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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Archaeology Fashion / Textiles / Clothing (Craft)

Course type


Course Summary

This course will develop a comprehensive while personal perspective on fashion, focusing on craft and new technologies to create 2D and 3D product design. This unique master in fashion product design has an international reputation as a pioneering incubator for the creative designers and practitioners of the future. Career options include trend prediction, stylist, illustrator and freelance designer; the only Masters level course to have access to factory level, industry standard equipment. We believe that fashion is one of the most influential forms of expression in contemporary culture, serving as a reflection of our social behaviour. We define fashion artefact as a post-modern metaphor of what occurs in today’s society. Consideration of the fashion artefact in its theoretical and social contexts allows us to gain an insight into complex underlying meanings and open them up for discussion and contemplation. We strive for perfection and originality in both the exploration and pursuit of material methodologies in construction and manufacture, exploiting both hand-crafted and new technologies. The course leader and teaching team are all internationally recognized practicing artists and designers and are at the forefront of research within studio practice.

Graduates from MA Fashion Artefact will be in a position to gain employment as innovators within the field of fashion design or object based fashion artefacts / accessories and may identify a fashion house, large corporate company or alternatively choose to build their own identity through the launch of their own product/design label. Graduates of MA Fashion Artefact have previously gone on to set up their own labels and work in a number of roles within the industry at companies including Burberry Prorsum and Alexander McQueen. Further employment opportunities include trend prediction, stylist, illustrator and freelance designer. Masters graduates have an acknowledged advantage in the employment market, obtaining work in a wide range of vocational and academic fields related to fashion. The MA also provides an excellent preparation for higher level research degrees (MPhil or PhD), with an increasing number of graduates undertaking research in fashion related subjects, in both practice and theory.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


15 months

Start date



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Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have an Honours degree at 2.1 or above in a related discipline. Students with a degree in another subject may be considered, depending on the strength of the application; Or equivalent qualification.

University information

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