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Textiles

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Required subjects: A Levels: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: English at C or 4.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

34 points with 655 at HL. Required subjects: HL: no specific subjects required. SL: English at 5.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B

ABBB by end of S5 or AABB/ABBBB by end of S6. BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S6. Required subjects: Highers: no specific Higher subjects required. National 5s: English at C.

UCAS Tariff

114-128

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Textile design

Textiles offers a rich exploration of materials in their broadest sense for a wide range of contexts and outcomes.

We encourage you to take a very experimental approach towards materials and processes to produce innovative, contemporary and questioning design work.

This may include:

* textiles for fashions, interiors or products

* textiles as communication or for alternative contexts

**What you will cover**

You will explore combinations and compositions of:

* imagery

* drawing

* materials

* texture

* colour

* pattern

You will look at textiles in two and three-dimensions. We support a wide-ranging approach to drawing and personal research and encourage you to:

* embrace new technology

* develop novel ways of working

* study traditional and foundational textile techniques in print and mixed media

* consider sustainability and develop your material awareness

**Project work**

Our collaborative work and industry-driven projects will:

* help you to contextualise your place within the current textile industry

* give you insight into addressing current markets and challenges

* offer you a rich and stimulating education that prepares you for future employment

You will develop strong presentation and computer-aided design (CAD) skills. These ensure your designs are presented competently and with clear intentions.

**Our graduates**

Our graduates are renowned for their:

* excellent drawing skills

* clear understanding of the requirements of industry

* innovative and professional approach to the discipline

Design and Screen Cultures courses are integrated with your practical studio work. These provide a contextual and theoretical underpinning of the holistic nature of contemporary design.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£30,400
per year
International
£30,400
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Central area campus

Department:

Edinburgh College of Art

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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.

59%
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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

46%
Library resources
63%
IT resources
39%
Course specific equipment and facilities
55%
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?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
5%
Male students
95%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
72%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Design occupations
14%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
5%
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

£17k

£17k

£20k

£20k

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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Higher entry requirements
Bedford College Group
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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
1.0 year | Full-time | 2022
Nearby University
Glasgow School of Art
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4.0 years | Full-time | 2022
Same University
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