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Textile Design: Retail, Business and Marketing with Professional Placement Year BA (Hons)

Birmingham City University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Parkside Building Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

OVERVIEW

Our BA (Hons) Textile Design degree courses nurture fresh thinking and industry-ready creatives through a dynamic and carefully structured three year programme.

Our Retail, Business and Marketing option typically appeals to students who are excited about the practical aspects of textile design but have skills and interests in the business side of the creative industries and love working as part of a team. The focus on the course is on gaining a broad practical understanding of textile design and complement this with specific knowledge and experience of research, report-writing, planning, management and communication approaches.

Studying with us will provide you with the skills, insights and experiences required to succeed in a broad scope of professional textile related roles. Students secure placements within buying, marketing and visual merchandising departments within the retail sector, as well as work at magazines, with arts organisations and for trend prediction agencies.

By the end of your degree you will have a clear vision of where you fit in the industry and a tailored professional portfolio to take with you. Our BA (Hons) Textile Design: Retail, Business and Marketing graduates find employment as a Buyer, Visual Merchandiser, Design Director, Journalist – and find that the combination of having both practical and business skills invaluable.

WHAT'S COVERED IN THIS COURSE?

The programme reflects the diversity of contemporary textile practice. We pride ourselves not only on the quality of our graduates, but also the diversity of their work. We want you to be you!

WHY CHOOSE US?

  • Our experienced and award-winning lecturers have extensive and broad insights to share with you, gained from key roles in industry or their experience working as practitioners.
  • Live briefs expose you to leaders in the design field and help you develop important collaborative skills.
  • Module timescales are aligned with industry pace, to ensure our students are fully prepared to step into the world of work.
  • We support you in entering key national competitions such as Texselect, the Bradford Textile Competition, Hand and Lock and iDott to get your CV looking sharp from the get-go.

EMPLOYABILITY

Enhancing your employability

Our BA (Hons) Textile Design degree is designed to ensure you have the skills, vision and creativity to appeal to a range of employers.

With strong understanding and skills in traditional and digital design, you will become adept at a number of textile processes, including print, embroidery, weave and knit. You’ll also gain a clear vision of where you fit in the industry in order to build a strong personal and professional portfolio, using promotional and marketing skills you’ll be prepared to take to future job roles.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,200per year

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

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University information

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Birmingham City University

  • University League Table

    82nd

  • Campus address

    Birmingham City University, University House, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B5 5JU, England

One of only four UK universities offering a Master's in International Human Resource Management which is also fully CIPD-accredited.
ACCA programmes are taught in a Platinum status centre, showing that the university meets ACCA performance targets for course tuition and support.
Many master's courses now offer international students six-month professional placements towards the end of their studies.

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