Masters Programs in Fashion

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A Master in Fashion is for those who fancy beautiful and smart clothes and for those who enjoy using their imagination and talent to create these dresses, hats, footwear and all sorts of other different unique costumes. A Master in Fashion will explore how fashion is connected with other concepts, such as style, fashion design and collections, as well as fashion industry and journalism.

The idea of fashion is an ancient one that can be traced thousands of years back in time. The highly respected profession of a fashion designer or a stylist requires vast knowledge in different areas. For instance, a fashion designer, a fashion journalist, or anybody else connected to fashion should be well educated in art, cultural heritage, history, aesthetic theories on one hand, and on the other – be creative and capable of coming up with individual and challenging ideas and concepts. A Master in Fashion can provide a comprehensive understanding and foundation in all of these aspects.

If your ambitions are to produce an original fashion collection or to become part of the fashion industry, read through the descriptions of the Master in Fashion programs below. You can find Master in Fashion programs offered by universities around the whole world. Make the step towards your future career in fashion right away!

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Master in the Fashion and Luxury Industry Business

EU Business School
Campus Full time October 2018 Spain Barcelona Switzerland Switzerland Online + 2 more

Focusing on management skills, luxury consumer attitudes and placing emphasis on design and creativity, this program prepares students to project the brand with strong advertising, communication, and financial strategies. [+]

The Master in the Fashion & Luxury Industry Business helps students understand the luxury fashion industry and how to manage a unique and special brand. Focusing on management skills, luxury consumer attitudes and placing emphasis on design and creativity, this program prepares students to project the brand with strong advertising, communication and financial strategies.

How You Earn Your Certificate

The Master in the Fashion & Luxury Industry Business (60 ECTS) is a one-year program divided into three terms. Each term comprises four courses (4 ECTS each) and one seminar (2 ECTS). Throughout the year, students are also exposed to real-life case studies, games and business simulations. In order to graduate, participants must also complete a business plan (6 ECTS).... [-]


Master Programme in Textile Engineering

University of Borås
Campus Full time 2 - 2 years August 2018 Sweden Borås

Get the skills in and become prepared for employment within management or qualified research functions in textile-related engineering, for example, material and product design and development, manufacturing, functional and interactive textile structures. [+]

This education is the only one in its kind in Scandinavia, and one of few in Europe. During the education, you develop your knowledge, skills, and assessment skills in textile technology. The Swedish School of Textiles is part of the University of Borås and all programmes within textile are located here, www.hb.se/en/The-Swedish-School-of-Textiles/

Here, the starting point is textile fibres: What do they consist of, what significance do they have, and what could be done with them. This education links together and specialises in different elements that develop both theoretical and practical knowledge. One of these recurring elements throughout the education is the sustainable development perspective.... [-]


Master's in Alta Moda, Fashion Design

Accademia Costume & Moda
Campus Full time 1 year November 2018 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. [+]

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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.... [-]


MFA Program in Contemporary Jewellery and Body Ornament

ALCHIMIA Contemporary Jewellery School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Florence

Alchimia’s MFA program develops over a two-year period with the aim to expand and deepen the students’ knowledge and skills in studio-based jewelry design. The program is intended to generate further critical understanding in and of the discipline, strengthen individual artistic approaches and positions, and investigate new possibilities for marketing and promotion. [+]

Alchimia’s MFA program develops over a two-year period with the aim to expand and deepen the students’ knowledge and skills in studio-based jewelry design. The program is intended to generate further critical understanding in and of the discipline, strengthen individual artistic approaches and positions, and investigate new possibilities for marketing and promotion.

The objective of the course is to render the students independent and qualitatively highly prepared in every aspect of their work, not only including research, creation, and production, but also networking, and exhibiting and self-presentation in relation to galleries and collectors. Therefore, in the second year of the program, students are not required to live in Florence, but can choose any city in Europe as their base. A personal tutor appointed by the school will follow their developments, while intensive workshops, seminars, and training periods are held in Florence.... [-]


Master in Digital Fashion Communication

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Switzerland Lugano

Be part of the first international Master of Science in Digital Fashion Communication that is being developed as a Double Degree by USI – ­Università della Svizzera italiana in collaboration with Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris, France). [+]

Fashion is becoming increasingly digital.

