Master in Fashion in United Kingdom

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The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

Fashion studies are well suited for those who want to learn about the design of different types of attire. History may additionally be covered in certain programs. Studying fashion can allow individuals to experience a variety of opportunities in the industry.

UK, United Kingdom is more than 300 years old and comprises four constituent nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The UK has been a centre of learning for the past 1,000 years and possesses many ancient and distinguished universities. Foreign students make up a significant proportion of the student body at UK universities.

Top Master Programs in Fashion in United Kingdom 2017

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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.... [-]


MSc Fashion Business Creation

Glasgow Caledonian University, London (GCU London)
Campus Full time 12 - 16 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

The MSc Fashion Business Creation is a pioneering, distinctive programme, integrating the latest academic research insights in fashion and business generally, with practical experience drawn from high-level connections within the industry. [+]

The MSc Fashion Business Creation is a pioneering, distinctive programme, integrating the latest academic research insights in fashion and business generally, with practical experience drawn from high-level connections within the industry. The programme includes a critical review of the anatomy of a fashion business and examines the process and actions associated with strategy development and implementation within new and developing fashion areas. Students will develop a sound understanding of global advancement strategies, including how to create and market a fashion brand in todays digitally-focused world. They will also have the option to deepen further their insight into fashion strategies by completing an internship or industry consultation project thanks to GCU Londons strong links with leading organisations within the fashion industry. On graduation, students will be well positioned to set up and run a successful fashion business enterprise, or take an existing business into a new phase of growth and development. Why Choose This Programme We'll help you develop your intellectual skills together with the contemporary skills and practices needed to excel in the industry. You will also build a wider appreciation of management issues, such as globalisation and sustainability, while developing branding and marketing skills. You will have access to mentorship programmes via our Honorary Professors and be taught in dynamic environments such as Masterclasses and through collaborative industry briefs. There will be a live fashion business on campus, where you will be able to observe a fashion enterprise first hand. You will also be able to attend our career enhancing Industry Speaker programme, which runs throughout the first and second semester. On graduation youll be well positioned to set up and run a successful fashion business enterprise, or take an existing business into a new phase of success. You will also have the opportunity to apply for the Retail Trusts interest free, seed funding prize. [-]

MSc Digital Fashion Strategy

Glasgow Caledonian University, London (GCU London)
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom London

This 12 month academic programme is unique globally as it focuses on the strategic adoption, integration and optimisation of technology specific to the diverse needs of the fashion sector. Developed in consultation with senior industry stakeholders, this innovative course aims to develop graduates to be the digital thought leaders of the future. [+]

Best Masters in Fashion in United Kingdom 2017. The British School of Fashion is proud to have the worlds first MSc in Digital Fashion Strategy at its GCU London Fashion Street campus, based in the heart of East London. This 12 month academic programme is unique globally as it focuses on the strategic adoption, integration and optimisation of technology specific to the diverse needs of the fashion sector. Developed in consultation with senior industry stakeholders, this innovative course aims to develop graduates to be the digital thought leaders of the future. This will be achieved through the programme’s distinctive trans-discipline approach to learning and an emphasis on industry engagement with Honorary Professor Masterclasses, on-campus networking events, live company project briefs, industry visits and a credit bearing internship. Programme Description Digital is a rapidly growing and evolving sector, and this is clearly evident within the fashion industry whereby traditional models of supply and demand are being challenged and transformed through technology. The British School of Fashion, alongside the British Fashion Council and Innovate UK, identify that these changes translate into a considerable gap in knowledge and skills within both academia and industry. Therefore, the MSc Fashion Digital Strategy has been created specifically to fill this gap. The programme team undertook six months of intensive research and consulted with a variety of industry representatives from fashion, media, retail, academia, technology, investment and government in order to ensure the structure and content of the programme were right for the market. The results of the development research indicated that the nascent nature of the digital fashion sector required a unique approach. Therefore, three key features are evident: Integrated - digital is not an 'add on', we believe that technology can, and should, be a point of differentiation and therefore be embedded holistically at both a strategic and operational level across all business functions Co-creative - due to the emergent nature of the subject area, participants of the programme will co-create new knowledge through the critical evaluation and evolution of traditional academic frameworks as applied to live industry collaborative projects Hybrid - the course will enable its graduates to develop the innovative blend of creative and analytical skills required to facilitate the transformational change involved in the digitisation of fashion businesses. Why Choose This Programme The MSc Digital Fashion Strategy offers a distinctive balance of academic rigour and industry practice throughout its teaching and assessment, which is facilitated through its network of Honorary Professors, Practitioners in Residence and research active staff. This course is the first of its kind globally and therefore its graduates will have a first mover advantage in the marketplace and be instantly distinctive. Knowledge and skills related to digital strategy are very much increasing in demand globally and the application of this within the fashion sector further enhances employability prospects. Industry participants involved in the course development research indicated that as a result of its credit-bearing internship, innovative structure and industry focus, they expect the graduates of the programme to have jobs secured before they complete. Career options for graduates of this programme include: digital strategists, digital managers, social media managers, e-commerce managers, content managers, innovation managers, brand managers, marketing managers, online visual merchandisers, bloggers, consultants, and entrepreneurs. [-]

