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Fashion MA: Knit pathway

Course Description

Choose Kingston's Fashion MA: Knit pathway

This course, with its new pathway in Knit, continues to develop into a holistic and exciting approach to fashion design and beyond. Retaining our heritage and specialism in womenswear, menswear and knitwear, the course combines industry standards with a creative and contemporary approach to fashion design. Our broad design community and positioning as a progressive and highly rated design institution means that fashion can actively borrow from and share with designers in communication design, sustainable design, and product and space.

Key features

With our well-established industry links and partnerships, the craft and skill of fashion is paramount and is developed through pioneering projects with industry practitioners from our team.

Interdisciplinary modules give you the unique opportunity to expand your current design thinking and methodology, experiment and transform your medium, and work in dynamic teams to exchange and create ideas.

What this pathway offers

Fashion MA: Knit offers a specialism in an area for which Kingston University has recognised success.

Students will follow the same programme as MA Fashion, however specialist projects will be offered within existing modules to those students wishing to specialise in knit.

MA Fashion has close links with industry including:

Evans Arcadia Group;
The Women's Institute;
UKHKA (UK Hand Knitting Association); and
Abercrombie & Fitch.

Kingston University has two digital knit machines with a fully trained knit technician. Facilities also include dubied machines, domestic knit machines, electronic linkers and overlockers.

Graduates can expect to accept positions as Knitwear designers, textile/swatch designer, fashion designer, yarn developer, research and development, retail and marketing.

Students who wish to follow the Fashion MA: Knit pathway should apply for Fashion MA and state their preference for Fashion MA: Knit at their interview.

What this course offers you

If you choose to study this course, here are some of the things you can expect from the course and how it will benefit you.

Kingston University's spacious fashion department is renowned for its well-established industry links and will provide relevant and suitable projects to stimulate your progress.

As well as a dedicated and fully equipped, functioning design studio all our students are inducted into the University's high-tech workshops through our 'design through making' programme to develop your skills.

You will be given the opportunity to specialise in womenswear, menswear or knitwear and supported accordingly with industry practitioners and projects.

The interdisciplinary nature of the course will mean you will meet with like-minded designers based in different disciplines with the same goals. Collaboration of this nature is wholly encouraged.

Key projects give you the opportunity to work in 3D with Kingston University's industry experienced pattern cutters and garment technicians. Although we encourage our MA students to be actively engaged with 3D processes and development.

By the time you graduate, you will have achieved an unmistakable identity through your major project and portfolio, gaining the potential to become an established fashion design practitioner.

English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

Visit the Fashion MA: Knit pathway page on the Kingston University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

We normally expect candidates to have a good first degree in fashion design or related subject and a first class portfolio of work.

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