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Creative Fashion & Textiles BA (Hons) Top-up

Course Overview

Today's fashion and textile designers are constantly exploring new materials and traditional crafts, incorporating these together and reinventing what fashion and textiles can be.

The BA (Hons) Creative Fashion & Textiles teaches you about fashion design and textile design and how they affect and inform each other.

You will discover the disciplines of fashion and textile design and traditional craftsmanship by designing and making garments, accessories, fabrics and other fashion or textile products.
Translate your ideas from 2D to 3D by building your pattern cutting and construction skills throughout the course.

Explore areas of surface design including print, embellishment, embroidery knit, and laser cutting to produce and design your own fabrics.

Tailor your degree to your creative strengths by specialising in fashion design or textile design, allowing you to develop a unique identity and a career path that suits your ambitions.

You will gain knowledge about ethics in fashion and textiles whilst developing skills to help build a sustainable industry.

Modules may include:

  • Visual Culture in Practice
  • Inspiration & Experimentation
  • Resolution

Professional practice is key to this course and students take up placement and project opportunities every year. There are opportunities to learn from visiting industry experts in the studios and work closely with industry partners on live briefs and competitions, to apply your learning and gain real-world experience. You will also engage with research as you develop your design practice.

In addition to our annual summer show, we support students to develop entrepreneurial and teamwork skills through fundraising to present design work at high profile national and international events such as New Designers. Visits to trade shows such as Textile Forum London and Premier Vision in Paris take learning out of the studio.

Apply for Creative Fashion & Textiles BA (Hons) Top-up via UCAS

Course Overview

Course Overview

Today's fashion and textile designers are constantly exploring new materials and traditional crafts, incorporating these together and reinventing what fashion and textiles can be.

The BA (Hons) Creative Fashion & Textiles teaches you about fashion design and textile design and how they affect and inform each other.

You will discover the disciplines of fashion and textile design and traditional craftsmanship by designing and making garments, accessories, fabrics and other fashion or textile products.
Translate your ideas from 2D to 3D by building your pattern cutting and construction skills throughout the course.

Explore areas of surface design including print, embellishment, embroidery knit, and laser cutting to produce and design your own fabrics.

Tailor your degree to your creative strengths by specialising in fashion design or textile design, allowing you to develop a unique identity and a career path that suits your ambitions.

You will gain knowledge about ethics in fashion and textiles whilst developing skills to help build a sustainable industry.

Modules may include:

  • Visual Culture in Practice
  • Inspiration & Experimentation
  • Resolution

Professional practice is key to this course and students take up placement and project opportunities every year. There are opportunities to learn from visiting industry experts in the studios and work closely with industry partners on live briefs and competitions, to apply your learning and gain real-world experience. You will also engage with research as you develop your design practice.

In addition to our annual summer show, we support students to develop entrepreneurial and teamwork skills through fundraising to present design work at high profile national and international events such as New Designers. Visits to trade shows such as Textile Forum London and Premier Vision in Paris take learning out of the studio.

Assessment

Assessment Methods

Teaching is in the form of lectures, seminars, practical workshops and tutorials. You will develop skills in visual and verbal presentation techniques through group and individual project work.

Focusing on the avenues that most interest you, through your modules and assessments, you will explore different career paths and graduate with the confidence and skills to succeed. 

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

Our students go on to work in industry, develop enterprise opportunities or explore further research at postgraduate level. Whatever you want to do, our team of subject experts will support you with your next steps.

Many of our graduates go on to successful careers with high profile companies like Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson, All Saints and River Island, choosing from roles such as fashion designer, textile designer, studio manager, art director, product developer, pattern cutter and materials research.

Entry Requirements

Typically entrants will possess:

  • Foundation Degree
  • Or an HND
  • Or an equivalent Level 5 qualification in an appropriate discipline

Mature applicants with relevant experience who do not have the stated entry requirements are encouraged to apply.

You will be asked to bring your portfolio to interview.


Fees

The current fee for 2020/21 entry to this course is £7,800* per academic year of study.

The fee for 2021/22 entry to this course will be set during Spring 2021.

For more information regarding course fees, please read our ‘Fees and Funding’ page.

*Fees are subject to review annually. The fees for existing students may be increased annually in line with the Retail Price Index.

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