Menswear MA University of Westminster
Post graduate Open Evening
Wednesday 7th June 2023 - On campus - 5:30-7PM (BST)
This course is designed for prospective students who are interested in establishing their own menswear brand.
You are required to have a BA in a fashion subject or a significant amount of industry experience. Additionally, you must have an awareness of the international marketplace and your positioning within it to launch your brand upon successful completion of the course.
The project-based curriculum has two core modules that are progressively designed to develop your confidence in an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary context. These projects aim to encourage imaginative, practical and theoretical knowledge.
Our graduates have gone on to enjoy a range of roles in places such as Bottega Veneta, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Adidas and Charles Jeffrey, among others. Some have also set up their own businesses. Notable alumni include Priya Ahluwalia, winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Award 2021, winner of the shared LVMH Prize 2020, New Generation prize 2019 and H&M Prize 2018, Mateo Velazquez, finalist at Hyeres 2021, and San Kim, whose inflatable garment design went viral in 2019.
Based at our dedicated Arts campus at Harrow, we have outstanding industry-level facilities and equipment, a broad range of networking opportunities and visiting industry practitioners as guest lecturers.
Top reasons to study with us
- Quality teaching – You’ll be taught by experienced academics and industry practitioners.
- Opportunities with the British Fashion Council – Each year, students have the opportunity to showcase their work at the London Fashion Week.
- Outstanding design facilities – You’ll have your own dedicated space in a professional studio equipped with industrial sewing machines, pattern cutting tables and mannequins.
- Industry links – Our course has exceptional industry connections to support you with your career and finding internships and employment opportunities.
Why study this course?
- Access to London
Benefit from the retailers, suppliers, shows and events on offer in London, which is just a 20-minute train ride from our vibrant Harrow Campus.
- Outstanding facilities
You’ll have a dedicated studio with individual design spaces for every student. Each of our design studios is equipped with industrial sewing machines, pattern-cutting tables and mannequins.
- Award-winning students
Our student success is recognised in awards. Recent awards include FENTY design project (2020), Fashion Makes Sense Award (2018), British Fashion Council x Coach Design competition (2017) and many more.
This course brings together people who have significant industry experience and are interested in establishing their own menswear brands. Students must be prepared to launch their brand upon successful completion of the course.
Students have the option of studying the one-year course (Menswear MA), which allows them to develop their own clothing brand or the two-year option (Menswear with Professional Experience MFA), which includes a placement year in the industry. The University has strong links with the sector, and students often find internships and employment opportunities.
In the past, the course has benefitted from visiting lecturers such as Charles Jeffrey, Rotting Dean Bazaar, Ben Reardon and companies such as Adidas and Martine Rose.
- Industry knowledge
You’ll be taught by a teaching team with a wide range of experience both in industry and academia, as well as working closely with fashion industry professionals, role models and mentors.
- Live project work
You'll work on a live project with exclusive fashion brands. These projects are often with new up-and-coming brands and entrepreneurs.
- Employers around the world
The University’s Careers and Employability Service has built up a network of over 3,000 employers around the world, helping all our students explore and connect with exciting opportunities and careers.
Graduates from this course have found employment at organisations including:
- Bottega Veneta
- Alexander McQueen
- Charles Jeffrey
Westminster Employability Award
Employers value graduates who have invested in their personal and professional development – and our Westminster Employability Award gives you the chance to formally document and demonstrate these activities and achievements.
The award is flexible and can be completed in your own time, comprising a set of core and optional extracurricular activities.
Activities might include gaining experience through a part-time job or placement, signing up for a University-run scheme – such as mentoring or teaching in a school – or completing online exercises.
The following modules are indicative of what you will study in this course.
- Menswear 1
- Menswear 2
Program Tuition Fee
Scholarships and Funding
The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.
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