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BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles (with Foundation year)

Course overview

Start date

September 2019

Subject area

Fashion

Attendance

Full-time

Part-time

Learning

On campus

Course summary

Create your own individual and original take on fashion textiles on this exciting new extended course, which is perfect if you don’t meet the standard entry requirements.
 
First we prepare you for your degree during the Foundation year, bringing you up to speed with academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject. Then you can go on to do the full undergraduate degree.

The BA is geared to making your work stand out in the most competitive, creative industry. Print and fabric manipulation has become a focal point for many fashion designers as they explore the creative possibilities of a variety of techniques.

This fast-paced, hands-on course explores how print works on 3D garment shapes and takes a close, practical look at the interaction between creative pattern cutting and print.

You’ll become expert in a variety of digital and traditional print techniques and processes as we expand your opportunities for creative research.

Our course has an eye firmly on preparing you for future employment in the fashion industry. If you choose the year-long placement option, you’ll have a head start with the chance to earn as you learn at a top fashion company such as Diesel or Urban Outfitters.

UCAS points

64

Course options

Degree with Foundation Year

UCAS code

4T25

Contact us

If you have any questions, talk to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email study@uel.ac.uk.

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4th

Our fashion and textiles courses ranked 4th in London in the Guardian University Guide 2018.

Purpose-built facilities

You’ll be creating in facilities and with equipment that are second to none, such as our dedicated print and dye workshop.

Career prospects

You’ll be following in the footsteps of a long line of successful UEL fashion graduates - like Krasimira Ivanova-Stoyneva, who’s designing her own collection after winning a Vogue-backed international competition.

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During my Foundation year, I learned study skills, step by step, in an engaging way, so when I started the full course, I was better able to focus on the theoretical content, rather than worrying about how to write essays. It was also a great chance to learn with students from different courses and backgrounds.

Fees and funding

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £12,382.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Supplementary Grants

The government also offer the following additional support:

-          Parent’s Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

For further information visit gov.uk/student-finance

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you're applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We've invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2018. If you're awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

 Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Care Leaver and Foyer Bursary - up to £1,500

Progression Bursary - up to £2,000

Engagement Bursary - up to £2,000

Hardship Bursary - up to £2,000

Helena Kennedy Foundation - £1,500

Going Global – awards range from £300 - £700

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

Vice Chancellor Scholarship - up to £27,750 over three years

Dean Scholarship - up to £13,500 over three years

Civic Engagement Scholarship - £1,000

EU Scholarship (EU Only) - £1,000

ELSEF Scholarsip - £1,000

UTC Scholarship - £1,500

Sports Scholarships - up to £6,000

Team UEL Scholarship - £1,000


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

Bank Of England Scholarship Programme

European Funding Guide

The Student Disability Association Fund

Sir John Cass’s Foundation

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

The Newby Trust

Walcot Foundation

Scholarships Search

Some courses offer the option of a placement year, giving you the chance to gain valuable work experience in a relevant industry between your second and third years. If you are an international student on a Tier 4 visa, you are able to undertake a placement if it is an integral and assessed part of your course.

In 2018/19 placement year tuition fees are set at £1,060.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£TBC
Course fees will be confirmed soon.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will automatically be cancelled.

For information visit gov.uk/student-finance

Please note EU students can only apply for their funding using a paper application form.
To download a form visit www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you're applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We've invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2018. If you're awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

 Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Care Leaver and Foyer Bursary - up to £1,500

Progression Bursary - up to £2,000

Engagement Bursary - up to £2,000

Hardship Bursary - up to £2,000

Helena Kennedy Foundation - £1,500

Going Global – awards range from £300 - £700

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

Vice Chancellor Scholarship - up to £27,750 over three years

Dean Scholarship - up to £13,500 over three years

Civic Engagement Scholarship - £1,000

EU Scholarship (EU Only) - £1,000

ELSEF Scholarsip - £1,000

UTC Scholarship - £1,500

Sports Scholarships - up to £6,000

Team UEL Scholarship - £1,000


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

Bank Of England Scholarship Programme

European Funding Guide

The Student Disability Association Fund

Sir John Cass’s Foundation

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

The Newby Trust

Walcot Foundation

Scholarships Search

Some courses offer the option of a placement year, giving you the chance to gain valuable work experience in a relevant industry between your second and third years. If you are an international student on a Tier 4 visa, you are able to undertake a placement if it is an integral and assessed part of your course.

In 2018/19 placement year tuition fees are set at £1,060.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
EU
£TBC
Course fees will be confirmed soon.

At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an undergraduate, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £3,000.You can find out more about the international scholarships here.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082233333 or study@uel.ac.uk

As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages (www.uel.ac.uk/isa) for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.

Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.

Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk

Tuition fees
International
£TBC
Course fees will be confirmed soon.

Entry requirements

64

New UCAS Points

From
A Level
Must include passes at A2 in at least 1 subject
From
Btec
Extended Diploma or Diploma
From
International Baccalaureate
Diploma with 24 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level
We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. All applicants are required to attend an interview and submit a portfolio of their work.

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.

If you don’t quite meet the academic requirements for this course, you can apply with an additional foundation year. Read more about the International Foundation Programme.

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Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3

We will also consider the UEL New Beginnings pre-entry course

Your portfolio should contain between three and five projects that you have undertaken in the areas of drawing, print, graphic art or illustration. It should be between ten and fifteen sheets in length and should not exceed A1 in size.

The portfolio should show evidence of observational drawing, the development of an idea through to a completed illustration, and techniques and processes that you have worked with. We are particularly interested in seeing your sketchbooks / journals to see how you develop your ideas.

At interview you should be prepared to discuss your work, ideas and ambitions. You should also be able to discuss graphic artists, illustrators or animators who influence you.

Overall IELTS score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more here.

Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy

As an inclusive university we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application (particularly your personal statement) and may ask you to attend an interview or submit a piece of work to help us decide on your eligibility for the course. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.

You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre. Please click here for details.

What you'll learn

The varied modules you’ll take over three years (or four years if you choose to study part time or take the placement option) are designed to let you experiment creatively. You’ll explore new interpretations of textile materials and apply these for use in fashion collections.


Based on a foundation of theory, history and creative practice, you’ll choose from a wide prospectus. That includes 2D and 3D fashion textile design, which is centred on work-based learning.


Alongside creative studio practice, you'll choose from modules focused on creative professional theory and employability.

We’ll teach you basic creative pattern cutting and enhance your expertise in understanding fabric types. We’ll underpin your work with a thorough grounding in both traditional craft and the most modern digital processes.


In your final year, with everything you’ve learned equipping you to pursue your own individual creative direction, you’ll produce a final major project. This will culminate in your work being showcased both at UEL and at the famed Graduate Fashion Week.

What you'll study and when

Art & Design Studio (core)
Art & Design Workshop (core)
Contextual Studies (core)
Professional Creative Theory (core)
Technical Innovations (core)
Creative Process (core)
Employability (core)
Professional Creative Theory 2 (core)
Design for Fast Fashion (core)
Conceptual Design (core)
Employability 2 (core)
Industry Placement (optional)
This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you’ll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge. 

The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.
Professional Creative Theory 3 (core)
Final Major Project (core)
Employability 3 (core)

How you'll be assessed

We’ll assess you on your portfolio work and your written and creative journals using the following categories: knowledge, thinking skills, practical skills and skills for life and work.

Course specification Foundation Year Specification

How you'll learn

It’s our belief that we offer more one-on-one teaching time with our students than other similar courses. Our department has a wealth of experts and practitioners in a range of areas, all with invaluable experience of the fashion textiles industry.

Course leader Lesley Robertson, for instance, has been a successful freelance designer for almost 30 years, specialising in fashion print.

You’ll learn with equipment and facilities that reflect top industry standards. There’s an excellent fashion production room, textiles print and dye workshop, digital print bureau and Mac suite.

Another winning feature of our three fashion courses at UEL is that you’ll pool resources and knowledge on projects with your colleagues from the Fashion Marketing and Fashion Design degree courses. We’ve seen how these collaborations lead to exceptional work.

If you opt for the year-long placement, our close industry contacts will be key to helping you find the right opportunity.

Previously, our fashion students have worked as assistant designers, assistant print and textile designers, pattern cutters and garment technologists for world-leading designers. The list includes Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Eley Kishimoto, Ted Baker, The Colorfield, M & S, Blue Nile and Diesel. We could go on.

Your future career

Fashion Textiles is a new course at UEL and the history of our graduates who’ve studied related modules on previous courses gives an idea of the quality of the work we can inspire.

Back in 2012, for instance, UEL fashion student Mikaela Cephinis won a major competition to create an image of what fashion’s future might look like.

One of our current students, Sally Oglesby, recently triumphed over competition from universities around the country to win the Camac Textile Design Challenge.

This is the sort of ability that has made our graduates highly employable. In 2010, when she was a student, Aimee St Hill won a national intercollegiate competition for silk scarf print design. Now, she sells her colourful creations as a successful freelance designer.

You’ll get noticed on our course - especially with the opportunity to showcase your talent at the annual Graduate Fashion Week show, attended by some of the leading creative names in the business.

We’re proud that our fashion graduates go on to make their names as designers, design co-ordinators, pattern cutters, fashion technologists, product developers and retail managers.

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