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MA Fashion Textiles Technologies

Black sewing on cream fabric,
Elise Sze To | BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles | UAL Graduate Showcase | London College of Fashion | University of Arts London
College
London College of Fashion
Start date
September 2023
Course length
12 months

This experimental and interdisciplinary course focuses on the creation of innovative textiles surfaces and constructions for fashion. Through exploration of traditional craft and digital processes alongside investigation into new material and fabric constructions you will lead the textile industry from within.

Course subject to validation

Please note this course is ‘subject to validation’. ‘Validation’ is the process by which the university develops new courses. It is developmental in nature and makes sure students get a high quality academic experience. During validation there may be some changes to the course content displayed on this page. Please contact us if you have any questions about this course.

Why choose this course at London College of Fashion

  • This interdisciplinary textile design and technology course will offer research led, practice-based, design methods specifically devised to enhance sustainable and circular practice in the fashion and textile industry and promote innovation.
  • This making course will be supported with access to and input from LCF’s research team and associated communities of practice, LCF’s archives, and specifically by internationally acclaimed textile research from LCF’s Digital Anthropology Lab, the Centre for Sustainable Fashion and the establishment of the new Active Materials Lab, emerging from UAL’s existing Active Materials and Systems research group (AMSR).
  • Building on the tradition of over a hundred years of textiles education at LCF, the course will benefit from the most extensive range of digital and analogue industrial knit, print and embroidery machines within the UK. Current digital equipment includes STOLL CSM 730T and M1 (knit), AVA print software, body and hand scanners and Gerber/Lectra pattern technologies, large-bed lockstitch and chainstitch digital embroidery machines, Wilcom CAD embroidery software and laser cutting/engraving facilities, supported by remote access. Students will become part of a new generation of forward-thinking textile/ material designers for fashion where strong technical foundations support innovation and creativity.
  • Collaboration is embedded in this course, not only through working with students on other fashion and product courses within the school but also though LCF’s renowned industry connections and research centres, hubs and labs. Live briefs will form an integral part of this master’s course enhancing student’s professional skillset and employability potential.

Course overview

This experimental and interdisciplinary textiles course will focus on the creation of innovative textiles surfaces, constructions and structures for fashion. Through deep understanding, thorough testing and exploration of traditional craft processes alongside investigation into new material and technological fabric construction innovations, you’ll produce outcomes that demonstrate the future of fashion textiles. The aim is that you will utilise design process to make use of technologies to develop textiles in a variety of creative ways.

What to expect

  • Digital and craft technology: Technical textiles education is well-established at LCF, with courses being run since the college’s inception over 100 years ago. This new course will build upon this legacy and upon the success of our well-established BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles course with its three specialist areas of knit, print and embroidery, all of which benefit from the most extensive range of digital and craft industrial technology in the UK.
  • A holistic, analytical approach: On this course, you’ll be encouraged to imagine the future of your craft and your role as designers by exploring its past and present. In addition to rigorous research and analysis into technical areas, you’ll consider the cultural, social and environmental impact of fashion textiles at a global level.
  • A sustainable focus: New research led, practice-based design methods devised to enhance sustainable and circular practice in the fashion and textile industry will be supported by LCF’s Digital Anthropology Lab, Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) and the Active Materials and Systems research group (AMSR) and the establishment of the new lab.
  • Collaborative working: Collaboration with industry partners, LCF researchers and/or fellow students is embedded into the course, and will be central to your learning experience.

Industry experience and opportunities:

The course benefits from a strong collaborative focus with opportunities with related industries and cross discipline design courses within the School of Design and Technology. Live briefs will form an integral part of this master’s course enhancing students’ professional skills and employability potential. Students are also encouraged to engage in extra-curricular national and international competitions and opportunities.

Guest speakers from LCF’s research team and associated communities of practice and from industry will support the course including alumni from the BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles course at LCF, many of whom have established their own successful businesses or are in placed within key textile companies.

Exploring the entrepreneurial resources available in the university such as Enterprise Challenge can also support students to frame ideas towards a business proposition. Enterprise is further supported via integration with the LCF’s Graduate Futures team. 

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Course units

Research Methods (shared unit)

The unit will introduce students to a range of research methods and methodologies.

Developing effective approaches to research is crucial for success in your master's project and in your wider career. In this unit you will explore approaches to research in relation to your practice and to situate your practice within a theoretical framework. You will learn how to develop a research methodology to support your area of research.

