Professional and Creative Practice
This unit eases you into the course, and focuses on the development of your creative skills and redefining your professional practice. You’ll achieve this through an in-depth exploration of materials, techniques and processes. Experimentation with handcrafted design techniques, industry production methods, innovation in digital CAD and CAM applications are combined with advanced textiles printing and dyeing workshops. Live industry projects offer the opportunity to contextualise your practice.
Research and Creative Enquiry
This unit focuses on practice based research and materials and process exploration. You'll be challenged to adopt an analytical, enquiring approach to your research and to discover how this can inform and enrich your creative practice. This unit aims to give you the confidence to become an independent reflective practitioner.
Innovation, Development and Interpretation
Working on your own self-initiated brief, you’ll be encouraged to experiment with printed textiles through a broad range of materials, from fabrics and leather to wood, metal and plastics, exploring these as you address and redefine your research question. In response to your own reflections, you’ll develop a well-informed line of enquiry into a specialist topic emerging from your project proposal. Product prototyping or sampling, range planning and market research will be aligned to a market level appropriate for your work. Creative opportunities in the form of a work placement, and a chance to show at Graduate Fashion Week and New Designers continue the industry focus to stage two of the course
Resolution and Presentation
In this final stage of the course, you’ll be challenged to create a dynamic personal design philosophy through advanced conceptual thinking, exploring constantly evolving materials, technologies and processes. You’ll consider ways to exhibit and disseminate your practice and final professional portfolio through exhibition, website or competition work, showcasing a range of high quality design solutions for a diverse range of markets, disciplines and applications. Tutorials, workshops and seminars with your peers will continue to provide you with opportunities to present, reflect and refine your work.
Fees and additional course costs
The course fees per year for 2021 entry are:
- UK students full-time - £10,400
- UK students part-time - £5,200
- International and EU students full-time - £17,500 (standard fee)
- International and EU students full-time - £16,800 (full early payment fee)
Additional course costs
In addition to the tuition fees please see the additional course costs for 2021 entry.
Find out more about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to:
These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.
Fee discounts and scholarships
To support all of our current students and our recent UK and EU alumni to progress to the next level of study, we have developed a new range of fee discounts across a range of courses.
As part of this course you will have access to well-established industry connections. These include:
- Faye McNulty
- James Bosley
- Kay Politowicz
- Beatrice Mayfield
- Zandra Rhodes
- Jonathan Saunders
- Eley Kishimoto
- Westcott Studios
- Maxine Sutton Textiles