Northumbria University Newcastle - Fashion Design MA

Northumbria University Newcastle

Fashion Design MA

This master's course is for those who want to take control of their design direction, pursue their passion relentlessly and unleash their creativity upon the world of fashion. In return for your dedication we will equip you with all of the skills, knowledge and exposure needed to launch you into a dynamic career in the fashion industry.

Design courses at Northumbria are ranked within the UK top 10, and we are renowned for our pioneering and innovative course frameworks which meet the demands of industry and produce graduates who are ready to step straight into employment.

You will have coveted access to unrivalled industry links forged and maintained over six decades, and the opportunities are endless for committed and enthusiastic students. Our global links include fashion companies such as H&M, Tommy Hilfiger and Barbour to name just a few.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a relevant discipline. Applicants with appropriate work experience and/or a relevant professional qualification will be considered.

Applicants are required to submit an online portfolio with their application.

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

You will graduate with the knowledge and expertise required to become a world-class designer, a design innovator who can inspire and develop products with a high level of integrity and commercial value. Our collaborative work with industry partners creates a space for future thinking, which enhances the curriculum and enables students to graduate into high profile employment both in the UK and internationally.

Throughout the year you will have the opportunity to engage in a range of events such as conferences and guest lectures to help further your knowledge and build networks towards your future career aspirations. In addition to working on your personal design projects, you will also have the chance to work on industry-led, collaborative projects within cross-disciplinary teams, reflecting the nature of your future work in the fashion industry.   
As well as supporting those seeking to develop independent fashion labels, this course will prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities within the fashion and creative industries and in roles as diverse as:

  • fashion designer
  • fashion director
  • stylist
  • buyer
  • account manager
  • visual merchandiser
  • fashion editor
  • industry commentator
  • trend forecaster.

Course Details

As part of the Fashion MA you will study a series of interconnected modules over three semesters. These modules will equip you with the latest theoretical, practical and professional knowledge, skills and applied thinking, primarily through project-based learning experiences.

Approximately two-thirds of your taught sessions will be studio-based, following a ‘learn, explore further and apply’ structure, encouraging you to take risks and to cross traditional boundaries. The modules have been designed to reflect the realities of the design industry and working environments you will encounter on graduation.

Year One

Design Thinking (Core,30 Credits)
Design Process (Core,30 Credits)
Project / Thesis (Core,60 Credits)
Fashion Design Proposal (Core,30 Credits)
Fashion Design Experimentation (Core,30 Credits)

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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