This two-year course based in London will be the destination for the most creative, driven and original thinkers who will shape the contemporary within menswear and the design-based industries. Entry is based on a combination of formal qualifications, industry experience, portfolio, garments and demonstration of commitment through a considered study proposal.
We welcome applications from individuals who have either a 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.
Selection for interview will be made on the strength of a virtual portfolio that evidences individual motivation and how this is developed through the process of designing. Applicants invited for an interview will be set a project to complete and add to their portfolio as a new body of work that identifies future direction. As the technical process is integral to design students will be asked to bring garments and toiles to interview.
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.
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 whilst on the course.
The level required by the University for this course is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in any one skill.
Scholarships and funding
MA Menswear is a unique course being offered in the School of Media, Arts and Design. It will be the destination for the most creative, driven and original thinkers who will shape the contemporary within menswear. To champion this new course two scholarships will be available to students.
Eligibility: You must hold an offer for a full-time MA Menswear at the University. The scholarship will be renewed in the second year subject to satisfactory academic performance.
Criteria: Minimum Upper Second Class Honours degree, financial need and relevant work experience.
As well as undertaking your own research into bursaries and sponsorship for master’s degrees, Home and EU students can contact our admissions department for more information.
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The following information is for your guidance if you are selected for an interview for the MA Menswear course at Westminster.
We are looking to recruit future menswear design students that show an exceptional flair and understanding of the creative process. You should be able to clearly demonstrate this in the work that you present in your portfolio and when questioned about your passion, knowledge, and experience of the fashion industry.
We would like to see work in both fashion sketchbook form as well as in your final portfolio so that we can see the progression of your initial ideas into your final design outcome. The process is just as important as the outcome.
Your portfolio will be looked at initially by two academic members of staff without you. Therefore, it is important that the work is clearly organised and presented in a way that makes it easy to look through and for them to be able to focus on the content.
Please note we are looking for quality over quantity and we expect you to be able to self-edit your work so that we get a sense of you as a person and as a practitioner. As a guideline, you should be able to present all the work for the interview in one portfolio with the portfolio being able to close with ease. Additionally, we would also like to see your personal sketchbooks.