Hertfordshire International College

MA Contemporary Textiles

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Hertfordshire International College
In Hatfield

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Typology Postgraduate
Location Hatfield
Duration 1 Year
  • Postgraduate
  • Hatfield
  • Duration:
    1 Year

MA Contemporary Textiles is an award within the MA Art and Design programme at the School of Creative Arts. Within the postgraduate programme there is strong emphasis on professional practice and the real-world applications of art and design. You will develop key research skills and gain a good understanding of the work of other practitioners in your field.
Contemporary textiles has emerged as an innovative area of practice for artists, designers and makers, testing the boundaries of more traditional areas of art practice. This course gives you the opportunity to explore areas such as textiles and new materials, textiles and performance, and the connections between contemporary textiles, fashion and interior design. It provides students with an environment that encourages individuality and explores the breadth and diversity of contemporary textile practice. Students employ a wide range of traditional and innovative methods and techniques and through research and experimentation, build on skills already established to develop the personal identity of their practice.

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Hatfield (Herefordshire)
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University of Hertfordshire (College Lane Campus), Hatfield AL10 9AB, UK


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· What are the objectives of this course?

On this postgraduate degree you will advance your individual creative practice in Contemporary Textiles. Develop your knowledge and understanding of current critical debate. Gain advanced technical and entrepreneurial skills for the successful creative practitioner. Work alongside practitioners working in a range of areas of practice, in stimulating and challenging environment. Develop entrepreneurial skills and knowledge of the profession. Opportunity to exhibit your work in the university gallery.

· Who is it intended for?

This MA is designed to enable you to operate successfully as a professional practitioner in your area of specialism. Graduates have gone on to establish studios, exhibit professionally, work as curators, Phd study, teaching, work towards site specific commissions

· Requirements

An honours degree (2:2 or above) in a field relevant to the award you want to study. If you do not have a degree, you will need to show you have appropriate professional experience and skills to benefit from the course. We may also be able to take into account accredited prior learning (APL) or accredited prior experiential learning (APEL).

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5.0 08/10/2018
What I would highlight: I had a lot of support with me to work well and met the best people in my life.
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Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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5.0 28/05/2018
What I would highlight: I very much liked the place. It made me like my course. The only conn I felt was no financial help for Phd stuents.
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5.0 27/05/2018
What I would highlight: For paramedic science, this university really good, very good experience and I've enjoyed my course very much
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Diego Jerez
4.5 15/04/2018
What I would highlight: I simply love this place, they all are helpful, atmosphere is also good.Overall, it was a good experience
What could be improved: nothing to improve
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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5.0 22/03/2018
What I would highlight: Days at this university were great. Courses demand hardwork but worths it. Campus offers great career advices, facilities and much more to like nice library to admire.
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Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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What you'll learn on the course

Art Direction
Design techniques
Art design
Arts management
Design techniques
Contemporary Textiles

Course programme


Level 7

Core Modules
  • Creative Economies - 15 Credits
  • Major Study: Contemporary Textiles - 60 Credits
  • Research and Enquiry - 15 Credits
  • Practice 1: Art - 30 Credits Practice 2: Art - 30 Credits
  • Discourse and Reflection: Art - 30 Credits
  • Research and Enquiry (Online) - 15 Credits
  • Creative Economies (Online) - 15 Credits
Teaching methods

The programme is centered on individual practice and encourages critical dialogue between traditions, disciplines and media. The practice modules develop individual practice through a combination of work-in-progress seminars, tutorials and gallery visits and discussions. A sustained body of creative work forms the basis of assessment, supported by written documentation and assignments. The course is also designed to help you acquire research skills and understand what is going on now in contemporary textiles.

Additional information

Part time fee - £665 per 15 credits for the 2018/2019 academic year

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