The MA Fashion Curation course at University of the Arts London (UAL) is a theoretical and practice-based exploration of all aspects of fashion curation, past, present and future. Fashion exhibitions have become increasingly visible in department stores, galleries and the wider community. This shift represents the growing status of the curator as a central cultural mediator and MA Fashion Curation prepares students for a career in this.
A key aspect of this course is the practical skills and experience gained in staging a live fashion-related exhibition. This group project presents students with an exciting collaborative opportunity to explore a range of approaches, mediums and practices that constitute the roles required in realising a curatorial project.
Masters graduates have an advantage in the employment market, obtaining work in a wide range of vocational and academic fields related to fashion. MA Fashion Curation could lead to a breadth of exit profiles including Fashion or Art and Design Curator, Arts and Events Management Assistant and Administrator or Consultant.
Graduates of the course have gone on to work in many roles within the industry, at organisations including the British Council, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Fan Museum Greenwich. The MA also provides an excellent preparation for higher level research degrees (MPhil or PhD), with an increasing number of graduates undertaking research, writing and teaching within fashion related subjects.
- The Past and Future of Fashion Curation
- Research Methods
- Masters Project
- 15 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications are accepted, and offers are made throughout the year. The course will be closed once spaces are filled so we advise that you apply early.
DisciplinesFashion, Textiles and Luxury Goods Museum Studies View 80 other Masters in Museum Studies in United Kingdom
- An Honours degree at 2.1 or above in a related discipline. Applicants with a degree in another subject may be considered, depending on the strength of the application;
- OR Equivalent qualifications
- You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) in support of your application. This should include your full education and employment history.
- The personal statement is your opportunity to tell us about yourself and your suitability for the course that you intend to study.
- Applicants should submit a review of a dress-based exhibition, or a catalogue, of 750-1,000 words.
- Applicants should submit an idea for an exhibition proposal that will form the basis of your final project.
International22920 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 22920 GBP per year and a duration of 15 months.
EU/EEA11220 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 11220 GBP per year and a duration of 15 months.
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