MA Textile Design
Course length: Full-time 1 year, Part-time 2 years
All courses starting in September 2020 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.
This course is now closed for 2020 entry. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for queries related to MA Textile Design.
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
- Product Design
- Materials Production
- Further/Higher Education
- PhD Study
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.
2020/21 Tuition Fees For New Entrants
|UK/EU nationality||Postgraduate degree (full-time)||£8,000|
|UK/EU nationality||Postgraduate degree (part-time)||£5,000|
|International (non-EU)||Postgraduate degree (full-time)||£15,000|
Postgraduate Masters Loan of up to £11,222
For 2020, UK nationals and those who have been resident in England for three years may be eligible to apply for a government loan of up to £11,222 towards course fees or living costs. Part time and EU students may also be eligible.
How to apply
Applications to our postgraduate courses should be made directly to Norwich University of the Arts using an MA Application Form.
Applications should be returned to email@example.com
Terms and conditions
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.
"The course balances material innovation and academic research, along with a contextual understanding of where your work fits into the field. There is an emphasis on pushing boundaries and challenging existing perspectives."
MA Textile Design
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