The Multi-Media Textile (MMT) pathway at Loughborough is highly regarded for its experimental and individual approach. Throughout their course MMT students have developed a comprehensive understanding of design, materials, and process through hard work and determination. They have pushed the boundaries, challenging traditional notions of textile design, combining a diverse range of techniques including print, stitch, ceramics, metalwork, 3D printing and laser processing to create their collections.

Every student is encouraged to develop their own personal style and their projects originate from original concepts. This is reflected in their diverse portfolios, demonstrating work ranging from commercial design pieces to fine-art conclusions. However, the students are united in their strong desire to make an impact on the textile industry and in a broader art and design context.

MMT students at Loughborough have the opportunity to enter national and international competitions and have a good record of success. This year’s students have gained valuable professional experience working on externally set projects for companies including the White Stuff and GP Studio. Many have spent an extended period working in industry at esteemed companies both in the UK and internationally. They have also participated in ‘Indigo’, the fashion fabric trade show in Paris.

Our graduates gain employment in a wide variety of areas, as the specialism encourages individual conceptual thinking and innovative textile conclusions whether design or art based. Over recent years many MMT students have gone on to work for prominent design studios in fashion and interior design contexts. Some graduates have used the business knowledge developed as part of the course and gone on to set up their own companies. Others have chosen to progress their studies in specialist post-graduate education.

Today’s highly motivated MMT graduates will leave Loughborough University with an individual collection of work, open and enquiring minds, and a uniquely versatile approach to their chosen career path.

Rachel Philpott
Multi-Media Textiles Pathway Leader