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University of Huddersfield

Fashion Design with Textiles

UCAS Code: W239

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

or equivalent.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

120

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subjects

Textiles technology

Fashion design

Having a creative eye and a talent for fashion design is only half the story. If you’re going to make it in the fashion industry you also need to have the practical skills and technical ability to succeed. This course aims to give you a great head start in this exciting sector; we want to give you the chance to study in a stimulating environment so that you can build up your aesthetic, intellectual and multi-disciplinary skills.

On this course we’ll:

* Develop your awareness of, and skills in, contemporary fashion design, innovative textile applications, industry standard pattern cutting and garment manufacture techniques. While you’re here we’ll help to develop your portfolio of skills to professional standards, through fashion and textile design, illustration, CAD, pattern cutting, and garment manufacture.

* Offer you the opportunity to explore contemporary design for menswear, womenswear, and gender neutral. Awareness of sustainable practice is embedded throughout the course too.

* Give you the chance to become technically prepared to start your career in the dynamic fashion industry. On your course, you’ll be able to use a range of technology to bring your ideas to life, including industry-standard sewing machines, computer aided embroidery, laser-cutting, digital ink-jet fabric printing, as well as pattern cutting equipment. Competitions and live briefs, along with an exciting schedule of visiting speakers from industry, will give you the opportunity to be inspired, and truly engage with this diverse industry.

Fashion Design with Textiles is one of our newer courses within the school. This course focuses on fashion design but adds the speciality of textile design as a raw material for fashion design through surface embellishment and fabric manipulation. We’ll give you the opportunity to design constructed textiles, such as knitwear, making this course stand out from its sister routes.

The four years I have spent studying Fashion have been a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It has been difficult and pushed me to my limit many times, but the rewarding feeling at the end of each academic year was amazing and graduating after four years of studying makes all the difficult times worth it in the end. I'm really thankful for everything I've studied and amazing friends I've met along the way. ~ Sophie Leek, Fashion Design with Textiles BA(Hons) 2019 graduate.

Professional links and accreditation:
This course is accredited by the Textile Institute (http://www.textileinstitute.org/), a worldwide organisation for textiles, clothing and footwear.

This was awarded in June 2017 and is reviewed every five years. The accreditation recognises the quality and excellence of the course’s provision, and that it meets the educational standards required by the relevant specialisations within the Textiles industry.

Students who graduate from this course can apply for the professional qualification, Associateship and Chartered Membership of the Textile Institute, after a shorter period of work experience than is usually required, or in some cases directly on graduation.

Additional Costs:
Basic materials will be provided during the first and second years of the course, including pattern paper, thread and calico fabric. You’ll need to supply some of your own materials, including sewing equipment, art materials and printing. The costs may vary based on the materials you choose.

During your first and second years we endeavour to gain fabric sponsorship for all first and second year projects. If no fabric sponsorship can be gained the maximum cost will be approximately £100 per student in Year 1 and £200 per student in Year 2.

In the final year you’ll need to supply the materials you require to produce your major collection. There is no limit on the amount you may wish to spend, however as a guide, costs in recent years have ranged from £200 to £1500 per student for this project.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Introduction to Fashion Techniques and Processes
Fashion Concept, Development and Realisation
Critical Studies in Fashion
Textiles for Fashion Design

Year 2
Core modules:
Tailoring Design and Realisation
Creative Fashion Design and Realisation
Fashion Practice and Theory
Specialism Techniques and Processes Textiles

Year 3 - optional placement year
School of Art and Design Placement

Final Year
Core modules:
Major Project for Fashion Design
Professional Design Identity
Applied Fashion Specialism Textiles

Assessment methods

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

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
£9,250
per year
International
£14,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

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.

58%
med
Textiles technology
77%
med
Fashion 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.

Textiles technology

Teaching and learning

52%
Staff make the subject interesting
55%
Staff are good at explaining things
66%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
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

72%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
59%
Course specific equipment and facilities
17%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
4%
Male students
96%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A*
B

Fashion design

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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
87%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
58%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
3%
Male students
97%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
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.

Textiles technology

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
63%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Design occupations
25%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Other elementary services occupations

Fashion 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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
65%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Design occupations
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
6%
Other elementary services occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Fashion 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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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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