Master in Fashion Marketing & Communication

Polimoda, International Institute Fashion Design & Marketing
Campus Full time 9 months

Fashion Marketing and Communication Managers are specialists in maximizing a company’s visibility and market share who do so by gathering information from different sources, writing marketing and communication plans, and suggesting practical actions levering both on media and extra media activities. This figure can work directly for the company, for an agency, or cover a position in one of the... [+]

Master in Fashion Marketing & Communication Fashion Marketing and Communication Managers are specialists in maximizing a company’s visibility and market share who do so by gathering information from different sources, writing marketing and communication plans, and suggesting practical actions levering both on media and extra media activities. This figure can work directly for the company, for an agency, or cover a position in one of the operators involved in the implementation of a plan, e.g. a magazine. This job requires analytical and planning skills as well as the use of images and words for one single simple purpose: conveying unique messages that are clear and effective. Above and below the line, conventional and unconventional, online and offline: these distinctions no longer exist because modern communication is integrated, and fashion, as a way of expressing an individual or collective identity is already the best means of communication. Moreover, following the economic crisis, it is clear that marketing cannot be taken as an infallible set of formulas, especially in fashion, where trends and changes in style always weight more than any type of numerical analysis. Therefore, since fashion is the most complete expression of society and human behaviour, simply understanding the complexity of fashion is paramount to marketing it. Studying on a general marketing and communication course does not guarantee students a position in the fashion industry. Instead, attending the Polimoda Fashion Marketing & Communication course opens doors to a potential career in all fields. In fact, while Robert Polet, who came from Unilever, left Gucci years ago, Apple has recently hired Angela Ahrendts from Burberry, Paul Deneve from Yves Saint Laurent and Jacob Jordan from Louis Vuitton. Make your plans! DESCRIPTION Taught by teachers with direct experience in the fashion industry, this course perfectly integrates the three words contained in its title: Fashion, Marketing and Communication. Students gain experience of the typical working environment of a creative agency when completing two team projects that will form part of their portfolio. The mid-term is about planning the launch of a new fashion magazine, with its target readership, budget, table of contents, mock-up, and minimum two pages featuring both editorial and commercial contents. The final project focuses on writing an integrated marketing and communication plan for a company, including the use of media and extra media, and visualizing the key message in practice by using at least one of the media involved (e.g. video, packaging, installation, etc.). The program is very intensive but also includes a series of guest lectures and seminars, and students have free access to two important events: Pitti Uomo and Milan Fashion Week. ELIGIBILITY The course is open to graduates (or equivalent) holding a valid academic degree. Applicants with no academic degree but with significant previous experience in Fashion or Luxury will be considered. Written and spoken English is required. ADMISSION Candidates will be selected after completion of a written test and an interview with the Head of Department. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Based on the student’s personal aptitudes and the skills acquired in the different teaching modules, students can aim for a career as: Marketing Manager Communication Manager Event Manager P.R. & Press Office Strategic Planner Account Manager Art Buyer & Media Planner Social Media Manager Digital Strategist Digital Marketing Management Web Content Curator Fashion Stylist Fashion Editor [-]

Master in International Fashion Business

Polimoda, International Institute Fashion Design & Marketing
Campus Full time 12 months

The Master in International Fashion Business provides all the instruments required for the management of the fashion enterprise in an international dimension: from production systems through to international marketing, distribution, strategic planning and communication. Because there can be no fashion business without a knowledge of fashion; there can be no international marketing without a knowledge of... [+]

