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About Fabric & Leather Crafts
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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Next intake January 2020. The leather industry is packed with exciting career opportunities and this course is an excellent route in if you have a science or technology background.
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 in the 21st century.
The MA Embroidery course will provide you with an opportunity to specialise in stitch, in the broadest sense of the word. Embroidery has vast potential as a creative medium and can be used within art, craft and design outcomes.
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.
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.
This programme opened in 2017 with the mission of training specialists, who are well versed in scholarly approaches to folk culture and cultural heritage, and competent to use this expertise creatively in academia and beyond.