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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course gives you the opportunity to explore and develop your skills in the specialist areas of printed, embroidered, knitted, woven, laser cut or multimedia textiles. You'll devise an individual project and we will support your creative thinking and experimentation, helping you to develop new or smart design concepts, fabrications and prototypes.

Key features

  • Work alongside other MA Fashion, Textiles and Knitwear Design students in our dedicated postgraduate studio
  • Have access to a wide range of traditional and digital textile design equipment, including laser cutting, multi-head embroidery, screen, digital and 3D printing, Jacquard weaving, and Shima Seiki and Stoll power knitting
  • Benefit from the professional expertise of our academic staff, researchers and visiting designers such as Orsola de Castro, Dr. Katherine Townsend, Karen Nicol, Kit Miles, Lisa Salama, Hannah Croft, Angharad Mclaren, Jo Cope, and Moxham
  • Work with fellow students, practitioners and academic staff from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Have the opportunity to visit London and join European study trips to Florence, Antwerp and Paris
  • Take advantage of our excellent industry links
  • Be selected to exhibit at New Designers in London and have an opportunity to be selected for TexSelect (formerly Texprint)
  • Opt for a 20 credit point advanced research module if you’re thinking of progressing to PhD or Professional Doctorate study

What you'll study

We will support your creative thinking and experimentation, helping you to develop your research and practice, leading to the development of new or smart design concepts, fabrications and prototypes. Our extensive textile design facilities will give you the opportunity to use a range of traditional and computerised technologies.

Career Prospects

This course leads to a wide range of career opportunities including:

  • textile designer
  • technologist
  • buyer
  • merchandiser
  • production manager
  • trend forecasting
  • styling for fashion and interior textile companies

You could also work for brands developing innovative design and wearable technologies. Some graduates use this course to support careers in teaching, lecturing, journalism and progression to MPhil or PhD study.

Recent graduates have set up their own successful businesses, or work within related careers in the fashion and textile design sector. Others have returned to their previous job with a renewed focus and enhanced career prospects.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,850per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Nottingham Trent University

  • University League Table

    45th

  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

With students and staff from over 160 countries, cultural diversity is a key part of the university's identity.
Support from the International Development Office, country advisors, International Student Support team, Global Lounge, NTU Faith and employability specialists.
NTU was the first UK university to receive a Purple Flag award for entertainment, diversity and safety.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 85 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    140 64%

    26th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    8th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    47th

    19

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