Best Masters in Fashion in United Kingdom 2017. Master in International Fashion Business The Master in International Fashion Business provides all the instruments required for the management of the fashion enterprise in an international dimension: from production systems through to international marketing, distribution, strategic planning and communication. Because there can be no fashion business without a knowledge of fashion; there can be no international marketing without a knowledge of one’s resources; there can be no communication and distribution without a cogent product-idea to communicate and distribute; finally there can be no recovery without an entrepreneurial mentality and sense of leadership. Post avant-garde fashion is sophisticated and wearable, rich in quality and oozing with know-how, but always with an element of originality. The third industrial revolution is digital and the textile chain is living through a time of great opportunities, as is the related market and the very notion of brand reputation. Nowadays international means global, that is with a worldwide scope and a local recognisability. Small and medium enterprises can find space because in the global dimension the market niches are enormous, while at the same time large enterprises need more dynamism. Following the crisis, all the markets are emerging, even the traditional ones, and if it is made over on a contemporary note the Italian enterprise can make the difference, just like before and more than before. Enterprise means enterprising. DESCRIPTION International Fashion Business is aimed at training a management figure with an entrepreneurial mentality, in possession of the specific competencies for addressing global fashion, in step with the times and capable of exploiting the market where it exists and of inventing one where it does not yet exist. To this end the master proposes an intensive rhythm created by the integration of three specialist modules: production, fashion system, product creation and management in the framework of a brand policy and organisation of the production processes. business, international strategic marketing, business administration, distribution and sales systems, legal protection and commercial management. communication, reading of economic phenomena connected with fashion, in-house and external communication, new systems of business based on online communication. The student has the possibility of developing two projects. A mid-term project based on the start-up of an innovative product, range or service, and a final project based on one or more forms of enterprise internationalisation, both conceived on real case studies and qualifying as portfolio at the end of the master. In addition to lectures by tenured staff, the master also comprises visits to a production site, a commercial business and a trade fair, also scheduling monthly visits by guests of international standing. ADMISSION The course is open to graduates and, in the absence of a degree or similar qualification, to those who have acquired significant experience in the fashion sector. Knowledge of English is preferable but not mandatory. Admission is agreed conditional on the submission of a CV and motivational letter, passing a written test and a successful interview with the Head of Department. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES The master trains students to fill key positions in business management (Marketing Manager or Commercial Manager), and in logistics and distribution (Operations, Export Manager, Retail Manager), through to external (Media Planner) and in-house communication (Human Resources). The specific slant of this master also provides a perfect background for activities of consultancy and enterprise. [-]

Master in Design: Fashion and Textiles

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Bath

Fashion and Textiles aims to develop the creative process for designers in conjunction with valuable marketing and business skills. [+]

Master in Design: Fashion and TextilesFashion and Textiles aims to develop the creative process for designers in conjunction with valuable marketing and business skills.The course is aimed at ambitious designers, designer-makers or textile artists who wish to develop opportunities within the profession and who may wish to set up on their own or with others in small teams.

Course Structure and Content

The course is offered in both full and part-time modes. It is normally one year (3 trimesters) in duration in full-time mode or 6 trimesters in part-time mode. The first two trimesters comprise taught sessions and assessed projects, while the Master’s Project in the final part of the course is by negotiated project only. Completion of the first 2 modules on the course lead to the award of the Postgraduate Certificate, and completion of the first 4 modules leads to the award of the Postgraduate Diploma. Subsequent completion of the MA double module leads to the award of MA Design: Fashion and Textiles.You will be introduced to research skills and methods, product development, design management and methods, with marketing and business skills. The emphasis of the course is learning how best to present ideas, and where and how to place them in the market.The course is developed through seminars, lectures, tutorials, visiting speakers, group critiques, market research and personal research.You are encouraged to trial a product in the market. This may be through first hand experience, or through working with studios and agents for designers, shops and craft markets (for designer makers), or with galleries or public spaces (for textile artists).Students propose a route of study through the course to explore and research a chosen area of textiles in knit, print, weave, or embroidery for fashion or interiors, or in fashion design.... [-]


Master Fashion Merchandising & Buying

Polimoda, International Institute Fashion Design & Marketing
Campus Full time 9 months

The modern travel bag, the little black dress, fragrances, open toe shoes, women’s trousers, bikinis, leather boots, the destructured jacket for men, skinny jeans, sunglasses at night, avant-garde shapes and cuts, these are only few of the products that created new eras and defined contemporary lifestyle along the decades. Great products are key as they reflect the spirit of the time, always repeating and... [+]

Best Masters in Fashion in United Kingdom 2017. Master Fashion Merchandising & Buying The modern travel bag, the little black dress, fragrances, open toe shoes, women’s trousers, bikinis, leather boots, the destructured jacket for men, skinny jeans, sunglasses at night, avant-garde shapes and cuts, these are only few of the products that created new eras and defined contemporary lifestyle along the decades. Great products are key as they reflect the spirit of the time, always repeating and yet always changing: menswear is the new womenswear, leather goods turned from accessory to core category and womanswear is challenged by wearable technology and the ultimate perspective of invisible-wear. Merging and combining categories and roles brings to the forefront the importance of ‘who is actually working alongside designers’ in production. These experts preserve know-how and foster innovation, they check trends and maintain brand identity by maximizing creativity and balancing the collection. Furthermore, the success of e-commerce is redefining the role of the store, always less point of sale and increasingly a meeting point where techniques of up-selling and cross-selling are fundamental, as well as the ability to visualize the product in a creative way, not only in the store window. This course creates an expert profile in fashion products, someone that understands the new scenario, is involved in production and retail, or, an expert that is the vital link between the two. DESCRIPTION The Fashion Merchandising & Buying program follows the product life-cycle and product mix looking at width (production, delivery, retail, exposition,) and focuses on 3 main areas: Fashion System - trends, materials, products, brands, trade fairs, online and off-line shops Management Tools - fashion buying and merchandising techniques, operations, retail management, visual merchandising Focus on Categories - specifics for buying and merchandising in apparel, knitwear, leather goods, footwear and fragrances The program includes field trips, guest lectures, and a final project portfolio. HOW TO APPLY The course is open to graduates (or equivalent) holding a valid academic degree. Applicants with no academic degree but with significant previous experience in Fashion will be considered. English language is required (both written & spoken). Candidates will be selected after completion of a written test and interview with the Head of Department. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Merchandising Manager Product Manager License Manager Operations & Logistics Manager Customer Relations Manager Distribution Manager Buyer Merchandiser Retail Manager Visual Merchandiser Potential employment placement: contracting firms, fashion branding, buying offices, major retailers, free-lance consultancy etc. [-]

