|Location||United Kingdom, London, Campus Harrow|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||£18,500.00 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
First or upper second-class Honours degree in fashion, textiles or design related subject areas, or the professional experience that demonstrates an equivalent knowledge and commitment to study for an Honours degree
IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in any one skill or TOEFL or CAE equivalent
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
A relevant portfolio is required.
Portfolios need to evidence a strong, unique style in response to a range of creative experiences. The ability to develop and apply personal research through accompanying sketchbooks and visual diaries is important. Critically engagement with a given brief and thoughtful, perceptive and responsible work will constitute an essential part of our evaluation.
- Applicant is required to submit a portfolio
Students will be asked to identify in writing, through the set project and the interview process a specific area of personal interest aimed at creating a positive contribution to the menswear industry that they envisage studying in depth while on the course.
It is essential in this time of creative ambiguity that we develop and empower the individual. Therefore, this entrepreneurial menswear MA will recruit ambitiously envisioned designers to work on their creative expression through personal research, process development and informed professionalism.
This Course is delivered by the most inspiring and informed menswear design professionals. The Team provide a learning environment that is supportive, challenging and defined by students’ application proposals in relation to either a projected or existing opportunity within menswear or the design related industries. Through self-directed and set projects students will generate original and contextualised ideas, technique and process that establishes them as influential and informed menswear design professional capable of working at the highest levels of the international menswear and design related industry.
In order to define a sustainable career path and effect influence upon fashion, whose boundary is subject to social, economic, cultural & technological flux, it is important for our students to establish their aspirations within the global design context.
The taught project-based curriculum will progressively develop students’ confidence in an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary context that encourages imaginative, practical and theoretical knowledge to the highest level of strategic and tactical competence.
Year one: Formative: Self-directed and industry related work aimed at establishing a diagnostic, reflexive and critical approach that establishes each student’s potential.
Year two: Summative: Self-directed with essential industry related work aimed at developing the highest level of creative thinking, specialised process and professionalism aligned to students’ individual aspirations.
Westminster has a long history of producing menswear graduates capable of working at the highest levels of the international fashion industry. Menswear graduates from Westminster in the last four years now work in design roles for companies including Tom Ford, Burberry Prorsum, Alfred Dunhill, Topman, Alexander McQueen, Harrods, GAP, Belstaff, J.W. Anderson, Bottega Veneta, H&M, Adidas, Pull & Bear, Aitor Throup, Timothy Everest, and James Long. Others go on to set up their own design brands including Aaron Tubb, who set up Bazar14 and Liam Hodges, who was recently awarded the NEWGEN award and shows at London Collection Men.