Course Overview - Textiles (Top-up) BA
**Why study this course**
This is a top-up version of our Textiles BA (Hons) degree. A top-up degree is the final year (Level 6) of an undergraduate degree course and is for those who have a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualification, or those wishing to study the final year of their degree in London.
This Textiles BA is an exciting course bubbling with creativity and energy. You’ll learn technical skills through exploring a variety of subject areas including textile design for interiors and fashion and accessories. Throughout the cours...
**Why study this course** <br/><br/>This is a top-up version of our Textiles BA (Hons) degree. A top-up degree is the final year (Level 6) of an undergraduate degree course and is for those who have a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualification, or those wishing to study the final year of their degree in London.<br/><br/>This Textiles BA is an exciting course bubbling with creativity and energy. You’ll learn technical skills through exploring a variety of subject areas including textile design for interiors and fashion and accessories. Throughout the course youll have opportunities to produce collections of textiles, surface techniques and garments, all of which will be showcased in a professional setting in your final year.<br/><br/>You’ll have numerous opportunities to enter local and international competitions. We offer opportunities to exhibit your work, as well as the chance to visit industry and trade shows in London, Paris and Florence. Our previous students have undertaken work placements with, and have gone on to work for Julian McDonald, Edward Crutchley, Mark Fast, Toogood, Mary Katrantzou, Alexander McQueen, Asos, Timberland, The British Museum, Camira Fabrics, Toynbee Hall and Tissage hand made rugs.<br/><br/>Successful graduate designer makers include Majeda Clarke, Vicky Cowin, Stephaine Witts, Lisa Bloomer and Claire Whelan.<br/><br/>**More about this course**<br/><br/>Our expert team includes professional textile artists, practitioners and designers, as well product designers in fashion and interior who lecture and mentor you to support your learning.<br/><br/>While experimenting with digital textile printing and laser cutting, as well as learning traditional techniques, youll also have opportunities to take part in a number of additional workshops which include dyeing, rug making and CAD skills (Photoshop and illustrator) and to collaborate with London Met students studying jewellery or fashion degrees across a wide range of projects.<br/><br/>After undertaking workshops in print, weave, knit and mixed media youll go on to pursue specific interests and material specialisation through both studio and contextual study.<br/><br/>As you progress, youll gain an understanding of commercial, ethical and industry standards as you undertake projects and work placements, develop professionalism and establish networks to further your career.<br/><br/>We’re proud to have industry links and live projects with multinational companies such as Adidas, Gainsborough silk Weaving Co, Edward Crutchly, Lyle & Scott, The Print Archivist, furniture retailers Heal’s and Ligne Roset, Thornback Peel and Tissage rugs.<br/><br/>Youll have opportunities to visit industry and trade shows both in the UK and overseas to exhibit your work, leading to a work-ready portfolio for your final year show.<br/><br/>The course provides you with regular feedback through tutorials to support you in your creative development and individual voice. Youll also gain current and relevant knowledge of working in the design industry prepare you for your specialism. Upon completion of the degree you could enter textile, fashion or interior design roles including designer-maker, industry designer, buyer, technologist, stylist and design journalist, or progress on to a master’s course.<br/><br/>“Innovative teaching and learning methods... Student access to academic tutorial support beyond their own subject specialism is also worthy of note. This has clearly benefited some students enormously, and makes for a distinctive and bespoke approach to student support that is both commendable and (in my experience) unique.<br/>Dr Nigel Hurlstone – External Examiner.