What will I learn?

This course gives you the opportunity to explore and develop your skills in the specialist areas of printed, embroidered, knitted, woven, laser cut or multimedia textiles. You'll devise an individual project and we will support your creative thinking and experimentation, helping you to develop new or smart design concepts, fabrications and prototypes.

Key features

  • Work alongside other MA Fashion, Textiles and Knitwear Design students in our dedicated postgraduate studio
  • Have access to a wide range of traditional and digital textile design equipment, including laser cutting, multi-head embroidery, screen, digital and 3D printing, Jacquard weaving, and Shima Seiki and Stoll power knitting
  • Benefit from the professional expertise of our academic staff, researchers and visiting designers such as Orsola de Castro, Dr. Katherine Townsend, Karen Nicol, Kit Miles, Lisa Salama, Hannah Croft, Angharad Mclaren, Jo Cope, and Moxham
  • Work with fellow students, practitioners and academic staff from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Have the opportunity to visit London and join European study trips to Florence, Antwerp and Paris
  • Take advantage of our excellent industry links
  • Be selected to exhibit at New Designers in London and have an opportunity to be selected for TexSelect (formerly Texprint)
  • Opt for a 20 credit point advanced research module if you’re thinking of progressing to PhD or Professional Doctorate study

What you'll study

We will support your creative thinking and experimentation, helping you to develop your research and practice, leading to the development of new or smart design concepts, fabrications and prototypes. Our extensive textile design facilities will give you the opportunity to use a range of traditional and computerised technologies.

Career Prospects

This course leads to a wide range of career opportunities including:

  • textile designer
  • technologist
  • buyer
  • merchandiser
  • production manager
  • trend forecasting
  • styling for fashion and interior textile companies

You could also work for brands developing innovative design and wearable technologies. Some graduates use this course to support careers in teaching, lecturing, journalism and progression to MPhil or PhD study.

Recent graduates have set up their own successful businesses, or work within related careers in the fashion and textile design sector. Others have returned to their previous job with a renewed focus and enhanced career prospects.

Which department am I in?

School of Art and Design

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,500.00 (US$ 21,008) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

City Campus

50 Shakespeare Street,

Nottingham,

Nottinghamshire,

NG1 4FQ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who hold a Bachelors degree from a recognised institution with a grade point average of 3.2 (2.1) and 2.8 (2.2) are considered for entry to masters degree. IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

For international students

Students should have a 2.2 honours degree in a related subject. Students with non-standard entry qualifications and / or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis. Students should have IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill); and a creative portfolio. TOEFL iBT - Overall score of 81 with at least 10 Reading, 9 Listening, 17 Speaking, 19 Writing.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London
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About Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University is one of the UK’s most popular universities with a reputation for excellent teaching and world-leading research.

  • Dedicated international student support
  • Employability focused with work experience opportunities
  • 2019 Guardian University of the Year

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