University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Textiles and Surface Design University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The Open University


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Course summary

TEF Silver

University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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You will have a rich experience exploring interior textiles, fashion textiles and surface design to evaluate your place in the contemporary design industry. The course is aimed at nurturing students ready to progress onto further study or into the workplace. You will be taught to question the ways in which colour, pattern, image, scale and texture create style and atmosphere.

Year One is an exciting year full of new opportunities and challenges - it is about having a go, making new work and learning lots of workshop skills in relation to emerging ideas.

The Foundation Degree is a perfect platform for progression onto the BAS (Hons) Top-Up Degree. Our graduates have established careers in fields such as textile / interior design, style / trend forecasting and buying

Course details


Modules include: idea and materiality; sustainability; critical reflection; studio practice; making meanings; value and context

Assessment method

Most of your time will be spent in our first-rate studios and workshops, although your practical work will be complemented by a programme of visual culture. Assessment is 100% coursework without exams.

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 code P2Q6
Institution code B70
Campus name Taunton Campus
Campus code T

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points from a full level 3 qualification
A level 64 UCAS tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP
Access to HE Diploma 64 UCAS points

students are also required to have four GCSEs to include English and Maths Grades C - A* / 4 - 9 or above, or a recognised equivalent Level 2

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Fees and funding

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University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College
Bath Road

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01278 441234