University of Central Lancashire: Surface Pattern and Textiles

InstitutionUniversity of Central Lancashire View institution profile
Department School of Arts and Media
Telephone 01772 892400
Study type Taught


Course information

Our MA Surface Pattern and Textiles course will challenge you to experiment and innovate, and prepare yourself for a successful future career.

We’ll encourage you to develop fresh ideas and methods as you explore pattern and decoration, reflecting on the social, cultural and aesthetic context for surface pattern design and textiles in the 21st century. You’ll explore new technologies, experimenting and innovating as you progress through the course, forging a unique path towards your future career.

You’ll get to research and experiment with traditional techniques and new technology to create innovative textiles and surface pattern designs for a range of materials including ceramics, plastics and paper. You can also choose to focus purely on textile surfaces, embellishment, print and decoration.

Using our cutting-edge digital equipment, you’ll get the chance to develop designs for wallpaper, tableware, floor coverings, interior products, stationery, giftware, garments and jewellery. We’ll help you to find your own creative process and develop your own direction and style.

Why study with us

  • Fashion and Textiles was ranked 2nd in the Guardian University Guide 2021.

  • Our Fashion courses are ranked in the top 80 of the Best Fashion Schools in the World for 2020 – CEOWORLD Magazine.

  • You’ll benefit from a programme of guest lecturers and visits to exhibitions, workshops and manufacturers, giving you plenty of inspiration and top advice from industry professionals.


University of Central Lancashire


Founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) now has a staff and student community approaching 38,000 and 180,000 alumni. The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 6% of universities in the world (CWUR 2019/20). We also have a community of around 20,000 students from over 120 countries, including 5,000 postgraduate students and 700 research students.

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