Material and Process

This unit will focus on both existing and emerging technology to consider the roles of fashion textile and material designers and their impact on the design process and final product. To help you contextualise design practice and develop your own research direction this unit will introduce you to approaches in design such as biomimetics, circular design principles, inclusive design, practical approaches to textile/fashion design, and sustainable and ethical practice.

You will develop your design methodologies through rigorous primary and secondary visual research, design, materials, and process development.

Through timetabled access and specific inductions to equipment and processes you will be introduced to the knit, print and embroidery workshops, digital anthropology lab and Active Materials and Systems Research (AMSR) lab to build/confirm your knowledge of the subject.

Upon completion you will have presented a body of work communicating your visual research, investigation into technical processes, fabric/material development and products considered through critical analysis and synthesis.

Collaboration and Development

You will concentrate on continued, proactive, and improved development of your studio practice. This unit embeds research methodologies and will establish your research direction through submission of a detailed proposal for the Master’s Project.

You’ll work collaboratively on a brief with peers from other courses or a brief negotiated with an outside company and/or an UAL researcher, research centre or hub. You’ll show research and development that shows an understanding of your collaborative partner(s) practice and direction whilst building on your own design identity/research focus from block 2.

Self-reflection and analysis in coursework during the first block combines in this unit through the introduction of aligning personal goals with company/project/ collaboration aims and objectives, to build essential networking skills.

Electives (shared unit)

This unit will allow you to select and complete a project linked to your personal interests from a range of projects offered.

Master’s Project (shared unit)

The Master’s Project is the culmination of your studies and provides you with a space to synthesise all the knowledge and skills you have gained on the course so far.

Your project will be self-directed, and you will negotiate the direction of your project with your supervisor. This is where you will effectively communicate your work along with your ability to critically interrogate your practice with robust approaches to research and theoretical analysis.

Upon completion, you will have generated a high quality piece of work that will showcase your practice, academic literacy and the professional standards that will act as a platform for your future career and professional development.

Learning and teaching methods

The learning and teaching strategies focus on individual and small group tutorials and formative and summative assessment points.

The following learning and teaching methods are employed to support the integrated achievement of the course outcomes:

  • Lectures; seminars and workshops in a blended format
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Peer and tutor led discussions
  • Interactive workshops
  • Industry and alumni speaker sessions where appropriate / relevant
  • Tutorials
  • Demonstrations
  • Critiques
  • Peer review 

LCF facilities

  • Library, John Princes Street
    Library, John Princes Street Photography by: Ideal Insight
    LCF archives and library

    Take a tour of LCF's world renowned fashion library, ideal for research and study.

  • Student at sewing machine in sewing room at Lime Grove, London College of Fashion
    Student at sewing machine in sewing room at Lime Grove, London College of Fashion. Photography by Ideal Insight.
    Textiles facilities at Lime Grove

    Take a tour of Lime Grove's textiles facilities from construction labs to knitwear machinery.

  • Mare Street Canteen

    LCF's social spaces

    Explore our social spaces, for collaborative study and breaks, across our six sites in London.

  • LCF at Stratford Exterior Design
    LCF at Stratford Exterior Design
    LCF's move

    LCF is moving to a new single campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2023. Find more information about the College’s relocation.

Staff

Polly Kenny is the Programme Director for Materials and has an MA in Fashion Studies, the Embroiderers Guild Beryl Dean Award for excellence in the teaching of embroidery and is a member of the Worshipful Company of Broderers. Her industry experience is extensive and has been through collaborative partnerships with, for example, Broderie Anglaise and Peter Wright Europe Ltd at the industry’s textile fairs such as Heimtextil. She is a member of the Higher Education Academy and previously Vice Chair of the London Branch of the Society of Dyers and Colourists.

Her pedagogic research embraces the development of digital resources to support the teaching of embroidery whilst her textile practice explores traditional embroidery and the mark of the hand, through recent technologies articulating ideas emerging in response to memory and the exploration of the archive.

Exhibited work includes in ‘Making research: Researching Making’ conference, University Aarhus, ‘Mind and Body’ and ‘Uncovering the Surface’ conferences, USA, ‘Suave 2’, Spain, ‘Modular’ 5th International Design Biennial, Russia and ‘Square-Carré-Cuadrado’, 3rd International Biennial’, Women in Textiles Art, Venezuela.

