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Postgraduate study at Huddersfield 2017/18

Art and Design


Postgraduate study with

one big plus after another EMPLOYABILITY ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE STRONG INDUSTRY LINKS INNOVATIVE INSPIRING DYNAMIC RESEARCH

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Cover image: Shazia Ahmed, International Fashion Design MA


WELCOME This is a great time to undertake postgraduate education. The School of Art, Design and Architecture has a dynamic research and professional practice environment for our postgraduate research community, which has doubled over the last two years. On the back of the launch of our new innovative research centres, our students and staff are making an impact globally. We value reflective and critical approaches to the exchange of ideas within an equal opportunity context, including the understanding of cultures, diversity, individuality and creative practices. Studying with us offers you the opportunity to engage in an inspiring cross-disciplinary environment, benefitting from high quality teaching and learning and access to industry-standard facilities and practices.

Professor Michail Kagioglou Dean, School of Art, Design and Architecture

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TEACHING EXCELLENCE

Our teaching is both research and enterprise informed. Our academic staff maintain high standards of teaching and are fellows of the Higher Education Academy.* Taught courses As a postgraduate student, you’ll be encouraged to test the boundaries of your own practice. Our courses focus on the cultural and creative industries, providing you with further insights into experience of commercial and entrepreneurial opportunities within this sector. This can involve multidisciplinary exchanges with other postgraduate students, working with live briefs, and/or developing research-focused outcomes in your subject area. Through guest speaker visits from industry, research centre projects and events, exhibitions, conferences and workshops, alongside modules in creative research methods in art and design, creative innovation and entrepreneurship, concepts and processes, you’ll produce a substantial portfolio of work, guided and supported by our subject specialist academic staff and technicians.

Research courses A research degree is a supervised programme of research, which includes attendance on the School Research Programme. You’ll find structured support for development of your skills, abilities and intellect, supporting you to take the lead in reaching your full potential. Enrolment periods are offered for September and January starts. The normal entry requirements for enrolment for the degree of MEnt, MA by Research or PhD is a first or upper second class honours degree or a qualification that is equivalent to or higher than such an honours degree. In addition, for practicebased research projects, the selection panel will require a digital portfolio to be submitted with the application form.

*Permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching.

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Three reasons to choose Art and Design at Huddersfield

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You’ll be supported by our subject specialist academic staff to develop creative and commercial awareness as a practitioner.

You’ll have access to specialist technology and software to realise your ideas.

All postgraduates benefit from a lively culture of exchange with staff and students through activities with our Research Centres.

Kara Clifford, Graphic Design MA

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Creative Pattern Cutting MA

AT A GLANCE Duration 1 year full-time – September start Part-time option available

Our MA in Creative Pattern Cutting aims to combine advanced creative, aesthetic and technical design skills. This course is suited to applicants who wish to develop a future career within the fashion and textiles industry or who wish to advance their existing skills in this area. We encourage you to investigate the principles and practices of creative pattern cutting to enhance your knowledge and creative skills and develop a fresh approach to your professional practice. Creative Pattern Cutting is an area of expertise within the world of fashion, clothing and costume design that is fundamental to the industry. The course aims to foster innovative approaches to different pattern cutting concepts and processes and encourages you to investigate contemporary issues by exploring creative pattern making through historical, cultural, social, ethical and commercial

perspectives within the context of creative pattern cutting for the industry. You will explore core skills and advanced pattern cutting techniques through independent experimentation and exploration. Our shared modules in research methods and creative innovation and entrepreneurship facilitate opportunities for students to engage in cross-disciplinary working and to participate in the School’s research and enterprise activities. You may be wishing to enhance your career prospects, develop your own business or you may wish to advance your research expertise in your current subject area or role by developing proposals for further postgraduate research.

