MA Textile Design is a future-focused programme grounded in traditional crafts. This course concentrates on the fusion of creativity, craft skills and technological innovation, with students being encouraged to stretch the boundaries of the discipline through their creative engagement with materials, processes and concepts. As an MA Textile Design student, you will be expected to work at the forefront of the discipline, embracing digital and technological advancements while developing a strong understanding of materials and processes and an awareness of the market potential for their work. Debate and reflection on the environmental, ethical and social impact of textile design and production forms an ongoing theme of the course.
Ideas experimentation, problem solving and reflection are key skills that will be nurtured throughout the programme and will complement the development of your specialist skills in digital, printed or constructed textiles. Rigorous research will underpin your practice-led investigation, and practising academic staff and industry guest lecturers will enhance your contextual understanding of contemporary Textile design. You will be encouraged to develop the professional understanding necessary to work as a creative textiles practitioner at the highest level, through exploring entrepreneurship, collaboration, marketing, branding and funding.
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