The fashion industry needs communication managers that...

master digital trends. are aware of the long-term socio-cultural processes that shape fashion. understand how fashion's ethical dimension and major sustainability challenges impact society.

Would you like to acquire...

communication skills as applied specifically to the fashion industry? the cutting edge tools to interact in a digital business environment? the cultural sensitivity to communicate in a globalized market?

Be part of the first international Master of Science in Digital Fashion Communication that is being developed as a Double Degree by USI – ­Università della Svizzera italiana in collaboration with Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris, France).... [-]


Master in Fashion Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 1 year January 2019 Italy Milan

17th edition - The course works as a creative laboratory that guides participants to the progressive acquisition of a clear project development methodology applied to the Made in Italy know-how. Working in the the fashion system in Italy means working within a definite and unique environment that implies the combination of design, style, manufacturing and society changes, that made history. Participants improve their ability in exploring fashion trends, combining theoretical knowledge and awareness of Italian design with creativity and defining a strong and innovative fashion language in terms of ideas, shapes, textiles, colors and production processes. They enhance their creative talents by practising on 4 different thematic workshops dedicated to Womenswear, Menswear, Bespoke, and Contemporary. These projects provide students with high-level tailoring methods, research and project development tools, in order to meet the market needs of the future. [+]

The course works as a creative laboratory that guides participants to the progressive acquisition of a clear project development methodology applied to the Made in Italy know-how. Working in the the fashion system in Italy means working within a definite and unique environment that implies the

combination of design, style, manufacturing and society changes, that made history.

Participants improve their ability in exploring fashion trends, combining theoretical knowledge and awareness of Italian design with creativity and defining a strong and innovative fashion language in terms of ideas, shapes, textiles, colors and production processes.

They enhance their creative talents by practising on 4 different thematic workshops dedicated to Womenswear, Menswear, Bespoke, and Contemporary. These projects provide students with high-level tailoring methods, research and project development tools, in order to meet the market needs of the future.... [-]


Master in Fashion Business

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence
Campus Full time 11 months February 2019 Italy Florence

8th edition - The Master in Fashion Business is designed for professionals and graduates wishing to acquire high-level skills in new technologies applied to fashion communication. Cradle of fashion thanks to Pitti events, Florence is worldwide recognised as the center of Italian fashion industry and its production process as a whole, from the raw material to the displayed object of fashion. The course integrates advanced technologies, traditional techniques and crafts in favor of innovative products and communication services. Moreover, Sara Maino (Vogue Italia Senior Editor) is the scientific coordinator of the school. Career opportunities - At the end of the Master, the Fashion Business Manager can work for fashion events, public relations, fashion businesses, advertisement and press offices. Students can find a job as Brand Expert, Fashion Promoter, Fashion Marketing Expert, Creative in advertising and Consultant for new media. [+]

8th edition - The Master in Fashion Business is designed for professionals and graduates wishing to acquire high-level skills in new technologies applied to fashion communication. Cradle of fashion thanks to Pitti events, Florence is worldwide recognised as the center of Italian fashion industry and its production process as a whole, from the raw material to the displayed object of fashion. The course integrates advanced technologies, traditional techniques and crafts in favor of innovative products and communication services. Moreover, Sara Maino (Vogue Italia Senior Editor) is the scientific coordinator of the school.

