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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location


  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Discover your own creative identity while developing essential fashion design skills on this UK master’s in fashion degree. On this MA Fashion Design at Winchester School of Art, you’ll benefit from our tutors’ industry experience, preparing you for a career in the competitive industry of in fashion.

MA Fashion Design encourages you to pursue your creative ambitions through practice, personal research and critical evaluation.

Working in purpose-built studios, you’ll explore topics including:

  • sketchbook development
  • visual research
  • sustainability and design
  • construction techniques and materials
  • CAD (computer-aided design)
  • fashion portfolio skills

You’ll learn from tutors with years of professional fashion design experience and strong industry connections. They will work closely with you to help you develop your individual strengths, build your fashion designer qualifications and to enhance your employability.

You’ll benefit from professional skills workshops, exposure to industry through live briefs and guest lectures, and the opportunity to showcase your work in Winchester and London. The teaching team can also facilitate internship opportunities with leading fashion companies to support your career ambitions.

Our facilities include:

  • bespoke pattern-cutting tables
  • industry-standard machines
  • traditional print and textile facilities
  • the latest technical and 3D printing technology


This master’s degree will prepare you for a range of career paths in fashion design, such as:

  • fashion designer
  • fashion buyer
  • costume designer
  • pattern cutter
  • illustrator
  • stylist
  • trend forecaster
  • editor
  • buyer
  • visual merchandiser
  • social media blogger
  • teacher

You’ll also be prepared to continue your education with PhD study.

Previous students have gone on to:

  • become fashion designers
  • become design teachers
  • start their own labels
  • present their collection at Pure trade show in London

Many students have completed internships at fashion houses, such as:

  • Gareth Pugh
  • Roksanda Ilincic
  • Jasper Garvida for Ethologie
  • Thomas Tait.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,580per year

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

University information

University of Southampton

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  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton welcomes students from over 130 countries, including more than 7,450 EU and international students.
There are a wide range of support programmes to help students prepare for learning in a British academic environment and meet English language requirements.
Every September there is a free welcome programme for international and EU students, designed to help students settle into life in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    25th out of 86 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    154 69%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61 61%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%


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