Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Hand Embroidery

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Course summary

Hand embroidery is a specialist discipline and offers many diverse career routes for you as a graduate. These include:- freelance embroiderer working for the fashion and interiors market, designer-maker, craft writer, postgraduate researcher and workshop facilitator in galleries and schools. During your studies, you will be taught specific RSN hand embroidery techniques by RSN trained Tutors. We use the term ‘learning through making’ which puts into context how we teach you on the Degree. The ‘making process’ refers to your creative practice: whether you are stitching, drawing or developing your design work for your collection. Your practical units are all underpinned by this methodology. The Contextual Studies units use a Material Culture methodology which connects your theoretical learning to your design work. You will be expected to develop your hand embroidery skills from the traditional techniques through to experimental approaches to stitch, for a range of products and outcomes. We will teach you through a series of projects, workshops and tutorials which are structured within each practical Unit. There is also the opportunity for you to enter associated competitions and to participate in external events and exhibitions to broaden your experience within the textile world. Specialisms available: fashion, interiors, textile art Module content includes:

  • Canvaswork
  • Blackwork
  • Crewelwork
  • Goldwork
  • Silk Shading
  • Whitework
  • Raised work

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Royal School of Needlework
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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English language requirements

Minimum English language requirements: If your first language is not English a certificate is required as evidence that you have an average IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent. If you are applying as an international student and require a visa to study in the UK, you will also need a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component.

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Hand Embroidery at Kingston University - UCAS