University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

In this course, students are encouraged to explore and develop speculative fashion practice and theoretical perspectives in parallel. They will identify new territories for fashion and work in new spaces to communicate ideas in relation to design for sustainability where digital design applications, the interplay of hard and soft sciences, design futuring, fashion design theory, fashion thinking, meta design, ethics, politics, psychology and anthropology are considered. Students will examine a diverse range of methodologies and technologies, including film, audio, digital and online platforms, garment prototyping, publishing, events and performance. Critical fashion practice and reflexive thinking to test, reframe and make responses to existing paradigms, is key to this course. This will enable students to develop a very personal response to, and a critique of, the current paradigm and the role and activities of fashion. This course is aligned to and supported by the Centre for Sustainable Fashion and the Fashion Digital Studio.

Course Modules

Modules include: Critical fashion practice; research methodologies; fashion fictions (speculative prototyping); collaborative unit; Master's project.

Course Additional Entry

An Honours degree at 2.1 or above in a related discipline; applicants with a degree in another subject may be considered, depending on the strength of the application; or equivalent qualifications; or relevant and quantitative industrial experience for a minimum of 3 years; interview. Applicants selected for interview will be asked to bring examples of previous written work and to undertake a written aptitude test. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in any 1 skill.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £17,230  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £8,250  Academic year. First year home fees
5 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £2,760  Credit point. First year home fees