BA (Hons) Fashion and Textile Design
If you’re ready to make your mark on the fashion world and unleash your creative ideas, this is the Fashion and Textile Design degree course for you.
You’ll be encouraged to explore your individuality as a designer, and to experiment and innovate with your use of textiles. You’ll develop your craft, whilst using the latest technologies and respecting the values of sustainable and ethical design principles.
This Fashion and Textile Design degree enables you to establish a career as a successful designer for the fashion and textile industry. Our course recognises your individual strengths, and supports you in becoming a confident and knowledgeable professional in your chosen field.
- A levels – BBB–BBC
- UCAS points – 112–120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent (calculate your UCAS points)
- BTECs (Extended Diplomas) – DDM–DMM
- International Baccalaureate – 25
English language requirements
- English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Core Skills: Fashion and Textiles
- Design Fundamentals
- Digital Designing for Fashion and Textiles
- Introduction to Visual Culture
- Designer-Led Brief
- Enterprise and Industry: Practice
- Enterprise and Industry: Experience
- Enterprise and Industry: Research
- Optional modules
- Engaged Citizenship Through Interdisciplinary Practice
- Exploratory Practice
- Professional Experience
- Student Enterprise
- Visual Culture: Cult, Taste and Collecting
- Visual Culture: Performing Identity
- Visual Culture: Technology and the Image
- Visual Culture: Visions of the body
Placement year (optional)
On this course, you can do an optional work placement between your second and third years to get valuable experience working in industry.
We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your situation and ambitions. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.
All modules listed below are worth 20 credits each.
- Core modules
- Major Project: Collection
- Major Project: Concept
- Major Project: Development
- Major Project: Resolution
- Visual Culture: Dissertation
- Visual Culture: Research Project
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
- 3 years full-time
- 4 years sandwich with work placement
- For UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
- For International students: £15,500 per year
On this Fashion and Textile degree course, you’ll:
- Immerse yourself in the latest trends, cultures, techniques and technologies in the fashion and textile industry
- Have the opportunity to apply your creative skills to designing sustainable fashion
- Learn design methods including drawing techniques, pattern-cutting, fashion illustration, silkscreen and digital printing, embroidery and constructed textiles
- Use the professional software you’ll use in your career to bring your digital designs to life, including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Lectra Kaledo
- Make use of our modern facilities and equipment, which include industrial sewing machines, laser cutting equipment, and Lectra Modaris, for digital pattern making with 3D prototyping
- Build your professional network with international guest lecturers fashion industry professionals, like Julian Roberts, Niccolo Casas and Shingo Sato
You can also:
- Set up your own label or fashion and textile company as part of your studies
- Exhibit your work at the University’s annual graduate shows and graduate fashion showcases in London
When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.
What can you do with a Fashion and Textile Design degree?
You could work in areas such as:
- fashion, textile or accessories design
- trend prediction
- visual merchandising
- teaching or lecturing
- journalism or writing
About this institute
University of Portsmouth
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Portsmouth is consistently within the top-ranked institutions in the UK for student satisfaction, which is reflected in the teaching quality, but also the experience that students enjoy with us.
Students can live a few minutes' walk away from their faculty buildings on campus, with only a 5-10 min walk to the seaside.
The cost of living and accommodation in Portsmouth are significantly lower than in the larger cities in the UK, meaning you'll be able to live more comfortably here. The city is so compact that you don't need to take any public transport and most students/lecturers get around by bike.
The city has a population of around 200,000 and over 10% of this is made up of our student population. We have 5,000 students from overseas on campus.
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