On B.A Textile design we place emphasis on the synthesis between concept and process, promoting innovative and creative approaches to textile design. Our specialist workshops are situated close to the studios, making for easy interaction between new technologies and traditional craft processes.
You´ll be introduced to perspectives and culturally diverse contexts through exchanges, theory lectures and project themes. Your live projects will inform your practice and see you working within professional fashion and textile industries. In the past, our students have worked with Burberry, WGSN and InDesign.
In year two, you´ll participate in an international trade fair, for example Indigo in Paris, giving you a unique insight into current market trends and practices, and helping you build valuable contacts. Our students have sold design work to companies including Louis Vuitton, Kenzo, DKNY, Diane Von Furstenberg and Desigual at these events.
Detailed Course Facts
Application deadline 15th January Tuition fee Not specified Start date October 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Partnership Erasmus Mundus Languages Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible
During the first two years of the course you are given the opportunity to explore concepts and themes in response to project briefs through your own enquiry, developing an increasingly professional level in your work. In the final year of the course, you will embark on an individual negotiated project, establishing and defining your design identity through conceptual thinking. You will also be expected to have generated innovative approaches to textiles, whether applying a new process or applying an existing process within a new context.
You will be introduced to textile design through projects that explore conceptual ideas and process. Experimental practical workshops help you decide what to specialise in by accessing London's educational, industrial and professional resources to inform and inspire visual research into contemporary fashion and interior design solutions.
Involves a variety of projects including international exchange within Europe and the USA. work-based learning, live projects and simulated professional conditions, all of which provide the opportunity to make valuable contacts. Students participate in a professional trade fair/showcase of work e.g. the prestigious Indigo Exhibition in Paris and develop innovative design through projects set by international companies. An issue-based theory programme also encourages deeper reflection and lively debate.
You will further explore and evolve your design understanding through self directed project work and participation in creative professional contexts. A written dissertation explores the subject matter linked to your design interests and to support and broaden your emerging design identity.
English Language Requirements
IELTS band : 6
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to
take an IELTS test. More About IELTS
Entry to BA Textile Design is highly competitive.
We select students based on the quality of your application, looking primarily at your portfolio of work and personal statement. Most successful applicants will have completed a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (FAD). We will exceptionally consider applications from A Level or equivalent candidates presenting a portfolio which is of equivalent standard to those produced by students on Foundation (FAD) courses.
Applicants are normally expected to have achieved, or be expected to achieve, either:
- Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
- A pass in 1 GCE A level
- Passes at GCSE level in 3 subjects (grade C or above)
- BTEC Extended Diploma or NVQ Level 3
- Passes at GCSE level in 3 subjects (grade C or above)
- UAL Level 3 Pre-University Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art and Design
- Passes at GCSE level in 4 subjects (grade C or above)
In exceptional circumstances applicants may be considered if they present a portfolio of equivalent standard to a one-year Foundation course in art and design and have achieved, or expect to achieve:
- Passes in 2 GCE A Levels
- Passes at GCSE level in 3 subjects (grade C or above).
We also accept applications from students with equivalent international qualifications; e.g. International Baccalaureate or equivalent national school leaving or university entrance qualifications where a portfolio of equivalent standard to that produced by students studying on a FAD programme may be evidenced.
Applicants whose first langauge is not English must show proof of IELTS level 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four skills. All information regarding acceptable tests, scores and exemptions from testing can be found here: English Language Requirements
We welcome applications from international students and will be pleased to help with the application process. To receive advice and help with your application you are invited to contact one of the University's local representatives in your own country or one of our International Student Advisors in London.
No work experience is required.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
- Access Bursary
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
- Alumni Bursary
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Chelsea College of Art and Design.
At the University of the Arts London, the annual tuition fee for 2013/14 is £9,000. You can apply for a loan to cover some or all of this amount. If you have previously attended a degree, FdA, HND or similar course your entitlement to help with tuition fees and any other support will be affected. More information can be found here but you may also need to contact a Student Adviser for advice.
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