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Between the converging digital media of imaging, graphic design, music and film, the role and position of fashion is being re-defined, creating new opportunities. Emerging technologies such as 3D bodyscanning and commercial scale digital printing will increasingly impact on fashion design and production processes. Research projects are currently underway in these areas.
Digital fashion at LCF is concerned with practices which foreground digital technologies as a primary means of design and production, and involve both virtual and real spaces. The MA is designed for those interested in exploring new and creative approaches to fashion design and production utilising the CAD/CAM, printing, embroidery and body scanning facilities available at LCF, and integrating old (manual) and new (digital)technologies in fashion, footwear and accessories design and product development, digital printing for fashion and accessories, or patterncutting and production.
The course will introduce students to available facilities and suitable projects will be developed by negotiation from initial proposals. Candidates will be expected to have an appropriate first degree in a practical fashion subject, for example womenswear, menswear, footwear, or textile design. Proposals for other aspects of digital fashion, which may incorporate photographic and visual elements, are also welcome
Full Time mode
Weeks 1-22: Masters Project Proposal (20 credits); Contextual Studies (20 credits); Weeks 1-12: Induction and Development (20 credits); Weeks 1-22: Creative Development and Application (20 credits) Weeks 13-22: Innovation and Industrial Links (40 credits) Weeks 23-30: Masters Project Planning Weeks 31-45: Masters Project (60 credits) Part Time Mode
Weeks 1-33: Masters Project Proposal (20 credits); Contextual Studies (20 credits); Weeks 1-12: Induction and Development (20 credits); Weeks 1-22: Creative Development and Application (20 credits); Year Two
Weeks 1-3: Masters Project Proposal (continued) Weeks 4-9: Masters Project Planning Weeks 1-22: Innovation and Industrial Links (40 credits) Weeks 10-45: Masters Project (60 credits) MA taught courses may be studied in full time or part time mode, as outlined above, or students can elect to study by Independent Project Mode on either a full time or part time basis. The Independent Project Mode is designed for students whose area of interest lies between, or crosses, subject disciplines. This would be discussed at interview. In addition, for students unable to complete the MA, there may be an opportunity to complete a Postgraduate Diploma.