Our MA Fashion and Textiles degree course will help you develop the skills and critical awareness you need to pursue your creative talents in research, enterprise, or a creative career or practice.
On this workshop-based course, you'll develop your core practice in a fashion or textile context, unique to Portsmouth. You'll identify and explore your own motivation, be challenged to create designs, and develop your own digital and physical fashion products, using our excellent facilities that are a playground for creatives like you.
You'll also learn and hone transferable skills, gaining the confidence and tools needed to become a successful innovator and leader.
Whatever the focus of your studies, you'll strengthen your creative, critical, and practical abilities to achieve considered, professional results that are commercially viable. Whether you're interested in a leadership or management role, or starting your own business, this course can help you accomplish your goals in a constantly growing industry.
- Take opportunities to do cross-disciplinary work or collaborate on funded research and innovation projects – past ones include client-set briefs to work with architects, photographers, and scientists
- Get professional experience through work-based learning
- Experiment with traditional skills and techniques and combine them with new digital technologies in our Eldon Production Centre workshops
- Produce a major project based on your own research, and supervised by academic, technical or business mentors
- Hear from inspirational guest speakers from various creative fields through our Enrichment Programme
- Organise individual or group exhibitions or events, like the Portsmouth PostGraduate Showcase
- Go on study visits to cultural and industrial hubs, in the UK and abroad – such as Premiere Vision (Paris) and Future Fabrics Expo (London)
Careers and opportunitiesCareers this Master's prepares you for
This MA Fashion and Textiles degree will prepare you to explore your creative practice or pursue management opportunities within two globally in-demand industries. From design to export, the UK is a rich international source for fashion and textiles. In 2020, it exported almost £6 billion in fashion, and £3 billion in textiles (UKFT, 2020) worldwide, so you'll graduate with best practice and knowledge from a reputable contributor to these industries.
Graduates of this course have gone onto roles such as:
- Assistant designer
- Business owner
- Freelance designer
- Textile artist
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A Question of Research - 30 credits
The module introduces debates and research methods relevant to creative practitioners and their use in a research question. It promotes independent learning and critical self reflection on the research process.
Exploratory Practice - 30 credits
You'll take part in higher-level exploratory research and practice to better understand materials and/or processes, and develop a proposal for a projected major project and identification of the means for achieving it.
Major Project - 60 credits
During this module, you'll synthesise your research-informed practice and research-informed practice undertaken throughout your project into an independently resolved body of work.
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Start dates & application deadlines
DisciplinesFashion, Textiles and Luxury Goods Fashion Design View 119 other Masters in Fashion Design in United Kingdom
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A minimum of a second-class honours degree in a related subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. An interview or online portfolio submission will be required as part of the selection process.
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Living costs for Portsmouth
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.