Masters degrees in Fashion offer advanced training in the design and use of textiles and other materials to create items of apparel, as well as economic practices in the Fashion industry.
Courses range from taught MA and MSc degrees to professional MBA courses. Entry requirements typically include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Design Technology. Relevant work experience may be necessary in some cases.
Depending on your interests, you may specialise in a range of apparel and design techniques, from knitwear and children’s clothing, to menswear, womenswear and sportswear. High fashion and consumerist brands may be examined in relation to sustainable design practices and technological innovations, as well as social politics and cultural influences.
Retail and business management are also a large component of most courses, covering topics such as brand management, marketing and communications, consumer behaviour, sales management and multi-channel retail.
Careers in Fashion could explore the design of clothing for public services personnel, such as protective bulletproof or heatproof apparel. You could also work with charities to design and distribute low-cost clothing to third world countries, or develop economic practices in the clothing industry.
This innovative and exciting MA Fashion Business & Management course brings creative thinking and innovation to the forefront of fashion management. It is the ideal course for those looking to excel in business within management positions in the fashion industry. The course is global in its focus and works closely with fashion industry professionals and fashion organisations.
You’ll build a portfolio of skills and knowledge that will give you a strong grounding in fashion business practices and the application of innovative thinking in a commercial context.
This new MA builds on the success of the BA (Hons) Fashion Management & Marketing course at UCA Epsom and provides a learning environment where you can develop both creative and strategic skills in fashion business, management and marketing.
You’ll be taught the core principles of fashion business and management through a range of approaches, including lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, and will undertake both formative and summative assessment including reflective personal blogs and journals.
The course will support you in developing your practice through relevant research, a deep understanding of how the fashion industry operates, and engagement with global fashion brands, in order to plan and produce a major project that is unique to you.
Running throughout the course is a strong emphasis on both independent research and participatory group work. If you’re a full time student, you’ll have scheduled teaching for up to two days a week, as well as access to workshops and studios for a further three days (as agreed with your tutor). You’ll also have access to the industry lectures and workshops that form part of the wider postgraduate programme around the culture of design, fashion and business.
Our Masters course will help you to develop the skills needed to work at a high level in fashion brand management and operations management, as well as within entrepreneurial fashion business ventures.
Our Postgraduate programmes share a dedicated MA base room and ample workshop spaces. The course also offers both a nurturing learning environment and a strong business-facing culture, enriched by our close connections with the fashion industry, and you’ll develop the skills needed to work at a high level in fashion business and management when you graduate.
The MA courses at UCA Epsom share a baseroom with networked computer facilities and you also have access to our extensive range of campus facilities, including: print studios with both screen printing and digital printing facilities, photography studios and darkrooms, 3D workshops, media store for borrowing film and photography equipment.
Graduates will be able to work at a high level within:
-Fashion brand management
-Fashion business entrepreneurs.
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