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BA (Hons) Textile Design (with Foundation year)

Course overview

Start date

September 2020

Subject area

Fashion

Attendance

Full-time

Learning

On campus, dual delivery

Course summary

With an industry looking towards the future of textiles, we consider all aspects of theory and design that drive the innovation of textiles such as the political, economic, social, technological, environmental and legal climate that will shape our students thinking towards being future pioneers of tomorrow’s world. 
Textiles at UEL seeks to go beyond the surface of well used methods such as print and surface design and encourages our students to look towards the future with new and exciting digital processes and back again at the innovative fabrications of heritage crafts from the past. The course aims to provide you with a rich learning experience in applied textiles, which will focus on highly creative design solutions for fashion, interiors and the home.  

You will have the opportunity to embrace fashion and textile futures, new materials and technical innovations in the production of innovative applied textiles across all mediums. In addition, sustainability and ethics are at the heart of all the modules you will study.

This foundation year course will provide you with the skills you need to move onto the BA course.

 

UCAS points

64

Course options

Degree with Foundation Year

UCAS code

4T25

Return to campus: dual delivery

In a Covid-secure environment, enjoy learning on our state-of-the-art campuses and flex between online delivery

Find out more

Placement

Optional placement year available

New technologies

A course focused on textile futures, embracing creative and sustainable design using new technologies, bio textiles and new materials.

Opportunities

Opportunity to explore heritage craft skills alongside digital media to create innovative textiles, products and accessories for both fashion and interiors. 

Collaboration

Opportunity to work collaboratively within a highly creative community utilising fully equipped textiles/fashion workshops, studios, Mac lab and material archive resource. 

EnquireVisit

Karolina Chojnacka

BA (Hons) Communication and Cultural Studies

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 £12,729.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Supplementary Grants

The government also offer the following additional support:

-          Parents' Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

-          All nursing and many allied health students on courses from September 2020 will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year from the government.

For further information visit gov.uk/student-finance or contact Student Finance England.

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

 


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list 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.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are 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
£9,250
You don't need to pay this up front
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

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 are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

 


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list 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.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are 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
£9,250
You don't need to pay this upfront
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

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 make sure you also factor in the fees for the visa application and immigration health surcharge when budgeting.

* 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 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
£12,700
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

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)

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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 the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Please note that some courses require applicants to meet the entry requirements outlined on the course page. 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.

What you'll learn

  • Application of ideas and concepts within the textiles process  
  • Extension of visual vocabulary through research and observation  
  • Demonstrate an awareness of cultural, economic, sustainable and ethical issues relating to the global textiles design industry. 
  • Ideas and concept generation for textiles 
  • Individual and collaborative responses to set textile projects  
  • Critical thinking, reflection and evaluation of creative practice  
  • Independent study skills  
  • Experimentation and making appropriate use of materials and processes  
  • Articulating ideas and concepts effectively  
  • Developing visual research to reflect originality and innovation in textiles 
  • Effective management and organisation of time  
  • Presentations, individually and in groups  
  • Acknowledgement of the work of others, both professionals and within peer group  
  • Selection and evaluation of information from a wide variety of sources

What you'll study and when

We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up-to-date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change.

  • Professional Life (Mental Wealth)
  • Art & Design Workshops, Processes & Skills
  • Art & Design Studio Practice Practise & Portfolio
  • Art & Design Specialist Workshops, Processes & Skills
  • Art & Design Specialist Studio Practice & Portfolio
  • Art & Design Contextual Studies
  • Technical Skills & Innovation
  • Fashion Practice
  • Fashion Contexts and Research
  • Fashion Process
  • Fashion Enterprise
  • Business of Fashion 1 
  • Technical Applications
  • Fashion Enterprise 2
  • Creative Fashion Practice
  • Business of Fashion 2
  • Process and Identity
  • Theory of Fashion
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.
  • Applied Innovation 
  • Fashion Enterprise 3 
  • Advanced Fashion Practice
  • Business of Fashion 3
  • Final Major Project Theoretical Identity
  • Final Major Project Realisation

How you'll be assessed

  • Coursework/ projects 
  • Essays/ reports 
  • Presentations 
  • Group work/ critiques 
  • Tutor/ student feedback 
  • Material manipulation workshops 
  • CAD and pattern design 
  • Sample and artefact development 
  • Sketchbook/dossiers 
  • Portfolios 
  • Punctuality 
  • Communication with tutors and students 
  • Ability to articulate ideas visually and orally to others 

Course specification Foundation Year Specification

How you'll learn

  • Through expert advice from experienced staff in textile futures
  • Proposals, essays and written reports  
  • Research and research findings  
  • Application of information  
  • Concepts, solutions and arguments  
  • Processes: research, fashion and investigation  
  • Development of ideas through outcomes  
  • Presentations and the use of technology  
  • Visual imagery and fashion outcomes  
  • Exhibition and display of work  
  • Meeting deadlines and working with others  
  • Time management  
  • Acknowledging the work of others (professionals and peer group)  
  • Retrieval, evaluation and manipulation of information from various sources 

Your future career

Career opportunities include:
  • Colour, Materials, Finish (CMF) Designer
  • Assistant Designer
  • Textiles Designer
  • Fashion Textiles Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Material and Sample Developer
  • Experiential Design Developer
  • Specialist Material Designer
  • Technical Director of Raw Material

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal

You may also be interested in

  • Why study at UEL?

  • Student finance

  • Accommodation

  • Information Advice Guidance

Meet us in your country

Our international team travel overseas regularly to meet prospective students and attend recruitment fairs. Our academics also give regular lectures overseas and are happy to speak to prospective students. In addition, we have a large worldwide network of advisors who can provide guidance and support with applying to study at the University of East London.

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