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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Fashion / Textiles / Clothing (Craft)

Course type


Course Summary

With over 40 years of expertise in fashion design, this course has been designed to help you to develop your creative, academic and professional potential. You will work alongside other MA Fashion, Textiles and Knitwear Design students in our dedicated postgraduate studio, Our MA Fashion, Textiles and Knitwear courses provide a platform for diverse and creative thinking and design practice to challenge and drive the future of fashion and textiles. This will be your opportunity to think and do creatively, as be agents of change, to be innovative, take risks, to explore and solve problems. We encourage a personalised approach to practice and theory that takes account of social, political, environmental, and technological issues, from local and global perspectives. A critical approach to notions of progress encouraging a deeper understanding of craft, traditional and digital practices, and wider technological developments./p>

What you'll study

The modular structure of our MA Fashion course provides opportunities for cross-school community building, interdisciplinary thinking and collaboration. Optional modules provide a bespoke learning experience geared towards individual professional futures.

How you’re taught

Teaching and learning experiences will include:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • inductions
  • workshops
  • live projects
  • study visits
  • self-directed research
  • independent studio practice


Assessment is 100% by coursework and involves:

  • Project Proposal
  • supporting fashion research and development work
  • evidence of reflective practice
  • experimental designs
  • formal presentation of key developments
  • resolved fashion designs (products or collection)
  • portfolio and CV

Career prospects

This course leads to a wide range of career opportunities, including:

  • designer
  • creative pattern cutter
  • design studio manager
  • technologist
  • buyer
  • merchandiser
  • production manager
  • trend forecasting
  • styling within companies and brands.


Students can complete this module as either 180 credit point or 160 credit point. Throughout the module you will experience a series of multi-disciplinary Fashion, Textiles and Knitwear Design lectures and seminars on themes to support the development of scholarly, critical, and practical knowledge and skills at postgraduate level. This will include lectures delivered by academic staff, postgraduate researchers, MA alumni, designers, and fellow professionals. On a practical level You will have health and safety inductions in our Fashion Design resources, including introduction to the different machinery and industry-standard equipment in our fashion studios. This will be followed by pattern cutting workshops later in the module. You will also have the option to join other related fashion and textiles inductions, where appropriate, relating to the emerging focus of your project. Inductions into our resources are complemented by workshops in visual research, and 2D and 3D design development to encourage experimentation within your area of interest in fashion design.

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Entry requirements

Students should have a 2.2 honours degree in a related subject. Students with non-standard entry qualifications and / or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

University information

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the biggest and most popular universities in the UK offering a number of benefits for postgraduate students. The University offers a variety of taught postgraduate courses and a wide range of research degree options across their eight academic schools. There are many types of postgraduate study on offer including taught postgraduate courses, professional courses and research degrees. Whether you...more

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