Manchester Metropolitan University Hollings Faculty and the Manchester School of Art

mission statement

Please include a short mission statement of the institution.  

MMU’s vision is to become the UK’s leading university for world-class professionals. The vision will continue to develop within the changing environment of higher education and particular emphasis will be on a university that:

  • places quality and employability as our top priorities
  • places students first
  • promotes and supports employability
  • aims to produce effective independent learners
  • has a curriculum which is informed by high quality research, scholarship and enterprise
  • is an enterprising organisation with enterprising staff and students
  • invests selectively and strategically in research
  • has expertise, research and other resources to support the social and economic development of the region and community

international role

Manchester School of Art is the oldest undergraduate Art School in the UK and is regularly ranked in the top 20 best HE providers of Art and Design. We have always been actively engaged in international partnership activities at both staff and student level. Our partnerships are global with our students regularly undertaking exchange visits within the EU through the Erasmus scheme, India, US and Canada. New knowledge exchange relationships with China in particular now see students undertaking work placements and internships as well as study abroad opportunities. At a research level our international projects and pedagogic research are currently active in China, Brazil, Guatemala, Ecuador, Mexico, India, the Netherlands, Finland, Canada, Australia and Singapore.

 Our international recruitment is also global but with the largest cohorts coming from China, Malaysia and Korea. Our current recruitment focus is on increasing our post-graduate intake.

Hollings Faculty has an international network of collaborative partnerships with opportunities for students through both Erasmus and worldwide exchanges in the USA, Canada, India, Hong Kong and Australia.  The Faculty engages in international projects with overseas collaborative partners, which are embedded in the curriculum at Level 5 (second year degree), encouraging communication across borders and cultures to prepare students for the globalised markets they will enter on graduation.  International projects are currently running with partners in Japan, China, Australia the USA and India.

national role

The Department of Apparel has an impressive track record working alongside business and industrial partners both locally, regionally and nationally. We understand the needs of our industry sector and are technology specialists in fabric and garment manufacture.

 

We have leading textile teaching and laboratory facilities that we offer to industry partners through contracted programmes. We provide bespoke training for industry fabric and garment technologists across the sector.

 

At a national level we are leaders in the study of anthropometrics ‘Size and Fit’. We have worked with leading businesses in both fashion retail, specialist sportswear manufacturers and suppliers to the Ministry of Defence.

 

Our teaching specialises in fashion buying, merchandising, promotion and design technology.

 

We have a long established relationship with all parts of our industry sector through our current student placement programme. Our students work across fashion manufacturing, retail, and brand during their placement year in industry. They are placed locally to us in Manchester, across the UK and internationally.  Our graduates hold high profile positions in the apparel industry across all market sectors across the globe.

main focus

Art, Design and Apparel.

faculties and departments

Apparel

Art

Media

Design

School of Architecture

bachelor level programs

Department Apparel

 

BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Management

3 Years (full-time)

 

BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising

3 Years (full-time)

 

BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising degrees with a foundation year

3 Years (full-time)

 

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology – Menswear

3 Years (full-time)

 

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology – Sportswear

3 Years (full-time)

 

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology – Womenswear

3 Years (full-time)

 

Fashion Design and Technology degrees with a Foundation Year

4 Years (full-time)

 

BA (Hons) Fashion Futures

3 Years (full-time)

 

BA (Hons) International Fashion Practice (top-up)

1 Year (full-time)

 

BA (Hons) International Fashion Promotion

3 Years (full-time)

 

International Fashion Promotion degrees with a foundation year

3 Years (full-time)

 

School of Art & Design

 

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

 Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

1 year (full-time)

 

BA (Hons) Acting

3 years (full-time)

 

BA (Hons) Animation

3 years (full-time)

 

BA (Hons) Architecture

3 years (full-time)

 

BA (Hons) Art History

3 years (full-time)

 

BA (Hons) Art History and Curating

3 years (full-time)

 

BA (Hons) Fashion

3 years (full-time)

 

BA (Hons) Fashion Art Direction

3 years (full-time)

 

BA (Hons) Film and Media Studies

3 years (full-time)

 

BA (Hons) Filmmaking

3 years (full-time)

 

BA (Hons) Fine Art

3 years (full-time)

