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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Textile Design

Course type


Course Summary

Creativity, craft and technological innovation combine on the MA Textile Design course at NUA.

We will encourage you to work at the forefront of the discipline, combining cutting edge and traditional techniques. Opportunities will be provided to embrace the latest digital and technological advancements while you develop a clear understanding of the market and the creative and commercial potential for your work.

We encourage students to engage creatively with materials, processes and concepts, and to respond to the textile designer’s role in society with regard to issues such as the climate emergency, diversity and socio-economic contexts. This could include researching wider networks and also blending ideas related to culture, material futures and bio-design.

Course tutors, visiting experts and workshop technicians are also practitioners with extensive and diverse experience in areas such as digital textile production, CAD for repeat design, laser cutting, illustration, dye and weave. Their breadth and depth of experience will support you as you experiment and develop your practice through exhibitions and national competitions.

Tutorials and practice-based projects encourage debate and reflection on the environmental, ethical and social impact of textile design. Guest speakers from industry will support your professional development and understanding of the range of pathways for practising designers in a rapidly evolving sector.

Different course options

Full time | Norwich University of the Arts | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The Award Specific Unit offers two units where subject specialist issues are explored, promoting the acquisition of new knowledge and skills.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

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. The offer of entry onto a Masters Degree (MA) 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.

University information

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is one of the great British art schools: a specialist arts, design and media university that draws on more than 170 years of history but with a focus on the future. Postgraduate students come to NUA from diverse backgrounds and with a range of hopes for their future. But they share a passion for creativity. They share a pioneering spirit and determination to explore their creative practice. PG study at...more

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