identity, positionning, pricing, distribution and communication help students to understand the inherent challenges of the broad contemporary fashion market. The power of a brand will be analyzed through its value, its social, contractual and semiotic dimensions. Students will familiarize themeselves with the required comprehensive tools for branding in order to build coherent strategies for their own fashion brand. The need for future fashion entrepreneurs to develop innovative fashion concepts in specific markets of today’s global fashion industry is also addressed. Modules includes Positionning & Pricing Fashion Distribution Consumer Behavior Sourcing & Supply Chain Issues Branding Image & Communication Comprehensive communication and innovative design presentations are crucial for fashion houses to stand out in a crowded market place. The different modules of this chapter will train students to merge the proper wording and imagery akin to fashion communication campaigns developed in the international arena. More specifically, the knowledge and skills imparted will focus on media strategic planning, visual communication through styling, written communication through traditional and digital channels, public relation techniques and event management for fashion shows. Modules include : Communication The Fashion Press Retail & Visual Merchandising Photographic Styling Fashion Photography History & Analysis Business issues Fashion designers or Art directors must understand the legal and business framework of the fashion industry in order to converse efficiently with brand managers. Within this module grouping students will discover the realities of the Fashion industry from an economic and financial point of view. They will explore the challenges faced by start-up companies and learn the best practices for writing a business plan. That includes analyzing and evaluating growth potential in new businesses, minimizing financial risks while identifying industry key success factors necessary for a brand to grow and flourish within today’s competitive global economy. Modules include : Entrepreneurship & Finance Intellectual Property Technical Issue Reaslistically a future career in fashion cannot be conceived whithout an in-depth knowledge of clothes construction. Within this module grouping students will strenghten their knowledge and skills to handle a multiplicity of garments and textile types through the apprenticeship of both traditional and high-tech production techniques. They will also be exposed to the role of technology in creating new textiles and designs. Upon completion of this module grouping students will have grasped the fabrication processes and practical issues involved in bringing a garment to life. Modules includes : Digital Design Workshop Innovative Textile Workshop Pattern & Draping Development [-]

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

The Second University of Naples (SUN)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 China 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. [+]

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 Enterprise Clothing, Faculty of Art and Design, School of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Business, and the School of Design industrial and engineering); two departments (Department of Foreign Languages ​​and the Department of Plastic Arts); two teaching divisions (Division of Social Sciences and the Division of Basic Courses); an educational center (Center for Computer Science Teaching); an International College; a school Continuing Education; a Department of Higher Vocational Education and a Graduate School. There are 20 specializations: Textile Sciences and Engineering; Materials for Fashion R & D and Evaluation Laboratory; fashion culture and research in industry; Clothing Technology Transfer; Costume Museum, one of the ten most specialized museums in China. EDUCATIONAL GOALS The new International Study Programme in partnership with the Beijing Institute of Fashion and Technology (BIFT) Beijing enables members to achieve, at the end of the course, a double degree that is a double degree Master of study Fashion Design. SI is in other words a two degree titles (double degree), one of which will be valid in Italy as a Master's Degree in Design for Innovation Curriculum Fashion Ecodesign and the other in China as a Master Degree in Costume Design. Both titles will be spent on an international scale in the EU area or Extra EU. The International Master Course of Studies aims to train professionals who can use your network of European and Asian companies, the internationalization of production systems especially in the field of fashion and textiles, sees China and Asia more generally, the partners privileged productive. The master course includes a period of study abroad and an internship in the country of origin. RECIPIENTS AND GRANTS The new International Master Course of Studies in Fashion Design activated in partnership with the Beijing Institute of Fashion and Technology (BIFT) in Beijing, can access tuti students interested: those already enrolled in the SUN Department DICDEA Master Design Innovation curriculum Fashion Ecodesign and all other Master Degree Courses; those from another university. For students already enrolled in other degree courses who decide to switch to the new CDL International Program in partnership with the Beijing Institute of Fashion and Technology (BIFT) in Beijing, will be activated custom procedures for recognition and validation of already taken exams; this in order to avoid that the work already done is lost. Those who decide to enroll in CDL in International Design for Innovation Curriculum Fashion Ecodesign in Partnership with the Beijing Institute of Fashion and Technology (BIFT) in Beijing, will seek to avail of scholarships annually allocated by SUN. Some of these scholarships are reserved for foreign students. [-]

