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London Metropolitan University

Textiles

UCAS Code: W2J6

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Typical offer of grades BBC (112 UCAS points), one of which must be from a relevant subject.

Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant design subject is acceptable for entry. You will need 60 credits overall with 45 credits at Level 3. QAA accredited course required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English.

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

DMM

DMM with portfolio interview

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,D,D

A minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points to include a minimum of four passes at Higher level at grade C or above.

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2021

Subject

Textile design

**Why study this course?**

This Textiles BA course is full of creativity and energy. You’ll learn technical skills through exploring a variety of subject areas, including textile design for interiors and fashion and accessories. Throughout the course you'll have opportunities to produce collections of textiles, surface techniques and garments, all of which will be showcased in a professional setting in your final year.

You’ll have numerous opportunities to enter local and international competitions. We offer opportunities to exhibit your work. Our previous students have undertaken work placements with, and some have even gone on to work for, Julien McDonald, Edward Crutchley, Mark Fast, Toogood, Mary Katrantzou, Alexander McQueen, ASOS, Timberland, The British Museum, Camira Fabrics, Toynbee Hall and Tissage hand made rugs.

This course received a 94% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2020 – and a 99% score for the teaching on the course.

**More about this course**

Our expert team includes professional textile artists, practitioners and designers, as well as product designers in fashion and interiors who lecture and mentor you to support your learning.

After undertaking workshops in print, weave, knit and mixed media you'll go on to pursue specific interests and material specialisation through both studio and contextual study.

While experimenting with digital textile printing and laser cutting, as well as learning traditional techniques, you'll also have opportunities to take part in a number of additional workshops that include dyeing, rug making and computer-aided design (CAD) skills (Photoshop and Illustrator) and to collaborate with London Met students studying jewellery or fashion degrees across a wide range of projects.

As you progress, you'll gain an understanding of commercial, ethical and industry standards as you undertake projects and work placements, develop professionalism and establish networks to further your career.

We’re proud to have industry links and live projects with multinational companies such as Adidas, Gainsborough Silk Weaving Co, Edward Crutchly, Lyle & Scott, The Print Archivist, furniture retailers Heal’s and Ligne Roset, Thornback Peel and Tissage rugs.

Successful graduate designers include Majeda Clarke, Vicky Cowin, Stephaine Witts, Lisa Bloomer and Claire Whelan.

In the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of all 2017 graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

Modules

Example Year 1 modules include: 3D Design Principles (core, 30 credits) 3D Visual Research and Communication (core, 30 credits) Critical & Contextual Studies 1 (3D) (core, 30 credits) Workshop Practice (core, 30 credits) Example Year 2 modules include: 3D Design (core, 30 credits) Critical & Contextual Studies 2 (3D) (core, 30 credits) Design Resolution (core, 30 credits) Making Matters (core, 30 credits) Example Year 3 modules include: 3D Project Design & Development (core, 30 credits) Critical & Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (3D) (core, 30 credits) Exhibition Practice (core, 30 credits) Major Project Realisation: Textile Design (core, 30 credits)

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through project work and essays, individual and group design practice, and a final major show and dissertation.

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
£9,250
per year
International
£14,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Aldgate

Department:

The School of Art, Architecture and Design

TEF rating:
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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.

82%
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.

Textile design

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

72%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
4%
Male students
96%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

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.

Textile design

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
55%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What about your long term prospects?

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

Textile 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.

£14k

£14k

£19k

£19k

£20k

£20k

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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