BA (Hons) Textile Design offers you an experience which celebrates the opportunities of contemporary textile practice. If you have not yet had the chance to explore and discover your specific interest or direction within textile design, this general title is the ideal choice, at this point. There are many further decision points throughout the course and you are able to update your degree title later if one of our extended titles better reflects your interests. We value diversity, nurture curiosity and recognise the urgency of placing sustainability at the heart of decision making. These core beliefs are reflected throughout the course. Embracing both digital technology and traditional craft skills our students develop their creativity, personal talents and professional awareness within a stimulating and supportive environment. All our students are introduced to print, weave, embroidery and knit processes within the first semester of the course. This enables you to explore and experiment with different textiles working methods to identify strengths and interests. Throughout the course you are able to shape your skills towards your career interests, focusing on one or more technical areas as you progress. In second year, we teach in career-focused groups, reflecting the nature of contemporary employment needs within the industry. This provides you with further opportunity to tailor your learning experience in conversation with the academic staff team, in order to fulfil your own personal and professional aspirations. It also provides scope for a cross-disciplinary way of working which has become increasingly prominent within the field of Textile Design. The following career-focussed pathways that you choose from in your second year reflect the breadth of professional opportunities that our graduates go on to pursue:
- Styling and Trend Forecasting
- Contemporary Culture and Craft
- Surface Pattern and Technologies
- Bespoke Fashion Textiles
- Retail and Promotion
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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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
Additional entry requirements
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
|IELTS (Academic)||6||overall with no less than 5.5 in any level|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|