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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    City Centre Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Menswear will outperform the women’s clothing sector across the world by 2020, according to research by Euromonitor International. It is also rapidly transforming, in response to consumer demand and opportunities presented by new technologies. This is a fascinating time to be at the forefront of men’s fashion, and this course will set you up to lead the way.

We have 65 years of experience teaching fashion under our belt and a stellar track record of producing the most innovative of graduates. The Fashion Design MA (Menswear) is an ambitious course, suited to those who want to pioneer within the fashion industry and gain an exciting career in menswear.

This course will produce designers who are able to inspire and develop products with a high level of integrity and commercial value. You will also learn and develop an appreciation of the complexity of gender identities within a fashion context.

Design courses at Northumbria are ranked within the UK top 10, and we are renowned for our pioneering and innovative course frameworks, which meet the demands of industry and produce graduates that are ready to step straight into employment.

You will have coveted access to unrivalled industry links forged and maintained over six decades, and the opportunities are endless for committed and enthusiastic students. Our global links include fashion companies such as H&M, Tommy Hilfiger, Abercrombie & Fitch and Barbour to name only a small sample.

Your fashion design master’s with a specialism in Menswear will be underpinned by generic, research-led contextual modules. These will provide you with a grounding in research methods, creative thinking, cross-cultural communication, contemporary influences on design, reflective practice, innovation and entrepreneurship. This will be done through multidisciplinary and team-based collaboration.

Your Career

You will graduate with the knowledge and expertise required to become a world-class designer, a design change-maker who can inspire and develop products with a high level of integrity and commercial value.

Contemporary design practice is evolving due to new technologies and changing contexts of design innovation. This means there are more opportunities for graduates with advanced masterly understanding of how fashion and industrial design can collaborate in order to respond to future human and planet well-being.

You will hold a critical awareness of current issues, an analytical knowledge of relevant craft skills, processes and technologies, and the entrepreneurial skills to evaluate and commercialise creative opportunities.

As well as supporting those seeking to develop independent fashion labels, this course will prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities within the fashion and creative industries and in roles as diverse as fashion designer, fashion director, stylist, buyer, account manager, visual merchandiser, fashion editor, industry commentator, or trend forecaster.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Northumbria University, Newcastle

  • University League Table

    52nd

  • Campus address

    Northumbria University, Northumberland Building, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 8ST, England

Students from around the world come to Northumbria for its reputation in law, design, engineering, business and architecture, amongst others.
Northumbria has an international community of students from over 130 countries, and decades of experience in welcoming students to the city of Newcastle.
Northumbria is one of the leading new universities in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 86

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    155 69%

    17th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%

    43rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    22nd

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