Our postgraduate fashion programme offers you the opportunity to take your design ideas to the next level; to create remarkable and visionary design products that will help you establish yourself within the fashion industry and contribute original insights to the wider, ever-evolving world of design. You will develop an enhanced research and design proposal, culminating in a showcase of your fashion collection at our annual ECA Degree Show.
What you will study
We will encourage and enable you to challenge your existing research and design knowledge, by developing new skills that are central to the fashion learning experience at ECA. You will be immersed in a creative community working on our flagship DesignBook presentation project, creative cutting, accessory-led design and surface-led design: a community which sees diversity awareness as core to the design process.
Personal research profiles are investigated in more depth, communicated through one-to-one tutoring and seminar presentations and diversified through collaboration with the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art library archives. Through this research focus, you will learn how the rich, creative history of Scotland can enhance how you think about design, both nationally and globally.
With support from our dynamic team of experienced tutors (all industry practitioners or researchers), you will be encouraged to create interdisciplinary collaborations and take up work placements. We expect our postgraduate students to be independent and able to engage in sophisticated design dialogue with tutors as a means of pushing your ideas to reach their full potential.
You will be encouraged to consider the semiotics of clothing and style to position your work towards a diverse context. We will ask you to think about the social responsibility that your work has on the consumer by working with our industry-leading Diversity Network, with All Walks Beyond the Catwalk, to develop emotionally considerate design solutions that address diversity of age, skin tone, size, height and gender through innovations in all aspects of design research and process.