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  • Objectives
    MA Fashion Curation offers a unique opportunity to investigate and develop the specialist practice-based, critical and interpretative skills involved within the discipline of fashion curation. These include displaying dress; creating 'stories’ from objects; writing texts to target audiences; model-making; collecting, handling and archiving garments.
  • Entry requirements
    -A good Honours degree in a related discipline (2:1 or above) or equivalent qualification or a minimum of 3 years industrial experience at an appropriate level -IELTS level 7.0 or equivalent if English is not your first language Applicants should be articulate, well-read and culturally aware individuals who are confident in being able to contribute to contemporary debate in diverse aspects of fashion as a cultural practice.
  • Academic Title
    MA Fashion Curation
  • Course description
    You will explore the policies, programming and practice of exhibitions and commissioning in museums, institutions and emerging territories. Building upon these insights, they work independently and as a group to curate real, hypothetical and/or virtual exhibitions. Both Course Directors combine their own professional practice with leading this course. Where possible the Directors will provide introductions for work placements to participate in professional practice. To date, students have benefitted from placements at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Brighton Museum, the Museum of London, Christie’s auction house, Selfridges; Hussein Chalayan, Shirin Guild and on professional collaborative exhibitions with Betty Jackson and David Shilling.

    Students participate in some shared units, which draw upon the wealth of staff expertise within the University and provide an opportunity for integrated learning. For example, The Discipline of Fashion is studied with students on MA History and Culture of Fashion, whilst Research Methods is taught across the MA student group.

    The Contextual Studies unit provides breadth to your studies with themes including cultural and historical, design and global business and perspectives on fashion futures. Supporting the development of your work is the Research Methods unit, which covers the academic disciplines underpinning all research work on the programme. Students are encouraged to take fresh approaches to their research methodology.

    Career Prospects

    Master’s graduates have an advantage in the employment market, obtaining work in a wide range of vocational and academic fields related to fashion. MA Fashion Curation could lead to a breadth of exit profiles including Fashion or Art and Design Curator, Arts and Events Management Assistant and Administrator or Consultant. The MA also provides an excellent preparation for higher level research degrees (MPhil or PhD), with an increasing number of graduates undertaking research, writing and teaching within fashion related subjects.

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