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Textile Design

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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Textile design

Learn to design and develop unique, imaginative fabrics for fashion, interiors and decorative surfaces, on one of the country’s top textile design degrees. You will be challenged, encouraged and celebrated.

**Why choose this course?**
Our students have scooped awards from New Designers, Selvedge and others, and have had work selected for the Ratti Foundation (Milan) and Texprint. We cover three creative areas – print, knit and weave – and teach you traditional making skills as well as new technology-based methods, so you can explore and experiment.

**Is this course for you?**
Could you develop textile work that startles or surprises? Are you ready to take risks, be imaginative and learn from your failures? If so, then you belong at Derby School of Arts.

**How will you learn?**
There’s a varied programme of learning, including projects, lectures, tutorials, debates, competitions, field visits, technical demonstrations and practical workshops. In your final year, there is a European fieldtrip – often, we go to Premiere Vision, Paris (a global fabric trade fair.)

**Opportunities and experiences**
You and your work will be highly visible because we enter national competitions and organise ‘live projects’: genuine work for clients. These can lead to excellent internships and summer placements. For example, a recent student spent her summer employed as a design intern by Sophie Steller Studio in London.

**Careers and employability**
Textile Design will prepare you for an exciting career in printed, knitted or woven textiles, working as a designer, buyer, merchandiser, stylist or illustrator. Previous students have gone on to hold design positions at Stephen and David Walters, Cristal Martin, Donna Karan and Boden. Another graduate founded Artsthread, the largest student global website, and continues to support our students.

Find out more at www.derby.ac.uk/fashion-and-textiles-courses/textile-design-ba-hons

The Uni


Course location:

University of Derby

Department:

Department 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.

62%
low
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

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
75%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
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

55%
Library resources
66%
IT resources
63%
Course specific equipment and facilities
43%
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?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
6%
Male students
94%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
17%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
47%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Design occupations
10%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
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.

£15k

£15k

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

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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Lower entry requirements
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