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Textile Design

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-A,B,C

A typical offer for applicants without a Foundation course is BBB/ABC from 3 A-Levels

Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly.

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

32 (5,5,5 HL)

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop-down field for more information.

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

DM

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma Grades Distinction Merit plus 1 A Level Grade B.

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

D

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate Grade Distinction plus 2 A Levels Grades BC

Applicants with a UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies, BTEC Foundation Diploma / BTEC National Extended Diploma (or similar)/ will be considered.

Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly.

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Textile design

The Textile Design BA (Hons) course offers a diverse and inclusive curriculum to inspire and train multi-disciplinary textiles practitioners through the study of materials, processes, and design methodologies.

This is an engaging and dynamic course exploring the range of opportunities within the expanding field of textiles. From traditional crafted processes to cutting-edge digital technologies, students investigate and experiment with a broad range of materials and techniques to design, make, and validate their ideas.

The course introduces you to progressive, creative processes to help you prepare, gather information, source materials, identify the origins of inspiration, and build in-depth knowledge of the discipline. Students are supported to experiment and develop their independent textile practice through conceptual design thinking and core practical skills. We foster critical engagement with theory and examine historical, cultural, political, ethical, and sustainability issues to balance creativity with academic practices.

Our wide-reaching textile course nurtures individuality and encourages you to explore the breadth of possibilities within textiles, in preparation for a growing array of creative and professional opportunities. Students will graduate with the specialist knowledge for an enriched career in the textile industry and related fields, including fashion design, interior design, architecture, textiles art, research, product design, set design and digital sectors.

Modules

In your first year areas studied include drawing, introduction to modern and contemporary art and design, visual research, design development, and textiles process and exploration.

In your second year areas studied include materials, processes and conceptual application, sampling and textile manufacture, and professional and business practice. You will be given the opportunity to select one optional module from a diverse School-wide list.

In your final year modules studied include Innovation, Exploration and Invention, Textiles Research Report, and a Textiles Studio Practice Final Project.

A full list of indicative modules is available on the course page of our website.

Assessment methods

Textile Design modules are assessed through coursework, using a range of methods to encourage students to develop a broadly relevant set of skills and competencies for use in industrial practice or further study.

Methods include practical projects, industrial and self-generated project work, technical knowledge and training, development drawing, visual research skills, essays/reflective work, seminar participation, visual and verbal presentations, contextual research projects, workbook/log books, technical files, and an industrial placement report and research report.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
International
£19,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

Creative Arts

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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.

83%
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.

Design studies

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

86%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
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?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
1%
Male students
99%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
1%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

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.

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.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
88%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

58%
Design occupations
8%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
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.

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.

£20k

£20k

£25k

£25k

£27k

£27k

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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