Ajibike Adekunle, International Fashion Design MA

Entry requirements • A 2:2 Honours degree or above in an appropriate subject or equivalent. • All suitably qualified applicants are normally invited in for an informal chat with a tutor when you will be asked to bring a portfolio or considered for admittance under alternative arrangements, such as a Skype chat.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

“The MA in Creative Pattern Cutting has been developed in order to capitalise on our international research through a course that aims to foster innovative approaches to different pattern cutting concepts and processes to encourage students to investigate contemporary issues of creative cut in fashion, clothing and costume.” Hilary Hollingworth Senior Lecturer

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Digital Media MA

AT A GLANCE Duration 1 year full-time – September start Part-time option available

Our MA in Digital Media offers continuing or recent graduates from creative design subjects an opportunity to enhance their knowledge, creative skills and employment prospects. Our lives, now more than ever, inhabit the digital world. Most day-to-day activities are mediated through online platforms and processes, whether through dealing with big data, through new modes of visualisation, having new user-digital-experiences, or encountering digital visual effects in animation, photography, motion design and online advertising. Digital media represents an embedded set of practices within the creative and cultural industries and looks set to evolve and expand in innovative ways in the future.

Entry requirements • A 2:2 Honours degree or above in an appropriate subject or equivalent. • All suitably qualified applicants are normally invited in for an informal chat with a portfolio or considered for admittance under alternative arrangements, such as a Skype chat.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

We encourage our students to explore the growth potential of digital media platforms and processes with the development of innovative and imaginative concepts and ideas. The course guides you in your development of core specialist themes which may include data visualisation, app design, motion design, animation, visual effects (VFX), advertising, commercial and/or artist-led photographic practices or user experience design (UXD). Our practice-led modules facilitate opportunities for you to produce high quality portfolios often underpinned by industry focused trends and competition briefs. The course offers a multidisciplinary approach to Digital Media as well as undertaking subject specific modules in Digital Media Concepts and Digital Media Processes which leads to a Major Project. Our shared modules in Research Methods and Creative Innovation and Entrepreneurship facilitate opportunities for students to engage in multidisciplinary working and to participate in the School’s own research and enterprise activities. Emma Jackson, Lydia Czolacz and Charlotte Marrion, Digital Media MA and Graphic Design MA

“Doing a Master’s was the greatest decision I have ever made! My work has come so far this year.” Emma Jackson Digital Media MA

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DYNAMIC EXPERIMENTAL CROSS-DISCIPLINARY ENVIRONMENT 8 Art and Design

Rebekah Hutchinson, Fashion Textile Practices MA


Fashion Textile Practices MA

AT A GLANCE Duration 1 year full-time – September start Part-time option available

Entry requirements

Our MA in Fashion Textile Practices aims to combine advanced creative, aesthetic and technical design skills. You will normally have a degree in a related subject (Fashion Design, Textile or Surface Design, Textile Crafts), may be seeking to develop fresh approaches to your subject (design for fashion, interiors or exterior architectural surfaces, future materials, 3D printed textiles or surfaces, advancing your weave, embroidery, knit or print skills, or textile art), or may wish to build your portfolio for fashion, textile or surface roles in industry in the future.

• A 2:2 Honours degree or above in an appropriate subject or equivalent. • All suitably qualified applicants are normally invited in for an informal chat with a portfolio or considered for admittance under alternative arrangements, such as a Skype chat.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

The course offers an opportunity for a multidisciplinary approach to Fashion Textile Practices. We encourage exploration in the fields of fashion design, 3D design technologies for surface or textiles, the art of moulage, embroidery, experimental toiling, woven textiles, knitted textiles, textile surfaces, future materials, and site-specific textile art. Our shared modules in Research Methods and Creative Innovation and Entrepreneurship facilitate opportunities for students to engage in cross-disciplinary working and to participate in the School’s research and enterprise activities as well as undertaking subject specific modules in Fashion and Textile Concepts and Fashion and Textile Processes leading to a Major Project. There are many exciting opportunities within the creative industries for innovators in such areas as museums, galleries, fashion, interiors, the retail sector and freelance/consultancy. The education sector or further doctoral study are also options.

“The course is creative and explorative, it made me push the boundaries of my ideas, to be playful with materials and new technology. ” Rebekah Hutchinson Fashion Textile Practices MA

“You’ll be supported by passionate creative staff who care, smile and laugh, and who are extremely skilled professionals. ” Jo Harris MA Programme Leader

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Graphic Design MA

AT A GLANCE Duration 1 year full-time – September start Part-time option available

Entry requirements • A 2:2 Honours degree or above in an appropriate subject or equivalent.

Our MA in Graphic Design offers continuing or recent graduates from creative design subjects an opportunity to enhance their knowledge, creative skills and employment prospects.

