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Fashion - Design

Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts

12 months
21990 GBP/year
12885 GBP/year
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The MA in Fashion - Design at Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts is an intensive, contemporary and personalised postgraduate programme that develops an individual approach to fashion and a strong design direction. 

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You will study in a fashion school led by award-winning designer and ‘queen of prints’ Holly Fulton, whose own label shows regularly at both Hong Kong and London Fashion Week. Under her creative direction, our fashion school produces versatile, creative individuals with a strong sense of personal identity and a considered, contemporary aesthetic, ready to operate within both the commercial and conceptual realms of fashion. 


The MA in Fashion - Design at Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts is aimed at future fashion designers, but can also prepare you for roles across the fashion industry including pattern-cutting, garment technology, fashion business, fashion and brand management, retail buying and management, product development, visual merchandising, styling, textile design fashion illustration, fashion communications and media.

Unique Opportunities

This programme offers outstanding specialist tuition combined with extensive academic contact and studio access. As a Master’s student you benefit from: 

  • Studying in a fashion school led by an award-winning contemporary designer and Creative Director.
  • Exclusive access to media and industry expertise, workshops and internships through our partners including fashion media innovator Hearst Magazines UK, publisher of titles including Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE and Esquire.
  • Expert tuition from industry-active professionals with a passion for teaching.
  • Intensive learning experience tailored to your needs and ambitions, with high level of personalised support and 1:1 tutorial time. 
  • Opportunities for work placements or industry mentoring as part of the course. 
  • A postgraduate qualification you need to stand out, and get ahead.
  • Collaborating with a creative, inter-disciplinary and global postgraduate community.
  • Your own iMac, mannequin and studio work space, open every day of the week.
  • Access to regular Life Drawing in our dedicated drawing studio.
  • A small, supportive and specialist creative arts college in a beautiful, historic and cultural city—a creative hotspot and home to one of the UK’s most dynamic and international student communities. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design: Diagnosis & Exploration 
  • Research Practice
  • Concept & Development
  • Creative Futures
  • Independent Major Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successfully completed an Undergraduate Degree or equivalent qualification in fashion, fashion design, fashion textiles or a closely related subject.
  • CSVPA recognises a wide variety of qualifications and/or relevant experience and encourages applications from all people, with a demonstrable interest and experience in their subject.
  • In some cases students may be required to complete a Graduate Diploma.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21990 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21990 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12885 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12885 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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