MA Material Futures

University of the Arts London

Program Description

MA Material Futures

University of the Arts London

MA Textile Futures is now called MA Material Futures. We’ve always believed ‘textiles’ to encompass a broad approach to materiality, and to better reflect the multidisciplinary nature of our work we have changed our course title.

MA Material Futures explores the intersection of craft, science and technology encouraging students to look beyond existing boundaries to anticipate future needs, desires, and challenges. Taking materiality as the starting point of the design process we integrate high and low technological materials and processes, pursuing relevant applications across fashion, architecture, product design, and communication & critical design.

Observing and analysing how we live today allows us to consider how we can live better tomorrow. Considering the current and future context of design decisions is core to our ethos, combining social, political and economic inquiry to inform future, sustainable design applications.

Reasons to Apply

  • You’ll be exposed to new materials, processes, technologies and design methodologies and use materiality as a platform to critically interrogate our sustainable future with topics spanning smart textiles, new materials, interactive design, sustainable design, trend forecasting, branding, fashion, and craft futures.
  • You'll develop experimental design work alongside innovative design proposals and work collaboratively with MA Industrial Design, MA Design Ceramics, Furniture or Jewellery and MA Communication Design students to critically interrogate the complexity of the global and local context of your work.
  • Our graduates continue to forge highly successful futures, whether it be working in the creative industry, setting up their own studios, or going onto further study or research roles within academia.
  • Our graduates regularly gain press coverage in UK and International magazines and journals such as Surface, Viewpoint, Frame, Creative Review, Elle Decoration, Crafts, Selvedge, Interni (Italy), Vogue Casa (Italy) and FORM (Germany).
  • You’ll benefit from collaborations within the creative industry. Previous partners have included Louis Vuitton, Nissan Design Europe, Stella McCartney, Samsonite, Graham & Brown, EDF Energy, Microsoft Research, Roche Bobois and Philips Design.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Cost & Fees

Home/EU Fee

Tuition fees for 2015/16: £4,750 per year. Please note that fees for second year of study will be subject to inflationary increase.

£500 per annum discount for all students who have completed a PG Dip/Cert or an undergraduate course including Grad Dip/Cert, at UAL.

You can pay course tuition fees in instalments for this course.

International Fee

Tuition fees for 2015/16: £11,450 per year.

£500 per annum discount for all students who have completed a PG Dip/Cert or an undergraduate course including Grad Dip/Cert, at UAL.

You can pay course tuition fees in instalments for this course.

Miscellaneous

College: Central Saint Martins



Last updated March 3, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
12,365 GBP
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Deadline
Start date Sept. 2016
Place
United Kingdom London, England
Application deadline Request Info
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Duration 2 years
Price 12,365 GBP
International Fee: £12,365 per year (2016/17 fees); Home/EU Fee: £4,900 per year (2016/17 fees)