• All suitably qualified applicants are normally invited in for an informal chat with a portfolio or considered for admittance under alternative arrangements, such as a Skype chat.

Every area of visual communication in life, business and industry uses graphic design. A visually literate, innovative ‘creative producer’ has the edge and potential to lead in whatever area they choose.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

Our course aims to encourage you to push the boundaries of graphic practice with the development of innovative and imaginative concepts and ideas relevant to the design of graphic products and artefacts. We will introduce you to a variety of platforms and a range of situations and contexts within which graphic design sits, enabling you to experiment, expand, progress and communicate your ideas through different forms and processes. Our practice-led modules facilitate opportunities for you to produce high quality portfolios often underpinned by industry focused trends and competition briefs. The course offers a multidisciplinary approach to Graphic Design as well as undertaking subject specific modules in Graphic Design Concepts and Graphic Design Processes which leads to a Major Project. Our shared modules in Research Methods and Creative Innovation and Entrepreneurship facilitate opportunities for students to engage in multidisciplinary working and to participate in the School’s own research and enterprise activities.

“The University is a great place to learn, socialise and further yourself as a professional.” Sam Edwards Graphic Design MA

“Every area of visual communication in life, business and industry uses graphic design. The opportunities for creative production are endless.” Dr Rowan Bailey MA Course Leader

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ENHANCED KNOWLEDGE CREATIVE SKILLS EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS Sam Edwards, Graphic Design MA

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International Fashion Management MA

AT A GLANCE Duration 1 year full-time – September start Part-time option available

Entry requirements • A 2:2 Honours degree or above in an appropriate subject or equivalent.

Our MA in International Fashion Management offers continuing or recent graduates from either fashion or business degree courses an opportunity to enhance their knowledge, skills and employment prospects, or to move into the fashion sector in roles such as buying, retail management or branding. Our course aims to combine subject specialist knowledge with creative and collaborative marketing and management skills. We encourage students to work alongside others from related disciplines as well as undertaking subject specific modules in International Fashion Management. Our modules offer a sophisticated and comprehensive understanding of the subject and provide an opportunity for you to explore new and innovative fashion management and marketing strategies. You will be encouraged to develop a rigorous understanding of current mechanics and issues within the global fashion industry and its implications for the design potential of fashion management strategies.

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There are many exciting opportunities for innovators within the creative industries, whether it is developing entrepreneurial opportunities or working in areas such as management, buying, merchandising, range selecting, product development, merchandising management and visual merchandising. The education sector or further doctoral study are also options. You’ll normally have a degree in a related subject such as fashion design, fashion marketing, promotion and/or fashion retail management in a creative or business discipline or may have been involved in business, managerial or marketing roles or are seeking to move into these areas in the future. Our course is also offered to professionals from within the creative industries with several years experience.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses


SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE CREATIVE MARKETING MANAGEMENT SKILLS Heidi Beesley, Fashion Textile Practices MA

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Art and Design (Master’s by Research)

AT A GLANCE Duration 1 year full-time 2 years part-time

Entry requirements • An upper second honours degree (2:1) from a UK university or a qualification of an equivalent standard, in a discipline appropriate to that of the proposed programme to be followed.

A Master’s by Research (MA) allows you to undertake a one-year (full-time) or a two-year (part-time) research degree. This type of study gives you the chance to explore a research topic over a shorter period of time than a more in-depth doctoral programme.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

As a postgraduate research student you’ll choose a specific project to work on and have a greater degree of independence in your work than if you were studying a taught Master’s course. You’ll be expected to work to an approved programme of work which you will develop in conjunction with your supervisor within the first few months of starting your studies. Whilst undertaking the research project you will also have the opportunity to develop your research skills by taking part in training courses and events. At the end of the project you’ll write up your findings in the form of a short thesis of around 25,000 words, which will then be examined. On successful completion, you will be awarded your degree and if you have enjoyed this taste of research you may then decide to apply for the full research doctoral degree (PhD). Examples of key research areas can be found on pages 18 - 19.

