Course length: Full-time 1 year, Part-time 2 years
Develop your signature style and explore the conceptual contexts of your work on our MA Fashion Masters degree course.
If you’re ready to test the boundaries of what fashion means in the 21st century and push your personal and professional philosophy to new limits, this postgraduate fashion course will provide the ideal platform.
Develop your unique voice
Your compelling creative voice will emerge as you work with different materials and processes.
Your practice will embrace digital, technological and cultural innovation as you develop a clear understanding of how to use promotion and platforms to showcase your work.
Expert studio technicians will support your exploration of bespoke tailoring; experimental cutting and draping methods; the traditions and craft of haute couture; hand and machine finishing techniques; and the use of contemporary technologies.
Insights from industry experts
The course is delivered via a mix of formal taught sessions, independent research and collaborative learning. Visiting industry guests provide unique insight into current debates in the fashion industry.
When you graduate, you’ll join a thriving community of designers, researchers and leaders in industry who will support your professional and creative development.
Graduates work in a broad range of careers including
- Bespoke Tailoring
- Freelance Design
- Costume Design
- Design Consultancy
- Design and Choreography
- Fabric Technology
- Pattern Cutting
- Research/PhD Study
MA Degree Show
Discover the work of some of our our postgraduate students in their MA Degree Show at Norwich University of the Arts.
Entrants should normally have achieved a BA (Hons) / BSc Degree of 2:1 or above (or its equivalent), in a subject related to your proposed course of study.
Applicants who hold a Degree from another discipline may also be considered for entry, subject to the submission of a satisfactory portfolio of art, design or media-related work in support of their application.
The offer of entry onto a Masters Degree (MA) is based on an expectation that you have the potential to fulfil the aims of the course of study and achieve the standard required to successfully complete the award.
2019/20 Tuition Fees For New Entrants
|UK/EU nationality||Postgraduate degree (full-time)||£7,500|
|UK/EU nationality||Postgraduate degree (part-time)||£4,750|
|International (non-EU)||Postgraduate degree (full-time)||£14,500|
Postgraduate Masters Loan of up to £10,906
For 2019, UK nationals and those who have been resident in England for three years may be eligible to apply for a government loan of up to £10,906 towards course fees or living costs. Part time and EU students may also be eligible.
How to apply
Applications to all postgraduate courses should be made directly to the Norwich University of the Arts using an MA Application Form.
Applications should be returned to email@example.com
Terms and conditions
If you’re invited to interview we’ll ask you to bring a portfolio of recent work. You’ll be interviewed by one or more members of the MA course team, who will ask you about your work, your applicant’s statement and your preparedness for postgraduate study.
Interviews normally last around thirty minutes and you’ll have a chance to ask the course team questions. We will endeavour to let you know if you have been successful within ten days of your interview.
When should I apply for an MA course?
There is no official deadline for applying for a postgraduate course. We would recommend you apply by 25 August (at the very latest) of the autumn you wish to start. This will allow time for your interview to take place and the necessary paper work to be processed if you are successful in achieving a place. International students requiring a visa should apply as soon as possible in the year they wish to start. Email our International Team for more information.
"As a designer, I now find myself thinking more creatively and, through the course, I am finding new artistic freedom in research and experimentation."
"The MA is really about your professional development and not just whilst you are on the course but also where you are heading."
NUA shortlisted twice in Times Higher Education Awards 2019
Deemed the 'Oscars' of higher education, NUA is shortlisted in two categories.
Marie Brennan appointed to the British Council
NUA's Head of Postgraduate Taught Awards is appointed to Arts and Creative Economy Advisory Board.
BA Fashion graduate exhibits in Athens
Alice Potts is beginning her one year Onassis Foundation residency with exhibition ‘sweat’.
Meet Our International Team in Washington, DC and Boston, MA – November 2019
Sunday 3 November - Tuesday 5 November 2019
Meet us in San Diego and Los Angeles to get portfolio advice & learn about our courses.
Tuesday 3 September - Saturday 26 October 2019
‘Revealing Munnings’ celebrates the recent conservation of 14 drawings by Sir Alfred Munnings.
‘Infectious Evolution’ – the story behind my final collection
BA Fashion graduate Rachael Mansfield tells us about the inspiration behind her final collection
My ten top tips for budgeting at university
American student Mila Tsvetanova shares her tips for budgeting whilst at university.
‘Your Social Media is a Liar’ – how I got my final fashion collection catwalk ready
Third year Fashion student Saffron Booker takes us through her Graduate Fashion Week experience
From the studio to the London catwalk to Design Assistant
BA Fashion graduate, Mary Sinclair Gibson shares her journey to Graduate Fashion Week & beyond.
We Are MA: Fashion
Jaz Instone-Brewer discusses returning to NUA for MA study and where she finds her inspiration.