Taught course

Creative Futures: Surface Pattern Design

Staffordshire University · Creative Arts and Engineering

Entry requirements

A good first degree or equivalent professional experience.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

MA Creative Futures: Surface Pattern Design will enable you to explore the wide-ranging discipline areas that come under Textiles and Surface Pattern. Whether you wish to work freelance in developing swatches for sale, to build a business designing creating and/or retailing your own interior textile and other products, or work as a surface pattern designer for a company, you will be able to explore the commercial environment to ensure you place your work in the best possible way for progression. The Awards also give you the opportunity to network with creatives in other disciplines, and to develop your personal interests and understanding of your specific discipline within a larger creative and business-based framework.

Creative Futures offers recent graduates and established practitioners a chance to continue to develop their chosen discipline and specialist practice at masters level. You will gain advanced creative, technical and business skills, a sophisticated understanding of the business environment and a formalised work experience placement. The aim is to enhance your appeal in the job market and/or provide you with the tools needed to set up in freelance practice or to create your own business. Students will receive tuition in business skills that are designed and delivered specifically for creative practitioners as well as access to our extensive workshops and specialist facilities.

The course is designed to provide maximum flexibility, whether it is being studied on a full or part-time basis: All modules have an extensive distance learning component, combined with intensive, full-day workshops.

Fees and funding

See: Postgraduate funding @ Staffordshire University

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

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