Royal College of Art

Course Introduction

Within the discipline there are 4 separate areas of design specialisation that may be studied: knitwear, footwear, accessory design and millinery; specialism students follow the menswear curriculum and have teaching and technical courses in their specialist area. The course encourages students to develop their individual vision and design identity; technical courses relevant to the discipline and specialisms are integral elements to this process; professional presentation and portfolio development focus on communication skills and the ability to present work coherently; profile analysis and marketing clarify the students' aspirations through product, positioning and use of the media.

Course Modules

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

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MA £9,500 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA £28,400 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Candidates for all MA courses are assessed on their existing qualities as demonstrated in their work and in their interview, as well as on their potential to benefit from the programme and to achieve MA standards overall.
  • The assessment will consider:
  • creativity, imagination and innovation evident in the work; ability to articulate the intentions of the work; intellectual engagement in relevant areas; appropriate technical skills; overall interview performance, including oral use of English.