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Textile Design

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D-B,C,C

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP-DMM

UCAS Tariff

88-112

A typical offer will be a UCAS Tariff score of 88 - 112. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Textiles technology

Textile design

**Course Overview**
Develop your own unique style and bring your designs to life with our BA (Hons) in Textile Design. With a focus on craftsmanship and innovation, this course will enable you to develop hands-on skills and equip you to be a successful designer. Work closely with designers through work placements and guest workshops.

**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**
We'll make sure that you have all the skills you need to start a career in Textile Design through our focus on craftsmanship and skills so you can graduate with a robust understanding of the sector. With our strong links with the textile industry, you’ll get direct access to guest lectures and can benefit from live project briefs, masterclasses and plenty of networking opportunities. You'll have the opportunity to get noticed at our London degree show and take part in our annual art and design show.

As well as working on your own briefs, you’ll be able to work on industry-based projects with leading designers which will help you develop ideas into textiles and textile products. We have industry collaborations with brands like Dulux, Gerflor, Tengri, Jane Bowler, Bradford Textiles, Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters, The Arts Society and The Society of Dyers and Colourists.

Acting practitioners regularly work with us as associate lecturers to enable students to fully develop their projects and ideas whilst injecting industry standard practices and experiences. Regular guest lectures from industry professionals support this further, examples of invited guest lecturers include Laura Perryman, Marianne Shillingford – Creative Director of Dulux, WGSN, Craig Green, Christopher Raeburn, Alice Wilby, Oliver Heath and Rowan Mersh.
We were recently selected as one of only five UK institutions to take part in the UK Fashion and Textile Association’s (UKFT) ‘MADE IT’ programme, 20/21.

**What facilities can I use?**
We’ve spent a lot of love and care making the ‘Red Shed’ workshop the perfect creative space and one of the best-equipped workshops in the country.
With your own personal workspace, you’ll benefit from being part of our vibrant and dynamic design studio community. You'll be working on industry standard equipment, learning latest techniques and future focused methods of fashion craftsmanship. You will master materials, both through traditional methods and using digital software.

**What will I study?**
On this course you'll explore three main textile design practices - print, knit and surface design. In order to create innovative designs you'll learn to work with many different types of material and techniques, from traditional fabrics to contemporary technologies. From interior surfaces to luxury fashion accessories, you'll gain an understanding of the professional context and practice of textile design. We put a strong emphasis on career, designer identity and industry in the course curriculum. For example, we hold regular careers and employability talks from a number of eminent guest speakers in the PR, automotive, fashion, interiors, accessories and colour industries.

**How will I be taught and assessed?**
Our Red Shed studio gives you your own dedicated workspace and allows you access to all the specialist textile equipment you will need, both traditional and contemporary. You'll master materials, both through craft methods and using digital software and have full access to other cross discipline workshop facilities.

Exploring design led projects develops your research, drawing, colour, design and workshop technical skills. You'll get taster projects in each of the textile practices, print, knit and surface design, and once you know which one suits your creativity most, you can start to specialise. As well as this you will benefit from our industry links and guest speakers. Gain real-life experience through exciting industry projects and competitions. These help you develop ideas for textiles and textile products.

Modules

Year One: VMC Getting Connected, Creative Technology, Knit, Print and Surface Rotations, Research and Concepts. Year Two: VMC Making Choices, Professional Skills, Trends and Contexts 1: Professional Environments, Trends and Contexts II: Personal Interpretations. Year Three: VMC New Model Dissertation, Final Major Project: Marking, Final Major Project: Research, Professional Practice.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Buckinghamshire New University

Department:

School of Art, Design, and Performance

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Textile design

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Textiles technology

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B

Design studies

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

59%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Polymers and textiles

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,500
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
71%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Design occupations
23%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
5%
Other administrative occupations

Design studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
69%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Design occupations
12%
Media professionals
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Materials and technology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£25k

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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