 

BA (Hons) Fine Art and Art History

3 years (full-time)

 

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

3 years (full-time)

 

BA (Hons) Illustration with Animation

3 years (full-time)

 

BA (Hons) Interactive Arts

3 years (full-time)

 

BA (Hons) Interior Design

3 years (full-time)

 

BA (Hons) Photography

3 years (full-time)

 

BA (Hons) Textiles in Practice

3 years (full-time)

 

BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design

3 years (full-time)

master level programs

Department of Apparel

 

MA Fashion Innovation

1 year (full-time)

 

MA International Fashion Business: Buying and Merchandising Management

1 year (full-time)

 

MA International Fashion Business: Marketing Management

1 year (full-time)

 

MA International Fashion Journalism

1 year (full-time)

 

School of Art

 

MA/MFA Animation

MA – 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

MFA – 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time)

 

MArch Architecture

2 years (full-time)

4 years (part-time) Architecture and Urbanism

 

MA Architecture and Urbanism

1 year (full-time)

2 years (part-time) Collaborative Practice

 

MA/MFA Collaborative Practice

MA – 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

MFA – 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time) Contemporary Curating

 

MA/MFA Contemporary Curating

MA – 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

MFA – 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time) Contemporary Visual Culture

 

MA/MFA Contemporary Visual Culture

MA – 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

MFA – 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time) Design Cultures

 

MA/MFA Design Cultures

MA – 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

MFA – 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time) Design: Ceramics

 

MA/MFA Design: Ceramics

MA – 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

MFA – 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time) Design: Furniture

 

MA/MFA Design: Furniture

MA – 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

MFA – 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time) Design: Glass

 

MA/MFA Design: Glass

MA – 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

MFA – 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time) Design: Jewellery

 

MA/MFA Design: Jewellery

MA – 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

MFA – 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time) Design: Lab

 

MA/MFA Design: Lab

MA – 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

MFA – 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time) Drawing

 

MA/MFA Drawing

MA – 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

MFA – 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time) Embroidery

 

MA/MFA Embroidery

MA – 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

MFA – 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time) Fashion: Fashion Graphics

 

MA/MFA Fashion: Fashion Graphics

MA – 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

MFA – 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time) Fashion: Knitwear

 

MA/MFA Fashion: Knitwear

MA – 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

MFA – 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time) Fashion: Menswear

 

MA/MFA Fashion: Menswear

MA – 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

MFA – 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time) Fashion: Womenswear

 

MA/MFA Fashion: Womenswear

MA – 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

MFA – 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time) Filmmaking

 

MA/MFA Filmmaking

MA – 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

MFA – 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time) Fine Art

 

MA/MFA Fine Art

MA – 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

MFA – 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time) Graphic Design and Art Direction

 

MA/MFA Graphic Design and Art Direction

MA – 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

MFA – 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time) Illustration

 

MA/MFA Illustration

MA – 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

MFA – 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time) Interior Design

 

MA/MFA Interior Design

MA – 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

MFA – 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time) Landscape Architecture

 

MA Landscape Architecture

1 year/48 weeks (full-time)

2 years/96 weeks (part-time) Media Culture

 

MA/MFA Media Culture

MA – 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

MFA – 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time) Photography

 

MA/MFA Photography

MA – 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

MFA – 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time) Product Design

 

MA/MSc Product Design

53 weeks (full-time)

106 weeks (part-time) Textile Practice

 

MA/MFA Textile Practice

MA – 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

MFA – 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time) Textiles for Fashion

 

MA/MFA Textiles for Fashion

MA – 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

MFA – 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time) Research Degrees

research activity and main areas

Bold, Creative, Directional, Excellent, Expert, Original, Relevant, Rigorous, Smart, Vibrant

 

Research in the Department of Apparel is collected under the umbrella of the ‘Apparel Research Group’ (ARG).  ARG champions a broad definition of research, one that encompasses traditional academic scholarship, applied commercial consultancy and practice-based projects.  In short, ARG is concerned with the ‘thinking’, ‘doing’ and ‘making’ of clothing and fashion.

