Make Your
Own Masters 

3 students speaking around a workbench in a studio

Photography: courtesy of the artist

Founder of Make Your Own Masters, Stacie Woolsey, discusses why she started up the alternative art and design programme; an educational experiment that provides an independent learning system which is managed by the individual learner. Through workshop series, the programme advocates for the individuals to source their own briefs, provides continuous learning throughout the process and concludes in a final show with the participants.

Stacie Woolsey


Stacie Woolsey is the founder of Make Your Own Masters, a postgraduate learning experiment looking to address the lack of access and diversity within the creative industry and education. Alongside this Stacie is now the foundation manager at D&AD, designing their alternative learning and outreach programmes, an associate lecturer at Kingston School of Art and UAL, teaching and creating curriculums for various BA and MA design courses, and a speculative researcher and future storyteller for Selfridges & Co.