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University for the Creative Arts

Textile Design

UCAS Code: W234

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

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Textile design

Do you have a passion for designing and making? For colour? For experimenting with materials? Our BA (Hons) Textile Design degree will inspire you to indulge in your desire to design and make individual textiles for art, architecture, fashion, interiors, lifestyle and luxury.

As part of the School of Crafts and Design at UCA Farnham, our course focuses on the skills and design of making textiles. We teach traditional skills through a combination of experimental craft techniques, bringing new life and modern relevance to traditional textile craft. You will be introduced to a variety of handprinted and handwoven processes, including time honoured techniques such as hand dyeing, ikat, indigo, rust, and resist. Creative workshops will be delivered by highly skilled academics and technicians. Our programme includes visiting contemporary designer-makers offering specialist workshops i.e. paper-making, pleating, felt-making, mark-making, drawing, material exploration, construction/mixed media. With dedicated studios and personal space, you'll have access to a range of textile equipment, yarn and cloth dyeing labs, chemical mixing rooms and specialist finishing areas.

You'll work on live collaborations, projects and exhibitions, and year two students undertake work placements both in the UK and abroad. Between years two and three, we have an optional Study Abroad year with selected partners in Europe, America and Asia.

Our team of academics and visiting lecturers are all experienced practitioners and researchers working in industry on commissions and exhibitions. We have our own UCA Farnham Textile Collection, which provides our students with an enviable on-site archive of historical and contemporary material objects to study. Also located on our campus is the internationally renowned Crafts Study Centre, UCA’s purpose-built museum, research centre and gallery dedicated to crafts.

Graduate professions include designing textiles for interiors, fashion and couture, costume and accessories, developing materials and technical textiles, manufacturing textile products, colourists, trend forecasters, curators, textile conservation, textile merchandisers and stylists.

We prepare our students to enter industry professions and our graduates have gained employment within prominent companies such as Burberry, Paul Smith, Jaeger, Colefax and Fowler, Zoffany, David Linley. We’ve also built a reputation for entrepreneurship as many of our graduates set up in business. We have a long list of alumni who set up as designer-makers and textile artists and many of our graduates work in education as academics and researchers.

Modules

In Year 1 you'll develop a thorough grounding in both print and weave, including an understanding of materials, design practices, processes and techniques. Visual studies will support your studio practice. In Year 2 you'll deepen your knowledge of a specialist area and be introduced to external briefs and competitions. You'll also have the chance to undertake a work placement at a major textile design studio, textile manufacturer, or fashion house, with a textile designer-maker or artist, or an associated textile company. In Year 3 you'll negotiate an individual learning pathway with your tutor and undertake creative practice that prepares you for a future career within the contemporary textiles market or further study. You'll gain a broader insight into the sector and have the opportunity to exhibit your work alongside your peers at a London venue.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Farnham

Department:

Fashion and Textiles

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.

76%
med
Textile design

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Textile design

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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
90%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
3%
Male students
97%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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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.

£18,500
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Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
62%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

34%
Design occupations
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
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.

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.

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