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University of Portsmouth: Fashion and Textiles

Institution University of Portsmouth View institution profile
Department Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
Telephone 023 9284 5566
Study type Taught


Overview Our MA Fashion and Textiles degree course will help you develop the skills and critical awareness you need to pursue your creative talents in research, enterprise, or a creative career or practice.

On this workshop-based course, you'll develop your core practice in a fashion or textile context, unique to Portsmouth. You'll identify and explore your own motivation, be challenged to create designs, and develop your own digital and physical fashion products, using our excellent facilities that are a playground for creatives like you.

You'll also learn and hone transferable skills, gaining the confidence and tools needed to become a successful innovator and leader.

Whatever the focus of your studies, you'll strengthen your creative, critical, and practical abilities to achieve considered, professional results that are commercially viable. Whether you're interested in a leadership or management role, or starting your own business, this course can help you accomplish your goals in a constantly growing industry.

Eligibility This course accepts UK, EU, and international students.

Course highlights - Take opportunities to do cross-disciplinary work or collaborate on funded research and innovation projects – past ones include client-set briefs to work with architects, photographers, and scientists

  • Get professional experience through work-based learning

  • Experiment with traditional skills and techniques and combine them with new digital technologies in our Eldon Production Centre workshops

  • Produce a major project based on your own research, and supervised by academic, technical or business mentors

  • Hear from inspirational guest speakers from various creative fields through our Enrichment Programme

  • Organise individual or group exhibitions or events, like the Portsmouth PostGraduate Showcase

  • Go on study visits to cultural and industrial hubs, in the UK and abroad – such as Premiere Vision (Paris) and Future Fabrics Expo (London)


University of Portsmouth


‘I already feel so much more confident applying for jobs.’

Anna, Master’s student at the University of Portsmouth

 Why Portsmouth?
A stronger sense of direction. Opportunities to specialise and further your prospects. A big step towards achieving your ambitions. Portsmouth is a university where you can connect with great people and businesses, and unlock career possibilities.

Taught qualification or independent research? On-campus teaching or online part-time study? At Portsmouth, you can choose from a wide range of subjects and modes of study.

  •    5***** rated for excellence in the QS World University rankings 2022
  • 86% satisfaction with course …
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