University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

MA Fashion Curation investigates 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.

**What can you expect?**

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.

The course is based at High Holborn near the central London areas of Lincoln’s Inn Fields and Clerkenwell. Holborn is just a short walk away from The British Museum, Somerset House and the historic Leather Lane market. As well as many of London College of Fashion’s Fashion business courses, High Holborn is home to UAL’s Students’ Union and a show room space hosting student led exhibitions.

**About London College of Fashion**

London College of Fashion, UAL, has been nurturing creative talent for over a century, offering courses in all things fashion. We nurture every student’s distinctive voice, teaching them how to challenge and define the future of fashion through cutting'edge media approaches across all channels: broadcast, print, digital, interactive, experiential – and experimental. Through teaching, specialist research, and collaborative work, we empower our students to think differently, using fashion to examine the past, build a sustainable future, and improve the way we live.

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.