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Knitwear (Design, Heritage and Production) MA

Heriot-Watt University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Scottish Borders Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

This MA course is aimed at students from a fashion, textiles or fashion technology background. It offers to extend and focus individual design skills. Approaching knitwear design from a creative, theoretical and technical viewpoint – whilst focusing on commercial relevance and product innovation. It’s part of our School of Textiles & Design, which has long supplied leaders in knitwear and knitted textile design. It’s also near to Hawick, one of the most important manufacturing centres for luxury knitwear in the world – supplying to major brands such as Chanel, Prada and Louis Vuitton. Objectives: Critically evaluate traditional and contemporary knitwear design and production practices to inform design output; Develop the appropriate level of technical and creative skill for prototyping and visualising their design ideas; Identify and analyse appropriate methods of design, production and yarn selection for different market levels; Respond innovatively to industrially and commercially relevant demands, restrictions and conventions, through industrial collaboration; Research and apply current developments in technology to their design thinking; Develop concepts and ideas that benefit the knitwear industry and enhance the sustainability of the discipline. The assessment policies for this course incorporate a range of assessment types, with a specific emphasis on formative assessment, self-evaluation, debate and peer critique in all courses. Summative assessment types include coursework, examinations, collaborative and individual problem based projects and a self-directed Masters project with dissertation. Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert awards in this course.

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£ 15,400per year

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University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Highly regarded around the world with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical and life sciences.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.
Global companies actively seek out Heriot-Watt graduates due to the nature of the university's research-informed education.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 86 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    156 70%

    16th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    30th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.66 73%

    79th

    2

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