Fashion Design (LT, EN)

Programme code 


Qualification degree

Master of Arts

Level of qualification

University studies, Second cycle, graduate (Master's)

Mode of study

Full-time, 2 years, 120 credits


The aim of the study field of Design is to prepare highly qualified designers who have acquired knowledge and skills enabling them to work independently in the field of fashion design and who can:
- meet the needs of a cohesive environment for society and the individual in a comprehensive and complex manner;
- analyze and critically evaluate processes in contemporary design, to see trends and principles of development of fashion design;
- create quality fashion design products, to motivate their solutions and ideas;
- apply practical, theoretical and technological knowledge in order to develop innovative fashion design products;
- organize and manage the creative process;
- work in interdisciplinary teams in a national and international context;
- learn independently.

Profile of study programme

Postgraduate studies are the next step in the art of artistic expression. Recently, a lot of attention has been paid to the improvement of the Master's study program, taking into account the student surveys and life needs. Two years of postgraduate studies - specializing in narrower fashion design, business, photography or other areas. New disciplines introduced into the degree program: Fashion Trend Forecasting Strategy, Fashion Design Marketing, Fashion Design Innovation and Technology, Fashion Psychology and Sociology, Interdisciplinary Design Research methods. Students are encouraged to present their artistic research and creative workshops to the public, potential employers, and creative workshops with acclaimed artists.

The purpose of Master's thesis work is to learn how to build your idea with knowledge of art history, philosophy, examples, analogs and other information. All possible basic studies, philosophy, artistic knowledge, and comprehensive professional education bring one closer to intellectual free expression. That self-expression is far from abstract, because fashion design closely related human. The implementation of abstract, conceptual, postmodern ideas with  functionality is the main direction in which the perspective of fashion design development can be followed. Prerequisites for this are: obtaining, analyzing and communicating information; critical thinking; opportunities for developing individual expression; features and practices of the design industry; opportunities for fashion theorists - further doctoral studies that would enable students to become deep into the history of costume and fashion and its evolution, and to enable students to become professional fashion theorists, historians, and critics; opportunities for realization of practical works (production and realization of students 'ideas; financing, support for studies, establishment of studios, where students' works and executed orders); continuous training of department teachers.

Occupational profiles of graduates

Graduates of the study programme can work as: fashion designer (creating artistic, commercial collections); textile specialist; theatre, film and other performing arts as well as television production creative director; to teach in higher education institutions and art schools (having acquired an additional pedagogical qualification); to work in experimental laboratories of companies (to create experimental models); work in the field of fashion dissemination (journalists, fashion photographers, fashion experts, artistic directors of fashion events); to create one's own fashion house and develop a fashion label, to participate in international and interdisciplinary projects, to continue studies in the 3rd cycle (doctoral studies in design or art).

Study programme coordinator and study organization department

Prof. Jolanta Talaikytė
Vilnius faculty, Department of Fashion Design

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