Master of Arts
The Master of Arts in Fashion is the only graduate program of its kind in Canada. MA Fashion is an interdisciplinary program, and we encourage applicants to apply from academic backgrounds in fine arts, humanities, social sciences, design and business. This program does not require prior fashion industry knowledge.
Our MA Fashion program takes a critically informed approach to fashion studies by examining the broader social, cultural and economic implications of the production, promotion and consumption of fashion.
Throughout the program, students develop advanced research skills and work closely with subject matter experts to complete a written or creative Major Research Project (MRP). The MA degree is earned after the completion of coursework and the MRP.
Visit the Current Students page to get an overview of the program. Visit the 2020-2021 Graduate Calendar, opens in new window for course descriptions, current offerings and any additional information.
Master of Arts
Full-time; Twenty month/
During the program, you have access to mentorship, advanced technology, entrepreneurial, research and creative support.
Fashion Studies, external link is an open-access, academic journal in fashion that celebrates multiple ways of knowing and sharing knowledge. It is published annually by Ryerson University’s Centre for Fashion Diversity and Social Change, external link. Fashion Studies is available to all at no cost to readers or authors.
Fashion Research Collection (FRC) contains 3000+ garments and accessories dating back to 1820. The Collection includes garments from Balenciaga, Dior, Valentino, Wayne Clarke and more.
MA Candidates will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty members in the program. In first year, start of second semester candidates are assigned a supervisor for their MRP based on their research and/or creative interests.
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