Year One, Block One
Projects encourage open and diverse responses reflecting students own environment/ cultures/ inspiration. You’ll be introduced to core skills and you will be able to tailor your project themes to your interests to develop your creative practice, analytical thinking, drawing, making, and specialist subject.
Introduction to Fashion Textiles: Print; Knit; Embroidery 20 credits
Experimental Process: Print; Knit; Embroidery 40 credits
Year One, Block Two
Fashion Cultures and Histories unit based on cultural and international theories and themes in creative industries. Simulating industry practice, you’ll be introduced to working in an interdisciplinary textile collective with fashion students exploring how materials can inspire inventive, ethical and topical design proposals. The Better Lives unit will begin with an exploration of diversity, social responsibility and sustainability, you will aim to identify how creativity can be promoted by exploring how fashion can build better lives.
Fashion Cultures and Histories 20 credits
Introduction to Industry Practice 20 credits
Better Lives 20 Credits
Year Two, Block One
Future Craft asks you to carefully consider the future of textile design and production through research and consideration of the environmental, social and cultural impact of your textiles on a global level. A dual emphasis is placed on the innovative use of traditional hand and craft techniques with digital processes to promote the idea of sustaining textile crafts in the future.
Critical Issues in Fashion Research unit allows you to choose an option covering a current cultural theme in fashion studies, forming a backbone to investigations for final year study.
Future Craft 20 credits
Critical Issues in Fashion Research 20 credits
Year Two Block Two
You complete a term placement in industry, offering highly valuable real-life industry experience, with established and emerging companies – local and international.
Experiences are strengthened further by working in a cross-discipline fashion and textile design team to develop an industry-led collection, alongside exploring your own designer identity project.
Designer Identity 40 credits
Textiles and Creative Industries Experience 40 credits
Year Three, Block One
The year kicks off with a highly-creative explorative term, generating your own design theme and concept alongside active creative testing, prototyping and making in your specialist subject to generate innovate potential.
Contextualising Your Practice 20 credits
Design Synthesis 40 Credits
Year Three, Block Two
In response to Block One, you’ll consolidate and plan your own programme of work for your final textile collection, where you’ll develop a professional textile/ fashion industry portfolio you require to confidently present yourself to the design industry. Work completed can be further enhanced with collaborative connections with the dynamic fashion courses.
Final Major Project 60 credits