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Loughborough University

Textiles: Innovation and Design

UCAS Code: WJ24

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

A typical offer for applicants without a Foundation course is ABB from 3 A-Levels

Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly.

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

34 (6,5,5 HL)

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.

Applicants with a UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies. BTEC Foundation Diploma / BTEC National Extended Diploma (or similar) will be considered.

Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly.

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

UCAS Tariff

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Textile design

Textiles: Innovation and Design BA offers you an outstanding, commercially relevant and innovative insight into the field of contemporary Textiles, and provides the opportunity to develop your skills through one of the 4 specialist pathways – Multi-Media Textiles, Weave, Print or Integrated Digital Practice, all of which are supported by excellent facilities, and technical expertise.

Textiles: Innovation and Design BA enables you to gain high level practical skills in design for Textiles, and offers you the opportunity to develop specialised skills in your second and third years through specialist pathways in Print, Weave, Multi-Media or Digital Practice. The course combines traditional and hand processes with digital technologies, and develops strong skills in drawing and making. The Textiles course has developed extensive links with industry, encompassing fashion, interiors, surface design and digital applications.

Our students are encouraged to gain recognition and experience by entering industry renowned competitions. In addition, in recent years we have worked directly with H&M, Ted Baker, Romo Interior Textiles and Cotton USA on industry-set briefs, offering our students relevant commercial experience.

Individual studio spaces are provided for second and third year students, creating a dynamic working environment. First year students work in dedicated multi-purpose studio spaces to reflect the breadth and variety of learning opportunities offered. This is supported by exceptional facilities and specialist technical expertise that enables you to experience a wide range of opportunities in both traditional and hand processes through to the application of newer digital technologies.

We encourage you to make independent visits to galleries, exhibitions and museums and archives for project research. Loughborough is ideally located to visit exhibitions throughout the UK, with London being only 1 hour 20 mins on the train, and is in close proximity to East Midlands airport

Modules

In your first year areas studied include drawing, introduction to modern and contemporary art and design, visual research, design development, and textiles process and exploration.

In your second year areas studied include materials, processes and conceptual application, sampling and textile manufacture, and professional and business practice. You will be given the opportunity to select one optional module from a diverse School-wide list.

In your final year modules studied include Innovation, Exploration and Invention, Textiles Research Report, and a Textiles Studio Practice Final Project.

A full list of indicative modules is available on the course page of our website.

Assessment methods

Textiles: Design and Innovation modules are assessed through coursework, using a range of methods to encourage students to develop a broadly relevant set of skills and competencies for use in industrial practice or further study.

Methods include: practical projects, industrial and self-generated project work, technical knowledge and training, development drawing, visual research skills, essays/reflective work, seminar participation, visual and verbal presentations, contextual research projects, workbook/log books, technical files, an industrial placement report and research report.

Exposure to a range of visual and contextual methods of communication builds effective and professional skill sets for maximum employability.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£17,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

Arts

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.

81%
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.

Design studies

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

85%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

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.

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.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
83%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

58%
Design occupations
8%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to work in a growing, creative sector where we are a world leader? Welcome to design! The UK has a proud reputation as a centre of design excellence, and last year just over 14,000 design degrees were awarded. At the moment, the jobs market looks a little better for fashion and textile designers, and not as good for multimedia or interactive designers — but that may change by the time you graduate. In general, design graduates are more likely than most to start their career in London, although that also varies by subject — last year fashion designers often found jobs in the North West, graphic designers in the South West, illustrators in the South West, East Anglia and Midlands, textile designers in the Midlands and the North West, and visual designers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Midlands. Design is also a good degree for people who want to work for a small business - more than half of graduates start at a small employer.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Textile 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.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£28k

£28k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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