Fashion Womanswear

Royal College of Art

24 months
28400 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Fashion MA at the RCA looks for and encourages a fearless approach to creative expression, fanatical technique and an informed outlook. The Programme focuses on strengthening this spirit of exploration through unique expertise and a polymathic debate with modern global awareness. We encourage a strong work ethic across a broad variety of personally driven and cross-Programme design projects.


The Fashion Programme continues to develop an environment directed towards creative self-discovery, offering each student both the conceptual tutelage and technical guidance to achieve their design objectives. Fashion at the Royal College of Art’s has also been awarded Best Overall standing in the Business of Fashion, Best Fashion Schools in the World report (Graduate - Fashion Design category), June 2019.

The Programme offers:

  • an environment geared towards creating: designers/makers who drive their discipline forward through strong personal vision and a passionate commitment 
  • one-to-one tutorials developing vibrant intellectual debate about the work and ambition
  • a curriculum designed to develop self-confidence by balancing creative expression, technical excellence, communication and professionalism 
  • excellent technical facilities and vibrant, dedicated studio space and workshops
  • visiting lecturers from the international fashion scene as well as recent RCA alumni, material scientists (such as those from the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London), visual artists and game designers, economists and philosophers (for example, from Goldsmiths University) neuroscientists  (from King’s College London), architects and fine artists
  • opportunities for project collaborations across fashion, science and visual art
  • excellent graduate destinations, including: Adidas, Alexander McQueen, Aitor Throup, Balenciaga, Christopher Raeburn, Givenchy, Hussein Chalayan, Loewe, Nike, Thierry Mugler and Vivienne Westwood.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Platforms – New Perspectives
  • Materialise – Independent research
  • Studios – New Realities
  • Grand Design Challenge (Cross School) 
  • Critical & Historical Studies 
For more information, please visit programme website.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




240 alternative credits


On Campus

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

We seek to enroll students who:

  • are self-motivated, determined critical thinkers and passionate about their discipline 
  • are technically curious, independent, with integrity and professionally orientated
  • understand that their commitment to the course is a significant investment in their future.
  • Digital Portofolio
  • Interview (if invited)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28400 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.


UK and EU students receive a subsidy from the British Government and pay a reduced fee. To qualify for the home or EU rate of tuition fees you will need to meet certain strict conditions related to your nationality, visa status and residency. 

To find out more about how fee status is assessed, visit the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA).

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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