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MA Pattern and Garment Technology

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Full time


15 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Clothes Making (Craft) Fabric Production

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

The MA Pattern and Garment Technology will focus on creative and innovative technical skills rather than creative design skills. You will develop systematic knowledge and technical skills in 2D and 3D technology, along with critical awareness of current problems within the fashion industry. This will enhance your employability in a range of roles within the apparel industries. Various methods of pattern development, garment construction and finishing will be explored by incorporating 2D and 3D digital technology, and specialist machinery. You will be encouraged to experiment with a range of technologies and techniques, materials and components in order to achieve your intended outcome. Individual research, experimentation and analysis to contextualise your work will be supported by a programme of workshops, lectures and team-working activities, both course-specific and collaborative, that will enable you to develop a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to your research or advanced scholarship. You will also be encouraged to pursue projects and work placements through existing industrial contacts of the course or by using your own initiative and contacts. The course offers a global perspective and considers how pattern and garment technology are integrated within the global product development process.

Assessment methods

2D and 3D outcomes; Portfolio development; Written reports; Essays and written evaluations; and Presentations.

Career paths

Masters graduates have an acknowledged advantage in the employment market, obtaining work in a wide range of vocational and academic fields related to fashion. Previous graduates have gone on to work as 2D digital pattern cutters, 3D digital sample developers, garment technologists and to teach at universities in Madrid and Beijing. Graduates have found employment with numerous renowned brands including: ASOS, C&A (Shanghai), COS, Huntsman & sons, Hussein Chayalan, Inditex, Net-a-Porter and Ralph & Russo.


Research Proposal (20 Credits)
Pattern Technology (20 Credits)
Garment Technical Skills (20 Credits)
Collaborative Challenge (20 Credits)
Technical Analysis and Development (40 Credits)
Masters Project (60 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The standard entry requirements for this course are as follows:?an Honours degree at 2.1 or above from a fashion based course, supported by a digital portfolio evidencing abilities in pattern development and garment construction to intermediate level; OR equivalent qualifications in an alternative subject will be considered if supported by a digital portfolio which demonstrates significant evidence of technical skills.

University information

University of the Arts London (UAL) is a leading creative university. It has impressive alumni including famous fashion designers, artists and musicians. There are six colleges across 14 sites around London. These offer an extensive range of courses in art, design, screen, fashion, communication, media and performing arts. The colleges are: Camberwell College of Arts Central Saint Martins Chelsea College of Arts London College of...more

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