Select your programme and preferred start date to begin your application.
A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject area. Any appropriate professional experience will also be considered.
This programme requires the submission of a portfolio and a study proposal. Find out more about how to apply:
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements. Detailed advice for international students is available here:
The Fashion programme promotes advanced research methods, individuality of creative thinking, innovations in cutting and interdisciplinary collaboration.
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.
Edinburgh College of Art are offering scholarships to applicants for postgraduate programmes in our five schools:
Please see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for other funding opportunities:
This article was published on Apr 25, 2013