MA Textile Design
The MA Textile Design at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, provides a programme in which you can develop your skills and knowledge in your field of interest. The programme equips you with both the practical skills and the intellectual framework, appropriate to your specialism, to allow you to work competently at a master’s level. It provides you with the tools to engage with your field, to take part in current debates regarding the issues influencing it and to judge your own outcomes within this context.
This programme will prepare you for further research or practice, drawing on your creativity and knowledge. You will develop critical thinking skills, refine your textile design skills and undertake design research. You will acquire a critical understanding of your subject from different cultural and professional perspectives, and benefit from our international and industrial links.
Core areas include:
- Textile Design (e.g. print, knit, weave, mixed-media)
- Interpreting objects
- Research skills.
This programme is one of the MA Design pathways which require you to present a portfolio of work. You will be able to develop your thinking and skills in the following areas:
- Research skills for textile design
- Contemporary issues
- Experimental practice
- Construction techniques and materials for printed, knitted or woven fabrics
- CAD for Textile Design
- Textile design portfolio skills
- Marketing and branding