Surface Pattern and Textiles at University of Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS

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Course summary

The Surface Pattern and Textiles programme is a vibrant, multidisciplinary programme that focuses on an exploration of textiles, materiality, pattern and making in the contexts of fashion, interiors and for designled galleries. It is academically challenging, contemporary in outlook, and you will be taught a wealth of practical and technical skills, enjoying the design potential of our extensive innovative digital and traditional facilities. We bring our students together to create a strong group identity, while the pathways allow you to choose a specialism. The studio culture is at the heart of the Surface Pattern and Textiles student experience, creating a professionally focused, collaborative learning environment that aims to mirror the workplace with a positive, engaging, open approach to working with others. Our students graduate as designers and makers, ready to flourish in a range of creative jobs and enterprises, having had several significant live projects, exhibition experiences and industry liaisons embedded in their studies. This is a defining feature of our programme. Live projects have been run with Rolls Royce Bespoke Interiors, H&M Design, Eley Kishimoto London, Hallmark UK and Orangebox. The programme is dynamic, built to grow and mirror the creative industry you will pitch to, with employability at its core.


Year One - Level 4 (Cert HE, Dip HE, BA & MDes) Digital and Material Futures B1 (20 credits; compulsory) Image Making 1 – Drawing for Design (10 credits; compulsory) Digital and Material Futures B2 (20 credits; compulsory) Major Studies A1 – Ideas into Practice (20 credits; compulsory) Major Studies A2 – Designing for Context (20 credits; compulsory) Visual and Material Culture (10 credits; compulsory) Ways of Perceiving (10 credits; compulsory) Ways of Thinking (10 credits; compulsory). Year Two - Level 5 (Dip HE, BA & MDes) Digital and Material Futures B3 (20 credits; compulsory) Future Ready Toolkit (20 credits; compulsory) Image Making 2 – Drawing for a Live Brief (10 credits; compulsory) Major Studies A3 - Designing for a Live Brief (20 credits; compulsory) Major Studies A4 - A Self-Directed Brief (20 credits; compulsory) Research in Context (10 credits; compulsory) Research in Practice (10 credits; compulsory) Visual and Material Language (10 credits; compulsory). Year Three - Level 6 (BA & MDes) Advanced Creative Enquiry (20 credits; compulsory) Independent Project (40 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) Major Project (60 credits; compulsory).

Assessment method

Assessment is carried out through coursework, both written and practical. There are no exams on this course. Students are formatively assessed throughout a module in a variety of blended digital and campus-based styles. Summative assessment takes place at the end of a module — work is specified to be either submitted to digital platforms or presented at desks, or in exhibition scenarios. A variety of teaching and learning methods are used throughout the course which includes amongst others; Informal Tutorials   These tutorials are held on a regular basis, across all levels. In Year 1 each student sees and discusses his / her work with a member of staff at each studio session, likewise in Year 2. Third and fourth-year students tend to work more independently and sign up for a tutorial when she/he feels the need arises. However, as a team, we ensure that every student in Year 3 is seen by at least one member of the academic staff each week.  We pride ourselves on the fact that there is the opportunity to see staff regularly. Formal Tutorials  These are held at least once a term with individual students. The work and progress are discussed, through practical and conceptual development, future intentions of the student etc. It is an opportunity for any issues/concerns by either party, to be raised. A recorded account of the tutorial is duplicated for the student to store in their feedback file and refer back to. Group critiques  These are held on a regular basis, across all levels, either with a member of staff or student-led. They provide an excellent opportunity for students to share and exchange ideas with their peers in a structured manner in addition to valuable input from staff. Informal and Formal presentations  The nature of the presentation varies according to the level. Presentations may be to peers, staff or industry/live brief partners. They may be presented by individuals to an audience, or by groups, working together. Informal presentations are introduced in order to help students gain confidence in talking about their work to their peers and staff throughout the programme. There are other situations where presentations can take a more formal part of the assessment at the end of a project. Exhibiting work  Again, the nature of this varies within the context of the projects, the work to be assessed and the stage of the programme — it can range in formality from a public venue, a digital showreel, to the individual student’s desk space. As a programme, we love the opportunity to share and get our students’ work out into the world, so usually, any worthwhile opportunities for the exhibition are capitalised on to enhance the student experience.

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Points of entry

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  • Year 1

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Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
EU £13500 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1

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Surface Pattern and Textiles at University of Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS