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15 months

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Textile Design

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

MA Textile Design at Chelsea is focussed on sustainable and socially responsible design. It aims to inspire you to be architects of future design practice. The content and structure of the course supports you to explore, contextualise and deeply embed creative approaches to sustainable design into your research and practice. You will place yourself at the heart of debates around environmental and societal issues and the changing roles and responsibilities of the designer in relation to these.

The course offers you an opportunity to explore a broad range of textile design contexts and possibilities in relation to your future ambition. You will look at how you can make a positive impact and help to shape the future of the industry through research and textile design practice.


Holistic unit assessment at the end of each 15-week unit; Examination of Unit 3 final design outcome as presented in postgraduate design school event; Peer assessment; Student self-evaluation; Tutorials.


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. 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.


The final unit of the course will focus on the realisation of your Major Project. To demonstrate how you have developed your practice as a model for exploring and reflecting on contextual and theoretical perspectives; To present work in the postgraduate design school event; To submit a final design outcome with supporting developmental design work.

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Entry requirements

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are: BA (Hons) degree or equivalent academic qualifications; Alternative qualifications and experience will also be taken into consideration; Personal statement; Portfolio of work. Entry to this course will also be determined by the quality of your application, looking primarily at your portfolio of work and personal statement.

University information

University of the Arts London (UAL) is one of the world’s leading and most prestigious arts universities, maintaining an internationally renowned list of alumni. Being located in London, it is an ideal place to study a postgraduate qualification and get connected to a thriving creative sector. With modern campus sites spread across London, UAL offers over 100 taught postgraduate degree courses at the university’s six specialist colleges and...more

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