Masters | Postgraduate Course - Textile Design MA Course Details within London Metropolitan University

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Textile Design MA

Study Details

MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

This research-led Textile Design MA addresses the needs of graduates from textile design and related discipline backgrounds, or those who wish to collaborate with professionals in the field. Our Textile Design MA is one of several postgraduate design courses that co-exist at The Cass, offering rich opportunities for the collaborative multidisciplinary approach that is a feature of the current and future design sector and a requirement for success in the field.

More about this course

The course is grounded in the understanding that design is a key driver for change in society and the environment. However, traditional roles in design are increasingly blurred and designers need to be able to negotiate complex and ambiguous problems. This means that the challenges and opportunities for design and designers are being constantly reimagined, as the unpredictability of the future tests our capacity to adapt, invent and apply creative design solutions to emerging needs.

Graduates of this course will challenge conventional ideas of what textiles are, and design textiles and textile products that have not yet been conceptualised.

Module details

Year 1 modules include:

  • Design Project Development (core, 40 credits)
  • Design Research for Practice (core, 40 credits) 
  • Democratising Luxury (alternative core, 20 credits) 
  • Design for Change (alternative core, 20 credits) 
  • Interior Contexts (alternative core, 20 credits) 
  • Material Thought (alternative core, 20 credits) 
  • Project as Professional Practice: Textile Design (alternative core, 60 credits)

Entry Requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a first class or strong upper second class degree, or equivalent, in a related subject

Applicants will also be expected to present a portfolio and provide a statement demonstrating their ambition for the subject area and for studying at postgraduate level.

A related undergraduate degree plus related employment, or consultancy within the field can be considered alongside the portfolio and statement.

Student Destinations

The creative industry in the UK is huge and about half of all those involved in the design sector work in London. Completing our course provides you with the expertise to forge a successful career and lead within these burgeoning fields. With a community supporting one of the highest concentrations of designers and related businesses in the world, our unique location in the East End of London offers many opportunities for students and professionals to showcase cutting-edge design within related industries and venues.

Graduates of the course will often work as textile artists, freelance designers and consultants in the textiles sector, but may also work in the creative industries in London, across the UK and overseas. You could also find employment as an in-house designer for furniture and homeware companies or fashion houses, interior practices and manufacturing companies, both large and small. Career paths in art, trend analysis, retail buying & management, textile and design journalism, education and marketing are also open to you on completion of this course.