“Academic programmes in art, design and architecture can be applied with positive results to both public, private and/ or governmental challenges - studying public services or addressing global grand challenges in places where resources are diminishing.” Professor Steve Swindells Professor of Creative Practice

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“The facilities and resources are extremely good. The technicians in the department and my supervisor have supported me endlessly throughout my studies.” Dilara Changis Art and Design (MA by Research)


Art and Design (PhD)

AT A GLANCE Duration 3 years part time 6 years full time

Entry requirements

A PhD is the highest academic award for which a student can be registered. This programme allows you to explore and pursue a research project built around a substantial piece of work, which has to show evidence of original contribution to knowledge.

• A Master’s degree or an Honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent, in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed, or appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

Our three-year full-time or six-year part-time PhD programme of research culminates in the production of a large-scale piece of written work in the form of a research thesis that should not normally exceed 80,000 words. Completing a PhD can give you a great sense of personal achievement and help you develop a high level of transferable skills which will be useful in your subsequent career, as well as contributing to the development of knowledge in your chosen field. You are expected to work to an approved programme of work including appropriate programmes of postgraduate study (which may be drawn from parts of existing postgraduate courses, final year degree programmes, conferences, seminars, guided reading or a combination of study methods). You’ll be appointed a main supervisor who will normally be part of a supervisory team, comprising up to three members to advise and support you on your project. Applications are welcome in, but not limited to, the following research areas: • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Art History and Theory Costume Studies Creative Pattern Cutting and Technologies Cultural Leadership and Public Engagement Design Pedagogy Digital Design, Digital Media Arts and 3D Animation Fashion Ecology, Economics and Business Engagement Fashion Retail and Social Media Graphics and Publishing Photography Sculpture Studies Serious Games for Education and Healthcare Textile Crafts and Textile Futures

“As part of my research I have developed an Augmented Reality (AR) app to explore current systems and conventional approaches to touristic guidance.” Ramy Hammady Art and Design (PhD)

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CULTURE NETWORK STRONG INDUSTRY LINKS WOW FACTOR EXPERTISE AWARD-WINNING

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RESEARCH CENTRES

Above: Dr Jill Townsley, Senior Lecturer Page Opposite: Nicola Redmore, Senior Lecturer

These images are part of the exhibition curated by the Centre for Sculptural Thinking Thought Positions in Sculpture, Huddersfield Art Gallery, October 2015 - January 2016. https://www.hud.ac.uk/research/researchcentres/st/thoughtpositionsinsculpture/

Research within Art and Design is supported by five interdisciplinary research centres, which cover cross-cutting research themes. Fashion and Costume Thinking Promotes interdisciplinary approaches to practice-led research as well as traditional theoretical approaches. hud.ac.uk/ft

Dr Helen Ryall, Senior Lecturer

G ...is for graphic. Expands our understanding of the word ‘graphic’ through a series of seminars, conferences, publications, exhibitions, and both text and practice based PhDs. hud.ac.uk/g Innovative Design Lab (IDL) Conducts theory based and applied research into product design and the built environment, pushing the impact of design thinking and practice to new areas. hud.ac.uk/idl Sculptural Thinking Promotes histories, theories and practices of sculptural thinking with a particular focus on the expanded character of materials. hud.ac.uk/st Textile Thinking Promotes the development of practice–led research as well as traditional theoretical approaches and supports a growing research culture. hud.ac.uk/tt hud.ac.uk 17


Key research areas within Art and Design

The School of Art, Design and Architecture welcomes interdisciplinary research. The following details a number of key research areas and potential supervisors in the School. We welcome applications in these areas and others. For further information on these supervisors, please visit our staff profiles: hud.ac.uk/ada/stafflist

Professor Alex Coles, Professor of Art, History and Cultural Theory

Dr Rowan Bailey • Sculpture studies • Philosophies and theories of art • The archive in, with and through creative practice • Plasticity as a transdisciplinary concept in art and science. Dr Stella Baraklianou • Contemporary photography (fine art) • Photography and philosophy • Appropriation in art and photography • Photography and sculpture. Dr Tracy Cassidy • Colour and trend forecasting • Fashion and textile design • Fashion marketing • Textile crafts and sustainability. Professor Alex Coles • Design art • The studio • Design fiction • Transdisciplinarity.