Research papers include ‘Crafting the Digital’ presented at the 6th International Conference of Textiles, Tirana, ‘Margaret Nicholson Embroideress and Teacher: an exploration of her legacy’, at the ‘Transition: Rethinking Textiles and Surfaces’ conference, University of Huddersfield and ‘CADCAM: the continuation of craft embroidery traditions’ presentation at the Royal Museum Toronto at the Cloth Cultures conference. The presentation focused on the embedding of the study and use of the archive to enrich learning and how technological innovation can be explored to support conventional methods of textile design.

Andrew Kenny is the former BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Embroidery Pathway Leader, Owner, Design Director and CEO of The London Embroidery Studio Ltd. and has been the Development Lead on this MA.

Andrew is a graduate of Goldsmiths College and the Royal College of Art. He has 17yrs teaching experience in Higher Education, predominately at LCF but also as a visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths, London Met, Royal College of Art and Manchester School of Art. He played a vital role in writing the original BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles degree course and has contributed to the curriculum development of the embroidery pathway and embroidery workshop.

Andrew set up the London Embroidery Studio in 2007 to create bespoke embroidery designs for fashion, film, TV, theatre, interiors, artist and events clients worldwide. The studio has invested heavily in cutting-edge, custom-made, digital machine embroidery equipment and software and is known internationally for their innovative, creative and experimental approach to digital machine embroidery. The studio currently boasts the best range of equipment in the UK and has a staff of highly trained designers and technicians (the majority of whom are LCF graduates) to create and produce their work.

They create work for clients such as Christian Dior, Celine, Louis Vuitton and Vivienne Westwood as well as for Disney, Warner Brothers, the BBC, Netflix and Apple TV and CMF work for leading sportswear, automotive and aeronautical companies.

The studio regularly exhibits their work at trade fairs and exhibitions in London and Paris and has won several awards for their work including a D&AD Yellow pencil Award for their work on a fully embroidered animation for the BBC and more recently, a Changemakers award from Swarovski and the British Fashion Council for their work championing craftsmanship and promotion of their craft through embroidery classes and exhibition.

Alice Richardson is Pathway leader for BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Embroidery and MA graduate from the Royal College of Art. Alice is a Freelance Embroidery Designer specialising in experimental and innovative couture hand embroidery with a mixed media and sculptural approach. This inventive approach to her work was recognised by her winning a Hand & Lock Prize 2007 and the WGSN Global Fashion Awards Swarovski Student Prize in New York in 2011. Alice has worked on couture and catwalk creations for leading labels such as Dior, Celine, Diane Von Furstenburg and Victoria Beckham as well as embellished costumes for film, TV and stage. Clients include Disney, Pinewood, Netflix, HBO, Apple TV and the BBC. She has undertaken international professional collaborations in Mexico on behalf of the British Council, at factories in India to stimulate innovation in their design of embroideries for large scale production and to expand their overseas markets. Alice has also worked in Austria at Swarovski HQ, as a guest innovation designer developing new trends for their embellishment products and techniques. Alice has worked closely with Andrew Kenny at LCF and at The London Embroidery Studio where she heads up the hand embroidery design and production side of the studio creating innovative hand embroidery designs for all of their clients. Her work has been exhibited at tradeshows as part of Maison D’Exception at Premiere Vision, Paris and Textile Forum, London in collaboration with The London Embroidery Studio. Alice has extensive teaching experience predominantly at LCF but also as a Visiting lecturer at Royal College of Art, Central Saint Martins and Leeds Metropolitan University.

Carolyn Clewer is the Pathway Leader for BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Knit and an MA graduate from the RCA. Carolyn works in knit partnership 'Paris Essex' rooted in fashion, archive including knitwear and accessory collections and collaborations. Now creating one-off pieces that blur craft, design, high art and low culture, work has been exhibited, sold and published internationally. Recent collaborations include digitally designed, customised knitwear projects with Unmade Studio and capsule menswear knit collections for Wolsey. Carolyn is an advisor to digital knit machine developers Kniterate. She has extensive teaching experience and has won student-led awards at UAL.

