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Blackburn College

FdA Contemporary Textiles

UCAS Code: W231

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


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All applicants must show that they have a good level of spoken or written English, and if English is not your first language you'll need to demonstrate the ability to study in English.Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have relevant work / life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview. All applicants will have to interview successfully and must show a portfolio of work.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Textile design

Our exciting Foundation Degree in Contemporary Textiles will help you to develop your ability to transform initial ideas and concepts into innovative textile based pieces. Modules are delivered by experts from a range of design disciplines as well as textile specialists. You will develop an understanding of current trends, historical/contextual influences, 3D construction techniques, the creative process, surface manipulation, innovative approaches to drawing, digital and hand printing techniques as well as professional development and research methods.

As you progress on the course you will specialise in your chosen area of interest, developing your expertise and gaining experience by working on live project briefs and with employers or museums and galleries. You will learn how to utilise social media and create an online portfolio whilst gaining valuable business skills about how to operate as an independent practitioner or employee.

The programme is delivered over two years full-time and progresses directly onto the one year BA (Hons) Contemporary Textiles (Top Up) degree. You'll be based within the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences where we focus on creativity and innovation integrated with professional business practice as well as market awareness. The Foundation Degree provides undergraduates with creative and technical skills whilst increasing industry and commerciality awareness offering the best opportunities for employment security.

Modules

Modules may include: • Contextual Studies
• Drawing
• Reflective Practitioner (CV and E-Portfolio development, Career and Personal development)
• Digital Design (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator)
• Materials & Techniques : Image and Colour (Print making, Surface Pattern)
• Materials & Techniques : Fabric Manipulation
• 3D Construction & Visualisation : (Sculpture/object/garment construction)
• Research Methods
• Critical Studies
• Business Skills (Enterprise principles and applications)
• Advanced Materials Techniques
• Specialist Project (Collaborative/ Independent project management)
• Final Major Project
• Work-Based Learning
• Research Project

The Uni


Course location:

Blackburn College

Department:

Art and Society

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