Textiles & Surface Design at The Northern School of Art - UCAS

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Course summary

Using our specialist well-equipped studios and workshops, you will develop design and technical skills in screen-printing, dyeing, hand and machine embroidery, digital print, laser-cutting, fabric manipulation and making skills while working on live and collaborative projects. This inspirational, innovative and vibrant degree offers exceptional studios, workshops and resources – including your very own individual studio bay – which will allow you to surround yourself with inspiration. You’ll develop design and making skills to equip you for a role within this dynamic industry, whether you choose to follow a path into employment or self-employment. Design opportunities include interiors, fashion, gifts, stationery, table-top and bedding. This course offers a range of niche skills that will be transferable to a wide range of creative industries, such as teaching, community arts, buying, styling and visual merchandising. EXHIBITIONS & TRADE SHOWS Work is exhibited and sold at trade fairs and exhibitions such as: Premiére Vision, Paris; Surtex, New York; New Designers, London; London Print Design Fair; Indigo MoOD Brussels. NDUSTRY LINKS Alexander McQueen - London Anna Sui - New York Bowes Museum Debenhams Design Studio Designers Guild Design Studio - London Graham and Brown Wallpapers - Blackburn Hallmark UK - Bradford Hand and Lock Couture Embroidery - London House of Holland - London LURU Home - New York Marks & Spencer Design Studio


In your first year (Level 4):

  • Make
  • Print
  • Introduction to Creative Cultures
  • Stitch
In your second year (Level 5):
  • Design
  • Production
  • Theories of Creative Cultures
  • Practice
In your third year (Level 6):
  • Project Research and Preparation
  • Dissertation/Report
  • Final Major Project
- Final Show and Portfolio

Assessment method

In course assessment. Each module is assessed upon completion and given a percentage mark.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

We do not currently accept students from outside of the UK. However, we can accept applications from those have evidence of pre-settled status to live, work and study in the UK. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Your potential is our main focus when assessing your suitability for the programme you have applied to. Because of this, we take into account all aspects of your application and not just your academic profile. If you are a mature applicant (i.e. 21+ years), we will place more emphasis on your portfolio and the skills and experience you can demonstrate at interview. Your portfolio, which you bring to interview, is an integral part of the assessment. It should demonstrate your current skills, interests and knowledge where appropriate. It is also expected that you will bring evidence of written work to interview and/or have a Level 2 qualification in English/Literacy.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

As with most creative programmes delivered at higher education, this programme will have additional costs such as material and basic tools and contribution towards educational visits to ensure successful completion of the programme. The School offers financial support packages to help with this, whether this be through means-tested bursaries and/or grants. In addition, the School offers subsidised resale of course materials, free use of studios etc. More detailed information is provided at the interview stage; however, if you require this sooner please contact [email protected]
Textiles & Surface Design at The Northern School of Art - UCAS