University of Gloucestershire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Fashion and Textiles Design

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Course summary

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Why Fashion and Textiles? The Foundation Degree in Fashion and Textiles Design focuses on creative thinking and enables students to develop a range of design skills and technical knowledge to support career progression within the fashion and textiles industry. This course is taught at Gower College, Swansea, Llwyn y Bryn Campus.

Course details


Year 1 Level 4: • Research, Archive and Design Creativity • Design Product and Realisation • Sustainable and Ethical Fashion • Contextual Studies 1: History of Fashion • Contextual Studies 2: The Fashion Industry • Textile Design • Digital Design for Fashion and Textiles Year 2 Level 5 : • Design Process for Industry • Design Product and Realisation 2 • Contextual Studies 3: Subculture and Identity • Industrial Placement • Self-Promotion • Portfolio Preparation

Assessment method

The course is studio based and assessment is through practical experimentation and write-ups both digitally and in sketchbooks, practical outcomes, reports, presentations, observations, portfolio of work.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeW231
Institution code G50
Campus nameGower College, Swansea
Campus codeK

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Please contact the Gower College Swansea International Department at or on +44 1792 284007.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points
A level DD - EEE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma Pass
Scottish Higher Not accepted

Interview and Portfolio applies to all students applying

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs and fee information can be found at:
Fashion and Textiles Design at University of Gloucestershire - UCAS