Birmingham City University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
If you love the idea of using your creativity to build onto and into surfaces, working with a wide range of materials, our Embroidery option allows you to explore new possibilities in a subject with a rich and varied heritage. You will focus on exploring the materials and technologies that exist today. Alongside hand skills, including tambour beading and gold work, you become confident with using specialist digital embroidery software and equipment. You might work onto surfaces they have printed yourself, creating designs with rich surface qualities and dramatic compositions. The skillset you will develop is highly desirable within the luxury market, as well as in performance, illustration and visual merchandising. We value diversity and nurture curiosity, which are core beliefs reflected throughout this course. Embracing both digital technology and traditional craft skills, we encourage our students to develop their creativity, personal talents and professional awareness. All our students will be introduced to print, weave, embroidery and knit processes within the first semester to help you grow skills to develop textiles working methods. Your technical skills will develop throughout the course and you can shape your skills towards your career interests, focusing on one or more workshop practices as you progress through the three years. In second year, we teach in career-focused groups, reflecting the nature of contemporary employment needs within the industry. This provides you with further opportunity to tailor your learning experience in conversation with the academic staff team, in order to fulfil your own personal and professional aspirations. It also provide scope for a cross-disciplinary way of working which has become increasingly prominent within the field of Textile Design. The following career-focussed pathways that you can choose from in your second year reflect the breadth of professional opportunities that our graduates go on to pursue:
- Styling and Trend Forecasting
- Contemporary Culture and Craft
- Surface Pattern and Technologies
- Bespoke Fashion Textiles
- Retail and Promotion
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Parkside Building Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in the remaining three skills.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|