What will I learn?

The Fashion MA programme asks for a disruptive critical approach leading to new aesthetics and responses about the practice and industry of fashion.

We look to create a new generation of thought leaders/designers; future fashion designers with a combined skill-set of designer-led innovation, underpinned with that critical approach and collaboration situated within new technologies, offering specific fashion insights and understanding of new engineering, digital and scientific paradigms.

A shift in authorship, materiality, economic structure and communication allows new patterns of work and aesthetics. Equally, integrity, ingenuity and play are essential within this new fashion practice.

Our alumni have worked at Nike Futures, Alyx, Tom Ford, Hussein Chalayan, Onassis Centre, and Jacquard Project residencies; Material relations with Kaihara DENIM, Shima and Bio at Open Cell; projects with Porsche, IFF and Cern.

Students apply to one of the following specialisms:

Adaptive wear
Bio wear
Footwear, Accessories, Millinery and Eyewear (FAME)
Human wear

Which department am I in?

Royal College of Art

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£29,000.00 (US$ 39,915) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022


Royal College of Art

Kensington Gore,

Kensington and Chelsea,


SW7 2EU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must normally have obtained a good relevant undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification. The College recognises as an equivalent qualification any degree, diploma, certificate or other evidence of formal qualification awarded by a university or other higher education establishment where the award is made following the successful completion of a course of at least three years’ study, the programme of study being open, as a general rule, only to persons holding a certificate awarded on the successful completion of a full course of upper secondary education. Other qualifications may be approved, providing that the Academic Board for Concessions and Discipline (ABCD) is satisfied that the applicant has the ability to pursue the programme of study successfully. Applicants should normally be aged over 21 years by 1 September of the proposed year of admission.

For international students

Candidates are selected entirely on merit and applications are welcomed from all over the world. The selection process considers creativity, imagination and innovation as demonstrated in your portfolio, as well as your potential to benefit from the programme and to achieve high MA standards overall. We want students who wish to articulate new perspectives, develop their imagination and advance an enquiry about their discipline, practice and industry. You’ll be self-motivated, determined critical thinkers and passionate about their discipline, as well as technically curious and independent. If you are not a national of a majority English-speaking country you will need the equivalent of an IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with a 6.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE). Students achieving a grade of at least 6.0, with a grade of 5.5 in the Test of Written English, may be eligible to take the College’s English for Academic Purposes course to enable them to reach the required standard. TOEFL - 92

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.