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Plymouth College of Art

Printed Textile Design and Surface Pattern

UCAS Code: W231

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

Entry requirements


A level

C

We require a C at A level in an Art related subject as part of the Tariff

Pass

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28-30

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

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UCAS Tariff

96-120
64%
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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2020

Subject

Textile design

**This programme will stimulate your entrepreneurial spirit, equipping you to be a first-class designer. The subject is broad and dynamic, covering everything from fashion to bed linen and wallpapers. We’ll encourage you to understand commercial opportunities and develop your own design personality.**

- Work on ambitious projects for well-known brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Zandra Rhodes, Clarks, Princess Yachts and British Ceramic Tile.

- Learn about pricing, selling and marketing, both for established brands and your own.

- Benefit from your own workspace and access to printing tables, large-format digital printers, sublimation printers and a large-format transfer press.

Our students become accomplished, inspirational textiles designers. You will learn how to design for fashion and interiors, printing on all kinds of surfaces using our screen printing and digital printing equipment. With access to our Fab Lab, you can use digital technology to challenge the concepts of materials and texture.

You’ll be encouraged to experiment and expand on your knowledge of materials, printing techniques and processes. Drawing, design research and development, CAD skills, technical knowledge and professional practice will all be integrated into your learning. We also actively support you in entering national and international design competitions.

Study with us and you’ll expand your critical approach alongside developing skills in research and analysis. Our academically robust and intellectually stimulating degree programmes are delivered by our team of academics, technical demonstrators and invited experts who together deliver excellence in learning, teaching and assessment. Our programmes encourage diversity in thinking and making - from practical applications through to reflective, analytical writing.

Our studios have printing tables, a dye laboratory, and a range of state-of-the-art digital printers and scanners enabling you to sample fabrics with immediate turnaround. You’ll have access to AVA software, WGSN and The Future Laboratory, and a large-format sublimation printer and transfer press, as well as knitting machines, digital embroidery machines and tufting guns.

We arrange regular visits from artists and designers, and you’ll be introduced to potential employers through live projects for top brands. You’ll also have the chance to complete a work placement with a well-known brand or design studio. Study trips include Heimtextil in Frankfurt, and Première Vision and Maison & Objet in Paris.

Modules

Taught by our team of professional designers with real knowledge of the subject, this programme strives for students to become accomplished and inspirational textiles designers.
You will learn how to design for both fashion and interiors, be able to make designs in repeat, and print on all kinds of surfaces using our screen printing and digital printing equipment.
This programme will provide you with ample opportunities to build up your own set of experiences and contacts, including a visit to an international design exhibition where you will be able to sell your own designs.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth College of Art

Department:

Design and Communication

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.

72%
low
Textile design

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Design studies

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

72%
Library resources
76%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
58%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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