This unique and exciting course was developed through industry consultation to investigate and implement a diverse range of creative and innovative solutions in response to a process in which you question existing practices in the wider fashion economy. Our course produces highly employable graduates that have an advanced understanding of the global fashion industry.
Throughout the programme you will be taught in teams and work on challenging projects directed by the needs of the fashion industry. Innovation lies at the heart of the course and together with rigorous research practices this ensures our students grasp complex notions of creativity, commercialism, business culture and environmental sustainability whilst facilitating the development of their own unique solutions, individual aesthetic and technical sensibility. As one of our graduates you will be uniquely positioned in the jobs market.
This programme recruits students from a variety of backgrounds including fashion, design, business and management, and further afield. If you are a recent graduate with a good quality degree and a keen interest in the fashion industry, or have experience of working in the fashion industry or in business innovation or product/service development this course will broaden you knowledge of how all the strands of the Fashion industry work together and will give you a strong competitive edge to advance your career in this exhilarating industry.
About the Course
The MA Fashion Innovation programme bridges the gap between design and business and responds to the broader context of fashion, both commercially and intellectually, allowing you to find your own unique direction and to position yourself within an aspirational professional environment.
You will take a research-led, problem-based and/or a case study approach to the development of your ideas and proposals. Our students are encouraged to collaborate and develop joint responses to a series of live projects, culminating in their final proposals, which are specific to their own research interests and areas of specialism.
-The course is structured into three units, each delivered around industry-led briefs. -The three units are; Build, Practice, and Perform. -The units run one per term, and the course runs from September to September.
Assessment in each unit comprises both individual and group assignments consisting of projects and live industry briefs. Assessments will be progressive and take place throughout each term.