Sarah Cheyne is a design lecturer for the BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles course and an MA graduate from the RCA. With over 20 years' experience in the creative industries including running her Dalston-based design studio. Sarah has created textile designs for clients in Europe, USA and Japan, selling to an international clientele including Christian Dior, Guy Laroche, Aquascutum, Calvin Klein & Macy’s. As an alum of Texprint (TexSelect) Sarah has worked with the organisation for over 20 years, helping launch the careers of talented textile graduates. As projects coordinator she has arranged paid internships with companies such as Paul Smith and Liberty, accompanied prize winners to Shanghai to exhibit their work at Intertextiles, and is frequently invited as a member of the judging panel for the prestigious TexSelect awards.

Gabrielle Miller is a designer, researcher and academic lecturer in fashion and sustainability, mixed-media textile design, and fashion-tech futures. She lectures on the BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles course and is the LCF Knowledge Exchange Project Leader on the Erasmus+ FTAlliance project, working with institutions and industry across Europe to research and transform pedagogy. Gabrielle’s background is in fashion and textile design, where she brings knowledge and expertise drawn from her time working at leading fashion houses including Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and Burberry. Themes of equality and ecology are core to her work, informing the impetus for her practice and work in education, which are strongly connected with environmental, societal and cultural change.

Nathan Philpot, Technical Specialist at London College of Fashion and MA graduate from the RCA. In 2010 Nathan and his wife Gemma Ooi established their own brand called Custhom. This is a research-based design practice working with handmade processes. By experimenting with tactility and graphic-led design the studio has created a collection of wallpapers, ceramics, textiles and designed products that are all sold internationally. Custhom has a detailed approach to materials and processes and works with clients on concepts for branding, retail spaces, restaurants, and domestic projects, often in collaboration with respected architects and interior designers. Their clients include Design Museum, Somerset House, Liberty London, Barber and Osgerby, LG and Clarks.

Veronika Kapalski is Professor in Material Technologies and lead for the Active Material System Research (AMSR) group that studies the intersection of textile design + STEM disciplines and applies these multidisciplinary lenses, to introduce design with structure, information, space, and time to textile-based materials systems. The AMSR group is composed of research, academic and technical members of staff from across UAL in addition to PhD students and Post-Doctoral Research assistants.

Fees and funding

Home fee

£12,700

This fee is correct for 2023/24 entry and is subject to change for 2024/25 entry.

Tuition fees may increase in future years for new and continuing students on courses lasting more than one year. For this course, you can pay tuition fees in instalments.

Home fees are currently charged to UK nationals and UK residents who meet the rules. However, the rules are complex. Find out more about our tuition fees and determining your fee status.

International fee

£25,970

This fee is correct for 2023/24 entry and is subject to change for 2024/25 entry.

Tuition fees may increase in future years for new and continuing students on courses lasting more than one year. For this course, you can pay tuition fees in instalments.

Students from countries outside of the UK will generally be charged international fees. The rules are complex so read more about tuition fees and determining your fee status.

Scholarship search

Entry requirements

Entry to this course is envisaged to be competitive: applicants are expected to achieve, or already have, the course entry requirements detailed below.

The standard entry requirements for this course are as follows:

  • An Honours degree at 2.1 or above in a related discipline. Applicants with a degree in another subject may be considered, depending on the strength of the application;
  • OR equivalent qualifications;

APEL (Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning)

Applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered in exceptional cases. The course team will consider each application that demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by:

  • Related academic or work experience
  • The quality of the personal statement
  • A strong academic or other professional reference
  • OR a combination of these factors

Each application will be considered on its own merit but we cannot guarantee an offer in each case.

English Language Requirements

IELTS level 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking. 

All classes are taught in English. If English isn’t your first language, you will need to show evidence of your English language ability when you enrol. For further guidance, please check our English language requirements

Selection criteria

Offers will be made on the following selection criteria:

  • A strong commitment and motivation towards a career in an aspect of the textiles/ materials/ fashion and/or related creative industries.
  • An awareness, and relevant experience of, textiles, fashion, or the creative industries; exemplified as a portfolio or similar. 
  • High-level knowledge and skills commensurate with planned entry into the defined course including the ability to design and manufacture fashion/ materials/ products. 

Apply now

This section includes all the information you need on how to apply, how your application is considered and what happens next.

UK/EU students can apply to a postgraduate course at LCF by completing a direct application.

Deferring your place

This course accepts requests from offer holders to defer their place for one academic year. Deferral requests are granted on a first-come, first-served basis until all deferral places are filled, or a deadline has been reached, whichever is sooner. Read our Admissions Policy for details, including how to request a deferral and by when.

