Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Fashion (Knitwear)

MA Fashion Knitwear will provide the opportunity for fashion or textiles applicants with a background in knit to focus on knitwear design at postgraduate level. It aims to develop visionary thinking combined with the innovative application of skill. The development of knitwear is fundamentally practice-based with an emphasis on three-dimensional thinking, technology, materiality and fabrication. When combined with contextually and conceptually-driven approaches, knitwear can make exciting, new and innovative contributions to fashion and design more broadly. You will be encouraged to explore knitwear from digital, craft and virtual perspectives. Optional units will provide further opportunity to develop research and practice from a collaborative, sustainability, or digital/technology/seamless focus. This will be situated in a collaborative interdisciplinary postgraduate studio community, supported by well-equipped workshops. Critical enquiry and practice at the intersections of specialist practice will be celebrated, developed and disseminated.

Entry requirements

You will normally have an undergraduate UK Honours degree or international equivalent or a degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification. Alternatively, you may be admitted if you can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at Honours degree standard. In addition you also need to submit a digital portfolio.

Course modules

Year 1 (MA full-time): practice 1: design intention, practice 2: design proposition, practice 3: knitwear major project, option unit (contested territories, digital futures, health and wellbeing, images and archives, making our futures - ecological arts and sustainable design, negotiated study, object and context, the museum and the city, writing research and funding proposals), professional platforms. Year 2 (MFA Full-time): practice 4: contextualising, practice 5: realisation and publication.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MFA Full-time September 2016 - 2 years
MFA Part-time September 2016 - 4 years
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

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