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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Textile Design

Course type


Course Summary

In this course students will be encouraged to push their imagination and stretch the boundaries of the discipline through creative use of materials, processes and concepts. Course tutors and workshop technicians teaching on this postgraduate course are also practitioners, with extensive and diverse experience in areas including digital textile production, CAD for repeat design, laser cutting, illustration, dye and weave. The breadth and depth of their knowledge will benefit you as you experiment and develop your practice through exhibitions and national competitions. Tutorials and practice-based projects are designed to encourage debate and reflection on the environmental, ethical and social impact of textile design. Guest speakers from industry will support your professional development and give you greater understanding of the range of pathways for practising designers in a rapidly evolving sector.

Graduates work in a broad range of careers including: Textile Designer; Textile for Fashion Design; Interior Design; Print Design; Illustration; Conservation; Product Design; Styling; Branding/Marketing; Materials Production; Further/Higher Education; PhD Study.

Different course options

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

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The Award Specific Unit offers you the opportunity to extend your subject knowledge through specialist practice, supported by tutorials and group critiques. The aim of the unit is to allow you to explore the boundaries of your subject and to engage with a variety of concepts, processes and materials through the production of work. The experimentation and reflection carried out during this unit will help provide you with the working methods, background research and conceptual framework for the development and delivery of your Masters Project. You may be supported in writing a Learning Agreement that you will develop at the start of the unit. In addition to outlining your concepts and outcomes in the Learning Agreement, you will also be expected to negotiate access to specialist resources that you feel are essential to the production of your work.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

Students 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. Students 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.

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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