Textile Design: Future Materials Pathway - Master of Design

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The Textile Design pathway through the Master of Design programme seeks to engage students in the specialist areas of print, knit, laser cut, and 2D or 3D technologies; incorporating multimedia and fabrication approaches. The programme of study seeks to blend craft-based skills with cutting edge technologies through creative design outputs which push innovation and boundaries within the textile design arena.

This programme aims to deepen a personal understanding of what textiles are; what textiles do and imagine what the future of textiles will be. In-depth practice-based studies will focus on either individual or collaborative projects; working across bespoke artifacts to commercial production possibilities, re-thinking textile design on a local and global level.

This course gives you the opportunity to develop skills in some of the newest textile technologies available within a university research environment, as well as a studio based culture to work in. For example you will have access to:

  • Industrial seamless knit computerised knitting machines
  • Dubied hand-flat and domestic knitting machines
  • Industrial 18 colour intarsia knitting machine
  • Apex Shima Seiki Design Systems
  • Industrial seamless accessory machine
  • Industrial digital print roll to roll machine
  • Flat proto –type industrial digital print machine
  • Screen printing facilities
  • 3D printing facilities
  • Laser cutting facilities
  • Felting machine

Individual research supervisions will be offered across a range of textile design based projects from:

  • Textiles for architectural design
  • Seamless knitted textile applications
  • Digital and analogue print design
  • E-textile design applications and developments
  • Local textile innovation design solutions
  • Global textile issues and design innovation

Last updated: 23-Aug-2017 3.27pm

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