University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

This course is an opportunity to investigate the ways in which fashion and dress can be collected and displayed, and offers the opportunity to engage with theoretical discussions and debates that underpin this discipline. This course will equip students with the skills to enter this fast paced and growing field. A key aspect of this course is the practical skills and experience gained in staging a live fashion'related exhibition. This group project presents students with a collaborative opportunity to explore a range of approaches, mediums and practices that constitute the roles required in realising a curatorial project. The changing possibilities of curating and the curator are introduced and examined through seminars, workshops, and lectures, given by researchers and lecturers and key industry professionals. Students are encouraged to undertake internships whilst on the course. This course makes full use of fashion'related collections and archives both within and outside London to explore the issues and concerns that consume today's fashion curators. Areas that are explored include: displaying dress; creating 'stories' from objects; writing texts to target audiences; model'making; collecting, handling and archiving garments.

Course Modules

Modules include: The past and future of fashion curation; research methods; collect/recollect; collaborative unit; Master’s project.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
5 years
Full Time
MA £2,760 Home Fees
Short Course
Full Time
MA £17,920 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • 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 experience; 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 will require IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in any 1 skill.