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MA Textile Design overview

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


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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N170 Postgraduate Student Scholarships


NUA is offering eight £10,000 scholarships for 2015 entry. For eligibility criteria and information on how to apply for N170 scholarships visit the Scholarships page.


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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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There is an emphasis on the context and understanding where your work fits into the field. this really helps your work to develop.

Beatrice Heuvel
Textile Design graduate

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