Career opportunities - At the end of the Master, the Fashion Business Manager can work for fashion events, public relations, fashion businesses, advertisement and press offices. Students can find a job as Brand Expert, Fashion Promoter, Fashion Marketing Expert, Creative in advertising and Consultant for new media.... [-]


Master in Jewelry Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus Full time 1 year January 2019 Italy Rome

4th edition - The goal of the Master in Jewelry Design is to train professionals to enter and succeed in the complex world of jewelry, a field that has been constantly changing over the past two decades and that requires a thorough understanding of all its aspects. The Jewel Designer must be able to operate in different areas of the jewelry, i.e. watches, fine jewelry, precious stones, fashion accessories and metal, with an open mind asset for both creative and operative aspects. The Master also offers a broad and strategic vision on trends and market developments, in order to interpret and give an original personality to collections, in line with future scenarios. Career opportunities - The Jewel Designer can work as a free-lance opening an independent studio or associate at small, medium and large companies in the sector or in public and private institutions. This professional is able to develop and manage a project - in accordance with different customer's requirements - and to support the steps of research and production. [+]

4th edition - The goal of the Master in Jewelry Design is to train professionals to enter and succeed in the complex world of jewelry, a field that has been constantly changing over the past two decades and that requires a thorough understanding of all its aspects. The Jewel Designer must be able to operate in different areas of the jewelry, i.e. watches, fine jewelry, precious stones, fashion accessories and metal, with an open mind asset for both creative and operative aspects. The Master also offers a broad and strategic vision on trends and market developments, in order to interpret and give an original personality to collections, in line with future scenarios.

Career opportunities - The Jewel Designer can work as a free-lance opening an independent studio or associate at small, medium and large companies in the sector or in public and private institutions. This professional is able to develop and manage a project - in accordance with different customer's requirements - and to support the steps of research and production.... [-]


Master in Fashion Styling & Visual Merchandising

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Italy Milan

The Master in Fashion Styling & Visual Merchandising program investigates the role of the fashion stylist—one who selects the clothing for fashion editorials, advertisements, music videos, etc.—alongside the role of the visual merchandiser, one who creates three-dimensional fashion displays to provide customers with fresh in-store experiences. The program proposes merging these two roles to create a new professional profile: that of the “visual fashion brand communicator,” who directs the visual communication of a fashion brand. [+]

Master in Fashion Styling & Visual Merchandising - Curating style

‘Learning by Designing’ is how Domus Academy will boost your career. Not only it is a place where the designers of tomorrow can produce wonders and surprises, it is also a place where students can discover new realities and invent professional trajectories aligned with tomorrow’s market demands.

WHY Domus Academy Experience Milano, World Capital of Fashion and Design. Design your Master in a highly ranked Academy offering a globally recognized degree. Improve your knowledge and know-how thanks to real projects. Build your own Multicultural and Global Network. Boost your career with our unique Professional Experience. ... [-]

Fashion Design Postgraduate Program (Garment, Accessory, Image)

Institut Francais de la Mode
Campus Full time 16 months September 2018 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. [+]

"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.... [-]


Master in Fashion Direction : Brand & Communication Management

Milano Fashion Institute
Campus Full time 1 year January 2019 Italy Milan

Brands have cultural identities and roots, which often come out from the products and the company’s technical expertise and craftsmanship, while in other cases it is the result of a careful brand strategy and communication architecture. The management and exploitation of this area are increasingly important for global competitiveness In this area, professionals are required to possess skills in order to create value for the final customer and the different other targets of communication and marketing strategies, as well as being able to interact with all the segments of the pipeline from design and product management to marketing and retailing. [+]

Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Communication Management

Brands have cultural identities and roots, which often come out from the products and the company’s technical expertise and craftsmanship, while in other cases it is the result of a careful brand strategy and communication architecture. The management and exploitation of this area are increasingly important for global competitiveness In this area, professionals are required to possess skills in order to create value for the final customer and the different other targets of communication and marketing strategies, as well as being able to interact with all the segments of the pipeline from design and product management to marketing and retailing.... [-]


Master In Fashion Menswear

Raffles Milano | Istituto Moda e Design
Campus Full time 10 months February 2019 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master in Fashion Design

Scuola di Moda Vitali
Campus Part time 660 hours September 2018 Italy Ferrara

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

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. ... [-]

Master in Fashion Marketing, Design & Brand Strategies

INSEEC Bordeaux
Campus Full time September 2018 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 training. 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, etc.... [-]


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. [+]

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.... [-]