The Multi-Media Textile programme at Loughborough is widely known for its innovation and individual approaches to the creation of textiles in the realms of design and art. Our graduates explore individual concepts and develop them through making, questioning and challenging the traditional notions and boundaries of textile practice and application for the future.
The 2012 students have a strong desire to make an impact within the textile industry and the broader art and design context. There is variety and diversity in the group, with work ranging from small-scale design pieces to large textile-art conclusions, all push- ing the parameters of manufacturer and materials even further.
Each student is encouraged to be creative and individual, and to make exciting concept-driven work. This approach is reflected in their portfolios by in-depth research and design development in the form of drawing and material experimentation. This leads to unique and innovative ideas for application within fashion, interior and fine art contexts.
Students have the opportunity to enter national and international competitions. They also participate annually in the international fashion fabric trade fair ‘Indigo’ in Paris,
where MMT undergraduates have an impressive record of selling designs and making contacts for the future. Past clients have included Salvatore Ferragamo, Louis Vuitton, Prada, DKNY, Diane von Furstenberg, Calvin Klein and many others.
Career choices for MMT graduates are endless. Graduates gain employment in a wide variety of areas or continue to postgraduate education. Last year a number of gradu- ates were employed in textile manufacturing and design studios both in the UK and USA while many others were accepted to specialist MA courses. This year one graduate has already won a place on the Costume for Theatre, Television and Film course at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Many other successful stories of the present graduates will surely come soon.
MMT graduates leave Loughborough with a strong individual collection of work, the conviction to stand out from the crowd and the work ethic to make things happen.
Multi-Media Pathway Leader