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Textiles

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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Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

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 | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subjects

Textiles technology

Textile design

Textiles is broad industry that thrives on innovation and ideas. A BA/BSc in Textiles will support your development towards a career as a Textile Designer, Surface Designer or Textile Craft Practitioner, allowing you to connect your creative potential to the wide-ranging possibilities that this diverse subject area has to offer.

Why study Textile Design?
* Explore and ultimately specialise in print, knit, weave or embroidery. Our academic and technical staff will help you gain practical hands-on skills, using hand techniques and digital technology, that can lead to the creation of materials and products used in the worlds of fashion, interiors or craft.

* Discover the type of textile practitioner that you are. Our modules, which may be partnered with industry collaborators, will help you develop trend, sustainability and market awareness alongside the drawing, making, visualising and styling skills that can support a creative portfolio.

* Investigate how textile design can emerge through creative play. Explore the process of drawing for textiles, research and develop from concept to creation and find resourceful and inventive ways to illustrate design and craft outcomes.

* Advance your creative, professional and intellectual abilities that will prepare you for a future career in textiles, via industry experience opportunities such as sponsored projects, competitions, placements, guest lectures or freelance business development support.

As a Textiles student, you will have the chance to develop your artistic skills and experiment with a wide variety of techniques in our high-end facilities, workshops and flexible studio spaces. Sessions working with the materials and processes that shape textiles such as print, knit, weave, embroidery and digital design will help you discover the type of textile practitioner that you are. Understanding this could provide you with the skills needed for a career in one of the many of industries that employ textile graduates each year.

Textiles has an 92.1% student satisfaction rating (NSS 2020)

Professional links and accreditations:
This course is accredited by the Textile Institute (http://www.textileinstitute.org/), a worldwide organisation for textiles, clothing and footwear. This is reviewed every five years and is valid until 2021.

Additional Costs:
Materials - Initial materials are supplied for workshop sessions but you will also need to supply some of your own materials during the course. These will vary based on the specialism you choose, but could include sketchbooks, art equipment and materials for producing samples, and for printing or presenting your work. The costs of these items may vary based on the materials you choose and there is no limit on the amount you may wish to spend. However, as a guide, costs in recent years have ranged from approximately £280 to £530 per year.

Modules

Year 1 - BA(Hons) and BSc(Hons)
Core modules:
Introduction to Professional Practice
Introduction to Materials and Process
Visual Research
Introduction to Theory and Context

Year 2 - BA(Hons) and BSc(Hons)
Core modules:
Creative Professional Practice for Textiles
Advanced Materials and Process
Theoretical and Ethical Studies
Drawing for Textiles

Year 3 - optional placement year - BA(Hons) and BSc(Hons)
School of Art and Design Placement

Final Year - BA(Hons) and BSc(Hons)
Core modules:
Major Project - Textiles
Research and Development for Textiles

Option modules:
Choose either -
BA(Hons)
Theory for Textiles
Or
BSc(Hons)
Technical for Textiles

Assessment methods

We adopt a range of assessment methods to test the learning outcomes within each module, and your assessment will include production of portfolios, research and development work, presentations, technical records and written assignments.

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
£15,000
per year
International
£15,000
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 more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of Fashion and Textiles (TFAT)

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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.

67%
low
Textiles technology
68%
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.

Polymers and textiles

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
77%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
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

60%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
51%
Course specific equipment and facilities
45%
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?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
2%
Male students
98%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

Design studies

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
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

59%
Library resources
71%
IT resources
57%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
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?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
3%
Male students
97%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
7%
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.

Polymers and textiles

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

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
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.

Materials and technology

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

£22k

£22k

£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.

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.

£18k

£18k

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

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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