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BA (Hons) Textile Design

University of Derby
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
Derby
21 September 2021
University of Derby

Program description

BA (Hons) Textile Design

Design and develop fabrics for fashion, interiors and decorative surfaces.You’ll explore traditional processes as well as new technologies, with opportunities for industry projects and placements.

Why choose this course?

Our excellent specialist textile design and production expertise and facilities, combined with our staff expertise ensures you that this course is distinctive in offering a rich combination of traditional and advanced new technology. 

Textile Design at Derby offers the three creative areas of Print, Knit and Weave. It is a place where traditional processes are not forgotten alongside new technologies. Our students design and develop fabrics for fashion, interiors and decorative surfaces. At the end of three years of study our graduates are ready to work effectively and successfully in all areas of the Textile Industry. Our new Chandos Pole St Fashion and Textiles ”hub” is an exciting place to learn in a contemporary and vibrant environment.

Is this course for you?
Could you develop textile work that startles or surprises? Are you ready to take risks, be imaginative and learn from your failures? If so, then you belong at Derby School of Arts.

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Admission requirements

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther informationUCAS TariffA levelPearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)Access to HE DiplomaGCSE/National 4/National 5112 pointsYour offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications.  We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.BBCDMMD: 15 credits
M: 24 credits
P: 6 creditsPass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio - required 

English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above


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Program content

What you will study

You'll study modules such as:

Stage one

  • Identifying a Professional Context
  • Colours, Materials and Surfaces
  • Design, Research and Inspiration
  • Stitches in Time

Stage two

  • Exploring a Professional Context 
  • Developing a Specialism
  • Exploring Design
  • Material Matters

Diploma in Professional Practice (optional)

  • Applied Professional Practice
  • Contemporary Issues in Professional Practice

Stage three

  • Negotiated Study in Textile Design
  • Textile Direction
  • Independent Study in Textile Design
  • Contextual Studies 3

Program delivery

How you will learn

You'll develop and realise your potential through a varied programme of studio-based projects, lectures, debates, competitions, live project work, group critiques, field visits, tutorials, technical demonstrations, written assignments, seminars and practical workshops.

A European professional and cultural fieldtrip is an integral part of the final year of study. Typically you will visit Premiere Vision, Paris, a global fabric trade fair.

Assessment is mainly 100% coursework and is fully explained once you have enrolled on the programme through our intranet information system. There is both formative and summative assessment, the former taking place in the form of group crits.

Tuition fees

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands£9,250Year 1EU£14,045Year 1International£14,045Year 1England£9,250Year 1Northern Ireland£9,250Year 1Scotland£9,250Year 1Wales£9,250Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Career opportunities

Careers

This course will prepare you for an exciting career in printed, knitted or woven textiles working as a designer and also in a variety of roles such buyer, merchandiser, stylist or illustrator in a wide range of organisations associated with the international textile industry. Textiles is a global industry and offers you many opportunities to travel as part of your career.

Some graduates have gone on to work on a freelance basis in their chosen specialist field, establishing their own workshops, websites and companies. During your course you can take advantage of our mentoring schemes, which are designed to help young entrepreneurs to establish themselves. The University Careers department is particularly pro active in supporting students throughout the 3 years of study and guiding them into graduate employment. 

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University of Derby

Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB Derby
UK

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