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Honours degree or a postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to an honours degree. Other qualifications or experience may be acceptable if demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at honours degree standard.
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MA Textiles is a place to explore ideas through making textiles of any kind. Textiles is interpreted in its broadest sense, encompassing art, design and craft practices, as well as practice that encompasses more than one field. Individual, collaborative and community group work is encouraged. Students negotiate an individual Learning Agreement in order to fulfill personal objectives. The mix of interests in the student group defines the character of the subject in any one year.
Recent work has included intricately embroidered clothing; installation pieces; collaborative video performance and digitally printed wallpaper.
All students engage in critical debate and reflection as a means by which the field of textiles practice is acknowledged and contested, allowing work to be located in relation to the contemporary expanded field of practice. The studios and workshops offer a lively and supportive place to test out and visualise ideas.
- Research active staff currently include Alice Kettle; Lynn Setterington and Michael Brennand-Wood.
- Access to museum-quality specialist archives including the Downing collection of pattern books and rare textiles.
- Outstanding specialist textile workshops: print, weave, knit, embroidery; also computerized embroidery and digital print.
This is by means of learning agreements, evidence of practice, learning record and presentation.
Students are encouraged to undertake relevant placements where appropriate, arranged on an individual basis. Recent placements include working with community arts organisation Arthur and Martha; HE teaching experience on the Contemporary Crafts Programme; working with primary and secondary schools on the integration of craft skills via the MMU Centre for Engagement through art and design.
Careers reflect the aspirations of the diverse range of students graduating from the course and range across all areas of textiles and related art and design fields. Recent graduates include: Chung-Ching Lu (Ana) - knitwear designer for Bennettex Ltd in Taiwan; Tabitha Moses - artist creating performative, installation and site-specific work; Alison Slater - AHRC funded PhD student at MMU.