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Creative Fashion & Textiles BA (Hons)

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 products. Translate your ideas from 2D to 3D by building your pattern cutting and construction skills throughout the course.

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:

  • Year one
    • Idea and Materiality
    • Sustainability Culture  and Concept 
    • Introduction to Visual Culture
    • Studio Practice and Technology
    • Orientation
  • Year two
    • Making Meanings
    • Principles of Visual Culture
    • Creativity & Collaboration
    • Portfolio / Professional Practice
    • Navigation
  • Final Year
    • Visual Culture in Practice
    • Inspiration & Experimentation
    • Resolution

Professional practice is key to this course and students take up placement and project opportunities every year. You will also engage with research as you develop your design practice.

Apply for Creative Fashion & Textiles BA (Hons) 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 products. Translate your ideas from 2D to 3D by building your pattern cutting and construction skills throughout the course.

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:

  • Year one
    • Idea and Materiality
    • Sustainability Culture  and Concept 
    • Introduction to Visual Culture
    • Studio Practice and Technology
    • Orientation
  • Year two
    • Making Meanings
    • Principles of Visual Culture
    • Creativity & Collaboration
    • Portfolio / Professional Practice
    • Navigation
  • Final Year
    • Visual Culture in Practice
    • Inspiration & Experimentation
    • Resolution

Professional practice is key to this course and students take up placement and project opportunities every year. You will also engage with research as you develop your design practice.

Student Spotlight

Hollie Attwood, BA (Hons) in Textiles and Surface Design

I really like the community feel of the UCS campus. Everyone is so friendly. We get to know our tutors well because we have so much contact time with them.

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:

  • A minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points from a full Level 3 qualification
  • At least four GCSEs including English at grade 4 or above, or recognised Level 2 equivalent.

Mature applicants with relevant experiencewho do not have the stated entryrequirements are encouraged to apply.

Fees

The fee for 2021/22 entry to this course is £7,800* per academic year of study

The fee for 2022/23 entry to this course will be set during Spring 2022.

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

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