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Study Mode Full-time
Year of Entry 2019/20
MA

Design (Fashion)

Full-time Art and design

Think differently about design and creatively push boundaries, whilst developing the skills needed to become an imaginative and versatile fashion designer.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £7,200 for the course
International: £13,500 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year / 15 Months
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September

Course summary

  • Be part of an interdisciplinary design programme which promotes an ethos of social and cultural innovation.
  • Develop your specialist skills and knowledge in a collaborative studio environment.
  • Innovate with materials, technology and conceptual thinking.
  • Extend existing material practices in response to the needs of our rapidly changing world.

Placing emphasis on personal research, this course gives giving you the chance to develop your own interests and ideas in a challenging and supportive environment. Academic staff are design specialists, researchers and practitioners who will support you to expand your practice whilst developing an independent and autonomous approach.

How you learn

Watch tutors and students talk about what it's like to study as part of an interdisciplinary postgraduate design programme at Sheffield Hallam University

This course is part of the Sheffield Institute of Arts — our creative community within Sheffield Hallam.

The initial modules are taught to all postgraduate design students, and you'll focus on gaining a critical understanding of design thinking, theoretical studies, research methods and making practices. In subsequent modules, you will follow your own personal practice, supported by key specialist staff. You are encouraged to consider identified social and cultural contexts when positioning your creative outputs. The aim is to develop accessible and marketable products, services, interventions and other forms or propositions.

You learn through

  • immersive learning alongside peers in a studio environment
  • practice-based research
  • project work
  • individual and group tutorials
  • lectures
  • seminars
  • constructive critical debates

Course leaders and tutors

Maria Hanson
Maria Hanson
Reader in Metalwork and Jewellery

Maria is subject tutor for Metalwork and Jewellery students on the MA Design Course, and contributes to lectures and seminars for postgraduate students across all de … Read more

Applied learning

Live projects

We embed an understanding of and dialogue with the creative industries and the world of professional practice beyond the postgraduate studio. Live projects are embedded into specific modules, and you're encouraged through advice and support to seek industrial sponsors or collaborators for individual projects. The long-established link with our Art and Design Research Centre (ADRC) supports a continuing tradition of graduates from the Masters courses working as research assistants and/or continuing their studies to PhD

Field trips

There are opportunities to participate in study trips and visits to design conferences and debates.

Networking opportunities

You benefit from studying within a cross-disciplinary, vibrant, international, collaborative and supportive postgraduate environment. You can work alongside our Design Futures consultancy, and with researchers from the ADRC. We also have contacts with leading design agencies and organisations, museums and practitioners and we encourage you to work collaboratively with them.

Your Fashion Design tutors have connections and knowledge in specialist areas including; innovative pattern cutting, CAD and fashion technology, fashion marketing, fashion entrepreneurship, fashion craft and sustainability.

Student work

Sheffield Institute of Arts students make their mark at Graduate Fashion Week 2017


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career as a

  • independent design practitioner
  • designer
  • design manager
  • maker or manufacturer
  • company-employed designer
  • postgraduate student at PhD level

The primary intention of the course is for you to achieve your personal employment ambitions whether as a design professional in the creative industries, or in related areas such as research, retail, marketing, and education.

Student's success story

The Catwalk Event: our annual showcase of Hallam students' design and dressmaking skills.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course, you will have access to specialist resources and facilities and will be able to independently develop and extend your skills with

  • 3D printing for rapid prototyping
  • state-of-the-art hardware and software
  • laser cutting
  • well-equipped workshops for jewellery and metalwork, fashion, ceramics, wood, plastic and other materials
  • studio spaces
  • photography studios
  • a creative media centre
  • gallery and exhibition spaces
  • an award-winning Learning Centre featuring a specialist art, design and media library and extensive online resources

Learn more about your department

Sheffield Institute of Arts is one of the oldest art and design schools in the country. Its brand new location and superb facilities provide a dynamic creative environment.

Entry requirements

All students

Normally you need

• a 2.2 degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject or significant relevant experience

• appropriate study plans, including an indication of possible project topics and clear, appropriate and realistic learning aims

• a high level of creative ability, as evidenced by a portfolio of work

• ability to discuss design issues critically and confidently

For information on applying, the interview process and your portfolio, download our MA and MFA Design application support.

Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.

If you do not have such academic qualifications we may consider your application individually, based on your personal, professional and work experience, and other formal qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Ma Project (Fashion) Credits: 60.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Negotiated Project Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Project 1 Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Project 2 Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Theory Supporting Practice Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £7,200 for the course.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,500 for the course..
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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Art and design courses (PDF)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

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