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Design for Body & Environment

Design for Body and Environment covers a broad range of design disciplines, from fashion to textiles, and jewellery to accessories. Students are encouraged to examine the past and challenge the present, and develop ideas that address and challenge industry, social, cultural and political agendas.

What to Expect
The MA Design for Body & Environment operates across a range of design disciplines and methodological approaches and contexts. It combines core taught elements in research and critical studies, with students proposing a specific creative subject for advanced studio practice. The aim of the MA is to create a design culture that thrives on new ideas, new ways of doing things and new areas of exploration. We encourage our students to experiment and take risks in order to carve new understandings of Design and make technical innovations within, and across communication design. In challenging the purpose, methods and ambitions of contemporary fashion, textiles and jewellery design practice and research, students will identify opportunities and develop their own creative careers.

The MA provides the opportunity for students to engage in an interdisciplinary educational experience, working alongside postgraduate students from across the School of Design. We encourage our students to explore contemporary themes that connect all the design disciplines. Building on the knowledge and skills developed at undergraduate level and professional practice, students encounter new contexts in which to develop their skill-sets and deepen their knowledge of design through a range of projects, before undertaking a major self-directed project.

Opportunities to Engage
The programme will reflect the changing fields of fashion, textiles and jewellery design and continue to develop industry links offering relevant career pathways. This will be supported by a visiting lecture programme of leading industry and creative practitioners.

The programme has the option of a further 30 credits of study in Design Internships or Design Incubation and Enterprise. Additional modules enable students to undertake industry placements, working in a real-world design environment; or pursue further research to support the commercialisation of their design work, providing an incubation support system for students.

Entry requirements

Eligibility
The programme is open to graduates with an honours degree award of 2.2 or higher, or an equivalent academic or professional qualification in a related discipline. The College also takes into consideration prior learning and experience.

English language: Students who have not been educated through English must show proof of achieving IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in the writing section on the Academic Version) or an equivalent score in another recognised English language assessment.

Application
To find out more about the entry requirements,
application process and tuition fees visit -
www.ncad.ie/study-at-ncad.ie

Duration

1 year

Number of credits

90 ECTS credits / Taught Masters

Careers or further progression

After Your Degree
The taught masters programme
provides an in-depth, professionally informed programme of study and studio practice. As a consequence of the range of skills acquired MA Design for Body and Environment graduates have access to a wide range of local and global opportunities in industry, services, and design consultancy or as creative entrepreneurs, designer-makers and educators. The School of Design actively participates in the EU-funded Erasmus+ programme, which offers recent graduates the opportunity to avail of internships in high profile design companies within the European Union.

Further enquiries

Programme Contact
Angela O'Kelly: okellya@ncad.ie

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