M.A. Sustainability in Fashion

  • On Campus
  • 18 months
  • EUR5650 Semester (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
ESMOD Berlin - International University of Art for Fashion | Berlin, Germany
This unique course facilitates a successful entrance into design entrepreneurship and leadership positions within the international fashion industry. The hands-on, workshop centered approach encourages students to explore the sustainable aspects of developing design strategies for the future and providing access to innovative materials, technologies and production techniques. The creative development of the students is stimulated by the extensive yet specific approach to innovation. The Masters programme „Sustainability in Fashion“ enables students to take existing restrictions as a chance to develop new, courageous and progressive fashion concepts.

Description of Sustainability in Fashion

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The course (International Master Sustainability in Fashion) facilitates a successful entrance into design entrepreneurship and leadership positions within the international fashion industry.

Taking part in workshops, colloquiums and excursions as well as a practical exchange abroad will provide students with a deeper understanding of the industry.

The hands-on approach encourages students to explore the sustainable aspects of developing design strategies and methods for the future as well as providing access to innovative materials, technologies and production techniques. The creative development of the students is stimulated by the extensive yet specific approach to innovation. The Masters programme Sustainability in Fashion enables students to take existing restrictions as a chance to develop new, courageous and progressive fashion concepts.

Sustainability in fashion means creating a new awareness in fashion business and a lasting influence in style.

We support talents that wish to research and express the complex dimensions of designing for the future.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Application deadline is 15. May of each year. Places available after this date are going to be filled up.
Tuition fee
  • EUR 5650 Semester (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 4650 Semester (EEA)

The tuition fee for the 2012/13 Masters course is: 13.950 Euros for EU residents and 16.950 Euros for non-EU residents, including the enrollment fee of 3000 Euro, payable in four installments. Material and travel costs are not included in this price. For further details please refer to the educational contract.

Start date October  2015
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
Duration full-time 18 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

SUSTAINABLE KNOWLEDGE

Sustainability within the fashion industry is investigated throughout the course, in particular within the textile industry and product lifecycles. Pertinent issues are identified and explored, and solutions are found utilizing the concepts and skills studied throughout the year.

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN STRATEGIES

Designed to stimulate new ways of thinking, and the creation of innovative approaches and unique strategies, the course aims to catalyze the students' capacity for influencing more sustainability in the textile industry and product lifecycles. Exploring various forerunners in sustainable design, the course then pushes the students to turn obstructions and constraints into bold and progressive fashion concepts.

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION AND TEXTILES

A wide range of textile materials and production procedures is covered, demonstrating the possibilities and limitations of ecological textile and apparel production. The course also explores toxicological aspects of fibre production, color, equipment and production.

SUSTAINABLE MARKETING

Through the lens of sustainability, the international fashion market is analysed and traditional structures are questioned. Sustainable business models are becoming more and more important in the changing market structure, and the course focuses on supporting fashion's contribution to a better future for consumers, producers, and all involved in the process.

Requirements for Sustainability in Fashion

Bachelor of Arts (or equivalent) in Fashion Design or in a relevant field including 240 creditpoints (shorter degrees can be compensated with appropriate time of work experience in the fashion/textile industry at a professional level).

Language skills: fluent English

Work Experience for Sustainability in Fashion

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

The International University of Art for Fashion ESMOD Berlin became state recognized through the Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur (Berlin Ministry for Science, Research, and Culture).

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