University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

During this course students will acquire strong 2D and 3D technical skills and will become aware of the challenges currently facing this sector of the industry. The opportunity to work collaboratively with a company in order to research into and develop new processes and techniques that advance current practice will be a feature of the course. Students will experiment with a range of digital and manufacturing technologies and techniques, materials and components in order to achieve their goals. Individual research, experimentation and analysis will be supported by a programme of workshops, lectures, team'working activities and industrial visits that will allow students to develop a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced knowledge. As well as developing conventional and creative pattern cutting techniques, students will become conversant with digital pattern technology and will explore digital pattern development through using 3D sampling software. They will also be encouraged to set up work placements which provide the opportunity to further skills and knowledge and make valuable contacts within the industry. The Master's project will give students the opportunity to research and develop an initiative that breaks new ground in the field of pattern and garment technology. This project will be supported by extensive documented research, experimentation and analysis before the final outcome is achieved.

Course Modules

Modules may include: Creative technical skills; creative pattern design; pattern design and garment technology; research methods; technical analysis; sustainability and fashion; technical development; consumer behaviour and psychology; collaborative unit; Master's project.

Course Additional Entry

An Honours degree at 2.1 or above from a fashion based course, supported by a digital portfolio evidencing abilities in pattern development and garment construction to intermediate level; or equivalent qualifications in an alternative subject will be considered if supported by a digital portfolio which demonstrates significant evidence of technical skills; or relevant industrial experience for a minimum of 3 years. Applicants must submit an outline study proposal together with their application and digital portfolio. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in any 1 skill.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £17,230 ???abroad???
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £8,250 ???home???
5 years
MA (Postgraduate) £2,760 ???home???