Master in Fashion Trend Forecasting

Polimoda, International Institute Fashion Design & Marketing
Campus Full time 9 months

This master is perfect for a person interested in everything surrounding us, in particular culture and fashion, and willing to be a key strategic player in any corporation. We are the new nomads. We go everywhere and are from everywhere, always exposed to art, literature, music, cinema, architecture, interiors, exhibitions, retail, food, fashion, photography. In other words, to culture and... [+]

Master in Fashion Trend Forecasting This master is perfect for a person interested in everything surrounding us, in particular culture and fashion, and willing to be a key strategic player in any corporation. We are the new nomads. We go everywhere and are from everywhere, always exposed to art, literature, music, cinema, architecture, interiors, exhibitions, retail, food, fashion, photography. In other words, to culture and human behaviour... wherever. This new nomadic environment has created a world where we can literally conduct out professional and personal lives regardless of physical location. The way we dress, what, where and how we eat... how we respond to what we see in our everyday lives... every aspect of life is influenced by socio-cultural trends, all aspects of life, whereas Trend Forecasting anticipates the direction in which society is moving. Not only do companies value trend information, they need it to stay ahead in the extremely competitive world of fashion where consumers’ tastes are getting more sophisticated and conscious, and the Trend Forecaster is a professional catching, elaborating and translating this vital information to companies, media or agencies. This master is perfect for a person interested in everything surrounding us, in particular culture and fashion, and willing to be a key strategic player in any corporation. DESCRIPTION Fashion Trend Forecasting focuses on three main activities developing in succession and each culminating with the creation of a book and other performances valuable as personal portfolio: INTUITION. It’s about catching the early signals for trends by exploring different domains that can influence each other (e.g. technology, art, music…), observing the human behaviour, the anthropological roots, the current society, cultural and subcultural movements, developing a personal vision, and finally coming up with an intuition, a main concept, a tipping point that can be taken as direction for the future. Book, object to be created by hand, live presentation. RESEARCH. A first intuition has to be backed by a research for being considered a real direction. Primary sources (e.g. travelling, trade fairs, interviewing, producing data…) get connected to secondary sources (e.g. exploiting the extensive materials available in Polimoda’s library). At the same time one has to learn all about fashion (e.g. names, structures, theories, but above all colours and textiles). At this point comes a report with one or more future scenarios. Book, video show, live presentation. APPLICATION. Concept and report become here a real proposition for companies, media and agencies. Then, it’s up to the corporation to just follow a report or to take the trend as direction, introducing it in a business model and trying to lead market and society through it. This might include also suggestions on silhouette, materials, colour palette, mood board and copywriting, and in any case always responding to the question: “what should we do next?”. Book, installation, live presentation. Furthermore, everyone will be asked to participate to the collective creation of a trend magazine and to experience how editorial activities work in reality. The program includes a field trip in London or Paris, the attendance to a fashion show at Milan Fashion Week, the attendance to Pitti Uomo and Pitti Filati. Other famous trade fairs like Linea Pelle and Salone del Mobile are few hours by train from Florence, and so is Venice. Design and production centres are all around Florence. Fashion Trend Forecasting has a partnership with Lidewij Edelkoort’s Trend Union and a direct supervision by Linda Loppa. Fashion beyond. HOW TO APPLY The course is open to graduates (or equivalent) holding a valid academic degree. Applicants with no degree but with significant experience in Fashion or Luxury, will be considered. English language is required (written & spoken). Candidates will be selected according to their cv and motivation letter. After a first selection, the Head of Department or the Course Cooordinator will organize a personalized interview for enrolment. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Trend Forecaster Trend Analyser Trend Writer (and/or Editor) Trend Designer Colour and Material Specialist Futurologist Consumer Behaviourist Creative Strategist Art Director [-]

Master in Fashion Styling

Polimoda, International Institute Fashion Design & Marketing
Campus Full time 9 months

