Fashion and Textiles Design, M.A.

Fashion and Textiles Design, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

The Fashion and Textiles Design course from Heriot-Watt University aims to develop practice-based learning, informed by an in-depth study of design. It tends to attract students from an art and design background, looking to challenge established practice and offer new insights. Through well-resourced workshops the course also promotes new approaches and processes.

You’ll be able to study an area of fashion and textiles that interests you. You’ll also be encouraged to work on inter-disciplinary projects, reflecting the School's strategy of creative collaborations between subject areas to foster design innovation. And, you’ll be supported by staff with knowledge that covers everything from design and manufacture through to technology and creativity.

Objectives

  • Challenge traditional and contemporary uses of fashion and textiles, as well as creating the opportunity to promote new approaches and processes in fashion and textiles
  • Provide students with the knowledge, skills and competencies to meet the diverse demands of the fashion and textile industries
  • Encourage, in inter-disciplinary projects, creative collaborations between subject areas to foster innovation
  • Develop an inter-disciplinary understanding of key issues relating to the design, management and innovation in fashion and textiles
  • Develop competent and confident professionals for the global fashion and textiles industries with an in-depth understanding of the creative process and its management in international and local contexts.
Course length

The full-time course starts in mid-September and lasts one year. The course can also be taken part-time over two years, or as a nine month Postgraduate Diploma.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Fashion and Textiles Practice and Expertise 
  • Design Context
  • Design project
  • Design Technology and Innovation
  • Research Methodologies
  • Raw Materials Testing and Exploration
  • Business Enterprise
  • Brand Management
  • Research Project

                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  • Programme intensity

                    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                    Full-time
                    • Full-time duration 12 months
                    Part-time
                    • Average part-time duration 24 months
                    • Intensity Flexible
                    • Part-time variant
                      Flexible
                  • Credits
                    180 alternative credits
                  • Languages
                    • English
                  • Delivery mode
                    On Campus

                  English Language Requirements

                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                  • Minimum required score:

                    90

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                  • Minimum required score:

                    6.5

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                  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

                    176

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                  • Minimum required score:

                    58

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                  Academic Requirements

                  • Attracting applicants from art and design backgrounds and resulting in a design collection.
                  • You should hold a good (first or second class) Honours degree or its non-UK equivalent in a relevant subject from a recognised British or Overseas University. In addition, work or project experience in a related company role will be taken into consideration as part of the application process.

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International Applies to you

                    14520 GBP/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 14520 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
                  • EU/EEA Applies to you

                    5360 GBP/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 5360 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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