MA Textile Design

MA Textile Design

Course length: Full-time 1 year, Part-time 2 years

All courses starting in September 2021 will run as a blend of on-campus and digital teaching and learning and will follow UK government safety advice. We may need to adjust course delivery if advice changes. We will notify applicants and students of any changes directly.​

Combining creativity, craft skills and technological innovation, our MA Textile Design Masters degree course will develop and refine your expert knowledge of textile design.

You’ll work at the forefront of the discipline, embracing the latest digital and technological advancements while developing a clear understanding of the market and the commercial potential of your work.

Hone your textile design skills

You’ll be encouraged to push your imagination and stretch the boundaries of the discipline through creative use of materials, processes and concepts.

Course tutors and workshop technicians teaching on this postgraduate course are also practitioners, with extensive and diverse experience in areas including digital textile production, CAD for repeat design, laser cutting, illustration, dye and weave. The breadth and depth of their knowledge will benefit you as you experiment and develop your practice through exhibitions and national competitions.

Debate current issues and hear from industry experts

Tutorials and practice-based projects are designed to encourage debate and reflection on the environmental, ethical and social impact of textile design.

Guest speakers from industry will support your professional development and give you greater understanding of the range of pathways for practising designers in a rapidly evolving sector.

MA Degree Show

Discover the work of some of our our postgraduate students in their MA Degree Show at Norwich University of the Arts.

Graduates work in a broad range of careers including

  • Textile Designer
  • Textile for Fashion Design
  • Interior Design
  • Print Design
  • Illustration
  • Conservation
  • Product Design
  • Styling
  • Branding/Marketing
  • Materials Production
  • Further/Higher Education
  • PhD Study
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Entry requirements

Entrants should normally have achieved a BA (Hons) / BSc Degree of 2:1 or above (or its equivalent), in a subject related to your proposed course of study.

Applicants who hold a Degree from another discipline may also be considered for entry, subject to the submission of a satisfactory portfolio of art, design or media-related work in support of their application.

The offer of entry onto a Masters Degree (MA) is based on an expectation that you have the potential to fulfil the aims of the course of study and achieve the standard required to successfully complete the award.

2021/22 Tuition Fees for new entrants

Home Postgraduate degree (full-time) £8,500
Home Postgraduate degree (part-time) £5,310
Home MArch Architecture (full-time, over 2 years) £9,250 per year. £18,500 in total.
Home MArch Architecture (part-time, over 3 years) £6,167 per year. £18,500 in total.
Overseas MArch Architecture (full-time, over 2 years) £15,900 per year. £31,800 in total.
Overseas Postgraduate degree (full-time) £15,900. 

Postgraduate Masters Loan of up to £11,570

For 2021, UK nationals and EU nationals who have ‘Settled’ or ‘Pre-Settled’ status may be eligible for a government loan towards course fees or living costs. Both full and part-time Masters degree students can apply for the Masters loan. Find out more on the UK Government website.

How to apply

Applications to our postgraduate courses should be made directly to Norwich University of the Arts using an MA Application Form.

MA Application form 2021-22 – Word format
MA Application form 2021-22 – PDF format

Applications should be returned to admissions@nua.ac.uk 

Terms and conditions

NUA Terms and Conditions (11/12/20)
NUA Student Regulations and Procedures (17/09/20)
Student Protection Plan (05/09/18) (60k)

Interview

If you’re invited to interview we’ll ask you to bring a portfolio of recent work. You’ll be interviewed by one or more members of the MA course team, who will ask you about your work, your applicant’s statement and your preparedness for postgraduate study.

Interviews normally last around thirty minutes and you’ll have a chance to ask the course team questions. We will endeavour to let you know if you have been successful within ten days of your interview.

When should I apply for an MA course?

There is no official deadline for applying for a postgraduate course. We would recommend you apply by 25 August (at the very latest) of the autumn you wish to start. This will allow time for your interview to take place and the necessary paper work to be processed if you are successful in achieving a place. International students requiring a visa should apply as soon as possible in the year they wish to start. Email our International Team for more information.

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