Royal College of Art

Course Introduction

The Womenswear programme encourages the development of students' individual design identity through the translation of their personal research into design; within the discipline there are four areas of separate design specialisation that may be studied: knitwear, footwear, accessory design and millinery; specialism students follow the womenswear curriculum and have teaching and technical courses in their specialist area; during the programme, students are given the opportunity to develop their individuality and creativity through concentrating on the following subjects: research and development of design ideas, colour, fabric and yarn sourcing, dedicated technical workshops relevant to the specialism selected, drawing and portfolio presentation; professional presentations and portfolio development focus on communication skills and the ability of students to present their work coherently and intelligently; the course offers one'to'one tutorials and work reviews with the staff and invited guests from industry and the media.

Course Modules

Topics include: dyeing, fabric and fibre technologies; fitting and tailoring; drawing and illustration; critical and historical studies.

Course Additional Entry

Good Honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent; application form; portfolio; project presentation at interview; research proposal.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £28,400  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,500  Academic year. First year home fees