MA

Fashion Design

Duration
1 Year
Start
September 2024
Delivery
Campus Taught

The design arena is filled with opportunity. Our Fashion Design (with optional Professional Placement) course provides the framework and direction for a deep dive into a personal area of interest, so you grow professionally and personally.

Why study with us

  • You’ll pursue a unique personal line of inquiry in your chosen subject area and generate a portfolio of work tracking your development towards the goals agreed by you with academic staff
  • The course is taught by tutors who are professional design practitioners and who play a prominent role in the University's research activities.
  • An optional placement year, gives you the chance to spend a minimum of 24 weeks putting theory into practice, and discovering how to make a living from doing what you love.
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Degree Show 2023

Discover the award-winning creative work produced by our postgraduate Fine Art students. The degree show features work in a range of mediums by students from the School of Arts & Media. 

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2020 Degree Show work by Katie McNulty
2020 Degree Show work by Katie McNulty

What you'll do

  • You’ll be part of, and learn alongside, a large and varied postgraduate design community in the School; sharing knowledge and accessing a wide range of staff skills and resources. Our strong industry links and the opportunity to spend an additional year in industry gives this course a competitive edge.
  • Your work could be recognised with prestigious national awards including D&AD, Graduate Fashion and London Photographic Awards, Creative and Strategic Marketing Awards and ID magazine competitions.
  • Trips, visits to shows and exhibitions and overseas study underpin your creative practice and develop your work visually and academically; we’ve been to Paris, Milan, Barcelona, Berlin and New York.

Modules

Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.

100%Face-to-face

Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Adobe Creative Cloud

Unleash your creativity at anytime, anywhere. From September 2024, you'll have access to the industry-standard Adobe Creative Cloud package on both your personal device and on campus. Get hands-on with this widely recognised package and create a portfolio that showcases your skills.

Memberships

  • We are delighted to announce our British Fashion Council membership. Founded in 1993 to create an interface between education and industry, the BFC Colleges Council represents the leading fashion departments in universities and colleges throughout the UK. This membership enriches our student’s experience and creates additional industry opportunities though an annual programme of events and high profile competitions. The British Fashion Council joined forces with the Saturday Clubs Trust to support our Fashion & Business Saturday Club and we have been fortunate to have secured many high-profile Saturday Club Masterclasses through our BFC connection.
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Academic expertise

Dr Carole Hunt
Lecturer | Critical Studies in Fashion and Textiles
School of Arts and Media

Carole teaches Critical Studies in Fashion and Textiles. She has expertise in the social and cultural histories of dress. Her research has led to collaborative projects with archives, museums and arts and health organisations. Carole also supervises postgraduate projects relatin…

Kate Ball
Senior Lecturer Fashion Design
School of Arts and Media

Kate shares her experience and passion for design with the next generation of creatives and has lectured at UCLan since 2007. Having recently completed a master’s degrees in education, Kate’s research interests are currently centred around the student experience with a focus on …

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Before starting I heard the Fashion Design course at the University of Central Lancashire was one of the best, and now I can say it really is.
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Chelsea Barker
BA (Hons) Fashion Design
United Kingdom

Future careers

Design graduates go on to pursue successful careers within a wide range of design related disciplines, including designer/maker roles and in house and freelance.

Fees and funding

2024/25
UK
Full-time£9,000 per year
Sandwich year£2,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
International
Full-time£16,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Arts and Media

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