This course is aimed at individuals who wish to develop creative and innovative skills and ideas which could lead to a career within the fashion and textiles industry.
Well-equipped studio spaces and professional expertise give students the opportunity to develop creative and practical abilities within the field. Regular visits are organised to museums, galleries and fashion trade events including ‘Premier Vision’ in Paris and ‘Printsource’ in New York, as well as visits to other European cities.
Research can be undertaken using the excellent community learning resource centre with subscriptions to trade publications, online facilities and the networked learning environment.
Content and Modules
Students are encouraged to experiment and explore ideas, as well as develop finished products from sketchbook ideas to final outcomes. They explore various areas of fashion and textiles including pattern construction, garment manufacture, printed, knitted, woven and embroidered textiles.
Students have the opportunity to specialise and develop further practical skills to a personal conclusion. Work is presented in exhibitions and/or on the catwalk
Level 4: Introduction to Visual Communication; Introduction to Materials, Techniques and Processes; Historical and Contextual Referencing; Design Exploration and Textiles; Introduction to Design and Personal Development; Design Exploration and Fashion.
Level 5: Experimental Printed Textiles; Professional Practice and Skills in Research and Problem Solving; CAD Manufacture and Design; Drawing Techniques and Approaches.
Optional Modules at Level 5 (Students must take 2 of the following); Lens Based Imaging; Experimental Constructed Textiles; Pattern Construction; Garment Manufacture or Experimental Embroidered Textiles.
Live projects are set by specialists, and work placements must be undertaken. Students are expected to enter international design competitions.
Graduates will have the skills to set up their own business, work freelance or gain employment through their work experience. Students can progress on to the BA (Hons) Professional Studies (Progression Year) at UCS.
'Everyone is really friendly here. The staff support you in your work and the drop-in facilities are excellent.'
Kylie Caldwell, 2nd Year
What is included in your tuition fees
At UCS your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for.
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