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

Best Masters in Fashion in United Kingdom 2017. Master in Fashion Styling Fashion Styling creates a Master of image, one who is able to dictate a style by detecting the language of nowadays-aesthetic paradigms and shape the collective imaginary of tomorrow. As an icon maker, the stylist is very in demand in different domains of the fashion industry such as design, shows, stores, magazines, celebrity and digital environments. As a professional of the image, the stylist experiments, gives colour to the Spirit of Time, launches and manages transversal collaborations with designers, video makers, art directors, photographers and artists. Organisational skills, research methodology, sociological overview, a taste for the erudite quotation as well as for the subcultural one, complete the figure of the stylist along with the propensity to perform their personal vision and the lucid dream that fuels their creativity. DESCRIPTION The program includes classes with resident teachers from the industry, international guest lecturers, a five-day exchange program to Paris or London, workshops and field trips to Milan/Florence fashion weeks, the attendance of the Venice Biennale and the regular use of a professional photography studio. Fashion Styling is very intensive, structured around four educational levels (research, storytelling, icon making and applied release) and develops vertically through six possible career paths (styling a collection, styling a fashion event, digital styling, styling a store, editorial styling and personal styling), each one featuring at least one individual project. The advanced level of this course is guaranteed by a limited number of participants tutored in the creation of a professional portfolio to be presented to a company. HOW TO APPLY Work experience in fashion or closely related industries is required. Applicants with no experience but with a significant degree in art, fashion design, photography or communication will be considered. English speaking and mandatory attendance. Candidates will be selected upon presentation of portfolio, CV, motivation letter and after an interview with the Head of Department. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Fashion Stylist, Art Director, Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Web Content Manager, Video & Sound Designer, Visual Merchandiser, Personal Shopper & Stylist, Set Designer, Curator, Event Manager, Photographer, Fashion Editor. [-]

MSc International Fashion Marketing

Glasgow Caledonian University, London (GCU London)
Campus Full time 12 - 16 semesters January 2017 United Kingdom London

Succeed at the next level with a practical and creative Master's degree. Focus on core concepts and principles of fashion marketing coupled with contemporary international issues, integrated fashion communications, global marketing and brand management. [+]

Succeed at the next level with a practical and creative Master's degree. Focus on core concepts and principles of fashion marketing coupled with contemporary international issues, integrated fashion communications, global marketing and brand management. Programme Description Fast-paced, exciting and innovative, the MSc International Fashion Marketing will provide you with the international business knowledge along with the creative and practical marketing expertise to succeed in today's increasingly competitive and global fashion industry. Our programme's unique design incorporates a broad curriculum focusing on the core concepts and principles of fashion marketing and then provides a specialist focus on the contemporary international issues within fashion marketing, logistics, buying and merchandising, fashion business analysis, integrated fashion communications, consumer insights, marketing planning, brand management. Designed to challenge and inspire, our programme is intensive and academically challenging. You’ll analyse relevant academic theories and apply models, tools and techniques to real fashion marketing situations. We’ll encourage you to critically develop independent, inquiring and creative approaches to strategic fashion marketing issues and problems. You can start in September or January at our Glasgow or London campus. EPAS Accredited MSc International Fashion Marketing is accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development Programme Accreditation Scheme (EPAS) and is the only fashion programme worldwide to receive this distinction of high quality education. Benchmarked against international standards. GCU is one of just 69 international institutions to have EPAS accreditation, and was commended by EPAS for its exceptional commitment to the ethics, responsibility and sustainability (ERS) agenda. EPAS accreditation is a key achievement of Glasgow School for Business and Society (GSBS) and gives MSc IFM graduates the assurance that they will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the fashion marketing industry as well as being recognised internationally for their excellent Master’s education and experience. CIM Accredited The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the leading professional body for marketers worldwide and exists to develop the marketing profession, maintain professional standards and improve the skills of marketing practitioners. Glasgow School for Business and Society has joined forces with CIM to give our students the opportunity to gain CIM professional qualifications through their Multi Award Pathway (MAP). CIM qualifications are highly sought after by employers, and MAP alongside our own degrees, ensures we are equipping our students with the best opportunities for a successful marketing career. Course Overview This programme has been designed in consultation with industry to offer the knowledge and skills needed to make a difference in the international fashion marketing arena. The university prides itself on creating a friendly and highly supportive learning environment for all its students. We incorporate the latest academic marketing thinking and theories to ensure the programme is leading edge in all respects. All teaching and learning on the programme is supported by cutting edge e-learning technologies. Teaching is delivered in small groups allowing students to develop their own environment of shared learning and for individual learning needs to be addressed by tutors. Modules are designed to relate directly to real-world business and to give students opportunities to learn about potential career areas. The programme provides students the opportunity to attend Masterclasses from marketing practitioners and leaders of industry. [-]

Master in Fashion Brand Management

Polimoda, International Institute Fashion Design & Marketing
Campus Full time 9 months

