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The Fashion programme promotes advanced research methods, individuality of creative thinking, innovations in cutting and interdisciplinary collaboration.
A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject area. Any appropriate professional experience will also be considered.
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We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application. If you are also applying for funding or will require a visa then we strongly recommend you apply as early as possible. We may consider late applications if we have places available, but you should contact the relevant Admissions Office for advice first.
In addition to the supporting documents requested on the online application form, this programme requires the submission of a portfolio and study proposal.
Your portfolio should:
Your study proposal (up to 500 words) should reflect on what you have explored or discovered during your undergraduate degree, or other previous experience, and explain how you intend to develop this further, both practically and theoretically, at Masters level.
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With support from our experienced staff (all industry practitioners or researchers) you will be encouraged to create interdisciplinary collaborations and take up work placements, both within the University and through our strong links with the Scottish textiles and fashion industry.
You will also investigate the connection between clothing, well-being and identity, by working with our leading Diversity Network initiative to challenge standardised ways that designers consider and celebrate the end consumer.
We also maintain key links with the National Museum of Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland.
You’ll be working within a vibrant art college environment, with access to all the facilities you need to produce innovative design.
MA (one-year) and MFA (two-year) students produce a body of practical and written work on an agreed topic. Both years integrate studio work, professional practice, theoretical and written studies, as well as a lecture/seminar series focusing on media and material cultures.
Set assignments will assess fashion design, experimental pattern cutting, drawing, life drawing and research skills.
Professional practice elements prepare you for employment in the fashion industry.
As one of the top institutions in the UK for the study of fashion, our graduates are highly regarded in the industry. Many are now working for top fashion houses, such as Prada, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Gucci, Sonia Rykiel and Diesel, as well as setting up their own labels or working as illustrators, journalists, and in retail management and buying.
This article was published on Aug 27, 2014