Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

Fashion Design

This course prepares students for the world of contemporary, global fashion design, improving their professional skills, your academic understanding and your industry knowledge; they will develop a comprehensive understanding of the international fashion world, and the business-led factors that influence the way it works. This course mixes traditional and experimental fashion design processes with theory and practical work; this encourages students to think about important issues and future trends in the fashion industry and how they could adapt or improve upon their design, styling, marketing or promotional work; for example, they might explore relationships between their design process, marketing strategies, psychological theories or well-being; or they might look at the connections between mathematics and pattern-cutting; or sustainable design and production processes. The course investigates different markets and consumers, too; having learned more about people's wants and needs, students will then be able to use their insight to create innovative designs, along with branding and promotional strategies.

Entry requirements

Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related subject, preferably in fashion design. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply. Entry will normally be subject to submission of a portfolio, and an interview. Candidates for whom English is not a first language will be expected to demonstrate IELTS at level 6.5 or equivalent. Portfolio requirements: an example of creative work. This could be a film which has been shot or directed, an animation, a written article, or any other creative project. Students without written work can submit a narrative represented through 10 photographic stills with description. Applicants should arrange the stills on a maximum of 3 sides of A4 and save the project as a PDF no larger than 2MB. For each shot students will need to consider: What is the narrative function of the shot; what information should each shot provide and what framing will best serve this; what about the composition (balanced or unbalanced); what about visual variety?

Course modules

Core modules: process and practice as research; key issues in fashion design; fashion design and brand; dissertation (art and design); major project (art and design).

Assessment methods

Assessment methods are based on sketchbooks; reflective journals; technical files; brand; consumer and market research files; collaboration files; brand and promotion packages; portfolio work (visualisation and styling); three-dimensional realisation and collection creation; presentations; written reports; dissertation; personal development planning (PDP).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,900 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 6,900 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,450 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge Campus Cambridge CB1 1PT East of England

Key information

Anglia Ruskin University
Telephone number: 
0845 271 3333