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Entry requirements

Applicants for the Textiles MA should be able to demonstrate a level of enquiry and investigation relevant to their proposed area of study and an ability to succeed at postgraduate level, for example through a relevant honours degree or equivalent professional experience. Through their personal statement and design proposal submitted with their application, applicants must demonstrate:

  • an ability to articulate individual perceptions and understandings of textiles design
  • an ability to positively engage in critical discussion regarding their work and its broader implications and context
  • an ability to work independently and to critically appraise and develop their practice within the context of textiles
  • experience and competency in the relevant area of textiles design through a body of work.

Months of entry


Course content

The increased understanding and use of textiles as both a decorative and technical material has led to a rapid expansion of the industry into areas such as architecture and engineering.

This merging of textiles technology and aesthetics is complex and requires designers who are able to converse with engineers and scientists, handling technical information as well as expressing conceptual design ideas.

Through established links with the DR-i (Design Research Initiative) and Brighton's School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, this MA is designed to stimulate such diversity in textile design thinking. We are seeking talented students who are keen to push the boundaries and perception of what we understand textiles to be.

This course is suitable both for recent graduates interested in furthering their skills or exploring new areas and markets, and for experienced designers who want to challenge their practice in a creative environment.

Due to the open and explorative nature of the course, students from non-textiles backgrounds such as 3D craft design, fine art, materials development, engineering and science are welcome to bring a fresh viewpoint and build on their existing specialist knowledge.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
01273 644644