This master course aims to create the figure of a manager who can develop a brand in the coming years by tuning its identity in to match the spirit of the period, making strategic decisions, playing a leading role in their implementation, and speaking to the subconscious in order to win the battle in the consumers’ minds... [+]

Best Masters in Fashion in United Kingdom 2017. Master in Fashion Brand Management This master course aims to create the figure of a manager who can develop a brand in the coming years by tuning its identity in to match the spirit of the period, making strategic decisions, playing a leading role in their implementation, and speaking to the subconscious in order to win the battle in the consumers’ minds. For instance, Chanel is a classic luxury brand, but in an internet-driven economic scenario where people buy both high and low-range products, regardless of their status, the brand has decided to sell through vending machines in Las Vegas and commercially exploit the concept of “the moment”. Again, as 90s avant-garde has become the new fashion heritage, Raf Simons is now at Dior and Hedi Slimane is at Saint Laurent, without Yves. Lastly, in a society where values are fragmented, have a dual significance and are often grouped together according to the principle of syncretism, Galliano (the absence of presence) has been named as new designer for Maison Martin Margiela (the presence of absence). In the same way, what will Gucci be like after Tom Ford and Frida Giannini? Fashion Brand Management is the most complete program for those hoping to gain expertise in shaping, preserving, renewing and communicating the uniqueness of a brand. It is the best solution for those who already have a background in design and want to acquire further management skills, and those who have come from a business background and want to learn how to operate outside of the box. The two paths both lead to the figure of creative manager and manager of creativity for the luxury fashion world. DESCRIPTION This course is visionary and concrete, creative and managerial, leading and relational, innovative but well rooted in the know-how coming from the industry, competitive and beyond competition, involved in all the processes from production to communication. Therefore, its program is intensive, wide-reaching and intensive. It is composed of three interconnected units: Vision, research and trend- based. It’s about brand identity, buyology, innovation vs. heritage, the way the human, society and industry interact to achieve a balance. Management, business-based. It’s about strategy and concreteness, marketing and merchandising, retail and administration, law and logistics. Communication, senses-based. It’s about conveying messages in conventional or alternative ways, using original materials (graphic, video, written) both for the real and the digital environments. This course includes field trips (Milan Fashion Week, Pitti Trade Fair, the production site of a top level company, and Ferragamo shop/museum), guest lectures by managers and visionairies, and two portfolio projects, a start-up task at mid-term, and a rebranding task as the final task. HOW TO APPLY The course is open to graduates (or equivalent) holding a valid academic degree. Applicants with no academic degree but with significant previous experience in Fashion or Luxury, will be considered. Written and spoken English is required. Candidates will be selected after completion of a written test and an interview with the Head of Department. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Based on their personal aptitudes and the skills acquired in the different teaching modules, students can aim for a career that will potentially lead to a top level position in a luxury fashion company, such as: Brand Manager, Marketing Manager, Communication Manager, License Manager, Product Manager. A second employment opportunity is potentially the Creative Agency for trend analysis, brand building and communication. Due to the particular cut style of the master’s course, which aims to create a flexible, autonomous profile, a third natural opening is Global Consultant, Start-up Manager, Project Manager and Entrepreneur. [-]

Master in Shoe & Bag Collection Design

Polimoda, International Institute Fashion Design & Marketing
Campus Full time 14 months

Accessory designers enhance silhouettes by adding their creative style signature to a contemporary collection. Shoes and bags emphasize a look and help to create the right mood; they often indicate cultural and social status and must be practical, resilient and durable. The Master’s program teaches you how to interpret, design and produce collections based on the long-standing, sophisticated... [+]

