Reasons to choose the programme

Collaboration is actively enouraged and facilitated.
You will have the opportunity to show your work in the annual ECA Fashion Show, in group exhibitions, and at New Designers in London.
You will belong to a tight knit community within an inclusive School of Design fully integrated with other Schools and the wider University.
You will benefit from the expertise of an experienced staff team and a range of guest lecturers.
Your qualification will be of relevance to a wide variety of employers in an ever-growing number of sectors and industries.

Outline

Colour, texture, pattern, form. Our department continues to challenge what defines our discipline.

With many different types of materials, applied to different surfaces, placed in different contexts, textiles has its place in fashion, buildings, science and even health and wellbeing. 

Our Masters students come from a range of backgrounds, keeping our student body rich and diverse, and our enthusiastic staff have a broad range of experience, inclusive of print, embroidery, knit, weave, upholstery, jewellery and graphic design, with guest lecturers from specialists in industry and successful small businesses.

What will you learn?

Essentially driven by you, your Masters project will be underpinned by a course structure which allows the broadest flexibility in the interpretation of texiles.  Research will help inform your project: you will explore materials, techniques, colour, image and tactile sensitivity, and place your concepts into appropriate contexts, ensuring their relevance for the world around us.

Careers

This programme can offer a route into careers in many areas, including the fashion, textile industries, and beyond. Our graduates have an excellent track record, going on to work directly in design studios in London, Paris and New York, in companies such as Red or Dead, Osborne and Little, Cole & Son, and Diane von Furstenberg. ECA graduates have become stylists, fashion buyers, illustrators or fine artists, while others have pursued careers in related design industries such as automotive interiors and interior design.


How to apply and entrance requirements

If you'd like to study on a postgraduate programme at Edinburgh College of Art, you must apply through EUCLID, our online application system. You can find out how to do this on the University of Edinburgh website, where you'll also be able to:

  • see detailed entrance requirements for each programme on the Degree Finder
  • get information on what to expect after you apply
  • find out about study modes, start dates and fees
  • find out if, and how, you need to submit a portfolio, showreel or research proposal
  • find out where to go for further advice and guidance

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Staff

Lindy Richardson

Programme Director, Textiles

Email: l.richardson@ed.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 131 651 5812


Facilities and resources

Screen-printing facilities, a camera room, a digital fabric printer, and drawing studios with individual workstations.


Scholarships and bursaries

Andrew Grant Postgraduate Scholarships

  • Value: £5,000-£15,000
  • Deadline:
  • Eligibility: Scholarships available for one academic year of postgraduate study at Edinburgh College of Art.

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Contact

Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Admissions

Email: cahss.pgadmissions@ed.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)131 650 4086