Your course of study will be very personal, based on the research, development and production of a major project, which will be proposed by you. We will provide creative expertise and you'll have an academic supervisor to support and guide you throughout your studies and chosen project.
You will also benefit from a collaborative learning programme, including cross-community projects, guest lectures and workshops run by visiting professional from the creative industries.
You can study this course:
Our MA by Registered Project is a flexible route that can be adapted to your individual studying needs.
The School of Art & Design is offering a number of scholarships for full-time Masters study. To find out more visit our Postgraduate Scholarships webpage.
This course runs for a complete calendar year. For more details take a look at our Art and Design postgraduate term dates.
Contact our postgraduate team by email or telephone +44 (0)115 848 8434.
This course encourages you to engage with real issues within the UK and international fashion arena. Study encompasses the wide range of opportunities and new technologies available to the fashion business, marketing and communication sectors, giving you the chance to positively affect the future success of your job, own business, partnerships or collaborations.
Visiting fashion entrepreneurs and industry experts contribute to the course alongside experience academics, and you'll take part in projects, study visits, lectures and symposia.
What will you study?
Course content is based around your individual project. Lectures, seminars and tutorials are structured around three modules:
Module One: Research and Context
You will develop a project plan and a professional learning agreement with your tutor to establish the overall aims of your Masters degree project. Lectures, seminars and specialised subject-based workshops are delivered throughout this module.
Module Two: Project Development
You will refine and focus on your project through more specialised study, individual activities and subject-specific events.
Module Three: Project Realisation and Presentation
You'll focus on independent working towards the final part of your MA project.
How will you study?
Our full-time Masters courses provide regular tutorials with a subject specialist supervisor. You will also have lectures, seminars, workshops, field-trips, special events and collaborative projects - the mix will be defined by, and relevant to, your individual course. The remainder of your time is spent researching and developing your individual project.
Feedback and assessment
You will receive feedback regularly at tutorials, and you will receive progress reports at the end of the first two modules. At the end of the third module you will receive your final grade.
Assessment is on your work to date at the end of each module. At the end of each module you will make a short presentation and hand in your work for assessment, including your reflective journal or other written work as required.
Your future career
91% of our postgraduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (Latest DLHE Survey Postgraduate results 2011/12).
Graduates from this course are as diverse as their projects and the subjects studied. They individually tailor their course of study to a range of a creative and professional needs, in relation to their work as artists, designers or other practitioners within the creative industries.
You may wish to design the practical outcome of your project to further a specific goal: a particular body of work for an exhibition; something to be published; or a new portfolio of designs, illustrations, fine art, photography, etc. whatever is appropriate to your project.
Your project may enable you to develop a partnership with a particular company or become an acknowledged expert in a specific area. The diversity of project outcomes is enormous, and has been cited as one of the strengths of the Masters community at Nottingham Trent University.
This course is particularly valuable for mid-career artists and designers who are attempting to develop a focus within a diverse practice, to raise the profile and ambition of their work to a higher level.
Recent graduates from our Masters courses have set up their own successful businesses; gone on to establish a freelance career as creative professionals; progressed to further study; worked in industry or education and also returned to their previous occupations with a new focus.
If you are interested in starting your own creative business, the University provides start-up training and support through The Hive, our centre for entrepreneurship and enterprise.
Although this course does not offer a formal placement, all of our courses are vocationally focused and benefit from strong links with industry.
You will need:
See our English Language requirements for international (non-EU) and EU students.
How to apply
Applications for this course should be made through our website; apply now for our MA Fashion Marketing and Communication.
Applications should normally be received by the end of July for entry in September.
Overseas applicants must take into account the time required to apply for a visa (if applicable) before applying for an MA course.
The project proposal is a very important and should be uploaded as part of your application.
Your course of study will be based on the research, development and production of a major project, which will be initiated and proposed by you. In order to understand how we can support your studies, we would like to understand your thinking of what your project may be.
Download our Art and Design Masters Project Proposal proforma.
English language requirements
English language entry requirements for courses in the School of Art & Design, and a full list of all English language qualifications accepted by the University are available on our website.
Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes (PEAP)
If you don't currently have the English Language requirements for this course, we offer a range of PEAP courses that will help you improve your language skills.
We offer six to thirty-week courses, according to your current language level. Even if you have achieved the English language requirements for this Masters course, our six week course is highly recommended as it is an ideal preparation and study skills course which is very important for successful academic study.
Find out more about our Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes courses
Study skills for postgraduate Art and Design
If you are a home or international student studying at postgraduate level for the first time, you might be interested in our Study Skills for Postgraduate Art and Design course.
This course will help you to learn new study skills in preparation for your Masters course, share knowledge about your subject, interact with like-minded people from around the world and familiarise yourself with NTU, Nottingham and the UK through organised cultural visits.
Find out more about our Study Skills for Postgraduate Art and Design course.
Please note the following information for applicants
Adele studied her undergraduate degree at NTU and returned last year to join our MA because of her desire to specialise in the marketing and communication area of the industry.
"The course is very dynamic and has allowed me to explore my creative side. My most enjoyable experience so far has been the time I spent in Japan on the Paul Smith scholarship. This gave me a fantastic opportunity to build relationships with Japanese students and to enhance my global experience.
"The MA studio is a great space equipped with computers, quiet seating zones and key resources for your research.
"NTU has a very good reputation, particularly for its Art and Design courses. This course enables you to network globally and build on your commercial experience. It offers a good balance between the theoretical and practical side, allowing you to grow both personally and academically.
"The fashion industry is extremely competitive. I'm hoping my MA will act as a platform, giving me with a deeper understanding of the industry and put me in a better position with prospective employers."
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