External Student Transfer Policy

If you are currently studying at another institution and if you have successfully completed 60 credits in the equivalent units/modules on your current PG course and wish to continue your studies at London College of Fashion, you can apply to transfer. The Admissions Tutor will consider applications on a case by case basis, subject to places being available. You must apply directly to the course via the course webpage as early as possible.

Please check our Student Transfer Policy for more important information and be ready to provide us with your current course handbook and transcripts.

Please be ready to provide an official document (translated into English if necessary) from your current university, explaining the learning outcomes of the units you have completed.

Extra information required for applications to this course

Your application form must be supported by the following 4 documents:

Curriculum Vitae

A full CV to include your full education and employment history.

Masters Project proposal

You should outline a proposal for a research topic you would be interested in completing as your Masters Project. Your proposal should include the following:

  • A title
  • Rationale (reason for interest in topic)
  • A brief outline of methodology
  • References / bibliography

Your proposal should be a maximum of 500 words +/-10% (excluding references/bibliography).

Personal statement

You should communicate your motivation for studying this course in no more than 500 words.  You should use the following questions as a guide:

  • Why do you want to study for this MA?
  • What are your main areas of research interest and how do they fit with the structure of this course?

Video task

We'd like you to submit a 2-3 minute video to help us learn more about you.

  • Please speak clearly in English and face the camera.
  • Your video task is submitted via PebblePad.
  • Read our guidance for more information about how to submit your video task and the file types we accept.

As part of your video task, please respond to the following direction:

  • We would like you to identify one project from your portfolio which challenged you and your understanding of MA Fashion Textiles Technologies. Explain how this experience has inspired you to apply to MA Fashion Textiles Technologies at LCF.

Portfolio

There is no requirement to submit a portfolio for this course. However, if you wish to include a portfolio or other evidence to support your application, a digital portfolio may be submitted by providing a URL at the end of your Personal Statement.

What happens next

All application forms, personal statements and relevant documents are read and considered by the course team against the selection criteria listed in the Entry requirements and Selection Criteria sections. The course team will select applicants to attend an interview. If you are selected for interview, these will take place online using Teams from Microsoft – please ensure that you download this software prior to the interview date; this is available as a free download from the Microsoft website. We will send you further details at a later point about how we will connect with you for your interview.

If you are successful at the interview stage you will be offered a place. Please note that applicants are not guaranteed an interview.

Please note that if you are unable to attend, the College may not be able to re-schedule.

How we notify you of the outcome of your application

The result of your application will be communicated to you through your UAL Portal. If your application has been successful, you will receive a full offer pack including details of accommodation, fees, and other important information.

Applications for this course can only be accepted for this year of entry. Applications for deferred entry cannot be accepted.

Application deadline

19 December 2022 and 3 April 2023

Our equal consideration deadlines have now passed. This course will remain open to applications for 2023 entry until places have been filled. Please be aware that courses can close without notice.

We recommend you submit your application as early as possible to allow the Admissions team to resolve any initial queries about your application as quickly as possible.

When you'll hear from us

If this course requires a digital portfolio as part of the application process, you will be invited to submit this through UAL’s online submission tool, PebblePad. We will request this separately after initial processing of your application is complete. Once we request your portfolio, you will have 7 days to submit it.

Once you’ve sent in your application, this will be sent through to our course teams for review. Find out more about what happens after you apply.

This section includes all the information you need on how to apply, how your application is considered and what happens next.

There are 2 ways international students can apply to a postgraduate course:

Read our immigration and visa information to find out if you need a visa to study at UAL.

You can only apply to the same course once per year. Any duplicate applications will be withdrawn.  Read the UAL international application advice for further information on how to apply.

Deferring your place

This course accepts requests from offer holders to defer their place for one academic year. Deferral requests are granted on a first-come, first-served basis until all deferral places are filled, or a deadline has been reached, whichever is sooner. Read our Admissions Policy for details, including how to request a deferral and by when.

External Student Transfer Policy

If you are currently studying at another institution and if you have successfully completed 60 credits in the equivalent units/modules on your current PG course and wish to continue your studies at London College of Fashion, you can apply to transfer. The Admissions Tutor will consider applications on a case by case basis, subject to places being available. You must apply directly to the course via the course webpage as early as possible.

Please check our Student Transfer Policy for more important information and be ready to provide us with your current course handbook and transcripts.

Please be ready to provide an official document (translated into English if necessary) from your current university, explaining the learning outcomes of the units you have completed.

