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Winchester School of ArtPostgraduate study

Postgraduate Programmes

At Winchester School of Art we offer an exciting, research-intensive environment with a diverse group of full and part-time postgraduate students. Leading academic specialists supervise a wide variety of research areas.

Studio-Based Programmes:


MA Communication Design

A distinctive focus on digital media practice and theory sets this course apart from traditional communication design courses, preparing you for an exciting career in a range of design roles.


MA Fashion Design

Extend your knowledge and understanding through individually negotiated projects, underpinned by research and creative practice.


MA Textile Design

Research, develop critical thinking skills, refine your textile design skills and your methods of enquiry. Gain understanding of your subject from different cultural and professional perspectives.

Management-Based Programmes:


MA Design Management

Design Management integrates design, innovation, technology, management and customers, and supports organisations to improve competitive advantage across economic, social, cultural and environmental factors.


MA Fashion Management

Develop skills and insights to become innovative and dynamic managers in the fashion industry. Focus on issues of brand marketing and development, trends, supply chain management and sustainability.


MA Fashion Marketing & Branding

Engage with the challenges facing a global fashion industry. Develop skills to understand and build fashion brands; use design-led solutions to meet modern marketing and management challenges.


MA Global Advertising & Branding

Discover how advertising is created: explore ‘the advertising pitch’, target audience identification and segmentation, creative strategies, briefs, assess creative ideas and evaluate campaigns.


MA Global Media Management

Analyse the world of digital media and how to influence its development. Explore concepts through research and practice-based work, preparing you for the creative and communications industries.


MA Luxury Brand Management

Focus on luxury, from fashion, retail, and service industries to design. Students also explore how luxury brands are created, marketed, managed and sustained in today’s society.

Other Programmes:


MA Contemporary Curation

Based within a working gallery and informed by world class research, this degree combines direct experience, behind-the-scenes industry insights and an academic exploration of contemporary curation discourses.


MA Fine Art

Explore a range of media including; painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation, photography, video, web, temporary site-specific or time-based work, and performance art.

Research Degrees

Winchester School of Art also offers an interdisciplinary, research-led environment for full- and part-time postgraduate research students from a range of areas of art, design and global culture.

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