More about Maya
“I decided to study MA Textile Design Innovation because I wanted to explore certain aspects of the subject in more depth than I had been able to do at undergraduate level. I also wanted to learn more about the theories behind textile design and manufacture after gaining some practical experience in the industry.
“I chose NTU because the facilities were better than other universities I looked at and I also heard that NTU has good links with industry. I was fortunate to be given a postgraduate scholarship which helped me to fund my studies.
“The academic staff are very knowledgeable about their subject areas and are always willing to offer guidance. There is some interesting work being done within the department, and taking an additional research module allowed me to consider future research possibilities. Our course leader has a lot of experience from his time in industry, which is really helpful when considering how best to present ourselves in future.
“We’re really lucky to have a digital fabric printing facility at the University, this is something that I had to outsource at great expense during my undergraduate degree. The digital embroidery machine is another very useful tool and has allowed me to explore embroidery, even though it is not my area of expertise.
“I hope that having a postgraduate qualification will present me with many new opportunities in textiles. I intend to gain more experience as a print designer in industry, and perhaps one day combine this with teaching at a university.”