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Full time | De Montfort University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Fashion / Textiles Design

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

This stimulating course challenges motivated graduates from fashion and textiles disciplines to explore their chosen specialism and take their development to the next level of creative innovation. Choose from one of the following three areas to specialise in:

Fashion Design focuses on womenswear, menswear and fashion knitwear.

Footwear Design and Accessories covers women’s, men’s and children’s footwear and accessories for sport, leisure or fashion.

Textile Design examines printed, constructed and mixed media in relation to fashion, interiors and lifestyle.

You will focus on building creative, technical and academic knowledge, while developing a critical and contextual understanding of wider issues facing the global fashion industry. Complement your creative practice by selecting from a range of optional modules to tailor your skills to your career aspirations from marketing and business planning to responsible design and manufacture.

Learn independently and direct your own studies, with encouragement and support from our specialist teachers who bring their industry insights to the curriculum. You will benefit from outstanding facilities that will both push your creative boundaries and advance your technical skills.

Key features

  • We have been recognised as one of the most sustainable fashion and textiles schools in the country as winners of the Next Generation Learning and Skills Award in the Green Gown Awards 2021.
  • We will empower you to authoritatively choose your creative direction and tailor your learning around your own academic and professional interests
  • Our stimulating, practice-based environment will help you to contextualise your own work, develop real-world skills and collaborate with international practitioners
  • Learn from our research experts with a strong technical focus, alongside leading industry professionals who deliver outstanding guest lectures
  • Benefit from an optional year-long work placement to gain valuable experience and enhance your practical and professional skills
  • Join our close-knit interdisciplinary community which fosters a supportive learning environment for students from around the world
  • Our award-winning Vijay Patel building has been designed to provide the space and facilities where all of our art and design students can develop their ideas and flourish.

Teaching and assessments

The course promotes a philosophy of developing independent learners. Supported by specialist staff, you are encouraged to negotiate and direct your own learning within the framework of the modular structure. Tuition mainly takes the form of skills development workshops and design tutorials with additional lectures and seminars. The overall aim is to build on your individual skills and knowledge.

Graduate careers

Our graduates have gone on to exciting careers working with international brands such as Agent Provocateur, Courtaulds, Abercrombie & Fitch, Tommy Hilfiger, Superdry, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, French Connection, Jigsaw, Next, H&M, Kurt Geiger, L.K. Bennett, Clarks, New Balance, Tesco, Joules and Calvin Klein.

Modules

Teaches you a range of conceptual and practical research skills, such as questionnaire design and interview techniques. As part of this module, you will formulate your major project proposal, specifying your aims, objectives, research methods and expected outcomes. You will also learn how to undertake the literature review for your major project.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

8,560

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

15,100

Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent or above of a 2:2 UK bachelor’s honours design degree in a fashion, textiles, footwear, or a contour related subject relevant to your chosen subject specialism. If you have other professional qualifications and industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.

University information

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a university with a rich heritage, providing students with high-class further education options for over 150 years. Situated in the centre of Leicester, a thriving midlands location, students benefit from excellent facilities not only on campus but also when seeking leisure time in the surrounding region. Students at DMU are able to choose from a wide range of postgraduate courses, all of which are...more

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