Makerversity Presents: Make Your Own Masters – Class of 2021

Friday 16th July 2021

About this event

Makerversity Presents: Make Your Own Masters – Class of 2021

The “Makerversity Presents” series showcases the best our community has to offer, with our members constantly redefining the future of creative maker practices. From sustainability to social change, their projects question not only how we make, but why.



Make Your Own Masters is an alternative art and design education experiment, looking to address the lack of access and diversity within creative education and industry. As an entirely independent learning system, 10 learners have sourced briefs, mentorship and workspace to craft their very own MA education.

Showcasing the very first pilot cohort of 10, they will be curating an exhibition that welcomes you in to see their 18 month journey, in which they have each designed and completed their own bespoke MA programme. The 2021 cohort’s diverse range of individual practices are an eclectic and rich mix of product design, experience design, video artworks, speculative design, investigations and experiments that hold alternate lenses to the world around us.

Where it all began..

In 2019, MYOM founder & Anthropological Future Designer Stacie Woolsey, created her own DIY Masters curriculum, when she found herself unable to access post graduate education after being quoted £40,000 by a leading London institution. With the barriers to education becoming ever more prevalent, and knowing the reasons she designed MYOM weren’t going away anytime soon, Stacie opened up the learning experiment to the first cohort of 10 learners, the now class of 2021.

Centred around practical experience, network building and experimentation, the project aims to challenge issues around access to education and help to empower people in developing the skills of self-driven and lifelong learning.

Make Your Own Masters won the DBACE 2020 Award, the D&AD Side Hustle Award 2020 and was nominated for the Beazley Designs of the Year Award 2020 at the Design Museum.

When & Where?

Friday 16th July: Open to public — 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Saturday 17th July: Open to public — 11:00am – 7:00pm

Sunday 18th July: Open to public — 11am – 5pm

Friday 16th July 2021