Master in Shoe & Bag Collection Design Accessory designers enhance silhouettes by adding their creative style signature to a contemporary collection. Shoes and bags emphasize a look and help to create the right mood; they often indicate cultural and social status and must be practical, resilient and durable. The Master’s program teaches you how to interpret, design and produce collections based on the long-standing, sophisticated Italian traditions of craftsmanship. You learn how to maintain artistic integrity in your work, while respecting the individual styles of other persons involved in the creative process. You must be able to effectively present your style and collaborate with different brands, manufacturers, artisans, and fashion designers. The Master will foster your personal and cultural growth, right through to the creation and professional presentation of an innovative accessories collection that reflects both the spirit of the season and the mind of a true professional designer. DESCRIPTION The master’s programme takes you through the various stages involved in the development of a genuine Footwear, Bags and Accessories collection. In the first part of the course, personal vision is strengthened through research into cultural aspects of History, Ethnics, Contemporary Arts and Trends. Your illustration, drawing techniques, computer graphics and styling skills will be characterised and personalised. You will learn how to master technical and creative skills such as Pattern Making, Prototyping, Computer Aided Design and Artisan Techniques as well as high standards of craftsmanship, innovative design and management and production of prototypes and technical specifications that can ultimately be used for production. Strategic and managerial skills will be practised through workshops and group sessions in which product development scenarios will be analysed and applied. You will work in team together with artisans, pattern cutters, art directors, and marketing and communication managers to develop products on different projects following a brief, giving you the possibility to broaden your competences as a team player. Essential issues of Collection Management will be applied such as Line Planning, Supply Chain, Production Standards, Budget Control, Pricing and Customer Relationships. You will learn how to set up a Fashion Business, write a business plan, find partners, and relate to press and clients. During the course we will tutor participation at international fashion talent competitions. At mid-term a seminar will be organised with fashion professionals. You will present projects and collections as a team and individually as a designer. Subsequently you will be taken through all the stages of analysing resources of inspiration, creating and producing patterns and prototypes and manage the creation of a 14 piece collection of shoes and accessories with the production of 5 items. Lastly, you will learn to enhance the image of a signature collection through a professional presentation, using an interdisciplinary approach that can include an event, the creation of a portfolio, a shooting, a look book and internet or video presentations. At the end of the master’s course you will present your thesis collection to professionals in the industry, talent scouts, buyers and the media – becoming a distinctive author capable of creating and realising a signature collection. HOW TO APPLY The master’s course is open to graduates (or equivalent), undergraduates or professionals with at least 2/3 years experience in the sector. Preference will be given to graduates in Fashion or Footwear Design, Art and Industrial Design. Candidates will be selected on the basis of: portfolio and curriculum vitae motivation letter interview with the Head of the Design Department EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Footwear, Bag and Accessory Designer Product Developer. [-]

Master Collection Design

Polimoda, International Institute Fashion Design & Marketing
Campus Full time 14 months

This master's programme is aimed at designers, who wish to develop their personal style in creating a fashion collection and their own business or brand. A highly specialised intensive programme, based on the fundamentals for achieving success in Fashion Design: creativity, assurance of expression, attention to individual cultural development, and passion for research... [+]

Best Masters in Fashion in United Kingdom 2017. Master Collection Design This master's programme is aimed at designers, who wish to develop their personal style in creating a fashion collection and their own business or brand. A highly specialised intensive programme, based on the fundamentals for achieving success in Fashion Design: creativity, assurance of expression, attention to individual cultural development, and passion for research. The course gives an intensive training and shaping of personal style as a Fashion Designer and aims to stimulate personal and cultural development leading to the creation and presentation of a fashion collection in a professional and effective manner. By the end of the master students will have acquired the ability to communicate the results of their academic career and will be able to produce an original, recognisable collection, fully expressing and embodying their own individual ideas and concepts. DESCRIPTION The master’s programme takes you through the different steps in the creation, the development, the management and professional presentation of a designer’s collection. In the first part of the course cultural background is strengthened through study and research into cultural and artistic concepts, and aspects of Contemporary Arts, Trends and Fashion. Skills in Illustration drawing techniques, computer graphics and styling will be characterised and personalised. Artisan crafts and creativity in pattern cutting, tailoring, draping and printing techniques will be developed through different workshops and the realisation of prototypes based on original patterns of iconic, historical or ethnical garments. Strategic and managerial skills will be practised through workshops and group sessions in which product development scenarios will be analysed and applied. You will work in a team together with artisans, pattern cutters, art directors, and marketing and communication managers to develop products on different projects following a brief, giving you the possibility to broaden your competences as a team player. Essential issues of Collection Management will be applied such as Line Planning, Supply Chains, Production Standards, Budget Control, Pricing and Costumer Relationships. You will learn how to set up a Fashion Business, write a business plan, find partners, and relate to press and clients. During the course we will tutor participation at international fashion talent competitions. At mid term a seminar will be organised with fashion professionals. You will present projects and collections as a team and individually as a designer. Subsequently you will be taken through the stages of producing a final collection. You will learn how to enhance your master’s final project, the creation and realisation of a collection of 5 outfits, using an interdisciplinary approach that can include an event, the creation of a portfolio, a shooting, a look book and internet or video presentations. At the end of the master’s course you will present your thesis collection to professionals in the industry, talent scouts, buyers and the media – becoming a distinctive author capable of creating and realising a signature collection. HOW TO APPLY The Master’s course is open to graduates (or equivalent), degree students or professionals with at least 2/3 years experience in the sector. Preference will be given to Fashion Design and Art graduates. Candidates will be selected according to: presentation of portfolio and curriculum vitae; motivation letter; interview with the Head of the Design Department. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Fashion Director Fashion Coordinator Art Director [-]

Fashion Corporate Finance and Management Control for the Fashion & Luxury Business

Istituto Marangoni
Campus Full time 1 year

Aimed at executive candidates who may have a bachelor’s degree in business administration in marketing management, economics, fashion or a similar alternative with proven work experience. [+]

