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MA Fashion

This course challenges the boundaries of traditional fashion design and manufacture to ensure cutting-edge practice is balanced with commercial strategy.

Fashion is a creative, project-based course that focuses on the dynamic between creativity, technology and business awareness. It develops the critical, technical and professional skills necessary to advance practice and stimulate innovation in the fashion industry. You will explore the boundaries of creative fashion design and develop your skills utilising a range of prototyping technologies. The course will challenge you to re-examine the underpinning methodologies and ways of working that characterise creative practice in fashion. 

You will benefit from our unique postgraduate ethos of encouraging collaboration with other postgraduate practitioners to gain a multidisciplinary perspective. Throughout the course, you will develop new experimental approaches to fashion and/or textile design, strengthening your own practice and developing new skills. Final project outcomes range from traditional catwalk collections to installations, interactive experience, exhibitions, virtual design, products, promotional packages, magazines, videos or websites. We encourage you to make final projects which integrate multi-disciplinary perspectives, for instance catwalk collections that involve installation or the development of fashion brand campaigns involving digital media and 3D film.


1 year full time

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Ravensbourne University London

What you
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Entry requirements

First or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent non-UK qualifications) in a relevant subject, or an equivalent professional qualification in a related subject area.

If you are applying directly from an undergraduate degree course without experience or professional practice you must be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of your chosen subject area.

In order to be eligible for a course, you will need to be a competent speaker and writer of English. This also applies if you are from the European Union, or if you're from a country outside the EU. You need to provide us with an IELTS or equivalent English language qualification demonstrating a minimum of 5.5 or CEFR Level B2 in each component. 

If you are applying as a Tier 4 student, please read the English Language requirements  or contact postgrad@rave.ac.uk for more detailed information. 

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Selection criteria

We welcome applicants who are able to demonstrate their abilities through prior academic qualifications and/or previous employment. 

To get a holistic view of your ability and aptitude to succeed on the course we will also consider your enthusiasm and interest in the subject area, how you manage the creative process, and your study and professional skills.

Course structure

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Unit 1: Technology Issues 
In the Technology Issues unit you will have the opportunity to prototype ideas and engage with industry standard processes, techniques and technology relevant to Fashion.

Unit 2: Research Process 
The Research Process and Technology units will enable you to deepen your conceptual thinking and technical application through the development of your individual practice.

Unit 3: Business and Innovation 
The business context of new technologies has transformed the relationships between traditional film, video and digital formats.

Unit 4: Concept and Prototyping
The Concept and Prototyping unit will develop your main concepts with reference to theoretical and business contexts.

Unit 5: Major project
The Major Project represents the culmination of students’ investigation and the final stage of the research strategy. This is a substantial piece of self-managed work that is underpinned by advanced practice-based methodologies and processes.

Futures: you will be equipped with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the international fashion and fashion marketing business, enabling you to integrate these skills into the creative design and making process.  

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I chose to study fashion at Ravensbourne as it is in London but also has the latest digital and technology equipment – it’s the future of fashion – and it’s made a unique contribution to my work.

Bára Bergsdóttir, graduate

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