Master in Fashion Elite

Istituto Marangoni
Campus Full time 8 months

Aimed at maximum 12 excellent candidates per year, selected by the best fashion schools worldwide or from the world of work. [+]

Best Masters in Fashion Design in China 2017. Master in Fashion Elite the course Aimed at maximum 12 excellent candidates per year, selected by the best fashion schools worldwide or from the world of work, who have a minimum of professional experience and/or have launched a brand with great future potential. Maximum four participants will be chosen from each of the following educational pathways: Design, Art Direction and Business. Those selected will be expected to have a good first degree in design or business studies. The course is designed to train the future leaders of the fashion industry to understand, analyse and manage the key areas of a fashion company. Through the study of subjects such as collection-building, production methodologies, budgeting, marketing and communication, the participant can learn not only theoretical notions but to develop innovative and future-thinking practical approaches aimed at creating, making and launching a product or collection of products on the global market. These twelve participants will be divided into three interdisciplinary groups. Each group will consist of a participant with a design background, one with an art direction background and one with a business background. All three groups will attend a nine-month intensive course held by the best tutors and managers of the fashion industry in every area (design, art, business), during which they will develop their own business idea or an idea from the sponsoring brand. During the course each group will be supported by: a coach; three tutors, one for each subject area. There will be no pre-constructed units, but the contents will be negotiated and driven by each team, focusing on project development; managers for each function (creativity, communication, digital, textile, venture capital, business planning, marketing, retail, etc.) who will work directly on the participants’ project. opportunities Through building skills in ideas development, problem solving, teamwork and focused project management, participants will be able to lead teams of people in realising complex projects. They will be able to contribute entrepreneurial thinking to new concepts for existing companies or generate new businesses and create new markets for innovative products. learning outcomes research, develop and resolve all creative ideas while producing an ambitious, professional and contemporary collection (creative skills); critically implement an individual program of work demonstrating organizational and managerial skills in planning, organizing and completing the project (business skills); evaluate the procedures involved in setting up and operating a business venture (business skills); relate appropriately and effectively within various organizational contexts; develop effective self-management skills in terms of time, planning and behaviour, motivation, self-starting, individual initiative and enterprise when realizing a project (soft skills). course themes The programme is innovative as it is based on a coaching approach. This is determined by the participants as they set their objectives and are supported and guided by the academic teams across fashion disciplines. [-]

Master in Digital Fashion Design

Istituto Marangoni
Campus Full time 8 months

The course is intended for students who already have a degree in graphics or communications or marketing and who know the basics of coding in html. The course... [+]

Master in Digital Fashion Design


The course is intended for students who already have a degree in graphics or communications or marketing and who know the basics of coding in html.  The course will cover which trends and technological solutions must be implemented to improve brand value communication of the selected brand equity and manage, as social media coordinators, the politics of online customer relation management (social & PR). Learners will also be able to analyze different e-commerce strategies, evaluating which of these should be applied in the retail politics of a brand.The aim of the course is, in fact, to develop a critical analysis of the best ways to integrate direct commercial channel, to the web based one, the use of social media, and the CRM data analysis to further improve the value of a brand and attract consumers to the online fashion market from all over the world. Thus the learners will study programming languages for new digital technologies and mobile devices used in brand communication. They will study the strategies of web marketing and how the values of a company are communicated to the client audience. At the same time they will also study in detail web marketing and communication strategies of the most important case histories.Themes in the design and planning of a website will be analysed through the development of a project in real collaboration with a company of the industry.  After the study of the legal implications of e-commerce and the visual representation of the project for the client, the course will then focus on the analysis of topics connected to styling and visual merchandising to understand how a company can enter the virtual world with the luxury and appeal of its brand identity. The final project will be focused on the implementation of an e-commerce website of an existing fashion brand. The expert in internet fashion is a professional figure who looks towards the future.  Faced with the growing demand in the emerging online sales sector, Istituto Marangoni has created a master in digital fashion design to link fashion business with the online world.  Through advanced knowledge of web marketing and of digital media and trends in the international domain, the specialist in digital fashion will develop new strategies intended to promote the image of a brand, in line with the different product and client targets.At the end of the course, professionals have plenty of roles they could undertake in the labor market such as: from managing a web agency to work with magazines’ or fashion companies’ editorial staff reaching vertical ecommerce portals. Other career opportunities include: digital art director, digital brand manager, web fashion designer, customer intelligence manager, online store manager, web visual merchandising, web marketing specialist and social network coordinator.... [-]

