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.
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- Design Research for Practice
- Democratising Luxury
- Design for Change
- Interior Contexts
- Material Thought
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesFashion, Textiles and Luxury Goods View 112 other Masters in Fashion, Textiles and Luxury Goods in United Kingdom
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.
International13250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased 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
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