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Course summary

This course gives you the opportunity to experience the disciplines of print, weave, knit, embroidery and biomaterials, developing expertise in a single choice or a combination of approaches. Modules are designed to develop practical expertise, introduce career directions, and help to establish professional ambitions. With an emphasis on experimentation, you will begin by developing core skills in design through exploring textile processes, visual research, colour, and composition. Group activities will develop confidence in communication and critical thinking, with an understanding of sustainability and responsible design approaches. The second-year programme broadens your knowledge of the industry and the scope of careers open to you. There are opportunities to engage with companies such as Epson and Dulux. This can include working on industry briefs, entrepreneurial challenges, collaborative projects and work placements. The final year offers you the space to develop a personal and professionally relevant portfolio through in-depth research and extended practical inquiry. There is the option of taking a professional placement year in industry before progressing to the third year of the programme.

How to apply

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Parkside Building Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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If your application is progressed, you will be invited to bring in a portolio of your creative work for review. Your portfolio is your opportunity to show examples of your work and creative interests to support your application. Guidance on how to put your portfolio together will be provided once you have made your application.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6overall with no less than 5.5 in any level

Unistats information

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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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Textile Design at Birmingham City University - UCAS