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Textile Design

London Metropolitan University

M.A.
12 months
Duration
13250 GBP/year
8950 GBP/year
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About

This research-led Textile Design MA at London Metropolitan University addresses the needs of graduates from textile design and related discipline backgrounds, or those who wish to collaborate with professionals in the field. 

Overview

The Textile Design MA at London Metropolitan University 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.

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.

Knowing that the future is largely shaped by design decisions implies a responsibility for designers to act in a manner that combines experimentation and radical thinking with care, effective research and collaboration with those who will be affected by the outcomes of designers' work. The work of a designer is not, however, limited to ensuring that any design outcomes, including textiles, are safe and function as intended.

After the course

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Research for Practice 
  • Democratising Luxury 
  • Design for Change 
  • Interior Contexts
  • Material Thought 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6

Other requirements

General 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part Time (per 20 credit module)

  • UK / EU:   £995 
  • International: £1,470 

Funding

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