Fashion, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    14500
    Tuition (Year)
    7800
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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This course continues to develop into a holistic and exciting approach to fashion design and beyond. Retaining our heritage and specialism in womenswear, menswear and knitwear, the course combines industry standards with a creative and contemporary approach to fashion design. 

About

Kingston's broad design community and positioning as a progressive and highly rated design institution means that fashion is able to actively borrow and share from designers based in the fields of communication design and product and space.

The Fashion MA is a unique and innovative course combining the creative thinking of the Design School core modules with a very solid and 'creative' fashion industry focus.

The fashion-based modules will encourage you to think creatively and will also challenge you to apply your ideas and concepts to a series of briefs, some of which will arrive directly from various industry sources and practitioners. The outcome is non-prescriptive and should be driven by your ambitions and approach to fashion. You will identify design narratives to inspire extensive research culminating in exciting, considered and forward-thinking design developments. You will be expected to observe and respond to contemporary social trends and to create new responses for fashion design. Addressing the contemporary culture of fashion, you will engage within important areas of development – social politics, economics, environments, sciences and technology futures.

The core modules, which explore what design is and identify its role in your practice, offer the opportunity to connect and interact with designers from a wide set of creative disciplines.

Programme Structure

  • Kingston University's spacious fashion department is renowned for its well-established industry links and will provide relevant and suitable projects to stimulate your progress.
  • As well as a dedicated and fully equipped, functioning design studio all our students are inducted into the University's high-tech workshops through our 'design through making' programme to develop your skills.
  • You will be given the opportunity to specialise in womenswear, menswear or knitwear and supported accordingly with industry practitioners and projects.
  • The interdisciplinary nature of the course will mean you will meet with like-minded designers based in different disciplines with the same goals. Collaboration of this nature is wholly encouraged.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Weekday
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • A good first degree in fashion design or a related subject, product design, graphic design or fine art.
  • A portfolio will be required for interview.
  • Interviews can take place locally or via the internet.
All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with special conditions in all elements. 

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from one of the recognised Majority English Speaking Countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 14500 International
  • GBP 7800 EU/EEA
Home and European Union 2017/18
  • MA part time £4,290
  • MA full time £7,800
Overseas (not EU) 2017/18
  • MA part time £7,975
  • MA full time £14,500

Funding

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