 

There are well over fifty members of academic staff involved in ARG activities.  Together, they present an exciting portfolio of expertise and experience, which traverses all aspects of the clothing supply chain and its global business.  Research carried out, and generated, by the ARG team engages with the real world, be it through pioneering product development, through the exploration of modern consumer needs in a digital age, through the analysis of manufacturing efficiency, or, through the advanced understanding of design details and specialised craft techniques.  These research engagements, in turn, offer solutions and/or new knowledge and form a basis for driving change (both in, and beyond, the world of apparel). ARG has ready access to a wealth of specialist research equipment ranging from 3-D scanning technology to a bespoke Innovation Zone, state-of-the-art laboratories and design studios.  The Group enjoys, and benefits from, an established culture of applied project work and is growing in reputation, also, as a hub for practice-based research.  ARG members are committed to, and celebrate, collaborative practice and have a strong track record in cross-Faculty projects, working with MMU’s leading researchers from allied disciplines.  This collaborative spirit extends internationally, too.  ARG has welcomed, and joined with, project partners from around the world and maintains an externally-facing ethos of collegiality and exchange.  There are regular opportunities to get involved with ARG, such as: attending one of the regular research seminars; applying to be a temporary visiting scholar; winning a postgraduate research studentship, and much, much, more.

Several specialist research ‘clusters’ are linked to ARG which is an affiliate group of MIRIAD http://www.miriad.mmu.ac.uk/

 

All the staff in the Manchester School of Art are practicing professionals and researchers in their fields, either as creative artists and designers, or through theoretical approaches to their subject. We have just been rated as fifth in the UK for our research base, with two thirds of our research internationally excellent.

 

Ours staff offer role models to our students and show how creative research can both be exciting and engage with the major cultural and societal issues of the day. Staff are exhibiting in major galleries worldwide, engaging with communities to enrich their possibilities, having influence over national policy, and exploring new ways of expression through digital technologies.

 

Particular strengths are in Arts and Health, Asian Cultures (we host the Asia Triennial arts festival), digital arts (the 3D printing of graphene for example) and contemporary ceramics and textile arts practice, but our researchers span the full reach of art, design, architecture and media research.

 

Above all just as students are encouraged to find their own voice as an architect or artist or designer, staff who are engaged with the daily challenge of creating for themselves understand the risky process of making, and are able to empathise and encourage in a critical yet supportive atmosphere.

 

We also offer opportunities for postgraduate research degrees in art and design and the history and theory of art and design, and our longstanding  doctoral research programme is highly versatile and can be purely theoretical or a practice-led interrogation of creative processes and their outcomes.

 

doctorate level programs

Within the School of Art there are 100 postgraduate researchers across the histories, theories and practices of art and design and architecture. There is a subject-specific Researcher Development Programme that runs from September to end of May.

For our PhD/MPhil/MSc/MA Research Degrees (either through studentships or self-funded), I particularly encourage projects that fall within our main Departmental research clusters:

 

•          Innovative Materials & Product Development

also includes Fashion Engineering, Wearable Technologies, Product Innovation, Performance Sportswear, Smart Textiles, 3D Body Scanning

 

•          Fashion Design & Craft

also includes Creative Design, Creative Pattern Cutting, 3D Design, Craft Techniques

 

•          Fashion Business Management

also includes E-Commerce, Supply Chain Management, Consumer Behaviour, Retailing & Branding

 

•          Fashion Marketing & Communication

also includes Sustainability & Ethical Fashion, Fashion Promotion

      And

•          Fashion Culture and Theory

also includes Perspectives on Fashion, Fashion and Art, Historical Dress, Heritage Branding

application deadlines

Deadlines to Apply for an exchange period.

Deadlines:

Erasmus Exchange: 1 May for September start and 3 November for January start.

teaching languages

English

semester dates

Autumn Term

Monday, 21 September 2015 – Friday, 18 December 2015

Spring Term

Monday, 11 January 2016 – Friday, 18 March 2016

Summer Term

Monday, 11 April 2016 – Friday, 24 June 2016

2016 – 2017 University Year

Autumn Term

Monday, 19 September 2016 – Friday, 16 December 2016

Spring Term

Monday, 9 January 2017 – Friday, 31 March 2017

Summer Term

Monday, 24 April 2017 – Friday, 23 June 2017

cost of living per month (studying and living)

£1333.00

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