MA Textile Design at NUA concentrates on the fusion of creativity, craft skills and technological innovation. Students are encouraged to stretch the boundaries of the discipline through creative engagement with materials, processes and concepts.
At masters level students are expected to work at the forefront of the discipline, embracing digital and technological advancements while developing a clear understanding of the market and potential for your work.
Tutors and workshop technicians are practitioners themselves with extensive and diverse experience in areas including: digital textile production, CAD for repeat design, laser cutting, ceramics, costume design, book binding, illustration, dye and weave. Students will benefit from this breadth and depth of experience as they are encouraged to experiment and externalise their practice through exhibitions and national competitions.
Tutorials and research units encourage debate and reflection on the environmental, ethical and social impact of textile design which are ongoing themes of the course. Visiting industry guests will support your professional development and understanding of the range of pathways for practising designers in a rapidly evolving sector.
Scholarship and funding information is available. Norwich will be taken over by a festival of contemporary art in key venues across the city in the summer of 2016, as one of four host cities for the 8th edition of the British Art Show. The biggest touring exhibition of contemporary art in the UK has selected Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) as its lead partner in Norwich. See NUA website for details: http://www.nua.ac.uk
MA Textile Design
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There is an emphasis on the context and understanding where your work fits into the field. This really helps your work to develop.
There have been several memorable lectures from industry guests including Karen Nicol, an embroidery and mixed media artist; Guy Hills, the Co-founder of Dashing Tweeds; Louise Richardson, a textile artist; Sarah Angold, an innovative designer specialising in laser cutting; and Sam Wingate, a NUA graduate who founded Mr Wingate.
NORWICH UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR THE N170 POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS 2015/161. In order to be eligible for a scholarship, you must: a. Be a UK or EU citizen; b. Have begun your Undergraduate Degree (UG) in September 2012 and been charged higher fee levels at a UK university; c. Have completed your UG degree by the end of the 2014/15 academic year; d. Not already hold a postgraduate degree or higher level of qualification; e. Have made a formal application for postgraduate study at NUA, which must be for 1-year full-time study and f. Have received a full or partial government maintenance grant in your final year of undergraduate study: i.e. 2014/15.2. You must have submitted a separate application form for postgraduate study by 1 May 2015 and ticked the box on this form to indicate that you wish to be considered for an N170 Postgraduate Scholarship. During May you will be sent further information on the scholarships, along with a scholarship application form. You must have returned the scholarship application form to NUA by 31 May 2015.3. The £10,000 scholarship will be awarded as a full fee waiver, with the remaining funds paid as a bursary on the following dates: 1 October 2015, 15 January 2016 and 15 May 2016. The final bursary payment on 15 May 2016 will only be paid if you are continuing onto the Masters project.4. If you withdraw at any point during the year, you will not be required to pay back the fee waiver or any bursary payments received to that point, but you will not be eligible for any future bursary payments. If you intermit during the year and return in 2016/17, you will receive any bursary payments not yet paid to you when you return, at the same points of the year as specified above (i.e. 15 January and 15 May). If you return from intermission after the end of 2016/17, you will not receive any outstanding bursary payments.5. Where there are more applicants than scholarships available, the successful applicants will be decided by a judging panel, who will base their decision on a balanced score of the interview, application and quality of references. Those who have been awarded a scholarship will be notified by 10 July 2015.
Value of Scholarship(s)
NUA is offering eight £10,000 scholarships for 2015 entry. These scholarships are only available for full-time postgraduate students who are 2015 graduates, started an undergraduate degree in 2012 (new fee regime) and can prove they were receiving financial support (maintenance grant/bursary) during their time of study. Further criteria may include first generation higher education students and those from under-represented groups. The N170 scholarship will cover NUA postgraduate tuition fees plus an additional bursary up to the value of £10,000.
You must have submitted a separate application form for postgraduate study by 1 May 2015 and ticked the box on this form to indicate that you wish to be considered for an N170 Postgraduate Scholarship. During May you will be sent further information on the scholarships, along with a scholarship application form. You must have returned the scholarship application form to NUA by 31 May 2015.
Entrants should normally have a BA (Hons) degree in a related subject or other qualifications (including non-UK) that the University considers equivalent. Relevant professional experience may be considered. The offer would mostly be based on a portfolio and usually an interview, in person or via Skype.
MA (Full-Time): £5,500; MA (Part-time; 2 years): £3,300 per year
Recipient: Norwich University of the Arts
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