This two-year Masters in Menswear is based at The University of Westminster, and is the destination for the most creative, driven and original thinkers who will shape the contemporary menswear and design-based industries. Entry onto the course 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 design, textiles or design-related subject areas, or the professional experience that demonstrates an equivalent knowledge and commitment to study for an Honours degree.
Year one - MA Menswear 1
This module is based upon a programme of personal and aimed at bringing research, design, specialist abilities and thinking to postgraduate level. There will be a continuous tutor, peer and self-reflective evaluation with each project feeding into a final synoptic grade only assessment that champions a diagnostic, reflexive and critical approach.
Year two - MA Menswear 2
The second-year module is self-directed with essential industry related work aimed at developing the highest level of creative thinking, specialised process and professionalism aligned to each student’s individual aspirations. This summative module is designed to enable students to generate their own perspective on originality, the creation of the appropriate specialist techniques and a working process and context that establishes them as influential and informed design professional. Pre-requisites are the successful completion of the first year MA Menswear module or demonstration of having achieved the equivalent.
The Westminster Menswear Archive has examples of some of the most important and exciting menswear garments covering the last 100 years. The archive includes garments from Stone Island, CP Company, Craig Green, Alexander McQueen, Adidas, Jean Paul Gaultier, Belstaff, Barbour, Levis, Jeremy Scott, Berghaus, Nanamica, Penfield, Griffin, and Comme Des Garcons.
Additionally, the archive includes an extensive range of utilitarian and uniform garments from the Army, Police, US Marines, GPO, Coldstream guards, French Fire service, and others.
The archive has been founded for the purpose of establishing a collection of garments and related artefacts to encourage and develop the study of menswear design from a technical and functional point of view. The archive is also intended to advance the general knowledge of menswear as a design discipline and to be used as a resource tool to inform contemporary menswear design. Therefore, we expect users to include students, researchers, academics and members of the menswear design industry that will be using the archive for research and design inspiration.
MA MENSWEAR STUDIOS
Our fashion facilities at the University of Westminster are acknowledged as being outstanding, with each year having their own dedicated studio to work in, equipped with individual student design spaces. Each of our design studios is equipped with industrial sewing machines, pattern cutting tables and mannequins.
In the 2017 Business of Fashion Global Fashion School Rankings, our resources and studios were ranked the best in the UK. To ensure staff and students take full advantage of our facilities, we have a full-time menswear technician that oversees the studios and work with all students helping them create their design work.
Studio teaching days are from 10am - 5pm, however, students have access to their studio spaces and equipment between 8am and 9pm Monday through Friday and are also open Saturdays from 10am - 4pm.
The University of Westminster has a world-class reputation for producing highly creative fashion professionals, and our alumni include London Fashion Week designers Roberta Einer, Claire Barrow, Liam Hodges and Ashley Williams; as well as Christopher Bailey, CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Burberry; and Stuart Vevers, Creative Director of Coach.
After graduation, most students go on to work in the international fashion industry. Westminster graduates are extremely successful in the job market with over 90 percent of all final year students going directly into fashion-related work, predominantly as designers or assistant designers working within established companies, or starting up their own design businesses.
Fashion graduates from the last two years are now working in the design teams at companies including Alexander McQueen, Versace, Urban Outfitters, Versus, H&M, Paul Smith, Tommy Hilfiger, Harrods, Burberry, and Adidas, Loewe, Norse Projects, JW Anderson, John Richmond, Burberry, Acne, and Tom Ford.
Our open days are an excellent opportunity to look around our facilities, meet current menswear design students and staff, and find out important information about our teaching methods, student finances, and career opportunities.
There are also presentations from the MA Menswear team on all aspects of the course where you can ask any questions that you have about the course. All open afternoons last approximately two hours and pre-booking your place is essential.
The next Open Afternoons for MA Menswear are:
Wednesday 17 January 2018
Wednesday 14 February 2018
All open afternoons start at 2pm sharp and end at 4pm.
For more information on the course and to speak to a course advisor in our admissions team please contact:
International Student Info
Our International Office deals specifically with the needs of students from overseas. You can contact them on Tel +44 (0)20 7911 5000 ext.4023
University of Westminster
If you are coming by tube the nearest station is Northwick Park on the Metropolitan line. We are approximately 25 Minutes from Central London by underground.
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