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Masters degrees in Fabric & Leather Crafts equip postgraduates with the skills to create and develop crafts based upon source materials such as leather, cotton, silk and so on. Can also include scientific development of materials through engineering and technology.
Courses range from taught MA and MSc degrees, to research oriented MRes and MPhil programmes. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree.
Courses in this field are extremely diverse, and offer graduates a range of vocational and applied opportunities. Far from simply being ‘artsy’ in nature, these Masters examine the creation and production of both natural and synthetic materials in numerous ways.
For example, advancing scientific and technological approaches are being employed in the production of leather to make it a sustainable renewable resource. On the other hand, creative industries are exploring materials in aesthetic ventures for exhibitions, community events and even therapy.
A Masters in this field could lead to truly diverse career prospects. You might choose to specialise in your craft to become an independent creative practitioner. On the other hand, you could venture into commercial industries, from fashion to furniture or even pet supplies.
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MA Fashion Design at the University of Salford has been designed in response to national and international demand for a creative and industry-focused postgraduate degree. The aim of this programme is to respond to those needs and produce graduates who have a strong, conceptual and holistic understanding of fashion design. Read more
Students on this course cultivate an innovative view of surface design. They are challenged to ruthlessly explore pattern and decoration, reflecting on the social, cultural and aesthetic context for surface pattern design and textiles in the 21st century. Read more
MA Textiles, based at UCA Farnham, is built around developing your individual research into textile art, culture, craft and design and will enable you to combine previous experience of textiles practice with a personal project. You’ll be encouraged and supported through the process of exploration, transformation through to resolution. Read more
The course philosophy is that of experimentation, offering a challenge to conventional notions of medium - specificity in order to properly facilitate your ‘style' of expression and your inherent interests. Read more
A highly regarded postgraduate level course for designers, graduates and practising pattern cutters. In response to a significant industry need, this course provides an innovative and relevant training programme for potential and practising pattern cutters and designers who need to expand their experience. Read more
Remember that you are unique and have a vision to share – listen to that vision and allow it to inform your time as a designer. The contemporary is full of noise and so unless you free-fall a little in ways that you are able to, this vision gets clouded fast. Read more
Remember that you are unique, with unique visions to tell – listen to that and allow that to inform your time. And yet times are full of noise and so unless you free-fall a little in ways that you are able to, this gets clouded fast. Read more
If you are a graduate in a physical science or similar discipline, this course is a great way to enter or develop your knowledge of the leather production and associated industries. Read more