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Newcastle College University Centre

Printed and Constructed Textiles

UCAS Code: W231

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C

UCAS Tariff

48-64
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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Textile design

This course focuses on the design for printed and constructed textiles across a range of applications from fashion design, interior and soft furnishings, stationery and gift wrap and accessories. The emphasis is on creative design using traditional techniques as well as digital processes. You will gain the technical know-how and professional expertise to work on challenging projects and live industry briefs and understand the importance of textile technology. This will lead to the development of exciting and innovative design ideas for the specialist area of your choice. As part of our Work-ready guarantee, a number of employers currently support this course including Liberty, Prey UK, Kate Usher and Dr. Martens. Whilst studying you will gain a wealth of industry experience through industry live briefs and work placements. You will work with a range of specialist practitioners within the sector. Opportunities also exist to exhibit your work to representatives from industry in your second year. Career paths range from digital surface designer, textile designer, textile artist, interior surface designer, stationery and gift-wrap designer, fashion print, scarf and accessories designer. Academic progression is available through our one-year BA (Hons) Creative Enterprise (Top-Up) degree.

Modules

Year One: Academic Study Skills, Practice Enrichment, Contextual Studies 1, Printed and Constructed Textiles, Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning, Skills for Making 1, Surface Pattern, Work Related Learning. Year Two: Alternative Techniques, Contextual Studies 2, Developing an Negotiated Brief, Portfolio Development, Professional Development, Skills for Making 2, Work-Based Learning.

Assessment methods

You’ll learn through practical and theoretical workshops, one-to-one tutorials, lectures, group discussions and demonstrations. You will also learn how to research, evaluate and present your ideas clearly, solve problems creatively and adopt a professional approach to your work.
Assessment is conducted through portfolios, practical work and written reports.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newcastle College University Centre

Department:

Art and Design

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