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Textile Design (MA)

Master of Arts
Typical Offer
2:2 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2024

About this course

This master's in textile design will encourage you to be experimental and will give you the skills for a successful career in textile design. Taught by industry-experienced tutors who are sustainability specialists, and supported by our dedicated technicians; you’ll learn techniques such as print, embroidery and Devore.

This MA textile design course is suitable if you’re a recent graduate or if you want to refocus your career. Whether your interests are in textiles for fashion, interior design or as a medium for art pieces, you’ll develop your skills and apply them to a range of textile media. 

Employability is key throughout this UK Textile Design master’s degree. You’ll graduate with a portfolio that demonstrates your talents and accomplishments, as well as industry knowledge.

You’ll have extensive industry exposure including: 

  • guest lectures and live project briefs  
  • visits to trade events and selling your work at pop-up events 
  • designing pieces for external public events and opportunities to showcase your work 
  • internship opportunities with leading fashion and textile companies  
  • access to lectures and conferences run by renowned research and special interest groups, such as the Winchester Luxury Research Group, In The Loop and the Fashion and Sustainability Forum 

A supportive and personalised approach to learning; staff will get to know your individual strengths and help you achieve your potential. You’ll also be co-located with MA Fashion Design students in a creative studio atmosphere where you can share ideas and draw inspiration from one another’s work. 

The facilities and equipment you’ll use are outstanding. They include: 

  • a Mimaki digital printer, heat-transfer printing and large hand screen-printing tables with adjoining screen exposing rooms and dye labs 
  • computerised Shima Seiki knitting machines across three gauges, a variety of single and doublebed Dubied knitting machines, linkers and manual knitting machines 
  • a state-of-the-art jacquard loom, a variety of computerised AVL dobby looms, and manual table looms 
  • the WSA library, with comprehensive collections of textiles books, journals and magazines as well as a wide range of other arts-related materials

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course lead

This MA textiles course leader is Reem Alasadi has presented her womenswear collections in London and Tokyo and specialises in highly innovative design, specialising in artisanship and hand-crafted excellence. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in retail, design, visual marketing and merchandising to the course. She also has considerable expertise in sustainable and ethical design and has led many workshops in non-waste design.

Course location

This course is based at Winchester.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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