University for the Creative Arts

University for the Creative Arts


This course suits those who work, or aspire to work, within the extended field of the fashion system. This field is defined by the application of fashion's ever-changing search for expression and conceptualisation to other creative professions, as well as by the production of clothes and accessories, and theoretical reflection. Throughout the course you combine technical expertise with conceptual thinking, learning through a variety of media, considering both the creative core and the progressive peripheries of fashion.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent qualification in a chosen subject or a related discipline including creative industries, humanities and social sciences qualifications and/or relevant work experience, demonstrating the ability to study at postgraduate level. Applicants may be invited to interview and to present a portfolio of work. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

Course modules

Stage 1: context and method; exploratory practice. Stage 2: project development. Stage 3: final project.

Assessment methods

The assessment is divided between written assignments and practical projects. In the 1st stage, both design/media projects and written texts are assessed. In the 2nd stage, students complete a research paper and stage, an interim exhibition. In conclusion, students submit a personal project, a reflective critical paper and publication.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 3,250 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Rochester Campus Rochester ME1 1DZ South East

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