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Fashion and Textiles Design - MA/PGDip


Heriot-Watt University    School of Textiles

Full time & Part time September, January PGDip, MA 9-12 months full time, 2 years part time 31 January 2023

About the course

The course aims to develop practice-based learning, informed by an in-depth study of design. It tends to attract students from an art and design background, looking to challenge established practice and offer new insights. Through well-resourced workshops the course also promotes new approaches and processes.

You’ll be able to study an area of fashion and textiles that interests you. You’ll also be encouraged to work on inter-disciplinary projects, reflecting the School's strategy of creative collaborations between subject areas to foster design innovation. And you’ll be supported by staff with knowledge that covers everything from design and manufacture through to technology and creativity.

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Entry Requirements

Attracting applicants from art and design backgrounds and resulting in a design collection.

You should hold a good (first or second class) Honours degree or its non-UK equivalent in a relevant subject from a recognised British or Overseas University. In addition, work or project experience in a related company role will be taken into consideration as part of the application process.


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Chai Yangran
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Our graduates have gone on to work with top international companies and designers including Calvin Klein, Cath Kidston, Christopher Kane, Donna Karan, Habitat, Jasper Conran, Next, Nike, O’Neill, Paul Smith, Pringle, Ralph Lauren and Rip Curl.

Graduates work in a wide range of careers such as textile design; fashion design; design and product development; management and marketing within the global industry; and in textile technology and related developments.

Since graduating Chai Yangran has set up a studio and two boutiques in China and Australia with business partner Zhang Xin, selling their ‘Raphen’ high-street fashion brand and ‘Rani&Stephen’ high-end fashion brand.

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