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Hereford College of Arts

Textile Design

UCAS Code: W231

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

80

We would normally expect applicants to have achieved 80 UCAS Tariff Points at entry but whilst qualifications are important, our offers are not solely based on academic results and we may make offers based on other evidence of talent and suitability for the course. Portfolio submission (where applicable) and successful interview or audition are required.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Textile design

Textile design plays an important role in fashion, but is also critical in a wide range of other interior and exterior design applications from lighting to architecture. With sustainability and emerging technologies at the heart of contemporary design, this is an exciting time as the role of textiles is being re-imagined across many aspects of modern life.

This course explores the innovative application of creative design to a wide range of materials. We see ‘textile’ as far more than cloth; it can be paper, plastic, wood, and metal. In the design process, you will be encouraged to consider a wide range of issues such as cultural narratives, sustainability, and a growing desire for tactility and sensory experience in an increasingly virtual world.

If you want to create materials that are innovative in both form and function, you can explore a vast range of specialist processes, ranging from screen-printing to digital sublimation printing, and from hand weaving on a loom, through to digital electronic programming. Expert technical demonstrators will teach you new techniques and encourage you to experiment.You will develop excellent communication and collaboration skills by working on projects both within HCA’s dynamic creative community and externally, with employers and galleries

**Industry Links**

You will work with an exciting team of external practitioners, currently featuring: material research consultant and founder of Ma-tt-er studio, Seetal Solanki; surface pattern designer Ella Doran, a pioneer of ‘closed loop’ sustainable textile manufacturing; Kate Morris, creator and designer of cruelty free vegan knitwear brand CROP; and Beatrice Larkin, tipped as the ‘next big name’ in woven textile design. Throughout the course, you will work on live briefs with the chance to have your work exhibited and sold locally, nationally and internationally at events such as trade fairs in Paris and New York.

**Are this Course**

You will be well-placed to access employment opportunities in the dynamic textiles industry, including: designing for fashion, textiles, and interior; applications in automotive and aviation sector; stylist, trend forecaster; as well as related marketing, media, and retail.

**Highlights**

1. Exceptional access to workshops across all disciplines.
2. Great level of individual support from tutors and technical demonstrators.
3. Develop skills across multiple specialisms to boost your employability.
4. Learn from a range of industry experts with our high profile external practitioners.
5. A pioneering new module exploring colour, material, and finish, co-developed with industry.
6. Explore topical issues such as sustainability and the transformational potential of textiles in contemporary design.

Modules

Year 1 (Level 4) – Practice in Context (30 credits), Textile Design Drawing (20 credits), Textile Processes 1 (20 credits), Design Development (30 credits), Textile Processes 2 (20 credits). Year 2 (Level 5) – Practice in Context (30 credits), Exploration (30 credits), Design Processes (20 credits), Exploring Futures (20 credits), Professional Application (20 credits). Year 3 (level 6) - Dissertation (30 credits), Design Identity (30 credits), Final Major Project (60 credits).

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hereford College of Arts

Department:

Art and Design

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Teaching and learning

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Staff make the subject interesting
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Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
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Feedback on work has been timely
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Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
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Course is well organised and has run smoothly

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