Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijke Academie van Antwerpen
Fashion: Masterproject6523/3080/2324/1/72
Study guide

Fashion: Masterproject

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Master of Arts in Visual Arts, programme stage 1
    • Fashion
  • Master of Arts in Visual Arts
    • Fashion
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 30 credits
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: De Clercq Maureen
Other teaching staff: Gillis Chris, Hoste Elke, Kurris Anne, Pille Heidi, Van Saene Dirk, Wen Brandon
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2023 ()
Re-sit exam: not possible.
Possibility of deliberation You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 900,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning outcomes (list)

MA1 - The student has an artistic and autonomous attitude and continues to develop his/herown art practice.
has insight into the historical and current visual/audiovisual art, is able to follow and interpret the evolutions within the artistic field, and position himself within an artistic and intellectual framework.
The student is aware of historical and contemporary social and cultural developments, and the importance thereof for his own artistic discipline, and can situate himself within this context.
The student can apply his innovative ability in experiments and improvisations during the work process, thereby defining and optimising his own signature.
The student starts in his artistic research from a personal questioning and point of view, both in the field of thematics and visual language, as in the field of specific plastic processing.
MA2 - The student takes final responsibility when designing and/or realizing a personal artistic project.
The student is able to design, organise and realise his own artistic project, in an independent, self-disciplined, plan-based and goal-oriented way.
The student chooses consciously from acquired artistic insights and skills, and applies them in the autonomous research project; is self-critical and can select within his work.
MA3 - The student understands the essence of his/her personal artistic development and communicates in a clear and thoughtful way to colleagues and an external audience.
The student can document (1) the sources that inspired him in his creative process and (2) the various stages of development of his creative process.
The student can translate the development of his creative process into language.
The student can present and motivate this project to experts from the work-field.
The student can formulate a reflective text in the context of his own artistic trajectory.
The student can analyse and evaluate his work; makes connections between his individual works.
MA5 - The student develops his/her personal artistic visual language based on personal and social involvement.
The student is aware of historical and contemporary social and cultural developments, and the importance thereof for his own artistic discipline, and can situate himself within this context.
The student can embody, from creative personality and with maturity, independent research in the realisation of an innovative concept.

Course content

- process reflection on the preparatory research in all of its facets (substantive, artistic and technical) into a collection of at least 12 total silhouettes;
- graphic, legible presentation of the collection image;
- elaboration of the concept: from 2D to 3D, with intense tutorials between student and instructor;
- design and elaboration of accessories;
- contemporary styling of the collection image;
- presentation of the individual working developments to the entire tutorial staff; reflections from this presentation will be integrated into the following working phase (3BA);
- final presentation of the collection on a professional level to an international jury representing the various disciplines of the fashion world;
- elaboration of a creative 3D installation defining this presentation;
- presentation of the complete collection image on the catwalk, with original makeup design, choice of models, accentuating music and lighting, along with proposed choreography and personal coaching of the models.
During the evaluation of the collection at the “final fitting (pas)” a selection is made by the jury members with regard to the presentation on the catwalk. A different style of presentation can be mutually agreed upon.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis182,00 hours
Artistic praxis718,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic practical assessment100,00