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MA Textile Design overview

MA Textile Design at NUA concentrates on the fusion of creativity, craft skills and technological innovation. Students are encouraged to stretch the boundaries of the discipline through creative engagement with materials, processes and concepts.

At masters level you are expected to work at the forefront of the discipline, embracing digital and technological advancements while developing a clear understanding of the market and potential for your work.

Your tutors and workshop technicians are practitioners themselves with extensive and diverse experience in areas including: digital textile production, CAD for repeat design, laser cutting, ceramics, costume design, book binding, illustration, dye and weave. You will benefit from this breadth and depth of experience as you are encouraged to experiment and externalise your practice through exhibitions and national competitions.

Tutorials and research units encourage debate and reflection on the environmental, ethical and social impact of textile design which are ongoing themes of the course.

Visiting industry guests will support your professional development and understanding of the range of pathways for practising designers in a rapidly evolving sector.

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We are looking for students who are enthusiastic about pushing boundaries and challenging themselves. We offer a stimulating and supportive environment in which to do this.

Nick Rodgers
MA Textile Design Unit Tutor



I chose NUA because of the outstanding facilities. The most inspiring thing is the experience of the tutors and seeing their passion for design.

Beatrice Heuvel
2013 Graduate

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Postgraduate Applications

Applications to all postgraduate courses should be made directly to the Norwich University of the Arts using an MA Application Form. Find more about entry requirements for postgraduate courses.

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For further information email studentrecruitment@nua.ac.uk.

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NUA MA Degree Show 2013

Postgraduate students show their final work in a public exhibition on the NUA campus.


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