Master in Corporate Finance and Management Control for the Fashion & Luxury Business the course Aimed at executive candidates who may have a bachelor’s degree in business administration in marketing management, economics, fashion or a similar alternative with proven work experience. This University Master’s Degree is designed to train corporate finance managers and controllers specialising in the luxury sector, the figure who sits on the board of directors and supports companies in their internationalization processes, partnerships and stock exchange listing. Professionals in this field are able to develop appropriate strategic plans and assess economic and financial sustainability, addressing the development of systems of performance management. The participants will begin their journey with the study of international accounting standards and the U.S. GAAP and will arrive at an understand- ing of the most current techniques for the assessment of financial performance, tax and legal planning. Theoretical approaches will be applied to case studies and examples from active companies operating in the luxury sector, in order to grasp the essentials of management and planning. Participants will be required to study the history and sociology of fashion, highlighting how changes in contemporary societies have transformed the nature of the companies in fashion and luxury, from small family businesses to multinationals listed on stock exchanges around the world. The nature of the sector is explored through looking at dynamics such as the speed of the life cycle of a fashion product, the desire for ‘identification’ and communication, social con- sumption, mass elitism; variables that must be known in detail and evaluated in financial planning in fashion and luxury companies. The course also includes a module on the discussion of the governance of corporations. In the final stage of the course, the experience gained from the analysis of case studies and research methodologies acquired will allow participants to develop a project for the preparation of their theses. A part-time course (1 week per month for 40 hours of classroom training for the 8-month course), suitable for experienced professionals who are already working at a recognised professional level and have little time to continue their studies. opportunities A specialist in accounting, auditing, in finance, in tax planning and financial planning, the finance manager and controller of fashion and luxury has a grasp of everything from marketing to fashion. Understanding the techniques of analysing the profitability of a business, points of sale and business management in the world of luxury, these managers can design strategies for sustainable development, strategies that will appeal both economically and financially to big investors in the sector, while at the same time remaining ‘creative’ executives who know the world of luxury and its singularities. The professional growth of graduates in the course can take place in the company where they currently operate, where their newly-acquired skills in the world of corporate finance will come in very useful, or in start-up companies or companies in luxury fashion that contribute important innovations to the field. learning outcomes develop financial plans that can increase shareholder value; integrate the language of the chief financial officers and finance directors of the brand with the developer; develop appropriate systems of performance management and cash management; manage relationships and dialogue with the world of banking and institutional investors; understand the macroeconomic environment of the luxury industry by analysing the dynamics in different industrial sectors; evaluate the power of luxury brands through social, cultural and semiotic values; analyse the relationship between the history of fashion and sociological theories interpreting them as a global phenomenon. course themes enterprise performance management and budgeting consolidated financial statement corporate finance and governance managing of luxury contemporary issues in fashion design creativity and innovation dissertation *The master’s in Fashion Corporate Finance & Management Control for the Fashion & Luxury Business is held in collaboration with the Università Carlo Cattaneo LIUC of Castellanza (Varese) where the University Master’s Degree is awarded. [-]

Master in Design Management

Istituto Marangoni
Campus Full time

The course articulates along three axes built around a set of units focusing on business, design and research. It gives understanding of the design process and the creativity tools required to develop products and services within multidisciplinary [+]

Best Masters in Fashion in United Kingdom 2017. The course articulates along three axes built around a set of units focusing on business, design and research. It gives understanding of the design process and the creativity tools required to develop products and services within multidisciplinary innovation-driven business contexts in the luxury fashion and luxury design field. Participants engage in inter and multidisciplinary projects that combine design awareness and business knowledge, that requires an understanding of management models, project management, creativity and leadership. The course trains participants in research methods in design and management to provide a greater understanding of design and management problems, and as a basis through which to develop a research theme that will be explored and addressed in their thesis project. Companies increasingly recognise the value of design and the way designers think as a strategic asset as a necessary alternative to traditional management methods and approaches. Design managers with dual design and management skills are still rare on the market and this master’s course will give participants a competitive advantage. Typically, design managers integrate companies at different levels and within different units, but naturally might work with or within R&D Departments, Product Development, Marketing, Brand Strategy to develop a design-driven innovation and creativity approach throughout the company. Learning outcomes - apply management theory and practice to complex, global business contexts; - apply a design thinking methodology to enhance innovation within a business driven context through integrative thinking, experiential learning and empathy; - identify and analyse complex problems and demonstrate problem solving capabilities in multidisciplinary team lead projects; - demonstrate advanced skills in project management and control leadership and team building for design driven business companies within fast moving and shifting global contexts; - apply creativity methods to the generation of new products and services through interactive, user-centred and systemic design approaches. Course themes - management models - design theory - project management - design practice - creativity and leadership - advanced design practice - research methods and thesis Milano - language: en - 05 oct 2015 - 03 jun 2016 [-]