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Teaching Staff

The MA Fashion course team encourage students to master traditional skills and couture techniques while developing innovative, conceptual designs.

Creative thinking and innovation are at the core of the MA philosophy and you will engage with students from across the postgraduate community to share opportunities and debate contemporary issues.

Your curriculum will include professional guest speakers, industry focused projects, collaborations and study visits. These complement the core studio, workshop and taught sessions on research methods, theoretical approaches and business and professional skills.

Your tutors, as practitioners themselves, will support you in promoting your work within the creative sector. From our campus in the heart of Norwich’s cultural quarter you will have access to industry standard resources and exceptional facilities.


Associate Professor and Course Leader, Fashion

Sue Chowles

Since graduating from the Royal College of Art her practice has explored design at couture level, aiming to synthesise innovative and directional methodologies of creative pattern cutting.

Sue’s high profile career has seen her freelance for John Flett, Bodymap, Bernstock/Speirs and Harvey Nichols before forming an international designer fashion label. As Design Director of Chowles-Munday she exhibited at London Fashion Week and was commissioned to design a collection exclusively for Liberty’s of London. Her distinguished career in fashion higher education has seen her fulfil lecturing positions at Nottingham Polytechnic, BA Subject Leader at the University of Brighton, MA Principal Lecturer at the London College of Fashion and the Sri Lankan Institute of Design and Technology. Her current research investigates the importance of preserving the integrity of couture craftsmanship and how it is vital that future generations are educated and informed to protect the heritage of traditional skills. Read Sue’s staff profile.

“I keep hearing about the marvellous work coming from Fashion at NUA.”

Betty Jackson CBE
Fashion Designer

Staff Profiles


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