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Menswear - MA


Course Description

It is essential in this time of creative ambiguity that we develop and empower the individual. Therefore, this entrepreneurial menswear MA will recruit ambitiously envisioned designers to work on their creative expression through personal research, process development and informed professionalism.

This Course is delivered by the most inspiring and informed menswear design professionals. The Team provide a learning environment that is supportive, challenging and defined by students’ application proposals in relation to either a projected or existing opportunity within menswear or the design related industries. Through self-directed and set projects students will generate original and contextualised ideas, technique and process that establishes them as influential and informed menswear design professional capable of working at the highest levels of the international menswear and design related industry.

In order to define a sustainable career path and effect influence upon fashion, whose boundary is subject to social, economic, cultural & technological flux, it is important for our students to establish their aspirations within the global design context.

Course Content

The taught project-based curriculum will progressively develop students’ confidence in an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary context that encourages imaginative, practical and theoretical knowledge to the highest level of strategic and tactical competence.

Year one: Formative: Self-directed and industry related work aimed at establishing a diagnostic, reflexive and critical approach that establishes each student’s potential.

Year two: Summative: Self-directed with essential industry related work aimed at developing the highest level of creative thinking, specialised process and professionalism aligned to students’ individual aspirations.

Careers

Our dedicated Career Development Centre is actively working with an ever-expanding network of over 3,000 employers to provide you with exceptional employability support and guidance. As a result we were nominated as finalists for a significant industry award – the NUE Awards Most Improved Commitment to Employability 2016.

We provide our students with work placements and international opportunities to support them in becoming highly employable, globally engaged graduates, and with one million businesses operating within 20 miles of the University of Westminster, over 84% of our students are in work or further study six months after graduation. Our graduates work in a variety of sectors and organisations, from small/medium-sized companies and start-ups to large not-for-profit organisations and corporates.

During your time at Westminster you will be able to use our comprehensive online vacancy service and meet with our experienced careers consultants, providing you with thorough training and support on CV writing, application forms, interview preparation and assessment centres.

Visit the Menswear - MA page on the University of Westminster website for more details!

Entry Requirements

This two-year course is the destination for the most creative, driven and original thinkers who will shape the contemporary menswear and design-based industries. Entry is based on a combination of formal qualifications, industry experience, portfolio, garments and demonstration of commitment through a considered study proposal. We welcome applications from individuals who have either a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree in fashion, textiles or design-related subject areas, or the professional experience that demonstrates an equivalent knowledge and commitment to study for an Honours degree.

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