Master in Fashion Product & Production Management

Istituto Marangoni
Campus Full time 1 year

Imagination, creativity, then commercial actuality of a product: or rather the art to turn dreams into reality through new ideas, new processes and new technologies. The [+]

The course

The master’s dedicated to product & production management offers the instruments for the understanding and management of technical problems, technology, organisation and economics tied to the production process of the fashion product. The course will develop the knowledge and ability to manage all the variables relative to the planning of new fashion products within an organization, responding to technological changes and product innovation. The fashion product manager mqkes the ideas and concepts of design concrete, transforming creativity into a valid commercial proposal. From the initial idea through to final production, they supervise the proceedings of the entire project and are responsible for the organization and activating protocols in guarantees, aimed at certifying the quality of the products. The professional also selects the methodologies for the realization of company reporting in different negotiating phases, while simultaneously managing prototypes, analyses and processes. The product manager is a professional figure that looks to the future. Challenged by the growing demand of new profiles in the sector of new digital media, Istituto Maragoni has created a master’s designed to link the business of fashion with the web. The fashion product manager usually manages a specific product or line of products. In the course of their career within an company they specialize in a specific area of the Italian or International industry foreseeing forthcoming scenarios in which to work.... [-]

Master in Fashion Styling & Portfolio

Istituto Marangoni
Campus Full time 1 year

The success of a brand is linked above all to the image: everything speaks about the brand, from the tone of a photo shoot to the organisation of a show, from the display in a store or showroom to relations with the press. Stylists are involved in each step of [+]

The Course The master’s in fashion styling & portfolio is intended to grant the students advanced knowledge and develop a broad range of abilities in the field of fashion styling and fashion photography, promoting originality and autonomy while working to respond to the changing needs of the fashion industry. The exhaustive study of existing and emerging technology in the contemporary fashion industry is aimed at the development of the independent personal research of the student. The stylist has the job of bringing value to the communication of fashion products, creating the image. Based on their refined sensitivity, they are able to create style that tells a story about the impact of fashion in everyday life. Their means of expresson are: the editorial pages regarding trends in fashion magazines, the interpretations of fashion products in blogs and online magazines, the creation of image and video collections, the design staff of research offices in style and trends. In addition to the requirement of creativity, fashion stylists have a rich knowledge of the history of fashion, as well as trends, styles and the tastes of modern society. The stylist plays a key role in the success of a fashion collection. These professionals can collaborate with magazines in fashion and style,n design offices design or in offices of Italian and international fashion houses. They may also find work in the creation of catalogues, as well as in image consulting, in offices for research and trend or work with press offices. Learning Outcomes understand the relationship between the theory of photography, its practice and its context; manage images in Photoshop and multimedia; manage a photographic space and choose its location; create photoshoots with models and technical assistants; manage the creative process from an idea to its realization; analyse and describe fashion photographs and their cultural context. Course Themes cultural identity of styling fashion brand creative communication and experimentation creative visualization theory and practice research methods [-]

Master in Fashion Design Womenswear

Istituto Marangoni
Campus Full time 1 year

To design a collection and recognise fabrics is no longer enough to have success in the fashion world. It’s necessary to go deeper: to research, identify styles, create and at the same time predict the most captivating [+]

