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Nottingham Trent University

Textile Design

UCAS Code: W221

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

112 UCAS Tariff points from three A-Levels or equivalent qualifications.

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Maths grade C/4 or GCSE Science grade C/4 or equivalent

112 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Diploma and one A-Level or equivalent qualification.

112 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-levels or equivalent qualifications

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

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Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Textile design

Fashion and Textiles at NTU is internationally recognised for the quality of its creative, industry-ready graduates.

This textile design is unique in the UK, allowing you to explore the different areas of textile design before specialising in the creative areas of textile print, embroidery, weave and knit, as your work develops.

As a young, ambitious designer, we'll introduce you to all aspects of textile design, investigating fundamental principles in colour, form, scale, pattern and composition. Supported by our expert academic and technical staff, you’ll learn traditional and digital techniques with access to our industry-standard facilities.

The course has excellent links with industry, and students will get the chance to take part in live projects and competitions, gain work experience, and have the opportunity to visit fashion and textiles events overseas, such as Première Vision.

**Key features**
- Explore all aspects of textile design before choosing to specialise in print, embroidery, weave or knit.

- NTU has a rich heritage and is ranked as one of the top 20 universities in the UK for Fashion and Textiles. (Guardian University League Tables 2021).

- Our students are in demand by industry with 100% of students in employment or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2016/17).

- 98% of textile design students are satisfied with this course (National Student Survey 2020)

- Learn traditional and digital techniques, working with industry-standard digital machinery.

- Experience live projects with companies like Romo, South African Mohair, Next and Fat Face.

- Take part in industry competitions with professional bodies such as Texprint, the Society of Dyers and Colourists, i-dott and Bradford Textile Society.

- Visit international trade shows such as Première Vision in Paris, and take part in industry competitions.

- There is an opportunity to apply for sponsorship with The Worshipful Company of Weavers.

- Apply for a year-long paid graduate internship in New York working for the ASCENA brands.

- Opportunity to apply for a European or international exchange to one of our partner institutions, such as RMIT in Australia.

- Exhibit your work in your final year in our Student Showcase, with the opportunity to be selected for New Designers, London.

- Gain a professionally accredited degree – this is the only textile design degree in the UK accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD).

**Assessment**

Assessment is 100% through coursework. You will receive feedback throughout each module and will be awarded a grade.

**Employability**

This course has an enviable international reputation thanks to the success of its graduates – 100% of students are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2016/17).

Graduates go into a variety of roles, including designing, buying and merchandising, global sourcing, textiles product development, styling and trend prediction, marketing and teaching. Recent graduate destinations include French Connection, Boden, Laura Ashley, Next, Ted Baker, and Topshop.

Modules

[Year One]

These two year-long modules run side by side.

• Fundamentals: Materials and Concepts (100 credit points)
You’ll be introduced to the different areas of the textiles industry through workshop rotations in embroidery, print, weave, knit, and multimedia. Cover the design fundamentals and explore principles such as colour, form, pattern, composition, and scale. This module will form the foundation of all your design work in Year Two and final year.

• Design, Culture and Context 1 (20 credit points)
You’ll be encouraged to test your research, presentation and writing skills, and to be socially and culturally aware when considering your own environment and design decisions. You’ll learn about the power of images, objects and materials in visual and material culture, and find out how these are central to the way textile designers work.

[Year Two]

These two year-long modules run side by side.

• Directions: Market and Process (100 credit points)
Develop more awareness of the practice of design within the international textile industry. Complete three different projects that focus on different aspects of the design process, deepening your knowledge in your specialised area of print, embroidery, weave, or knit.

You'll have the chance to investigate other areas of the industry, including interior and lifestyle trends, ethical fashion, and trend tracking. Engage with industry through live projects, work experience, and an overseas visit to an international trade fair.

• Design, Culture and Context 2 (20 credit points)
In the first half of the year you will explore how the commercial context affects design culture. In the second half of the year, you will focus on creating a negotiated individual brief in preparation for your final year project.

[Final year]

• Resolutions: Practice and Context (120 credit points)
Complete projects that relate to your career aspirations, developing work that shows your personal interests and strengths for your portfolio. You’ll also be encouraged to get involved with external competitions, trade fairs, and live projects.

The Uni


Course location:

City Campus

Department:

School of Art 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%
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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

85%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
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?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
4%
Male students
96%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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.

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
98%
high
Employed or in further education
75%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Design occupations
22%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
5%
Customer service occupations

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.

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

£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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