Curriculum

 

This program equips students with a critically informed approach to Fashion Studies, including familiarity with key theorists and critical debates relating to the fashion system. An optional internship course provides students who elect to take it with professional experience in fashion or cultural industries locally or internationally. Upon completion, students from the MA Fashion program have gone on to pursue careers in museums and archives, retail management, brand development and merchandising, consulting, apparel design, digital marketing, education, public relations and publishing. It also prepares students for further advanced study in doctoral programs. 

Year 1

Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the MA Fashion program, Year 1 is designed to familiarize all students with the history of fashion as well as the theoretical frameworks that apply to it. Core courses allow students to hone their research skills and to acknowledge gaps within the current literature, while also introducing creative approaches. In addition, students begin to develop their Major Research Project (MRP).

Year 2

The focus of Year 2 is the Major Research Project (MRP). The fall term is comprised of two electives and all course work concludes in December. Winter term is reserved solely for the completion of the MRP.

Fall Term

Choice of 2 Electives