Dr Jill Townsley, Senior Lecturer

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Dr Liam Devlin • Contemporary documentary photographic practices • Contemporary art and social agency • Photography and magic realism • Jacques Ranciere and the relationship between aesthetics and politics. Dr Dale Holmes • Collisionary aesthetics in art, architecture and design • Collectives as cultural practice • Adhocist, interventionist and temporary architectures • Staging and construction in exhibition practice. Dr Graham Lister • Painting as a methodological tool • The Altermodern • Representational visual practices and spatialisation • Mapping and recording movement in the era of the network.


Professor Minhua Eunice Ma • Digital games technology, serious games for education, medicine and healthcare 3D visualisation, medical visualisation • Virtual reality and augmented reality • Natural Language Processing, Computational Semantics. Dr Juliet MacDonald • Observational drawing as a form of knowledge • Drawing and human/animal relations • Drawing as embodied, reflective process • Drawing from archival sources. Dr Anna Powell • History of art and museology • Public engagement and cultural democracy • Art-audience relationships/ the artistic ‘encounter’ • ‘Hidden’ or ‘concealed’ art. Dr Jess Power • Collaboration in textiles • Enterprise in textiles • Advanced/functional textiles/ clothing • Medical textiles. Dr Spencer Roberts • Deleuze and philosophy • Theorising practice-led/ artistic research • Philosophies of art, design and animation • Electronic arts and physical computing.

Dr Alison Rowley • Art history and cultural theory • Contemporary art • Feminism and gender studies in the arts • Sculptural thinking. Dr Helen Ryall • Advanced digital textile design innovation • New relationships between craftsmanship and technology • Digital interfaces for industrial textile design • Smart material solutions for textile applications. Dr Karen Shah • Sustainable fashion • Development theory • Design and creative pattern cutting processes • Design activism and social enterprise. Professor Steve Swindells • Public engagement and cultural value • Artist-led organisations • Contemporary art practice: painting and installation art • Sculptural thinking in fashion.

Dr Jill Townsley • Sculpture; practice and theory • The role of process in contemporary visual practice • Labour, time and repetition • The appropriation of everyday materials/objects in contemporary visual practice. Dr Ertu Unver • Application of advanced 3D design and RP Technologies in medical industry, mass customisation and custom fitting, wearable products, (Polygon, NURBs, Solid, Class A Modelling) • Design optimisation: materials, simulations, motion analysis in product development • Use of direct digital manufacturing, rapid prototyping, and additive manufacturing technologies in industrial – product design process • Animations, simulations and ergonomic analysis of human working conditions.

Dr Amanda Tinker • Embedding progressive learning development • Digital technologies in learning development • Reflective learning and writing • Library classification for organisation and information retrieval.

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FACILITIES

Our iconic Creative Arts Building provides an inspirational backdrop to your research and learning. We have a fully equipped design suite which is dedicated to our postgraduate students. This space is a lively and friendly environment where students can engage in creative exchanges across different subject areas in art and design. The Technology Building houses a full range of resources to enable you to bring your creations to life within your chosen discipline. This includes specialist design and technology driven facilities including, Sheima Seiki wholegarment knitting machines, Computer Aided Design (CAD) embroidery, laser cutting and

digital ink-jet and fabric printing. You’ll also have full access to the Digital Print Centre where our specialist facilities are capable of printing on a variety of media and with high-end printfinishing, binding techniques and reprographics. A highly skilled and experienced team of technical staff support the wide range of resources in specialisms such as knitting, weaving and printing, as well as audio and visual production/animation and graphic design.

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APPLY TO US We hope you’ve found all the information you need to inspire you to commence your journey as a postgraduate student here at Huddersfield. Now all you need to do is apply. You can make an online application for full-time courses, both taught and research. Simply visit hud.ac.uk/postgraduate/ howtoapply and complete our online application form.

If you’d like to speak with us about a specific course or would like to discuss part-time options, please see the ‘Get in Touch’ section below. Our tutors and course teams would love to chat with you about your interests and ambitions. We look forward to hearing from you.

GET IN TOUCH Course enquiries

Admissions team

Department of Art and Design

Tel. 01484 473969 Email. aro@hud.ac.uk

01484 472281

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Research team Tel. 01484 471072 Email. sadapgradmin@hud.ac.uk

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Important Information – This brochure is provided for information only and will not form part of your student contract. For full, up to date details on our courses, including when and how that information may change, visit our website at hud.ac.uk/courses

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