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Textiles & Surface Design

The Northern School of Art

UCAS Code: W230 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C-B,B,C

Pass Access to HE Diploma

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

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Pass Foundation Diploma

UCAS Tariff

96-112

UCAS tariff points can be made up of a mixture of Level 3 qualifications.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Textile design

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

Modules

In your first year (Level Four), you will explore:
- Make
- Print
- Introduction to Creative Cultures
- Stitch

In your second year (Level Five), you will develop:
- Design
- Production
- Theories of Creative Cultures
- Practice

In your third year (Level Six), you will produce:
- Project Research and Preparation
- Dissertation/Report
- Final Major Project
- Final Show and Portfolio

Assessment methods

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

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

The Northern School of Art

Department:

Higher Education

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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.

80%
high
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.

Design studies

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

80%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
58%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

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

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.

£13k

£13k

£16k

£16k

£16k

£16k

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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