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
This focuses on challenging and confirming your practice. You'll achieve this through the development of critical reading, observation, handling and thinking deeply about products, craft artefacts, contextual research associated with your work and the field of enquiry surrounding it.
This unit focuses on beginning to develop your practice into a form of enquiry, with a questioning, analytical and interrogative approach to your work that will enable 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 the Exploratory practice unit. Although you won't have yet concluded your research project, the work completed for this unit 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.
Fee discounts & 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.