MA Fashion at NUA is characterised by an emphasis on the interdependence between creative thinking, craft technique, attention to detail and refinement. Practice-led investigation, through experimentation with processes and materials will challenge and extend the boundaries of your current practice. You will be encouraged to master traditional and couture skills while also developing innovative, conceptual designs. With a focus on preparing you both intellectually and professionally for employment, the course supports students who aspire to become leaders in the Fashion industry.
Your tutors and visiting industry lecturers will support your engagement with contemporary Fashion, Visual Representation and the Design Process. Your research will enhance your understanding of appropriate contexts for your practice, and develop critical thinking and reflection. A thorough understanding of technical skills such as pattern cutting, bespoke tailoring, haute couture, draping, garment construction and hand and machine finishing techniques are the hallmark of this professionally focused programme. Workshops in areas such as Fabric, Drape and Handle, Shape, Form and Silhouette and Traditions of Craftsmanship will enable you to develop your technical expertise, augmented by access to specialist workshops and facilities at NUA.
“I’m impressed with the level of teaching at NUA, there is a strong focus on innovation and this works alongside an appreciation of traditional practises. This can be seen in the quality and aesthetic of the students’ work, which is forward-thinking and original.”
Creative Leader for Fashion Enterprise, www.katmarks.com
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