Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Falmouth University

Fashion Design (Taught)

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Course summary

MA Fashion: Design is an intensive, contemporary and personalised postgraduate programme that develops an individual approach to fashion and a strong design direction. With unique industry opportunities including internships with our partner Hearst Magazines UK, you will develop the professional skills, confidence and creative focus necessary to launch your career as a new designer. This programme offers outstanding specialist tuition combined with extensive academic contact and studio access. As a Master’s student you benefit from:

  • Studying in a fashion school led by an award-winning contemporary designer and Creative Director.
  • Exclusive access to media and industry expertise, workshops and internships through our partners including fashion media innovator Hearst Magazines UK, publisher of titles including Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE and Esquire.
  • Expert tuition from industry-active professionals with a passion for teaching.
  • Intensive learning experience tailored to your needs and ambitions, with high level of personalised support and 1:1 tutorial time.
  • Opportunities for work placements or industry mentoring as part of the course.
  • A postgraduate qualification you need to stand out, and get ahead.
  • Collaborating with a creative, inter-disciplinary and global postgraduate community.
  • Your own iMac, mannequin and studio work space, open every day of the week.
  • Access to regular Life Drawing in our dedicated drawing studio.
  • A small, supportive and specialist creative arts college in a beautiful, historic and cultural city—a creative hotspot and home to one of the UK’s most dynamic and international student communities.
This course is awarded by Falmouth University.

Course details

Assessment method

Portfolio and personal statement required


Entry requirements

Successfully completed an Undergraduate Degree or equivalent qualification in fashion, fashion design, fashion textiles or a closely related subject. CSVPA recognises a wide variety of qualifications and/or relevant experience and encourages applications from all people, with a demonstrable interest and experience in their subject. Applications without the qualifications or disciplinary background identified above but who demonstrate relevant experience, necessary skills and intellectual achievement needed to succeed on the course will be considered. Equivalent experience must be evidenced through the additional submission of a professional CV. In some cases students may be required to complete a Graduate Diploma.


English language requirements

IELTS 6.5+ (no element under 5.5)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

UK/EU Fees: https://www.csvpa.com/apply/fees/uk-tuition-fees.htm International Fees: https://www.csvpa.com/apply/fees/international-tutition-fees.htm#international
Fashion Design at Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts - UCAS