About this Master's Degree (MA)

Course Overview

Thinking of applying? We still have places available for September and are following all safety guidelines, as well as ensuring you have safe networking, face to face support and events to join! This degree acts a stepping stone to starting your own business or establishing your professional practice. Masters students will focus on using their design work and skills within a range of creative disciplines, adapting research methods as well as realising commercial opportunities. Lectures, tutorials, seminars and self-directed study make up the structure of this course. Students gain access to a number of resources, facilities, workshops and technical support. On this programme, you will also benefit from: • Small, focused group workshops • Contact with expert staff (six hours per week) • Access to the School’s Design & Costume Collections. Programme Specification 20/21 Thinking of applying? Find out more about our fees&housing.

Course Details

This exciting master's degree is designed to support your creative role. Helping you turn your ideas and products in to a thriving business. Whatever your creative discipline, we will support you with business advice, support and potentially premises to build your own successful start-up. Giving you an understanding of the different elements of real-world commercial practice and research. You will gain skills in: • Brand Marketing • Finance • Market Theory • Market Segmentation You could be working in multi-media disciplines, graphics, 3D Design, fashion, surface and interior design, textiles or costume. This programme will provide you with the support, technology and equipment, within a collaborative, creative community, to help you realise your business goals.

Master's Degree Focus

The focus of this Masters Degree is your design work, within a range of creative disciplines and your approach to researching and realising your commercial opportunities. Using this degree as a stepping stone to starting your own business or establishing a professional practice. This masters degree offers fantastic facilities that will enhance the skills of students working in varying industries. Such as • Multi-media • Graphics • 3D Design • Fashion • Surface & Interior Design • Textiles • Fashion • Costume


When studying at the Northern School of Art our students benefit from a creative, collaborative and tight knit community. We have a vast amount of facilities and specialist equipment that will support you in your work.


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Staff Profile - Carol Harris

Carol joins The Northern School of Art from Savannah College of Design, where she held a role that most fashion academics dream of having; Professor of Fashion. She brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer students in lingerie, structured body-wear, swimwear and active-wear which pushes the boundaries of design. Dr Carol’s academic profile spans almost 20 years and boasts industry contacts such as Jay Alexander (Runway Coach for Alexander McQueen and star of America’s Next Top Model), Andre-Leon Talley (former editor-at-large at American Vogue) as well as producing work on a freelance basis for Calvin Klein and Oscar De La Renta. Carol’s teaching has produced graduates such as Audra, whose ‘Vision’ collection is sold exclusively by net-a-porter, and is a Paris Fashion Week regular. She is also a lifetime member of Cambridge Who’s Who Executive and Professional Women.