Norwich University of the Arts

Norwich University of the Arts

Textile Design

The course concentrates on the fusion of creativity, craft skills and technological innovation. Students are encouraged to stretch the boundaries of the discipline through creative engagement with materials, processes and concepts. At Master's level, you are expected to work at the forefront of the discipline, embracing digital and technological advancements while developing a clear understanding of the market and potential for your work. Your tutors and workshop technicians are practitioners themselves with extensive and diverse experience in areas including: digital textile production, computer-aided design for repeat design, laser cutting, ceramics, costume design, book binding, illustration, dye and weave. You will benefit from this breadth and depth of experience as you are encouraged to experiment and externalise your practice through exhibitions and national competitions. Tutorials and research units encourage debate and reflection on the environmental, ethical and social impact of textile design which are ongoing themes of the course. This course will challenge you to reflect on your existing practice in relation to current research and contemporary issues surrounding textile design and production. You will be encouraged to develop and realise self-directed projects that address issues in professional, theoretical, ethical, technical or visual aspects of design.

Entry requirements

The offer of entry is based on an expectation that you have the potential to fulfil the aims of the course of study and achieve the standard required to successfully complete the award. Entrants should normally have achieved a BA (Hons)/BSc Degree of 2.1 or above (or its equivalent), in a subject related to your proposed course of study. Applicants who hold a Degree from another discipline may also be considered for entry, subject to the submission of a satisfactory portfolio of art, design or media-related work in support of their application.

Course modules

Award specific unit x 2; research into practice; self-negotiated study; Masters project.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed using clearly identified criteria and requirements, and these are explained to the student at the start of each module.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Norwich University of the Arts Norwich NR2 4SN East of England

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