Yimei Lu, MDes Fashion & Textiles , 2023.

Fashion and Textiles

Award
MDes Fashion + Textiles
Location
Glasgow
School
School of Design
Applications
Direct to the School

Programme overview

The Master of Design in Fashion and Textiles at The Glasgow School of Art is an advanced skills postgraduate programme designed to meet the ambitions of motivated fashion and/or textile graduates who wish to extend, develop and refine their design practice. The programme welcomes two broad types of fashion design student, each of which has a characteristically different approach. One can broadly be described as ‘Textile, or surface, led’ with a design approach considered to be from the ‘Textile-outwards’. The other can broadly be described as ‘Silhouette, or shape, led’ with a design approach considered to be from the ‘Silhouette-inwards’. Textile-led fashion designers are more concerned with the surface (print, embroidery, decoration) or structure (weave) of the fabric in a garment and tend to think more in two dimensions when designing. Silhouette led designers are more concerned with the shape, cut, outline and construction of a garment and tend to think more in three dimensions when designing. Knitwear is considered a hybrid activity as the structure of the knitted cloth and the shape of the knitted garment are considered simultaneously. The emphasis might be on knitted structures or fully fashioning. All GSA degree programmes are validated by the University of Glasgow.

Jiujiu Tian, MDes Fashion & Textiles, 2023.

How to apply

More on how to apply for all of our postgraduate programmes.

Ramona Lindsay, Painting and Printmaking, 2023.

Application Guidelines + Digital Portfolio

Shitao Tang, MDes Fashion & Textiles, 2023.

This guide contains important information including entry requirements, English language requirements, the application process and sample portfolios.

Postgraduate Showcase

Join us for Postgraduate Degree Show - immerse yourself in our digital showcase of graduating students' work and see final year projects from students of this programme.

Chuan Du, MLitt Fine Art Practice, 2023.

Graduate destinations

The digital portfolio is a very important part of your application to study at The Glasgow School of Art. It is a collection of images of your design work laid out clearly to demonstrate your ideas, skills, interests and suitability for the programme you are applying to. Uploading a digital portfolio is mandatory for all postgraduate taught degrees in the School of Design except MSc Product Design Engineering. Applicants to this programme have the option to upload if you have relevant project work from previous experience. Your digital portfolio should show recently completed and/or work-in-progress including research, development work, evidence of exploration, as well as resolved pieces. Admissions staff assess your application form, digital portfolio, and personal sta

Information to Support You In Planning Your Learning

Information for future students on planning your budget, studio and workshop access, technical services, study abroad and exchange, library and further support.

Current Programme Specification

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Reading Lists

Visit the library for the specialist reading lists for this programme. Key resources are expected to be read/viewed by all students enrolled on this course during study. You can also find wider and suggested reading on the subject, with many of the contents available to read online once students have enrolled on the programme.

Weronika Siuda, Textile Design, 2018.

International Students + VISAs

As one of the leading art schools in the UK, The Glasgow School of Art welcomes international students to all of its programmes. The School offers an environment in which difference is encouraged and diversity of background and approach is valued.

Ka Ki Wong, MDes Photography, 2017.

Exchange & Study Abroad

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This programme participates in the Associate Student Scheme

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This programme is subject to validation

We review the content of our programmes regularly, making changes where necessary to improve the student experience and our graduate prospects.  This programme is being reviewed and is subject validation. You can read more about what ‘Subject to Validation’ means here.

Kate Timney, MLitt Art Writing School of Fine Art, 2023.