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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Taunton Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Today's fashion and textile designers are constantly exploring new materials and traditional crafts, incorporating these together and reinventing what fashion and textiles can be.The BA (Hons) Creative Fashion & Textiles teaches you about fashion design and textile design and how they affect and inform each other.You will discover the disciplines of fashion and textile design and traditional craftsmanship by designing and making garments, accessories, fabrics and other fashion products. Translate your ideas from 2D to 3D by building your pattern cutting and construction skills throughout the course. Tailor your degree to your creative strengths by specialising in fashion design or textile design, allowing you to develop a unique identity and a career path that suits your ambitions.You will gain knowledge about ethics in fashion and textiles whilst developing skills to help build a sustainable industry.Professional practice is key to this course and students take up placement and project opportunities every year. There are opportunities to learn from visiting industry partners on live briefs and competitions, to apply your learning and gain real-world experience. You will also engage with research as you develop your design practice. In addition to our annual summer show, we support students to develop entrepreneurial and teamwork skills through fundraising to present design work at high profile national and international events such as New Designers. Visits to trade shows such as Textile Forum London and Premier Vision in Paris have taken learning out of the studio.Career ProgressionOur students go on to work in industry, develop enterprise opportunities or explore further research at postgraduate level. Whatever you want to do, our team of subject experts will support you with your next steps.Many of our graduates go on to successful careers with high profile companies like Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson, All Saints and River Island, choosing from roles such as fashion designer, textile designer, studio manager, art director, product developer, pattern cutter and materials research.

Application deadline

15 January

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UCAS Points : 80

80 UCAS Points from a relevant Level 3 qualification


University information

University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

  • Campus address

    Bridgwater and Taunton College, Bath Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4PZ, England

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