Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

Material Futures

The course explores the intersection of craft, science and technology encouraging students to look beyond existing boundaries to anticipate future needs, desires, and challenges. Taking materiality as the starting point of the design process we integrate high and low technological materials and processes, pursuing relevant applications across fashion, architecture, product design, and communication and critical design. Observing and analysing how we live today allows us to consider how we can live better tomorrow. Considering the current and future context of design decisions is core to our ethos, combining social, political and economic inquiry to inform future, sustainable design applications.

Entry requirements

A relevant Honours degree, or equivalent; or relevant professional experience (minimum of 3 years); students with a background in design, fine art, architecture, interactive design or product design are welcome to apply, provided they can demonstrate that their aspirations are compatible with the course rationale and the textile discipline. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills), or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Design challenge; design futures.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through an individual project, developed under supervision.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,900 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Full-time £ 12,365 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Cross Campus Camden N1C 4AA South East

Key information

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020 7514 7023