You'll be introduced to the University and the technical workshops and facilities available to you. The first term includes a range of lectures and seminars and you’ll start to explore your creative practice.
Theory and Analysis
Through the development of critical reading, observation, handling and thinking deeply about projects, artefacts and contextual research, you’ll challenge and confirm your own practice.
Through this unit, you’ll begin to develop your practice into a form of enquiry, with a questioning, analytical and interrogative approach to your work, enabling you to become a self-sustaining reflective practitioner.
During term two you begin developing your MA project, evaluating and testing out the aims of your proposal over a sustained period of self-directed study.
Reflective practice is one of the most important concepts for a creative practitioner. It enables you to become your own best critic, allowing you to develop and progress your practice independently. The work undertaken in this unit should begin to address the research questions you refined and explored in Exploratory Practice.
Although you won’t have yet concluded your research project, your work should be considerably more resolved and establish a clear line of enquiry - through materials, concept and context. You also have the opportunity to complete a period of professional practice during this unit.
In the third term of the course, you'll apply the knowledge gained through your research to create a final body of work.
This is the culmination of your studies and will form an exposition of the central ideas and concepts developed throughout your course. As such, it should achieve a resolution to previous project units and demonstrate evidence of advanced conceptual, theoretical and technical capability over an extended period of self-directed study.
Fees and additional course costs
The course fees per year for 2021 entry are:
- UK students full-time - £10,400
- UK students part-time - £5,200
- International and EU students full-time - £17,500 (standard fee)
- International and EU students full-time - £16,800 (full early payment fee)
Additional course costs
In addition to the tuition fees please see the additional course costs for 2021 entry.
Find out more about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to:
These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.
Fee discounts and scholarships
To support all of our current students and our recent UK and EU alumni to progress to the next level of study, we have developed a new range of fee discounts across a range of courses.
As part of this course, you'll have access to well-established industry connections. These include:
- The Crafts Council
- Royal School of Needlework
- Farnham Maltings
- Selvedge Magazine
- Nuno Corporation
- The New Ashgate Gallery
- Melin Tregwynt Woollen Mill.
Recent guest lecturers include:
- Rachel Kelly, wallpaper designer
- Yosi Anaya, textiles designer
- Dr Jane Harris, textiles designer.