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Textile Design

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 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

We will consider T Levels for entry to this course, either as stand-alone qualifications or in conjunction with other Level 3 qualifications, in accordance with the specified course tariff points.

UCAS Tariff

112

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

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.

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

- Experience live projects with companies like Romo, Liberty London, Next and Joules.

- Take part in industry competitions with professional bodies such as PV NextGen, RSA, 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 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).

- NTU are ranked 16th in the UK for Fashion and Textiles. (The Guardian University Guide 2021).

**Assessment**

Assessment is predominantly through coursework. You will receive feedback throughout each module and will be awarded a grade for your work.

**Employability**

This is the only Textile Design degree course in the UK that is accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD), giving you free membership during your studies. You’ll also have access to CSD online careers advice, guidance and vacancies.

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.

**Your space to create at NTU**

We’re committed to helping you explore, expand and refine your craft, as you discover new creative horizons with some truly great tools, equipment and workspaces. Visit our facilities hub at **www.ntu.ac.uk/artfacilities** to find out more.

**Our students’ work – ‘We Are Creatives’**

Explore our online showcase ‘We Are Creatives’ - celebrating the work of the School of Art & Design students. You will find a sneak peak of some of our students’ work and gain a real insight into what it’s like to be part of the NTU creative community at **wearecreativesntu.art**

Modules

[Year One]

- Curiosity: Creative Exploration and Research (40 credit points, full year)
- Curiosity: Creative Development and Application for Textile Design (80 credit points, full year)

[Year Two]

- Curiosity: Creative Development and Application for Textile Design (80 credit points, full year)
- Directions: Innovation and Transition for Textile Design (40 credit points, second half of the year)
- Co Lab: Research, Exploration and Risk-taking (20 credit points, second half of the year)
- Optional module. You will also choose one 20-credit module from:
-Material Stories
3D Materials and Exploration
Trend Forecasting
Buying, Merchandising and Product Fundamentals
Digital Marketing and Communication
Experimental Animation
Model Making: Object and Narrative

[Final year]
- Resolutions: Culture and Context (20 / 40 credit points, full year)
- Resolutions: Practice and Context for Textile Design (100 / 80 credit points, full year)

The Uni


Course location:

City Campus

Department:

School of Art and Design

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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.

79%
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

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

73%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
63%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
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?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
2%
Male students
98%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
3%
First year 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.

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.

£19k

£19k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

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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