Norwich University of the Arts

Norwich University of the Arts


Students are expected to explore fashion within a diverse range of markets and contexts; challenging the boundaries of the discipline. Visiting industry professionals and studio technicians will support your exploration of bespoke tailoring, haute couture, experimental cutting, draping, hand and machine finishing techniques in conjunction with new technologies, techniques and approaches appropriate to the subject of fashion. With a focus on preparing you both intellectually and professionally for employment, the course attracts students who aspire to become leaders in the fashion industry. Tutors are expert practitioners having sold their own labels through Harrods and Harvey Nichols and worked for designers including French Connection, Nicole Farhi and Roland Mouret. With this technical and creative guidance you will be encouraged to experiment with processes and materials as you question and extend the boundaries of your design. The course aspires to be at the forefront of creativity and innovation globally. The course has been designed to broaden existing knowledge and consolidate creativity for both fashion graduates and those working within the diverse areas of the fashion industry. The course offers students the opportunity for in-depth study at postgraduate level with specialism in womenswear or menswear. It aims to produce innovative and creative designers/ practitioners who can work at a high level within the broad spectrum of roles. The course is designed to allow you to refine work methodologies and broaden existing knowledge, whilst encouraging and emphasising the interdependence and synthesis between creativity and technique. You will be encouraged to develop innovative, conceptual design while mastering craftsmanship and couture techniques.

Entry requirements

The offer of entry is based on an expectation that you have the potential to fulfil the aims of the course of study and achieve the standard required to successfully complete the award. Entrants should normally have achieved a BA (Hons)/BSc Degree of 2.1 or above (or its equivalent), in a subject related to your proposed course of study. Applicants who hold a Degree from another discipline may also be considered for entry, subject to the submission of a satisfactory portfolio of art, design or media-related work in support of their application.

Course modules

Award specific unit x 2; research into practice; self negotiated study; Master's project.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed using clearly identified criteria and requirements, and these are explained to the student at the start of each module.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Norwich University of the Arts Norwich NR2 4SN East of England

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