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Textile Design, M.A.

Textile Design, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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MA Textile Design at Chelsea College of Arts explores creative approaches to sustainable textile and surface design. A key feature of the course at Chelsea is the focus on the debate around environmantal issues and the designer's role and responsibility in relation to these. We will encourage you to look at the selecting of raw materials, the impact of production and the product life cycle. 

About

The Textile Environment Design (TED) project is a unique research unit based at the College that investigates the role designers play in the field of eco design and is a resource students, researchers and designers all benefit from and contribute to. Recent students have used TED's extensive library of contacts to establish a unique and sustainable craft design project based in Thailand.

Careers

MA Textile Design graduates have gone on to careers as textiles practitioners and designer-makers either working with, or establishing their own, major and independent fashion labels. Recent graduates have gone on to designing prints for Ralph Lauren in New York, working on sustainable craft design projects in India as well as in-house designer for Heritage Cashmere. Other course alumni have gone on to freelance design work, interior product design or other industry related careers, while some go on to undertake further research.

Content: what students can expect

  • A studio-based, practice-led course. View our textiles workshops image gallery
  • Opportunities for developing and collaborating on pioneering work within the textile industry
  • Study to be underpinned by a supportive theoretical framework, as well as instruction in professional contemporary practice
  • Focus and debate about environmental issues as well as the designer’s role in acting responsibly to these
  • To participate in and develop skills through individual and group tutorials, workshops, online resources and postgraduate talks designed to introduce students to a range of visiting artists, designers and other practitioners

Programme Structure

Content and Structure:

  • Unit 1: Exploring and understanding research-led practice
  • Unit 2: Contextualising research-led practice
  • Unit 3: Realisation of research-led practice

Studio practice involves evolving and developing a personal programme of studio work and related research. Theoretical Studies provides a framework for students to develop a critical research paper, enabling them to locate their ideas and practice in relation to contemporary debate on cultural and theoretical issues.

Throughout the course students participate in individual and group tutorials, developing their skills through Personal Professional Development workshops and on-line resources while the postgraduate talks are organised that introduce them to a range of visiting artists and practitioners.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

Entry requirements:

  • BA (Hons) degree or equivalent academic qualifications
  • Alternative qualifications and experience will also be taken into consideration
  • Portfolio of work
  • Study plan

All classes are taught in English. If English isn't your first language you must provide evidence at enrolment of the following:

  • IELTS level 6.5 or above, with at least 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking (please check our English Language requirements)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    17920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17920 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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