MA Printed Textiles for Fashion & Interiors offers a practice based, design led experience, which develops your creative vision and redefines your professional practice. You’ll be encouraged to push boundaries and challenge yourself - we'll provide you with the stimulating and supportive environment in which to do it. You’ll have the freedom to explore and combine traditional, handcrafted design and production techniques with the latest innovations in digital technology while researching the ever evolving materials and technologies. You can create diverse design solutions that span a variety of outcomes.
Print for fashion covers: printed textiles collections for fashion, printed samples, experimental print pieces, printed garment prototypes, print design concepts or range plans, and printed fashion related products or accessories.
Print for interiors covers: printed furnishings, fashion led interior print concepts, one off printed textiles, installation or site specific works, printed product prototypes, floor and wall coverings as well as exterior print applications.
Situated within the internationally recognised School of Fashion at UCA Rochester, the MA Printed Textiles for Fashion & Interiors course offers you the opportunity for in-depth exploration and creative idea development in the specialist subject area of printed textiles for contemporary creative and fashion related industries.
This unique course offers you an exciting opportunity to make your creative vision a reality, master your skills, and develop new research methods - exploring innovative, relevant and sustainable solutions for fashion and textiles. Practice based research and theoretical research are integrated throughout the course. You'll develop an individual design philosophy and research methodology, along with the visual, creative and practical skills you need to work in contemporary practice.
You’ll be challenged to exceed your personal best, gaining in confidence and professionalism throughout the programme through critical debate, seminars, lectures, tutorials, visiting speakers, group critiques, market research and personal research.
A vibrant creative studio culture with your own individual workspace is designed to support the development of your research and practice, along with a programme of tutorials, lecturers, seminars and critiques. As part of this course, you'll be involved in professional practice, such as a live industry project brief, competition work, industry sponsorship or industry engagement activities.