We use cookies to allow us and selected partners to improve your experience and our advertising. By continuing to browse you consent to our use of cookies. You can understand more and change your cookies preferences here.

University of Huddersfield

Fashion Design with Textiles

UCAS Code: W239

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

or equivalent.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

120

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

76%
Applicants receiving offers

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subjects

Fashion design

Textiles technology

**Fashion Design with Textiles is one of our new suite of courses. This course focuses on fashion design but adds the speciality of textile design, creation and embellishment, making this course stand out from its sister routes - Fashion Design with Marketing and Fashion Design with Digital Technology. All students on this suite of courses study fashion design together, then split off for a time every week to specialise in the given aspect they choose.**

This course specialism focuses on textiles as the raw material of fashion design. Understand what’s possible and you could develop some vital skills for the fashion industry. Whether you go on to design garments for the catwalk or aspire to be a tailor on Savile Row, this could be the start of your career.

- We’ll give you the chance to focus on designing fashion garments, while developing creative textile ideas for fashion. In your final year, you'll also have the opportunity to integrate exciting textile embellishment ideas into your design projects. We want to give you the chance to study in a stimulating environment so that you can build up your aesthetic, intellectual and multi-disciplinary skills.

- On your course you’ll be able to use a range of contemporary technology to bring your ideas to life. Our studios are home to a range of technology, including industry-standard sewing machines, computer aided embroidery, laser-cutting, digital ink-jet fabric printing, as well as pattern cutting equipment.

- However you want to get creative, you’ll have the chance to choose the equipment you need to develop your own individual style. You’ll be fully supported in your work by a team of skilled technical staff.

At the end of the course you could have the knowledge and the ability to move on to a career in a truly global and dynamic industry. If you opt for a four year course, you’ll have the chance to go on a placement in your third year and gain some invaluable experience within the world of fashion.

We also have many guest lecturers. Some previous presenters have been Alan Cannon Jones – Saville Row Tailor, Davinder Madaher – Print Designer – Workshops, and Sadie Clayton – Fashion Designer.

Also, we've had students have gone on placements with companies like LK Bennett, London; Matthew Williamson, London; Vivienne Westwood, London; Stella McCartney, London; Me and Thee, Huddersfield; Jo-Y-Jo, Manchester; Christy Group, Barnsley; Boohoo, Manchester; Christopher Kane, Paris and Eliaz Bridal Fashion, Bulgaria.

This course is accredited by the Textile Institute, a worldwide organisation for textiles, clothing and footwear.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Introduction to Fashion Techniques and Processes
Fashion Concept, Development and Realisation
Critical Studies in Fashion
Textiles for Fashion Design

Year 2
Core modules:
Tailoring Design and Realisation
Creative Fashion Design and Realisation
Fashion Practice and Theory
Specialism Techniques and Processes Textiles

Year 3 - optional placement year
School of Art and Design Placement

Final Year
Core modules:
Major Project for Fashion Design
Professional Design Identity
Applied Fashion Specialism Textiles

Assessment methods

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Fashion and Textiles

TEF rating:

Calculate your living costs

See how much you'll need to live on at your chosen university, with our student budget calculator.

See your living costs
Read full university profile

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.

77%
med
Fashion design
58%
med
Textiles technology

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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
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

86%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
58%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

Polymers and textiles

Teaching and learning

52%
Staff make the subject interesting
55%
Staff are good at explaining things
66%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
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
79%
IT resources
59%
Course specific equipment and facilities
17%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
8%
Male students
92%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Design occupations
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
6%
Other elementary services occupations
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.

Polymers and textiles

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Design occupations
25%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is quite a specialist degree, but over 200 graduates complete courses every year, and employment rates are high. Graduates tend to go into the fashion and high street retail industry and specialist industries, such as footwear and jewellery, as fabric and clothing designers or buyers, and in marketing and PR. Some even go into management or fashion consultancy. Jobs used to be quite concentrated in specific parts of the country, particularly in London and Manchester, but there are now more opportunities elsewhere so keep your eyes peeled!

What about your long term prospects?

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

Fashion 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.

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

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.

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Share this page

This is what the university has told Ucas about the criteria they expect applicants to satisfy; some may be compulsory, others may be preferable.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is the percentage of applicants to this course who received an offer last year, through Ucas.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Course location and department:

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF):

We've received this information from the Department for Education, via Ucas. This is how the university as a whole has been rated for its quality of teaching: gold silver or bronze. Note, not all universities have taken part in the TEF.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

We calculate a mean rating of all responses to indicate whether this is high, medium or low compared to the same subject area at other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

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?

Have a question about this info? Learn more here