Art & Design Pathway

If you are an international student with an Art & Design Degree completed outside the UK and are looking to study a Master's in the same or different art and design discipline at a UK university, our Pre-Master's programme will prepare you for the high level of independence and specific learning skills demanded by a Master's.

Creative Industries Pathway

For students who have completed a degree in a non-Art & Design degree but want to complete a Master’s course in a fashion-related, non-studio based subject, we also offer a route to further study. The Pre-Master’s experience provides an opportunity to develop skills and align your future career aspirations to the demands of a Master’s Degree in the UK. The types of MA courses our students can progress onto are non-practical, non-studio based courses that are more akin to management, marketing, promotion and curating.

Creative Industries Pathway Examples*

  • Fashion Promotion
  • Innovative Management
  • Fashion Design Management
  • Strategic Fashion Marketing
  • Fashion Retail Management
  • Design Management And Cultures
  • Fashion Visual Merchandising
  • Arts & Cultural Enterprise
  • Fashion Entrepreneurship And Innovation
  • Psychology For Fashion Professionals
  • Service Experience Design And Innovation
  • Applied Imagination In The Creative Industries
  • Fashion Cultures
  • Fashion Curation
  • Curating & Collections
  • Conservation
  • Fashion Futures
  • Culture, Criticism And Curation
  • Media, Communications And Critical Practice
  • Advertising
  • Publishing
  • Public Relations
  • Fashion Media Production

* These are for example purposes only and can be used as a guide. All applications for Pre-Master’s will need to be

approved by the Course Director. Approval is based on grades and subject of BA, portfolio, progression goals, and any relevant work experience as well as the Pre-Master’s entry requirements.

What Should I Include in my Portfolio?

Your portfolio is the chance to show us your skills and your passion and as a guide, we would like to see some, but not necessarily all, of the following:

  • drawing of any kind
  • project and self-initiated work, to include work in progress or finished pieces, showcasing a level of visual skill and creativity
  • evidence of primary and secondary research, which might include information from reference books, magazines, exhibition or museum visits
  • your thinking and development process in sketchbooks or notebooks, including reflective thinking
  • personal ideas and areas of interest (if fashion is your passion, show us)
  • experimentation with a range of different media and materials, showing evidence of innovative thinking where possible
  • breadth of interest in an exploration of a range of art and design disciplines
  • evidence of cultural awareness, identifying social and cultural influences on your work.

If you are submitting your portfolio digitally, you should include between 10–15 images in total, showcasing a range of work, which might include sketchbook pages.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated February 7, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 2020
1 semester
4,500 GBP
Home/EU| International Students: £7,845
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