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MA Textile Design at Chelsea College of Arts explores creative approaches to sustainable textiles and surface design.
Chelsea College of Arts, John Islip Street
|Study Mode||Full time|
|Course Length||1 year|
£8,250 per year (2016/17)
£17,230 per year (2016/17)
|Start Date||October 2016|
|Autumn Term Dates||10 October - 16 December 2016|
|Spring Term Dates||3 January - 31 March 2017|
|Summer Term Dates||18 April - 15 September 2017|
|Application Deadline||Home / EU - Monday 1 August 2016|
International - No deadline, but students are advised to apply as early as possible
Studio practice involves evolving and developing a personal programme of studio work and related research. Theoretical Studies provides a framework for students to develop a critical research paper, enabling them to locate their ideas and practice in relation to contemporary debate on cultural and theoretical issues.
Throughout the course students participate in individual and group tutorials, developing their skills through Personal Professional Development workshops and on-line resources while the postgraduate talks are organised that introduce them to a range of visiting artists and practitioners.
Textile Environment Design (TED) is a unique research unit based at Chelsea that investigates the role designers play in the field of sustainable design. It is a resource students, researchers and designers can benefit from and contribute to. Recent students have used TED's extensive library of contacts to establish a unique and sustainable craft design project based in Thailand.
Lorna Bircham is an active member of Chelsea's TED (Textile Environment Design) research group. She has been involved in several research projects, including an exploration of Tencel fibres exhibited at the Science Museum, and weave product development in Assam, India.
MA Textile Design graduates have gone on to careers as textiles practitioners and designer-makers either working with, or establishing their own, major and independent fashion labels. Recent graduates have gone on to designing prints for Ralph Lauren in New York, working on sustainable craft design projects in India as well as in-house designer for Heritage Cashmere. Other course alumni have gone on to freelance design work, interior product design or other industry related careers, while some go on to undertake further research.
£1000 fee discount for University of the Arts London alumni.
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You can apply for this course using our online application form – the link to this is below. Before you apply, we recommend you take some time to read the following details about the application process, including guidance on the extra information we will ask you to provide.
The deadline for Home / EU applications is Monday 1 August 2016.
There is no deadline for international applications, but students are advised to apply as early as possible.
The application form can be saved as you fill it out, so you don’t need to complete it all at once. You will also have the chance to review all the information and make any necessary amendments before you submit the application form.
We will send you emails as you progress through the application process, so do check your inbox (and junk folder, just in case). These emails will contain important information about your application, and links to the online forms you should use to submit the extra information required.
You will need to enter the following information in the online application form:
Before you can submit the form, you’ll also need to agree to the terms and conditions for how we process your data – these are explained in the form.
Please note, if you’re an international applicant we will need to contact you separately to ask for copies of certain documents (for example, English language qualification/certificate and copies of any previous UK study visas).
Once you have submitted the form, you will receive a confirmation email that includes links to where you should submit the extra information we require for the selection process:
The study proposal is a statement of approximately 1,000 words describing your current practice. You should include links to referenced text or images where appropriate. It should also describe how you will develop a self-directed programme of work and related research whilst at Chelsea College of Arts.
When writing your proposal you are not expected to have complete answers to all your questions.
However, you should be able to:
Each of the following sections should be approximately 250 words.
Describe specific areas, issues and critical ideas that are central to your area of interest.
Are there resources or equipment that you need to access in order for you to successfully engage in your research?
Please note, you can submit text and as many website links as you need to, but the portfolio form does not allow you to upload files.
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