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Plymouth College of Art

Textile Practices

UCAS Code: WYC2

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
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About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

6 years | Part-time | 2018

If you have a love of fabrics, a passion to experiment, and a desire to explore multidisciplinary approaches to designer-making, then our new Textile Practices programme cuts across a number of different textile disciplines, giving you a great introduction to a wide range of technologies and techniques for making textiles and generating your own ideas.We value the fusion of traditional and new technologies from laser cutting and 3D printing, through to knitted textiles, tufted surfaces, print and dye techniques, embroidery and innovative fabric manipulation. Focusing on the development of textiles-based ideas andtheir application, youll develop your craft, making and textile manipulation skills.Youll also gain an international perspective well encourage you to visit fashion fabric shows in Paris and interiors shows in Germany. Youll be encouraged to take up work experience opportunities and internships suited to your area of interest, and to buildnetworks of suppliers, agents, and practitioner events.You will have access to our excellent workshops, studios and resources, including knitting machines, digital embroidery machines, tufting gun, dye labs, digital and screen printing facilities. Our FabLab gives you endless opportunities to experiment and innovate, allowing you to apply 3D scanning, 3D printing and laser cutting to textiles. Youll also have access to Photoshop, Illustrator, AVA software and WGSNs fashion trend forecasting and design tools.Through professional development planning you will develop the skills you need to launch your creative career as a designer-maker, textile artist, freelance textile designer or designer working to a customers brief.

Modules

You’ll learn a lot about the use of textiles, especially in the context of fashion and interiors, and have the opportunity to exhibit and sell at events such as Tent, London, and Première Vision, Paris.
You’ll also gain an international perspective, through study trips abroad – we’ll encourage you to visit fashion fabric shows in New York, Maison & Objet in Paris and interiors shows in Germany.
You’ll be introduced to the great potential of contemporary textiles, their applications, and places to sell your ideas and develop a career.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,000
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

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