Textile Design: Future Materials Pathway - Master of Design
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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