Extra information required for applications to this course

Your application form must be supported by the following 4 documents:

Curriculum Vitae

A full CV to include your full education and employment history.

Masters Project proposal

You should outline a proposal for a research topic you would be interested in completing as your Masters Project. Your proposal should include the following:

  • A title
  • Rationale (reason for interest in topic)
  • A brief outline of methodology
  • References / bibliography

Your proposal should be a maximum of 500 words +/-10% (excluding references/bibliography).

Personal statement

You should communicate your motivation for studying this course in no more than 500 words.  You should use the following questions as a guide:

  • Why do you want to study for this MA?
  • What are your main areas of research interest and how do they fit with the structure of this course?

Video task

We'd like you to submit a 2-3 minute video to help us learn more about you.

  • Please speak clearly in English and face the camera.
  • Your video task is submitted via PebblePad.
  • Read our guidance for more information about how to submit your video task and the file types we accept.

As part of your video task, please respond to the following direction:

  • We would like you to tell us about why you have applied to the MA Strategic Fashion Marketing, what your main interests are within this field and how you feel you will use what you learn in your future career.

Portfolio

There is no requirement to submit a portfolio for this course. However, if you wish to include a portfolio or other evidence to support your application, a digital portfolio may be submitted by providing a URL at the end of your Personal Statement.

What happens next

Immigration History Check

After you have applied, you will need to complete an Immigration History Check to identify whether you are eligible to study at UAL. Do be aware, if you do not complete the Immigration History Check we will not be able to proceed with your application.

Initial application check

All application forms, personal statements and relevant documents are read and considered by the course team against the selection criteria listed in the Entry requirements and Selection Criteria sections. The course team will select applicants to attend an interview. If you are selected for interview, these will take place online using Teams from Microsoft – please ensure that you download this software prior to the interview date; this is available as a free download from the Microsoft website. We will send you further details at a later point about how we will connect with you for your interview.

If you are successful at the interview stage you will be offered a place. Please note that applicants are not guaranteed an interview.

Please note that if you are unable to attend, the College may not be able to re-schedule.

How we notify you of the outcome of your application

The result of your application will be communicated to you through your UAL Portal. If your application has been successful, you will receive a full offer pack including details of accommodation, fees, and other important information.

Applications for this course can only be accepted for this year of entry. Applications for deferred entry cannot be accepted.

Application deadline

19 December 2022 and 3 April 2023

Our equal consideration deadlines have now passed. This course will remain open to applications for 2023 entry until places have been filled. Please be aware that courses can close without notice.

We recommend you submit your application as early as possible to allow the Admissions team to resolve any initial queries about your application as quickly as possible.

When you'll hear from us

This course receives a high volume of applications. We need to make sure that we give all applications equal consideration, so the course team will review them in two rounds. This means that offers won’t be sent to successful applicants until after the relevant application deadline date. Outcomes for Round 1 will be released by 31 March 2022 and outcomes for Round 2 will be released by 30 June 2022.

Remember to check the outcome of your application in the UAL Portal. If you apply in Round 1 and don’t hear back from us, we will consider your application within Round 2.

Find out more about what happens after you apply.

After you apply

After you’ve submitted your application, you’ll receive a confirmation email providing you with your login details for the UAL Portal. We’ll use this Portal to contact you to request any additional information, including inviting you to upload documents or book an interview, so please check it regularly.

Once we’ve reviewed and assessed your application, we’ll contact you via UCAS Track or the UAL Portal to let you know whether your application has been successful.

Careers

All our postgraduate courses offer career development, so that you become a creative thinker, making effective contributions to your relevant sector of the fashion industry.

LCF offers students the opportunity to develop Personal and Professional Development (PPD) skills while studying through:

  • Access to to speaker programmes and events featuring alumni and industry.
  • Access to careers activities, such as CV clinics and one-to-one advice sessions.
  • Access to a graduate careers service
  • Access to a live jobsboard for all years.
  • Advice on setting up your own brand or company.

Career paths

Masters graduates have an acknowledged advantage in the employment market, obtaining work in a wide range of vocational and academic fields related to fashion, including working as a Marketing Executive, Brand Manager, Marketing Communications Manager.

The MA also provides an excellent preparation for higher level research degrees (MPhil or PhD), with an increasing number of graduates undertaking research in fashion related subjects, in practice or theory or entering into education as lecturers.