Taught course

Textile Design

Plymouth College of Art · Plymouth College of Art

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Entry requirements

BA 2.1; equivalent professional experience or portfolio; exceptional project proposal.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA Textile Design 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.

You 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.

This programme encourages you to pursue new thinking to develop your design ideas, and to examine more personal references. You will also interact with emerging technologies and sustainable solutions, capitalising on collaborative opportunities and the numerous options for textile design, making and production.

The programme is designed to encourage the development of your personal practice through the enhancement of skills, critical engagement and collaboration with others, in the pursuit of new ideas and new ways of designing and making.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1752 203434