Best Masters in Fashion Design in China 2017. The Course The womenswear fashion design masters degree is dedicated to all those students with specific competences in fashion design and to professionals that wish to expand their knowledge on specific themes. Starting from the study of Women’s fashion design the course will give an in-depth view of the different fashion trends through the evolution of society. Besides the practical study of how to coordinate a women’s fashion collection, the students will acquire also the basic structures of free-hand and digital drawing and the right research tools for identifying trends and contemporary culture. A women’s fashion designer is a precursor of styles: starting from the analysis of the market’s history and of the changes of habits and traditions, he/she is capable of designing a collection responding to the needs and requirements of a contemporary woman. While keeping into consideration production deadlines, expenses and the brand’s image, he/she manages the creation of a new and innovative fashion and accessory collection, giving life to new styles that will influence women’s lifestyles in terms of clothing, fabrics, and accessories. He/she is a professional, very sought-after within the fashion business management. Womenswear Fashion designers can work for his/her fashion brand, cooperate with fashion companies or with consultancy, research or fashion studios. He/she designs fashion and accessory collections, from eyewear to bathing suits, keeping always a close eye on the latest trends. Thanks to his/her knowledge he/she can become a product manager thus managing also the production phase: two extremely important fields for the product’ s development. Learning Outcomes The students graduating from the Womenswear Design Masters Degree will be capable of: Critically evaluate the consumers’, markets’, trends’ needs and requirements, for a specific women’s brand; Perform in-depth research within a widespread context of art and design in relation to the womeswear fashion design industry; Show the improvement of his/her technical and creative skills used to communicate and explain design concepts in a clear and concise way, thus strengthening a given fashion brand’s identity. Evaluate and critically apply theories and techniques for developing new design ideas for the womenswear fashion industry proving his/her creative talent and self management skills.; Perform successfully an independent research; *students who successfully complete the programmes taught in english in paris and london will be awarded with a masters degree by MMU (manchester metropolitan university). masters degrees include a 12/14 weeks work placement. 180 credits points are available in order to gain a masters degree upon successful completion of the course. all candidates should meet specific requirements (please check the website indicating your nationality and study level); for further details please do not hesitate to contact the information office at the chosen campus. **students who successfully complete the programmes taught in milano will be awarded with an istituto marangoni certificate. Course themes Women’s apparel Relationship between design and culture Visual communication and brand identity Research methods Final professional project Locations and Dates London 06 oct 2014 - 29 jan 2016 02 feb 2015 - 27 may 2016 Milan 06 oct 2014 - 05 jun 2015 Paris 06 oct 2014 - 29 jan 2016 [-]

Master in Fashion Design Menswear

Istituto Marangoni
Campus Full time 1 year

The purpose of the Master in Fashion Design Menswear is to train practitioners of menswear collections, ready to interact immediately with the profession and the market, finding a [+]

The Course The Master’s in fashion to develop experts in the design of menswear, explores the disciplines linked to the history of men’s clothing, looks at its subsequent evolution and to the designing of collections that are in line with the development of a particular brand. The students in the course learn to relate to the existing and emerging technologies for production in contemporary fashion manufacture, which stimulates creativity, business practice and the independent skills to respond to the needs connected with contemporary fashion and luxury. The menswear fashion designer is responsible for the research of creative ideas for a collection and the source of inspiration for new trends: developing lines for clothing and fabrics, whilst at the same time using invention, technology, information technology and trends. The designer manages to find a successful balance between design and product, market innovations and marketing. The most important factor: time management, costs and budgets connected to the manufacture. The menswear fashion designer is a highly sought after professional in the world of fashion business management. The graduate can work for private labels or work alongside agencies, design studios or consulting agencies. The designer will be able to design garment collections, from woolens to bathing suits, with an eye for new evolutions in fashion design. Thanks to the abilities acquired, they can work as product managers and manage production, which is a sector of vital importance for the development of fashion designs. Learning Outcomes critically evaluate consumer needs as well as those of the market and trends for a specific menswear brand; carry out extensive research in the context of art and design in relation for the menswear fashion industry; demonstrate the advanced technical and creative processes used to clearly and efficiently communicate the design concept, while reinforcing brand identity; evaluate and critically apply the theories and techniques used in the development of new design proposals for the menswear fashion industry, demonstrating originality and self-management; successfully carry out indipendent research; Course Themes menswear connections between design and culture visual communication and brand identity research methods [-]