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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Textile Design Art

Course type


Course Summary

This programme will challenge and accelerate your individual approach to decorative design, through in-depth personal development in design, material knowledge, process, colour, pattern and texture, in the context of textiles for fashion, interiors and installation. This programme facilitates an experimental and interdisciplinary approach to design, through exploration, experimentation, innovation and craftsmanship, exploring how textiles connect to contemporary design practice, human experience and issues of sustainability. Drawing, design and visual and material interpretation are at the core of this programme, which specialises in decorative design applications. Students will access superbly equipped workshops and design studios, gaining advice from expert design teams with an international profile. This programme encourages entrepreneurial creativity through self-initiated and independent approaches to design, whilst considering the subject at its extreme edges in relation to textile design; process, technique, application, customer use and audience are all given significant consideration. Connecting with students across disciplines is encouraged, so you can maximise the opportunity to forge design partnerships and explore your decorative design approach in a range of contexts.

Different course options

Full time | Plymouth College of Art | 1 year | OCT

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Critical Thinking - Core
Project Design - Core
Professional Codes - Core
Research Ethics - Core
Advanced Training in Specialist Disciplines - Core
Research Methods - Core
Conceptual Frameworks - Core

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

Students need to have a BA 2.1; equivalent professional experience or portfolio; exceptional project proposal.