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Fashion and Textile Design BA (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Overview

If you’re ready to make your mark on the fashion world and unleash your creative ideas, this is the Fashion and Textile Design degree course for you.

You’ll be encouraged to explore your individuality as a designer, and to experiment and innovate with your use of textiles. You’ll develop your craft, whilst using the latest technologies and respecting the values of sustainable and ethical design principles.

This Fashion and Textile Design degree enables you to establish a career as a successful designer for the fashion and textile industry. Our course recognises your individual strengths, and supports you in becoming a confident and knowledgeable professional in your chosen field.

What you'll experience

On this Fashion and Textile degree course, you’ll:

  • Immerse yourself in the latest trends, cultures, techniques and technologies in the fashion and textile industry
  • Have the opportunity to apply your creative skills to designing sustainable fashion
  • Learn design methods including drawing techniques, pattern-cutting, fashion illustration, silkscreen and digital printing, embroidery and constructed textiles
  • Use the professional software you’ll use in your career to bring your digital designs to life, including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Lectra Kaledo
  • Make use of our modern facilities and equipment, which include industrial sewing machines, laser cutting equipment, and Lectra Modaris, for digital pattern making with 3D prototyping
  • Build your professional network with international guest lecturers fashion industry professionals, like Julian Roberts, Niccolo Casas and Shingo Sato

You can also:

  • Set up your own label or fashion and textile company as part of your studies
  • Exhibit your work at the University’s annual graduate shows and graduate fashion showcases in London

Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

What can you do with a Fashion and Textile Design degree?

You could work in areas such as:

  • fashion, textile or accessories design
  • trend prediction
  • buying
  • visual merchandising
  • teaching or lecturing
  • journalism or writing

Previous students have gone on to work for some of the biggest names in fashion, such as:

  • Ralph Lauren
  • Hugo Boss
  • Matthew Williamson

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 5,200 of the university's 29,000 students come from 150 countries around the world. The Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    30th out of 86 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    123 55%

    57th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.45 89%

    5th

    11

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