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This new Masters programme enables you to explore fashion from social, cultural and commercial dimensions in order to understand how diverse perspectives influence fashion theory and practice.
The unique structure, with modules taken in The School of Design and Leeds Enterprise Centre, allows you to develop research, analytical and entrepreneurial skills and become adept at flexible and future focused market thinking. The programme of study reflects the expertise from both Schools and equips graduates with the strategic mindset necessary to challenge and contribute to a thriving global creative business sector. The course embraces both theory and practice to inform future fashion philosophy.
As a postgraduate student in the School of Design, you will find yourself in an architecturally beautiful and dynamic environment. Located at the heart of the University campus, the School is internationally recognised for its teaching and research activities, which span technical textile technology and textile design, colour technology, fashion design, graphic design, multi-media and animation, design management, sculpture and planning.
The School of Design has excellent library resources; specialist research laboratories for technical textiles and nonwovens, high performance testing, and colour and textile chemistry; and specialist design studios to support the various research specialisms offered.
The course runs over three semesters; semester 1 September January, semester 2 January May and semester 3 May September. Semesters 1 and 2 comprise of core and optional modules taught through formal lectures, seminars, tutorials, directed reading and creative workshops. The period from the end of the second semester, to the end of the academic year is scheduled for the completion of the dissertation or a contextual project.
Level 1 - 180 Credits
* Fashion Marketing (15 credits)
* Fashion Futures (15 credits)
* Enterprise and Society (15 credits)
* Enterprise Awareness and New Venture Creation (30 credits)
* Cultural Research Methods (30 credits)
Choose 15 credits from:
* Fashion Communication and Photography (15 credits)
* Fashion Industry Analysis (15 credits)
* Textile Product Design, Innovation and Development (15 credits)
Choose 60 credits from:
* Professional and Contextual Studies (60 credits)
* Dissertation (60 credits)