MA Textiles

General

Program Description

Study at the World's number one ranked art and design university for six consecutive years (2015-2020) in the QS World University Subject Rankings.

About the Programme

Textiles at the RCA is a multi-faceted discipline, and we work at the creative interface between materials, making and meaning. Our focus is on new knowledge that impacts many sectors, exploring new territories for tomorrow’s textiles specialist.

New fabrication methods and specialist textile skills offer fresh possibilities for the world and require us to constantly reconsider our practice, generating a culture of experimentation and creative possibility throughout the activities of the programme.

We encourage our students to develop an agility in their thinking and creative capability with colour and materials. The programme is an exploration of the creative, technological, cultural, commercial and sustainable contexts of textiles, and you’ll develop innovative ideas that challenge the understanding of the practice and discipline of textiles. By graduation, you’ll be fluent in the language of materials, able to influence the tangible and intangible materiality of our lives across a range of sectors.

Xingchen Lu, MA Textiles 2019

Entrance Requirements

Candidates are selected entirely on merit and applications are welcomed from all over the world. The selection process considers creativity, imagination and innovation as demonstrated in your portfolio, as well as your potential to benefit from the programme and to achieve high MA standards overall.

You should have a BA in Textiles or a related Art and Design subject, or equivalent experience, and a personal proposal for the intended direction of their MA study.. For Soft Systems only you should have a BA in Textiles, BSc or BEng, or equivalent experience

We also want passion, commitment and a strong sense of personal responsibility for your own learning and development.

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

Located in the heart of London, the Royal College of Art is the most influential, wholly postgraduate university of art and design in the world.

Located in the heart of London, the Royal College of Art is the most influential, wholly postgraduate university of art and design in the world. Read less