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Bath Spa University

Bath , England ,United Kingdom

M.A.- DESIGN (FASHION AND TEXTILES)

Overview 

The course is developed through seminars, lectures, tutorials, visiting speakers, group critiques, market research and personal research.

You will be introduced to research skills and methods, product development, design management and methods, with marketing and business skills. The emphasis of the course is learning how best to present ideas, and where and how to place them in the market.

Students develop and propose a personal route of study and explore and research an area of textiles in knit, print, weave, or embroidery for fashion or interiors, textile art, or in fashion design.

You are encouraged to trial a product in the market either through first hand experience, or through working with studios and agents for designers, shops and craft markets (for designer makers), or with galleries or public spaces (for textile artists).

Course Structure 

Trimester one
The emphasis in trimester 1 is on the development of ideas: Delivered through a taught programme of lectures, seminars, group critiques, and assignments Research Methodologies introduces generic methodologies and considers subject specific data retrieval analysis and evaluation techniques. Through The Development of Product, Market Research and Product Ideas you will negotiate a programme of study developing ideas technically and aesthetically, and applying in-depth investigation into techniques and researching the chosen market.

Trimester two
During the second trimester you’ll take two modules: Marketing Skills comprises of lectures, seminars and research and is about developing relevant professional skills and understanding of marketing requirements for textile designers, makers and artists; Negotiated by each student, Product Sampling and Development and Research involves initial product sampling techniques and investigation, range planning and the development and progression of ideas to product level.

Trimester three
The final trimester involves a further negotiated major study. This practice-based Master’s Project is about bringing ideas to a professional conclusion often in the form of an exhibition of finished work and supporting promotional materials.

Part time students follow the same sequence of modules, but do so over seven trimesters (or 28 months).

Course modules

This course includes or offers the following modules. Please check the course handbook or definitive programme document for full details on which modules are core, required or optional.

  • Research Methods
  • Development of Product, Market Research and Product Ideas
  • Marketing Skills
  • Product Sampling, Development and Research
  • Master's Project.

Campus Information

SION HILL

The campus houses excellent fashion and textile studios and workshops, helping you to explore digital and traditional processes in textile print, embroidery, laser cut and knit.

Intakes

  • Jan
  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

We’ve got lots to share with you and to help we have split our work into three elements which will support you with:

  • Exploring your options
  • Gaining valuable experience
  • Progressing your ideas and career plans

At Bath Spa we believe you are continually exploring your options and experiencing different pathways to progression, but that this journey is not linear. It keeps on going throughout your time with us and when you leave. Some of our services cross all three areas and allow you to explore, experience and progress all in one, such as The Bath Spa Award.

We encourage you to read resources and attend events across all stages of Explore, Experience and Progress as they will offer beneficial insight and development opportunities regardless of the current stage you are at in your career journey.

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 Years PSW is applicable after the course completing (Bachelors level or above).

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Normally a Second Class honours degree.

Postgraduate

Normally a Bachelor's degree with honours and a good passing grade from an internationally recognised university or Higher Education institution
Other international qualifications to an equivalent standard will also be considered.

IELTS Academic 6.5 or 7.0

This must include a total of 75, to include a minimum 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking, and 17 in Writing.

Our postgraduate courses have differing requirements depending on the course.  For specific information please see the course webpage.

For courses requiring IELTS 6.5, the PTE required score is 58 overall with at least 51 in each of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.

For courses requiring IELTS 7.0, the PTE required score is 67 overall with at least 62 in each of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.

We accept the LanguageCert International ESOL with an overall B2 Communicator Pass or High Pass (depending on the course)

  • Course Code: W231
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 15685 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: N/A
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