Leeds Arts University
Digital Fashion MA
Leeds Arts University

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

Our MA in Digital Fashion offers a unique route for creatives interested in the digital future of fashion. It will enable through practice-led research and new sustainable methods of design and fabrication to reach a new frontier of fashion design.

Fashion is a dynamic field with trends currently pointing to significant innovations in digital design and production to facilitate the creation of multiple digital and physical products from both fashionable and functional briefs. The emergence of additive manufacturing as a new method for manufacturing along with the increasing acceptance of smart and wearable tech will allow students with technical abilities and/or understanding of traditional fashion design and pattern cutting skills to push their ideas into new terrain.

Students will use 3D programs such as CLO 3D which allows an intuitive method of design as well as using scanners and laser cutters used in innovative ways throughout the modules. Graduates would enjoy a wide range of employment prospects due to their transferable skills and most relevant digital skills for today’s modern fashion industry. The course supports individuals career aspirations and students can tailor their work towards this aim.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 No individual component below 5.5

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Digital Fashion, MA, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

At enrolment you should normally have achieved: • An undergraduate UK honours degree or international equivalent in a subject related to your proposed course of study or; • A degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma /professional qualification Applicants who hold a Degree from another discipline or have experiential learning in lieu of a degree that can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills may also be considered for entry, subject to an interview and the submission of a satisfactory portfolio related work in support of their application. English Language Requirements Leeds Arts University will accept IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum overall score of 6.0, with no individual component below 5.5, as being the minimum acceptable level for English Language proficiency. Comparable English Language Tests may also be considered and further information is available on the Home Office website. You must also supply one reference to support your application. This may be from an academic or a creative practitioner. Applicants who meet the entry requirements above will be required to submit a proposal outlining their intentions for MA study. The programme leader and specialist practice-based staff will evaluate the proposal to determine its feasibility in the context of the resources required and the availability of specialist staff to support their chosen area of study. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Leeds Arts University has a commitment to widening access to higher education. The University demonstrates this commitment through its widening participation schemes, arrangements for transfer and recognition of prior learning. For further information about entry requirements for the Masters Programme please email our Admissions Team at [email protected].


Tuition Fees Digital Fashion MA

EU £4625 year 1
England UK £4625 year 1
Northern Ireland £4625 year 1
Scotland £4625 year 1
Wales £4625 year 1

Additional fee information

UK graduates directly progressing from BA Hons or the Access to HE courses at Leeds Arts University will qualify for the £500 alumni discount per year for part-time study.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Leeds Arts University

Leeds Arts University (LAU) is a specialist institution, located in the city of the same name and just a short walk away from the University of Leeds. LAU caters to a wide variety of artists, including those involved in Fine Art, Music, Fashion Design, and Filmmaking, among other creative types. The city of Leeds itself is a student hub, with enough nightlife and entertainment in the nearby city centre to keep anybody busy in their free time.

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