BA (Hons) Textiles & Surface Design Top-up

Course Details

  • Start Date
    September 2020
  • Duration
    1 year
  • Attendance
    Full Time
  • Awarding Body
    The Open University
  • Cost
    £ 7800.00 per year
  • Centre Location
  • Course Description

    The BA (Hons) Top-up follows a modular structure, and takes your learning and skills to a further level allowing your specialist skills to flourish towards the career you want. You will consider the wider cultural context to underpin your studio work and focus on your own personal design statement, culminating in your collection being shown at the End of Year Degree Show. In addition to our End of Year Degree Show, students showcase their work to industry at events such as New Designers.

    Previous cohorts have taken opportunities to embark on study visits to London, New York, Berlin and Paris among others.

    The modules studied may include:

    • Context
    • Inspiration & Innovation
    • Resolution

    For more information about regulations and policies relevant to studying with the Open University please visit our Wider Information Set page.
    Regulations for validated awards of The Open University and the Appendices can be found here.
  • Teaching and Assessment

    Most of your time will be spent in our first-rate studios and workshops, although your practical work will be complemented by a programme in visual culture during your first two years. Assessment is by 100% coursework without exams.

  • Career Progression

    Our graduates have established careers in fields such as textile/interior design, style/trend forecasting and buying, with many developing their own successful freelance practice or running small businesses.

  • 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.

  • Costs